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How to stop ransomware: Backup can protect you, but only if you do it right

No one wants to give hundreds of dollars to extortionists. But if you take the right precautions beforehand, ransomware probably can't hurt you.

USB-C Explained: Why some devices are 5Gbps and others are 10Gbps

USB-C promises up to 10Gbps data transfer, but the first generation of USB-C devices aren’t as fast as they could be. Here's what to look out for.

Windows 10 File History offers a simple backup solution anyone can do

The File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically. You don’t need any extra software, and it’s very customizable.

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How to fill out and sign digital documents on Android

You can sign your life away right on your phone with these finger- and stylus-friendly apps.

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5 quick ways to recover storage space on an overstuffed iPhone or iPad

You'd be surprised at how quickly your iPhone or iPad can chew through storage, particularly the tiny 16GB model. If you're feeling jammed, try these easy ways to find a few gigs of breathing room.

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Your Facebook account's been hijacked. Here's how to recover it and keep it safe

Your Facebook account tells a lot about you and your social circle. You need to keep control of it.

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What to ask your doctor, lawyer, and accountant about protecting your personal data

Criminals file for fraudulent tax refunds using consumers' information. Law firms are being hacked. The trend is clear: People have to worry about the security of their third parties. Lessons for consumers on what they should do to check out their providers' security.

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7 ways to keep your dying Android phone or iPhone alive

So there you are, running from meeting to meeting on a particularly busy day when you suddenly notice your iPhone or Android phone’s battery gauge is deep in the red. These tips will help staunch the bleeding.

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How to use Readism for Chrome to better manage your online reading time

A new Chrome extension tells you how long it will take you to read that New Yorker article—and whether you can finish it before the afternoon staff meeting.

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How to recover files from a dead external drive

It's just like an internal drive, but with a case and a plug. If the files on that drive aren't backed up, you could have a disaster, but there may be some hope.

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How to save items for later on Facebook

No search? No problem. Just send the post to your saved section of Facebook and come back to it later.

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9 ways to make the most of Google Calendar for Android and iOS

Google's slick, modern-looking Calendar app for Android and iOS practically reads your mind as you're creating an event, suggesting times, people and places that you can quickly add with a tap.

How to create your own Google Analytics dashboards

The Google Analytics suite can be overwhelming to new or inexperienced users. This jump-start video guide to GA details how to use one of its most important features: dashboards.

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How to uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Apple stopped supporting QuickTime for Windows, but left a couple of major security flaws unpatched. The company recommends you uninstall it, and now would be a good time. Here's how.

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How to add a contact to your Android home screen

Call or text that someone special right away thanks to these handy widgets.

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You can dual-boot Windows 7 with Windows 10, but there's a catch

You can dual-boot old and new operating systems, but if you upgraded to Windows 10, your old Windows 7 is gone. Here's how to start over.

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How to use Google Keep's new labels and Chrome extension

Keep has some new features that make Google's note-taking app easier to use on your PC.

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Your PC has malware! Here's how to remove it

Malware is designed to stay put. You should be able to get rid of the malicious code with these steps.