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How to schedule when Windows 10 updates restart your PC

You can't choose which updates to download in Windows 10, but you do have a say about when they're installed. Here's how to schedule Windows 10 updates.

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3 tips for a hassle-free Windows 10 upgrade

Even if you aren't part of the first wave that's getting Windows on July 29, your upgrade shouldn't be far behind. Here are a few things you can do to get ready.

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Meet Cortana: The ultimate guide to Windows 10's helpful digital assistant

Windows 10's Cortana digital assistant is pretty darn easy to use, but she becomes even more powerful with some tinkering.

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How to disable Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense password sharing

Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 takes the headache out of managing Wi-Fi networks, but some people have security and privacy concerns. Here's how to disable it.


How to use Windows 10's Task View and virtual desktops

Task View and virtual desktops are two powerful new Windows 10 features. Here's how to use them.

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How to lock and unlock your USB ports

External flash and hard drives can be used to deliver malware or steal sensitive files. Here's how to control who can use them.

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

Windows 10 introduces a new Web browser, Microsoft Edge. We'll show you its new features, from Cortana to Web Notes, and how to use them effectively.

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How to integrate Dropbox, OneDrive, and other cloud storage on your Chromebook

The Chrome file system now functions more like a PC with access to your favorite cloud services. Here's how to add the ones you want.


How to install Linux on a PC with Secure Boot enabled

Installing Linux isn't as easy as it used to be, thanks to the Secure Boot requirements enforced by recent versions of Windows.

How to share a video privately on YouTube or Vimeo

You can control who has access to your video (but you can't control who's sitting next to them while they watch it).

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15 tips and tricks to get the most from your LG G4

The G4 is a great phone, but you can make it even greater.


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How to add, change, or delete users in Android Lollipop

This feature makes it easy to share an Android device with others, as everyone gets their own home screen configuration and access to the Play Store.

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How to ​pass on your phone and data when you power off for good

Make sure your ​Android ​device and Google account ​can be accessed by a loved one​​ without any compromises to your security.


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How to squeeze more battery life from your Linux laptop

Linux has a lot of advantages, but long battery life on a laptop isn’t usually one of them. Here's how to fix that.

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Stop pesky HTML5 videos from auto-playing with this helpful Firefox add-on

This nifty add-on helps you silence pesky auto-playing audio and video that you come across on the web--as long it's not Flash-based.