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Got a new Android phone? Here's how to properly get rid of your old one

Clear off your data and then sell, donate, or recycle the departing device.

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8 critical things to do immediately with a new PC

Quick, while it's still pure and unsullied! Here are the crucial tasks to perform on a new PC.

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How to customize your Windows PC with Winaero Tweaker

Winaero Tweaker lets you do deep system customizations that require meddling in the registry, without directly meddling in the registry.

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4 easy Linux projects for newbies and intermediate users

Try a new Linux distro, create and OpenPGP keypair, set up your backup scheme, or build a NAS. Any of these projects will help you become a more experienced Linux user.

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How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking

OneNote's audio recording feature links your notes to specific points in the recording. Here's how it works.

How to check if your VPN is leaking private data

A trusted virtual private network is a great tool for security and privacy, but if it's not configured correctly it may not be so private.

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How to replace 5 major Yahoo services and delete your Yahoo account

Yahoo users have 1 billion more reasons to switch another major hack. Here's how to replace major Yahoo services with rivals and delete your Yahoo account.

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Windows recovery disk tip: When and if it needs updating

Once you make your Windows recovery disk, do you ever need to update it? We asked Microsoft, and this is what we learned.

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The iPhone switcher's guide: Move from iOS to Android and keep all your stuff

We'll help get your photos, contacts, calendars, and everything else to their new home.

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4 Gmail Labs features you should be using

Email can be adventurous! Make your Gmail inbox more productive with experimental add-ons like Undo Send, Canned Responses, and more.

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The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized

Microsoft’s OneNote is a surprisingly versatile tool for jotting down and organizing notes, random facts and more. These tips will help you make the most of its features.

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How to sideload extensions in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge lets you install browser extensions from unofficial sources. Here's how to do it.

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4 Windows Command Prompt tricks everyone should know

For all of Windows 10's icons and tiles, sometimes, only the Command Prompt will do what you need to do. Learn these four special tricks to work smarter with your PC.

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Three tips for dealing with an unruly desktop

A cluttered Windows desktop hampers productivity. Here's how to whip your desktop into shape.

Google Photos tips and tricks

Google Photos has some powerful tools for tweaking and editing images. We show you how to take advantage of them to enhance and display your photos.

Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

How to Block Ads in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 ads are pretty unobtrusive, but several get right up in your face. Here’s how to disable them with a few simple menu tweaks.

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How to quickly use today's date as the title of a OneNote page

OneNote doesn't make it easy if you want to use the date as the title of a section page, but here's how you can do it.