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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.

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'Should I Remove It?' helps you choose which programs to purge

Is that software useful or just more bloatware? Should I Remove It can give you the answer.

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My hard drive is making scary sounds

A noisy hard drive is probably a dying hard drive. Here's how to get the files off before time runs out.

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How to set up a document scanning system

Here's how to get that perennial resolution to finally stick and make 2014 the year of the paperless office.

Train your Gmail to jog your memory in the new year

If you've got email overload (and who doesn't?) this Gmail trick provides a tickler for important messages and tasks.

Speed up your web browsing with Vimium's keyboard shortcuts

Vimium for Chrome lets you control websites with your keyboard.

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Transfer files between Android and Windows devices

While you could use a direct cable connection to move files between Android and Windows devices, a cloud service works more seamlessly.