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POP3 vs. IMAP: Which protocol lets you get all of your email on any device

When some of your email messages appear on one PC, and other messages on another, you're using the wrong protocol.

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Word pro tips: Use Wildcards for faster, more accurate search-and-replace results

Wildcards work in Word much like they do in Scrabble or Poker, representing whatever you need to find or change in a document. Here's how the basic wildcard features work and what you can do with them.

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How to set up two-factor authentication on your Google account

Keep your Google account data safe with this essential security feature.

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Stop videos from autoplaying in your browser

When you go to a website to read an article, you want to read the article, not listen to a video.

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How to find out if you have the latest Android security patch

Software updates don't always guarantee you're up to speed with security. Here's where to look.

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How to enable Android notifications on the Windows 10 preview

The feature is a work in progress, but it offers a hint at how your PC might integrate more deeply with an Android phone.

How to search Gmail with advanced operators

Gmail’s advanced search operators help you find messages more quickly, even if you have a pile of them to sift through. Here's how.

Make Your USB Drive Faster With NTFS

Your USB drive isn't slow because you have too much stuff on it. It's slow because it uses a slow storage format like FAT32 or exFAT. You can re-format it to NTFS to get faster write times, but there is a catch.

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Excel pro tips: Importing and parsing data

When data dumps into your spreadsheet and it's a big mess, you'll know what to do. Here's how to use text functions to join and separate data at will.

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When to choose a password, when to choose a PIN

You understand that you need to protect your PC, phone, and online accounts. But do you always have to use a long and complex password?

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6 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device

Zap cached app files in a single tap, clear the Downloads folder, delete unneeded offline maps, take charge of music downloads, and more.

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How to keep tabs on your browsing history in Chrome's incognito mode

It sounds counterintuitive, but there are times when retaining a short-term history in incognito mode is helpful.

Windows 10: How to disable Cortana

Cortana wants to be helpful, but that means she can be nosey about what you're doing online. Turn off these settings to get her off your case.

Windows 10: How to return to Windows 7 or 8

Windows 10 gives you 31 days to go back to your prior Windows version. Whether you've changed your mind or you were forced into the upgrade, here's how to get your old life back.

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Remove that extra operating system and the dual boot

If you're only using one of the two operating systems on your PC, why bother with that menu every time you boot?

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How to simplify Facebook's interface on the desktop

Using the Chrome extension Flatbook, you can make Facebook's desktop PC interface a lot cleaner.

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How to use Cortana and Lenovo's ReachIt to find files strewn across your digital life

Lenovo's Reachit integrates with Cortana to search your local hard drive and various online accounts.

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5 ways to stop spam from invading your email

We're all sick of spam, whether it's Nigerian banking scams, pseudo-sexy invitations, or click-for-malware buttons. Here's how to get them out of your life.

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3 ways to recover an older version of an existing file

Sometimes, you need the day-before-yesterday's version of a file. Here's how to get it.