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Teach your laptop to treat a secondary monitor as the primary display

Bigger screens make for better browsing, but programs open on your primary display by default. Here's how to teach your laptop to open programs on an external monitor

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How to keep your neighbors from hijacking your Wi-Fi

Your Internet connection could be slow for many reasons, but you can rule out local Wi-Fi thieves by employing strong passwords and a few other strategies.

How to restore your SSD to peak performance

SSDs slow down with use, but a secure-erase utility could work wonders for it.

How to easily swap files between your PC and Android device with AirDroid

No wires, no headache: Every Android owner should check out AirDroid.

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How to recover files after a malware attack

Today’s malware can hold your precious files hostage and demand a ransom. Here’s how to get those files back.

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FAQ: What is 4K exactly, and do I have to buy a new TV now?

4K TVs were all the rage at this year's CES. Does that mean the TV you just bought is obsolete?

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How to rescue your PC from ransomware

Don't negotiate with e-terrorists. Be a hero and rescue your hostage PC.

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How to prevent strangers on Google+ from flooding your Gmail inbox

A recent Google change lets any Google+ user contact you via Gmail. Here's how to stop that potential spam flood before it starts.

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Create a website the easy way

With the right online help, you can create a unique website--or even a store--without spending a lot of money

How to set up a child's first PC

Eventually, your kid will want—and need—a computer. But they’ll still need a parent’s guidance and protection. Start with the right programs—and the right rules.

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How to preview PDFs in Windows Explorer

Pdf previews were once built into Windows’ file manager, but not anymore. Here’s how to get them back.

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How to clean up File Explorer's cluttered Ribbon menu in Windows 8

The Ribbon rocks in Microsoft Office. As an everyday menu, not so much. Here's how to cut it down to size and leave your most-used features intact.

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Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

Make sure you don't get hacked, never lose an image, always have a backup, and keep your online profiles in tip-top, non-embarrassing shape.