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How to ditch Google for more privacy and fewer ads

Tired of targeted ads? Protect your user data with these alternatives to Google, Gmail, Chrome, and Google Drive.

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A router and an extender: When your laptop doesn't know which to use.

Sometimes, you need two or more access points to spread your Wi-Fi throughout the house. But that can confuse a computer.

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10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Nvidia Shield Tablet

The Shield Tablet is a killer game machine, but it needs some tweaking to be all it can be.

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Automate your morning programs with Windows Task Scheduler

Windows' Task Scheduler makes it easy to have your PC do some of your work for you while you get your morning coffee.

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Save money by not buying a larger SSD than you need

By the gigabyte, an SSD is much more expensive than a conventional hard drive. You may be able to save money by buying one with a smaller capacity.

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How to keep your sexy selfies (and other sensitive files) safe in the cloud

Whether you're storing old tax returns or the occasional naughty photo, some files deserve some extra security. Here's how to keep them private.

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How to manage your school day with Google Now

Keep track of all those essential details with Google's read-your-mind service.

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How to automate your Facebook and Twitter posts with Buffer

If you're a social media butterfly, posting interesting content can be a full-time job. Buffer lets you focus on the content and takes care of posting for you.

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Two Google scheduling tricks to keep you organized in the fall

The fall is always a big period of adjustment. These two tools baked into Google can help by keeping your academic, professional and home lives organized.

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What to do when your laptop's touchpad stops working

The touchpad built into your laptop no longer responds to your fingers. Here's what to do about it.

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How to clear absolutely everything off your desktop in Windows 8.1

Want to have a spartan desktop with not so much as a Recycle Bin visible? Here's how to do just that.

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10 obscure Steam features that can power up your PC gaming

Steam can do a whole lot more than let you buy and play games. Buckle up and get ready to dive deep into Steam's hidden features.

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What happens when Microsoft ends Windows 7 mainstream support next year

Next January, Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7. But relax. That won't be end of the popular operating system.