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What Microsoft won't tell you about your Windows 10 recovery drive size

You'd think it wouldn't be too hard to know how much storage space you need to create a Windows 10 recovery drive. But we asked Microsoft, and the answer will surprise you.

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How to backup images in device folders to Google Photos

Take control of whether or not to save your screenshots, Instagram photos, or other groups of images.

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How to use Firefox's new experimental feature to outsmart error 404s

Mozilla recently added a new Test Pilot feature called 'No More 404s' that's helpful for anyone who runs into dead webpages while doing research online.

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When your computer beeps at you, that's a cry for help

When your computer beeps at you, pay attention because it's crying out for help—and it's giving you a code you can decipher.

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Microsoft Edge's bookmarks bar is called the Favorites bar, and here's how to enable it

Microsoft’s new Edge browser has bookmarks, but they're called Favorites. Here's how to enable them.

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How to use FileBot to organize your Plex video files

FileBot organizes the TV shows and movies saved to your hard drive so they are easier to find on Plex.

Weekend Project: Build an ADS-B receiver for less than $120

Find out information about what planes are flying around you with this homemade device

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How to set up Google Family Sharing to share apps, books, movies, and more

Here's what you need to know about Google Play's new scheme to make all of its content easier to share.

How to adjust your AutoPlay settings in Windows 10

Control how AutoPlay responds to various removable media in Windows, so you can enjoy the feature's convenience while minimizing the risk to your PC's security.

Install Windows 10 with privacy settings

The Express settings option will make your installation go faster, but you might inadvertently agree to conditions you wouldn't choose for yourself.

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How to check transit times in Google Maps

Use your smartphone to find out exactly when the next train or bus is coming with this handy feature that's built in to Google Maps.

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How Windows 10's Anniversary Update takes the wait out of future updates

Windows 10's Anniversary Update adds a new setting that makes it easier for your PC to finish an update without making you log in. Say goodbye to the 'We're just getting things ready' screen.

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3 handy ways to use Android's Do Not Disturb rules

Android has taken the Do Not Disturb ball and run with it, adding a series of nifty options—including "rules"—that the iPhone and iPad have yet to match.

CIO Career Coach: Tips for putting together a great resume

CIO.com blogger Martha Heller shares her tips for creating a resume that will get you noticed by potential employers.

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Why it matters whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit

There's a difference between 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems, and it involves your PC, too.

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Excel: 5 timesaving power tips

There's no such thing as too fast in Excel. These power tips help with formulas, and filling and fixing spreadsheet data.

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How to enable Windows 10's dark theme in the Anniversary Update

The dark theme is ready to trick out your Windows 10 PC. Here's how to enable it.

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How to use Windows 10's Active Hours to prevent surprise update installs

Want to make extra sure Windows 10 won't install updates when you need your PC the most? Active Hours can help.