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Excel tips: 6 slick shortcuts, handy functions and random-number generators

You can't have too many Excel tips. These cover some handy shortcuts, and useful functions for calculation payments or generating random numbers.

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Get more Edge extensions by installing beta versions

New Edge extensions are slow to come to the Windows Store, but you don't have to wait. Try this trick to get beta extensions in Edge today.

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How to stop failing Windows Updates from bothering you

Microsoft's show or hide updates troubleshooter is a handy tool for those times when you need to say "no" to Windows 10's mandatory updates.

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How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

Facebook's new encrypted messaging feature, Secret Conversations, is now live for everyone on Android and iOS.

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This Chrome extension mutes all tabs unless you whitelist them

Silent Site Sound Blocker lets you control which sites can shout at you. Here's how.

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How to change your phone's name in the Google Play Store

If you're tired of the unintelligible name that Google Play assigns your phone or tablet's name, here's how you go about fixing it.

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How to know when your SSD could die

SSDs have a finite lifespan. Here's how to tell how "old" your drive is, and whether you need to prepare for an untimely death.

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How to change default apps in Android Nougat

The ability to switch up the default browser, SMS app, and other essentials are much easier to find in the latest version of Android.

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How to use two Chrome tabs in split screen mode with Android Nougat

This desktop-caliber feature is very convenient when you want to look at content from two tabs at the same time.

Is my Windows PC 32-bit or 64-bit? Why it matters

Especially if you have an older PC, there’s a big difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Here’s how to find out what you have and why you should care.

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How to change the home screen launcher on Android

Opting for a custom launcher is one of the fastest and easiest ways to customize your Android experience.

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Stop HTML5 autoplay videos in Chrome, Firefox, Opera (but not Edge, Explorer, Safari)

Websites have shifted from Flash to HTML5 for video, because many browsers now allow native disabling of Flash. Here's what you now need to know to stop videos from playing as soon as the page loads.

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How to use 'Training for Google Apps' as your personal tech support

Google has a helpful Chrome extension that shows you how to use each of Google's online services.

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4 scanning apps for easily digitizing your documents

Turn business cards, receipts, contracts, even whiteboards into high-quality scans with these favorites.

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How to search the full text of web pages in your Chrome browsing history with Falcon

A new Chrome extension called Falcon lets you find web pages in your browsing history by searching for any word or phrase contained on the page you're looking for.

What to do when you hate Windows 10

Not everyone is pleased with Windows 10. If that's you, here are your options.