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Puzzle Bar for Firefox lets you stash your add-on icons where you want

Whether you move your add-on icons to the top, bottom, or side of your browser, this tool gives you options.

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You can open old Office files with these settings

Office versions may change, file formats may change, but your words and images can live on, if you adjust certain settings in the software. But there are risks.

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Force Block protects you against Star Wars spoilers

The Force Awakens is here and the Internet is now a minefield of spoilers. This Chrome extension helps keep you spoiler-free until you're ready to see the movie yourself.

Fixing Windows 10's privacy problems

Windows 10 can be intrusive. If it isn't having Cortana follow you around online, it's logging your keystrokes or sending you personalized ads. We show you four ways to keep Windows out of your business.

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How to easily secure your web browsing with Hotspot Shield's free, unlimited proxy

VPN provider Hotspot Shield has add-ons for Firefox and Chrome to help keep your web browsing secure quickly and easily.

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Meet Excel 2016: 9 of its best new features, from databases to handwriting tools

Excel 2016 offers a compelling list of new features, from database enhancements to new charts and templates, even a tool for handwriting quations.

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How to install closed drivers, media codecs, and other forbidden stuff on Linux PCs

Linux is famous for its open-source nature, but sometimes you just need to use proprietary drivers or codecs. Here's how to do so on many of the top Linux distros.

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How to use PPAs to install bleeding-edge software in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

PPAs are a great way for Linux users to install software that's unavailable in central repositories, but carry some risks you need to be aware of.

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Tip: WinDirStat can help you free up storage space for GTA V (or anything else) in a flash

This tried-and-true program just helped me free up over 100GB worth of drive space in mere minutes.

How to run Windows software in Linux: Everything you need to know

Even the most die hard Linux lovers have to run a Windows program every now and again. Here's how to do so.

3 tools for finding and eradicating duplicate files on your hard drive

Do you have more files than space on your PC? These three tools can help you eke out a little more free space by getting rid of duplicate files and folders on your hard drive.

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Bloatware: Why computer makers fill your PC with junk, and how to get rid of it

Lenovo's Superfish debacle has thrust bloatware back into the limelight. Here's why PC makers intentionally make your PC experience worse, and how to blast the crap off your computer.

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Beat it, bloatware: How to clean Superfish and other crap off your PC

Preloaded software bogs down your hard drive, your start menu, and worse. We're looking at you, Superfish. Clean it out with these handy tools and tricks.

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Sorting text in Word: 3 tips and some secret tricks

Whether in text or a table, learn how to repair those bizarre sorting results that just don’t make sense.