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How to stop Google Home or Amazon Echo from making unwanted online purchases

Did you hear about the kindergartner who “accidentally” ordered an expensive dollhouse with a voice command? We’ll show you how to lock down your smart speaker so that never happens to you.

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How to download YouTube videos: 4 things you need to know

There's a reason why it's hard to find out how to download YouTube videos. Here are the legal ins and outs.

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How to search Google: 10 advanced tips and tricks

Google's search powers are far and wide. Here are some hidden tricks that will help you find what you need faster.

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Google Slides: 3 Chrome extensions for better presentations

Enhance Google Slides with a few choice Chrome extensions. The ones here can auto-create photo slides, turn text to speech and more.

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How to delete your Google data

Google collects a lot of personal data about you, but you can delete it. Here's how.

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How to download your Google data

Google collects a lot of data from you, and you can see exactly what it has by downloading a copy for yourself. Here's how to use Google's Takeout Tool to get it.

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How to add video to Google Slides for a more powerful presentation

It's easy to add video to Google Slides, so why wouldn't you give your presentation that extra boost?

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How to get a shared family calendar with a Microsoft Account

Microsoft is making it easy to create a calendar that everyone in your household can access and edit.

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How to watch Netflix offline on your PC

The Netflix app for Windows 10 now supports offline viewing.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.

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How to use the Skype Chrome extension to quickly add Skype call links to calendar entries

The Skype extension for Chrome lets you add call links to your calendar entries on Google and Outlook.com.

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How to easily keep your cloud files private with Rclone

Want to use Google Drive or Dropbox storage and still keep your data private? The Rclone command-line tool adds a reassuring layer of security.

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Three ways to restrict OneDrive uploads in Windows 10

Sometimes you need a break from the cloud when your internet connection isn't the greatest.

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Gmail is dumping Windows XP and Vista, now what?

Gmail is turning its back on Windows XP and Vista as the lights slowly go out on Microsoft's aging and unsupported operating systems.

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How to find, view, and delete everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home know about you

Take charge of your privacy so there are no surprises about how much information your digital assistant is holding onto.

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