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How to change your computer name in Windows 10

Don't like the randomly generated name Windows 10 gives your computer after a clean install? Here's how to change it to something more memorable.

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Force Block protects you against Star Wars spoilers

The Force Awakens is here and the Internet is now a minefield of spoilers. This Chrome extension helps keep you spoiler-free until you're ready to see the movie yourself.

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How to create an image backup in Windows 10 and restore it, if need be

There's no better way to protect your Windows installation than creating an image backup. Here's what you need to know in Windows 10.

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

Protect and clear your data—and then sell, donate, or recycle your old phone.

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2 easy ways to remotely access files on your PC

Need a file from your computer, but forgot to throw it into Dropbox? Having a back-up plan for remote access can help.

Why finding a better ISP is harder than it should be

Thanks to monopolies, the U.S. has fewer Internet Service Provider options than you'd think. But you might still have some options.

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3 email apps that will help you get to inbox zero

Over half of all email gets opened on a mobile device, but you probably don't have a triage tool to help you sift, delegate and delete quickly. Try one of these.

Fixing Windows 10's privacy problems

Windows 10 can be intrusive. If it isn't having Cortana follow you around online, it's logging your keystrokes or sending you personalized ads. We show you four ways to keep Windows out of your business.

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How to easily secure your web browsing with Hotspot Shield's free, unlimited proxy

VPN provider Hotspot Shield has add-ons for Firefox and Chrome to help keep your web browsing secure quickly and easily.

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5 hacks for getting more out of Gmail

Easily unsubscribe to bulk emails, manage an inactive account and more with these tips.

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Tell Windows that your browser mail is your default mail

Click a mailto link in a webpage or a local document, and up comes your email client of choice…unless your preferred email client is a website. Here's how to fix that.

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How to use Microsoft Edge's casting feature to beam media to your TV

Microsoft's Windows 10 November update included a great feature to send media from one device to another.

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Meet Excel 2016: 9 of its best new features, from databases to handwriting tools

Excel 2016 offers a compelling list of new features, from database enhancements to new charts and templates, even a tool for handwriting quations.

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How to turn Chrome into a language tutor

Learning a language and need some extra practice? This extension can help.

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Why you should turn off your PC, laptop, modem, router, and other tech routinely

Why leave stuff on? Why not? This has been debated since the birth of tech.

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Your guide to the Google Play app: How to get more from Google’s store

Find deals. Enable parental controls. Learn about app permissions. Wrangle the Google Play store with these tips.

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