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How to securely erase your hard drive or SSD

Ensure that the data on your old drives is safe from prying eyes with this simple guide to securely wiping your hard drives.


How to turn off News And Interests in Windows 10's taskbar

Windows 10's News and Interests taskbar tool is a handy feature for people who want to quickly glance at the weather and news headlines. If that's not you, here's how to turn it off.

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How to use Nvidia's performance tuning tool for one-click GeForce overclocking

If you have a relatively new GeForce RTX graphics card, Nvidia's new performance tuning feature in GeForce Experience can make it even faster with just one click. Here's how to use it, and what to expect from the results.

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How to change your monitor's refresh rate (and why gamers should check pronto)

High refresh rate monitors are fantastic, but if you don't set them up correctly they can't live up to their potential.

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How to record your screen in Windows 10

If you need to record your screen, try the Xbox Game Bar built right into Windows 10. Here's how.

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How to enable HDR in Windows 10

Windows 10 supports HDR monitors, but you have to manually turn the feature on to get those luscious visuals. Here's how to do it.

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How to play games on a Chromebook

You can play games on a Chromebook, whether browser- or Android-based, or streamed PC games from the cloud.


Fix your laptop's color and brightness with this hidden Windows app

Fix Windows 10 auto-brightness and color problems with this hidden Intel app.

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How to download all your pictures from Google Photos

With Google's June 1 data cap looming, here's how to download all your pictures from Google Photos with just a few clicks if you're thinking about migrating to another service.

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How to tune Windows 10 for laser-focused productivity

Windows 10 is chock full of tools that can eliminate distractions, optimize your workflow, and make you all-around more productive—but they aren't always obvious.

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How to upload your images to Google Photos now to avoid the June 1 data cap

Here's how to upload images to Google Photos from your PC or phone so they won't count against the upcoming data cap.

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How to add Linux apps to Windows in just one easy step

We'll show you how to set up Linux apps on your Windows PC in just seconds, as well as how to download, run, and pin new Linux apps alongside the Windows apps you already run.

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How to optimize your home lighting design based on color temperature

Once you understand what color temperature is and why it matters, you can choose the right types of light bulbs to improve the quality of your life at home.

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How to remove a CPU cooler safely

Uninstalling a CPU cooler comes with risks—you can accidentally damage your CPU if you're not careful. In this video, Alaina explains how to remove one safely.

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How to keep Netflix from gobbling up too much data

Netflix will blow through up to 7GB of data an hour if you let it. Here’s how to put the brakes on Netflix’s data usage.


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Fight Google's data cap with a simple change to Google Photos

In June, 2021, new photos and movies saved to Google Photos and the cloud will count against the Google One data cap. Exceed it, and you'll be charged for storage or Google will delete your photos.