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Prepare to take your laptop to another country

Planning a trip overseas with your laptop? These precautions will help with smooth sailing.

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Recover a stolen laptop, or prepare for the day your laptop is stolen

You may or may not be able to recover your stolen laptop, but the precautions you take beforehand can put the odds in your favor.

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How to connect your laptop to your HDTV without HDMI

It's easy to connect a laptop to an HDTV--unless your laptop doesn't have the right port.

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How to watch the Super Bowl on your Android phone or tablet

You don't have to miss any of the action when you step away from your giant TV.


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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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Got a new Android phone? Here's how to properly get rid of your old one

Protect and clear your data—and then sell, donate, or recycle your old phone.

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Shhh! 3 ways to keep your pre-Lollipop Android phone quiet

There's no official silent mode for KitKat and earlier phones, but there are some workarounds and apps you can try.

How to buy the perfect PC gaming laptop

You'll want to read our buying guide before clicking "add" to your shopping cart this holiday season.

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Test your Android phone's performance with these free benchmarking tools

These 8 apps tell you everything you need to know about your Android device, and they don’t cost a dime.

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Clear your app caches to clear up Android phone issues

Is an app on the fritz? Fixing the problem may be only a few taps away.

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How to extend the life of your laptop battery

The battery in your brand-new laptop may get you through a day's work on the road. But in two years, probably not. Here's how to keep that battery healthy over the long haul.


How to type special characters and Emoji on your Android phone

You can type ü, ñ, ç, and other special characters with ease on your Android phone. Seriously.

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18 essential tips and tricks for getting started with your Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Your new phablet device comes chock full of neat features. Here's some of our favorites.