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How to clean install Windows the right way

Performing a Windows reinstall can make your PC feel like new, but you'll want to do some prep work first to avoid losing precious data and software.

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11 gotta-know iOS camera tricks for beginners

Take a tour of iOS's best camera features, from photo filters and burst mode to panoramic images and slow-motion video.

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How to keep charging your USB devices past your PC's bedtime

With a simple tweak of your Windows settings, you can get a charge from your USB ports when your PC is in sleep mode.

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7 steps for setting up a new Windows 10 PC

You've got a new computer running Windows 10. Here's what to do, and what not to do, to start off right in the new OS.

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3 tips and tools for saving web content to Google Drive

With a little ingenuity, Drive can be a repository for all the articles, images, and other content you find online.

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Use INDEX and MATCH for simple database queries in Excel

The bigger your spreadsheet, the more you need INDEX and MATCH functions, which you can combine with SUM, AVERAGE, and MAX to refine your searches.

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12 Google Camera tips everyone can use

Google's two-year-old Camera app boasts a bevy of handy features, from a self-timer and exposure settings to the ability to create a Street View-like photo sphere.

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How Cortana in Edge can help you find context for images

Microsoft recently added 'Ask Cortana' support for images in Edge. Here's how to use it.

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3 note-taking app alternatives to Evernote and OneNote

Simplenote, Google Keep, and Apple Notes are simple apps that offer more productivity power than you'd think.

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Windows 10 picture password: Draw your own conclusions about its safety

Windows 10's picture password gives you an alternative to traditional passwords and PINs that could be easier to remember. Whether it's as safe is a good question--we go over the issues here.

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How to redeem a Google Play Store promo code

Developers can now toss out freebies with new app promo codes, so if you happen to score one here's how to redeem it.

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Restore a Windows 7 backup in Windows 10

It's good to have a backup when you've lost your PC. But only if you can recover the files.

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How to print from your Android phone or tablet with Google Cloud Print

Sometimes you just gotta have a hard copy, so here's what you need to do for printing success.

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How to download local maps for offline use in Windows 10

Don't let an unpredictable Internet connection keep you from where you're going—Windows 10 lets you download maps to use offline.

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How to add a web site to your Android home screen with Chrome

With just a few steps you can put that favorite website of yours just one tap away.