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Windows 10’s hidden hard drive partitions: How to find them, how to remove them

Your Windows PC came with one or two partitions you're not supposed to touch, and upgrading to a new Windows version just creates more. You might be able to get back a little storage space, if you tread carefully.

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10 tips for getting started with iMovie for iOS

Splice together your iPhone & iPad videos with slick-looking transitions, add titles, lay down custom soundtracks, and more.

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10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

OneNote becomes even more powerful at organizing your life when its connected to the right add-ins and services.

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How to use Facebook Messenger bots on your PC

Facebook Messenger bots from CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Miss Piggy, and others are ready to chat you up—whether your phone supports them or not.

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3 quick fixes for your Windows Store problems

Ugh, the Windows Store. Some days you just want to forget it exists. Here are three quick fixes for when the Windows store is not working.

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How to switch to guest mode when you let someone borrow your phone

Keep your selfies and other personal information private by restricting access to your personal account.

How to move an old Windows XP PC to Windows 7 or Linux

A Windows XP PC could be 10 or 15 years old, but you could still use it for something other than a fishbowl.

True Tone on iPad Pro vs. Night Shift in iOS 9.3

Night Shift isn't sensor based and auto-adjusting like True Tone. But it works almost the same, and you don't have to buy a brand-new iPad Pro to get it.

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How to make Windows 10 notifications last a little (or a lot) longer

Windows 10 notifications going by too fast? Here's how to slow them down.

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9 gotta-know Instagram tips for newbies

Set your account to private, block random followers, see all your "liked" photos, get alerts when your favorite Instagrammers post new photos, and more.

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3 fixes for a dead Windows 10 Start menu

We all celebrated when Microsoft brought back the Start menu. But that joy disappears quickly if the Start menu doesn't pop up. Here are three possible solutions.

How to Set Up Bash in Windows 10

On Wednesday, Microsoft released a version of its operating system that lets users try out Linux on Windows 10. Here's how to get it set up.

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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.