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7 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

Quick, while it's still pure and unsullied! Set up antivirus, clear out bloatware, and perform other tasks to keep your PC humming well into the future.

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How to use cloud storage's hidden, helpful power tool: Robust file version histories

Lost some work on a document you saved to Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive? Don't worry! All three services automatically save older versions of edited documents.

Use third-party ink at your own risk

You may think you're saving money on ink by buying third-party supplies, but expect some hassles.

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Three security-boosting steps to perform on every router

If you haven't done this with your router yet, do so STAT to make sure it's nice and secure.

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Keep encrypted files encrypted when you back them up to the cloud

You keep selected files or folders encrypted on your internal drive. But are they protected when you use an online backup service?

Travel safely with your tech: How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

All your pricey electronics are juicy targets for hackers and sticky-fingered thieves. Here's how to reduce your risks while traveling.

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How to start chatting with webRTC, the no-hassle, in-browser voice and video tech

Want to try a new way of video chat without the pain of downloading an app or signing up for an account? Try webRTC.

A few good reasons to partition your SSD or hard drive

It's not something you'd do every day, like making and deleting file folders, but it can be helpful. Here's why.

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How to find images for Office documents now that Microsoft's killing Clip Art

Microsoft's nixing of an old favorite doesn't have to mean the death of fun PowerPoint presentations or Word documents.

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The hidden power of Windows Jump Lists

Many apps hide a treasure trove of efficiency under a right-click on the taskbar, Jump Lists.

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Does your computer have malware? Here are the telltale signs

Viruses, Trojans, and worms, oh, my! These symptoms are warning signs that you might have an infected PC.

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Shhh! 3 ways to keep your pre-Lollipop Android phone quiet

There's no official silent mode for KitKat and earlier phones, but there are some workarounds and apps you can try.

Free up space on your hard drive using your cloud storage's selective sync option

This tip is not for the privacy cautious, but if you need to make space on your hard drive try offloading infrequently used files to the cloud.