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How to use Skype without an account

Skype has always required an account before you could use it. Microsoft is changing that with a new feature for Skype for Web.

Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks

Navigate around your Android device more easily by mastering a few handy touchscreen gestures. You can cycle through Chrome tabs, move the cursor with precision, go 3-D with Maps, launch the camera, and more.

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A new Chrome feature automatically mutes multiple tabs

An experimental new Chrome feature lets you focus on one noisy tab at a time.

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3 encryption tools for Linux that will keep your data safe

Know the pros and cons of Linux encryption methods, whether it's PGP, full-disk encryption, or an encrypted container.

Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives

We take a look at the recovery drive, one of the most useful troubleshooting tools included with Windows 10.

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How to save your Vine videos right now

Vine is going down unless another company buys it. Here's how to get your memories out of the service right now.

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How to create Motion Paths in PowerPoint

Building motion into PowerPoint slideshows makes them come alive like no static images could ever hope to do. Here's our step-by-step guide through all the features and options.

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When your Windows 10 login password fails, you need a recovery drive

Your Windows 10 PC could lose track of your password due to an upgrade gone awry, or some other unexpected hiccup. We have a few workarounds.

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The easy way to save Facebook videos

There's an easy way to save any video posted to Facebook—as easy as adding one letter to the URL. Here's how.

How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.

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How to make Chrome warn you before closing

Chrome on Windows doesn't have a built-in warning dialog box before closing the browser. This workaround can help.

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3 handy apps for iOS-to-Android switchers

Switching from iOS to Android can mean leaving some things behind. If you're worried about losing features like Find My Friends and iMessage's desktop abilities, these helpful Android apps can bridge the gap.

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5 terminal commands every Linux newbie should know

Sometimes you'll need to use the terminal, but it's not as scary as you think.

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6 things you'll miss if you switch from iOS to Android

From iCloud photo sharing to the cursor's tiny magnifying glass, some of iOS's smallest touches are easy to overlook until they're gone.

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5 reasons to opt for a Linux rolling distro vs. a standard release

When it comes to Linux distributions, there two main methods for releasing software: a versioned system or a rolling release. Know which one is better for your needs.

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How to add a Hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu

Windows 10 doesn't include Hibernate in the shut-down options by default, but it's easy enough to add it.