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How to remove Live Tiles from the Windows 10 Start menu

Say you're just not feeling Windows 10's Live Tiles, it's possible to banish them from the Start menu for a minimalist vibe.

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VR video on your Android phone: How to watch it, where to find it

Watch immersive VR and 360-degree clips using a cheap Cardboard viewer.

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7 Windows taskbar tricks

That bar of icons at the bottom of the desktop isn't just for pretty pictures. Here are a few ways to configure the taskbar and make Windows easier to use.

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Set which program opens when you double-click a file

Every data file on your PC should be associated with an application, so that opening the file will open the right program. But the official "right" program isn't always the right one for you.

Customizing Windows 10's Start Menu

Now that the Start Menu's back, make it your own. We'll show you how to customize what's listed at the left, how Live Tiles show on the right, and more.

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How to make your Windows 10 user account local

The account you log onto in Windows 10 is probably connected to Microsoft. Here's why you might (and might not) want to change that and how to do it.

Excel functions: How to work with dates

Microsoft did a couple of crazy things with dates so Excel could count them for you correctly. We explain how Excel sees dates and how to work with dates in formulas.

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How to copy windows that weren't meant to be copied with Textify

Textify is a free Windows utility that lets you easily copy a window's text, whatever the source.

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Do you have bad RAM? Here's how to find out

Defective RAM can cause all sorts of problems. If you're wondering why your PC isn't behaving, a RAM diagnosis may be in order.

Excel formulas and functions tutorial: How to unleash your number-crunching powers

Functions and formulas are Excel's reason for being. Learn the many ways you can set them up and start doing some serious math.

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Excel 2016 charts: How to use the new Pareto, Histogram, and Waterfall formats

Excel 2016's many new features include six new chart types. Here we cover Histogram, Pareto, and Waterfall, which cover statistical, trend, and other relationships.

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6 ways to make the most of Wi-Fi on your Android device

The Wi-Fi settings on your Android device are worth tweaking. Find out how many hotspots your Android handset has saved, use less data on "metered" Wi-Fi networks, connect to faster Wi-FI frequency bands, and more.

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How to uncover Windows 10's hidden 'Applications' view in File Explorer

A quick command in Run turns File Explorer into an at-a-glance display for all your installed programs and Windows Store apps.

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How to autoload your favorite programs in Windows 10

Maybe it's your browser. Or your word processor. Or some little utility. Here's how to make a favorite program launch automatically every time you boot Windows 10.

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How to clean install Windows the right way

Performing a Windows reinstall can make your PC feel like new, but you'll want to do some prep work first to avoid losing precious data and software.

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11 gotta-know iOS camera tricks for beginners

Take a tour of iOS's best camera features, from photo filters and burst mode to panoramic images and slow-motion video.

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How to keep charging your USB devices past your PC's bedtime

With a simple tweak of your Windows settings, you can get a charge from your USB ports when your PC is in sleep mode.

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7 steps for setting up a new Windows 10 PC

You've got a new computer running Windows 10. Here's what to do, and what not to do, to start off right in the new OS.