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Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

The 'Shellshock' Bash shell bug is a big deal, but it's relatively easy to keep your home PC safe.

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Will that game play on your PC? Can You Run It tells you

Can You Run It scans your PC and compares it against a game's hardware requirements.

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How to change notification sounds on your Android phone

Stand out from the crowd. Change your notification sound.

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The 6 essential Windows software programs for any PC

No matter what else you do on your PC, everyone needs basic programs that cover security, web browsing, and backup.

How to use Microsoft Word's works cited tools: Sources, footnotes, and more

From bibliographies to footnotes and beyond, here's everything you need to know to use Microsoft Word's works cited tools.

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How to customize the Google Now swipe-up gesture

Dragging your finger up from the bottom of the screen can do more than launch Google Now, if you find the right apps

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Netflix on Linux: How to get it today, and why it's such a pain

Netflix on Linux is a hassle for two reasons sure to set open-source aficionados on edge: Microsoft and DRM. But you can get around it.

5 ways to access and control your PC remotely

Use your desktop, your files, and even games from anywhere, with the right services and utilities.

How to use the Tor Browser to surf the web anonymously

Want to stay private online? Tor's browser and a few easy rules of the road can help you do just that.

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How to stop autoloading programs in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Every time you boot Windows, a whole lot of programs load automatically. Some of them you need, while some of them are pointless. Here's how to trim the fat.

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Run any Android app on your Chromebook with this hack

Google's letting you run four official Android apps on your Chromebook. This hack lets you run ANY Android app on your Chromebook.

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Five tips to soup up Chrome for Android

Become a Chrome power user by speeding up and customizing Google's browser.

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How to get (mostly) stock Android on your phone easily with CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod has an almost one-click installer to install the community-driving ROM onto your Android device.