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Three easy ways to separate work and play on the same PC

If you've got strict divisions between your work and play identities online, what's the easiest way to keep the two worlds from colliding? Here are three suggestions.

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How to manage your Google location history

Learn how to use, or get rid of, where your Android phone has tracked you.

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How to use OpenPGP to encrypt your email messages and files in the cloud

When online services lack privacy controls, you can roll your own using near military-grade encryption.

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Have a company laptop? Here's how to keep your browsing private

Your employer may let you take a company laptop home, but that doesn't mean they're not looking over your shoulder.

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Virtual hard drives: The IT pro trick that lets you back up your data for free

IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data. we'll show you how and when to do this.

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How to hide games in your Steam library

After years of begging from PC gamers, you can now hide games from your Steam library—though the secretive feature is hard to find. Here's how to do it.

How to use Gmail 2-step verification on multiple devices

You use Google's security tools to protect your Gmail account in your browser. Here's how to use them with applications and devices.

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How to keep your Android phone's screen on longer

This simple tip will allow you to set your Android phone or tablet's screen timeout, and even prevent it from sleeping while it's charging.

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Not sure you want to buy a Chromebook this fall? Try out Chrome OS in Windows first

Chromebooks are still a drop in the bucket of PC sales overall, but there's no denying they are growing in popularity. If you're not sure you want to buy in just yet, Google offers a way to test drive Chrome OS in Windows 8.1.

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Why spammers persist despite filters and well-informed users

Our email clients filter them out. We know all of their tricks. Yet the spam keeps coming. Here's why.

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How to switch Chrome channels to test new features before they're cool

Chrome's newest features aren't available to the typical installation. But there's a way you can get them early, before the public knows about them.

TechTip: How to see when an email you sent is opened

Signals by Hubspot is a free app for Google’s Chrome browser that tracks when someone opens your email. See how it works in this Tech Tip.

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Dress up your Word document with page numbers, a table of contents and more

Word's tools and wizards make it easy to show off your work with professional-looking formats.

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How to securely overwrite deleted files with a built-in Windows tool

When you delete a file in Windows, you're just removing the pointer. The data is still there. Here's how to make sure that data is gone, baby, gone.