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How to find songs by sound with Google Now's sound search

The songs you’ve used the Google search microphone to discover are tucked away in a couple of spots; here’s how you find them.

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How to replace your Android or iOS keyboard

Tweak your settings, or buy a third-party keyboard app that's better at guessing your words or understanding your typing habits.

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Is your backup drive full? Here's how to make space

Windows and third-party utilities can help you clean out older backups or older versions of files that you don't need anymore.

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How to change text message quick responses on Android Lollipop

Android's quick responses let you send a text message to a caller when you can't answer the phone. Customize them quickly and easily.

VPNs made easy: 3 services with one-click desktop apps

Choosing the right VPN for you is hard enough. Why make it harder by having to muck about with network settings?

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The 15 best Chromebook keyboard shortcuts for faster productivity

Chrome has a few of Windows's old reliable tricks, and then it has even more. Learn its tricks and fly through your apps and browser tabs like a pro.

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7 ways to make the most of your Android and iPhone contacts

How to designate ringtones, put contacts on the home screen and even add phonetic names.

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How to set Windows desktop items as public or private

You can see all of the shortcuts and files on your desktop. Other people can see some of them. Here's how to control who sees what.

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4 easy ways to cut your software costs in 2015

Are you paying money for software when perfectly good free alternatives exist? Here are four areas to consider dumping your annual software payments with solid free alternatives.

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How to teach contact names and relationships to Siri and Google Now

Help Google Now and Siri sift through your contacts faster by by assigning special names and relationships to your most important or frequent contacts

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You can encrypt your hard drive, but the protection may not be worth the hassle

Encryption could impact other computer activities, and it could also make file recovery harder. Here's how to encrypt without regrets.

The one way to upload folders to OneDrive in-browser

If you'd rather not copy entire folders to the cloud using OneDrive integration on the desktop, be warned: Browser support is a bit hit and miss.

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GPT vs. MBR: How the humble drive partition led to the larger hard drives we all love

The newer (GPT) standard solves some limitations of the older (MBR) standard. Here's how to tell which standard your drive uses.