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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.

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How to turn on Android encryption today (no waiting necessary)

Google's new Android encryption policy is great, but you don't necessarily need to wait for an OS update to protect your data from investigators, be they government snoops or someone you know.

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How to clean your Windows Temp folder

Windows temporary files can stack up and waste storage space. Here's how to check for clutter and clean it out.

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Get started making Android apps with these online courses

Have a brilliant idea for the next big app, but don't know how to make it happen? These classes are the best way to start.

Three warning signs that email is malicious

You can't always count on your spam filter to keep you safe. For those times, it pays to keep your scam sleuthing skills sharp.

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How to use Google Voice with the new Hangouts app

Google Voice is now integrated into Hangouts; here is how to get it working on your Android device.