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How to block the Windows 10 upgrade

It's nice of Microsoft to offer all of us a free upgrade to Windows 10. But it's not so nice when they insist upon it.

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How to sync and play music on your Android Wear watch

Leave the phone at home!

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Wunderlist tips: 4 features for better workflows

Popular to-do app Wunderlist recently received a handful of new features designed to make it easier to stay on top of your tasks and streamline your productivity.

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How to upgrade from pirated Windows to legitimate Windows 10

Pirated Windows copies abound, and instead of fighting it, Microsoft is inviting pirates to come clean. Here's how to get a legitimate copy of Windows 10 now, and more on the one-click upgrade Microsoft plans for the near future.

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Three desktop tools for ultra-private encrypted chats

Encrypted chat is easier than you think. Cryptocat, Tor Messenger, and BitTorrent Bleep let you chat with your friends in privacy and security. Here's how to set them up.

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How to use Windows 10’s Reliability Monitor to fix and fine-tune your PC

Whether you're troubleshooting issues or trying to push a Windows 10 machine to its highest level of performance, Windows Reliability Monitor can help in a big way.

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Sharing passwords: One way to save a lot of heartache in case of senility, accident, or death

Arrange to give loved ones access to key online accounts. Don't worry, you won't lose control.

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TV tech terms demystified, part one: Screen size, resolution, and speed

Don't be befuddled by the alphabet soup of acronyms, spec charts, and feature lists you'll encounter when shopping for a new TV. This guide series explains it all in plain language.

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How to hold Skype chats with people who aren't Skype users

Skype recently added a WebRTC-style feature that lets anyone join a conversation if they have a link. Here's how to set that up.

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First-person-view drone racing: Five essential tips for beginning pilots

It's part video game and part action sport. First-person-view drone racing lets you fly at up to 70 mph in seemingly impossible places.

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Take control of notifications with Android Marshmallow's Do Not Disturb feature

Marshmallow further bolsters Android's existing notification muting features thanks to an enhanced Do Not Disturb feature.

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15 powerful Microsoft Word shortcuts you need to know

Everyone knows how to use Microsoft Word. These keyboard shortcuts will put you on the path to Word mastery.

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How to get the best seats in your house

A simple formula will tell you just how far back you should sit from your big-screen TV to get the absolute best viewing experience.

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6 Google Docs tips for Android & iOS

If editing or even creating a Google Docs file on a five-inch touchscreen sounds nuts to you, listen up: it's totally doable, once you've mastered a few tricks.

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This website helps you find cheap items to get free Amazon shipping

This site makes finding filler items on Amazon a breeze.