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What you need to know about the cloud

We all talk about the cloud, and most of us use it. But some basic understanding can help you use it better.

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Why you should take another look at Google Keep, the best free organizational tool on Android

It does way more than just note taking, if you learn some of the hidden features and tricks on Android and Chrome.

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How to set up battery saver mode on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Battery running dry? Android Lollipop's battery saver feature can help eke it out until you get home.

Don't throw it out! 5 handy uses for a secondary PC

Tossing out old PCs is such a wait. Put secondary computers to work instead with one of these five different uses.

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Windows 8 and Windows 7 Safe Modes: How to enter and when to use them

The old F8 trick no longer works with all PCs. Here are some alternate ways to enter Windows's clean, diagnostic Safe Mode

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Master notifications in Android Lollipop with Notification Priority and Downtime

Android Lollipop's new notifications features can help keep new email messages from disturbing you as you try to fall asleep.

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How to limit your PC's data usage while tethering

For those times when only a tethering connection will do, here's how you can cut down on your data usage.

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How to make the most of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s new lock screen settings

You’re only a few taps away from peace of mind.

When to image a hard drive, and when to clone it

Imaging and cloning will both copy the contents of your drive, but the best way depends on whether you're upgrading or backing up. Here's when you should use each one.

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How to download audio from any streaming video

Streaming video won't stream if you're away from an Internet connection. Here's how to download audio from YouTube or an any other streaming video for offline listening.

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Personalize the Windows Explorer Navigation Bar

Want to find a favorite folder quickly? Here's how to configure your favorites and libraries in Windows 7 and 8's file managers.

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How to skip the Black Friday crowds and still find great deals online

Black Friday shopping madness is right around the corner. This year, don't bother hitting the stores when you can find many deals online.

How to find free Internet for your laptop while traveling

A solid Internet connection isn't always available on the road. Here's three ways to stay connected almost anywhere.