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6 ways to make the most of iOS 9's Notification Center

If you find you aren't using the Notification Center in iOS 9, maybe you just don't have all the widgets set up the best way for you.

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How to make sure you're using the latest version of LastPass for Firefox

LastPass just patched a major security flaw that allowed an attacker to remotely compromise an account. Here's how to make sure you're not vulnerable.

You can safely use Windows 7 until 2020, but I won't be answering your questions

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in January of 2020, but I'm turning over Answer Line to Josh Norem today.

How to clean your Windows registry and speed up your PC

A cluttered registry can slow Windows to a crawl, but cleaning it effectively isn't easy. We put several registry cleaners to the test and offer tips to help you get your registry down to size and improve your PC's performance.

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How to turn off web notifications in Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

Web notifications are great, except when they aren't. Here's how to disable them off on a site-by-site basis.

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How to use Microsoft Edge, Windows 10's new browser

Windows 10 introduced a new Web browser, Microsoft Edge. We'll show you its new features, from Cortana to Web Notes, and how to use them effectively. (Now updated with Anniversary Update features!)

3 ways to remove Windows 10's default apps

Microsoft makes it easy to remove some apps, but for others, you'll need assistance from a third-party utility.

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Removing Windows 10's default apps isn't easy, but CCleaner can help

Microsoft makes it hard to remove its built-in apps in Windows 10, even if you really don't want them. CCleaner gives you a way, though, and we'll show it to you here.

This trick will stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates, but be careful

A little white lie could save Windows 10 Home users from automatic updates, but it comes with big responsibilities. Watch for the full details.

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How to get out of Windows Safe Mode

Safe Mode is a useful tool, but it's not a desirable working environment. If your PC only boots into that limited environment, here's your way out.

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6 ways to take charge of the stock Android keyboard

There's a growing list of customization options available on the "stock" Android keyboard. You can change the color of the keypad; you can also create your own background using an image from your camera roll. Read on for more.

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How to set up photo reminders in Cortana in Windows 10

The Anniversary Update is chock-full of little tweaks that will make your experience just that much better, like photo reminders in Cortana.

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Excel power tips: 3 handy ways to tame hyperlinks

Excel does its best to handle hyperlinks, even though they're ungainly in spreadsheets. Here are tricks you'll need to keep them under control.

2 ways to get out of Windows 10 Safe Mode

You went into Windows Safe Mode to fix something, and now you can't get out. Luckily, you have two emergency exits. Watch for more details.

How to remove malware from your Windows PC

Has a malware infection taken your PC hostage? Here's how to clean it out and restore your PC to a pristine state.

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2 ways to control Windows 10 automatic updates

Previous Windows versions let you update manually or automatically. But Windows 10 updates whether you want it to or not…unless you know the trick.

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How to remove your email address from Windows 10's login screen

The Anniversary Update adds a nice little feature that makes it easy to hide your email address on Windows 10's sign-in screen.

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How to fix a dead key on your keyboard

If you have a dead key on your keyboard, you probably need to clean whatever is under that key. Here's how to do it with a regular keyboard and a laptop keyboard.