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Use Outlook.com's aliases to hide your true email address from prying eyes

Outlook.com's alias feature can help protect you against marketers, would-be hackers, and more. Here's how to set one (or more!) up.

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Supercharge Gmail with these 3 simple, stellar Gmail Labs features

Gmail Labs features represent the cutting edge of email functionality, and can help you Get Things Done even faster. Here's three to try today.

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How to prevent strangers on Google+ from flooding your Gmail inbox

A recent Google change lets any Google+ user contact you via Gmail. Here's how to stop that potential spam flood before it starts.

Mozilla Thunderbird fixes cc: problems, plus memory and security issues

The 24.1 version release fixes the same spoofing of an address bar that affected Firefox, among other issues.

Ten essential tips for searching the Web

Searching for the right results among the billions of pages on the Web? You don't need just a search engine; you also need some know-how.

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Disable Gmail's inbox sorting

Don't like how Gmail is putting your emails into categories like social, promotions or updates? It's an easy feature to disable.

How to protect your PC from Prism surveillance

You have the right to be secure in your electronic communications. Here are a few tips on how to do it.

Collaboration in Microsoft Office: Painful but not impossible

New tools in Microsoft Office let you coedit documents in real time, but you must be prepared to jump through hoops.

How to become a LinkedIn power user in five easy steps

Use our guide to squeeze maximum value from the career networking service.

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How to migrate RSS feeds from Google Reader

With Google Reader closing in the coming months, taking your RSS feeds with you to a new service doesn't need to be a painstaking process. In this IDG News Tech Tips video, we'll show you how it's done.

Google Chrome: Best security tips for safer browsing

The browser's built-in security features are good but not perfect. Here's how to work around Chrome's shortcomings and protect yourself from attack.

Get your company started with Evernote for Business

Evernote wants its app to be your 'second brain.' Follow these steps to help your company harness Evernote's unique intelligence.

How to create your own animated GIFs the easy way

The infamous GIF89a emerges from purgatory to splash as the Web's new cool thing, again.

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7 things about SharePoint 2013 all IT pros should know

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 better supports support big data, mobile users and public-facing websites. However, choosing between server- or cloud-based versions may frustrate IT pros.

How to get started with Google AdWords

Building a genius campaign on the Internet's largest ad network is easier than you think. Here's how to get started and build exposure for your site.