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Why your PC has two Program Files folders, and why one of them is (x86)

Windows installs each program into one of two folders. Here's why they don't all go to the same place, and what the number 86 has to do with it.

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Lock your phone to a single app with Lollipop’s screen pinning

Lollipop's screen pinning feature can help keep your young kids from wreaking havoc on your phone. And it takes just a few moments to set up.

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How to perform a factory reset on your Android phone or tablet

Whether it’s in your hand or lost far away, wiping the data off of your Android phone or tablet only takes a few taps.

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How to check if extensions are slowing your browser down

If you love extensions as much as I do, the problem may not be your browser but how you're using it.

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How to download and install the Office 2016 Preview

Want a sneak peek at the future of Office? Here's how to get started.

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What to do when the PC turns on but the screen remains black

You turn on your PC. The lights come on. The fan spins. But the screen remains black. Here's what you should do about it.

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How to customize or silence Chromebook notifications

Tame all those alerts that can slow down your workflow on a Chromebook by learning how this settings menu works.

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How to personalize your PC's power settings for every situation

Need to make sure your PC never turns off, or you want the most extreme power savings possible? Here's how you can set up your own power plan.

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5 things you can do with a second internal drive

Sure, you could just store more stuff, but other options range from virtual machines to games.

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How to turn on data compression in Chrome on your phone or tablet

By flipping this feature on you can browse faster and save on your wireless data plan.

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How to silence noisy Chrome tabs with one click

This Chrome hidden feature lets you silence tabs with auto-play videos even faster than before.

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How to set up tap and pay on your Android phone

Paying with your phone with apps like Google Wallet is becoming more commonplace, so make sure your device has the right switches flipped on.

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The file manager that Android forgot: How to find photos and other data on your device

Android lacks tools for managing folders and files, but a handy app fills that gap.