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7 ways your kids can have 'recess' while distance-learning from home

Distance learning may still be the unfortunate reality this fall, but there are ways for your kids to socialize with their friends and classmates, and get some exercise.

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Cheap Chromebooks for distance learning: How to pick the best

Is a cheap Chromebook good enough for distance learning? We discuss the most important criteria, and suggest some affordable models you won't regret.

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Distance learning: 4 smart tech solutions for keeping kids on track

Get some badly needed school-from-home help from Alexa, Google Assistant, your smart lights, and more.

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How to speed up your home Internet and Wi-Fi on the cheap

You can speed up your home Internet and Wi-Fi for cheap if you're willing to buy used and do some things yourself. Here's how it worked in my home.

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Photoshop Blur filters: What they are and how to use them

Photoshop Blur filters are designed primarily for retouching images—to soften, haze, cloud, fuzz, or distort specific areas of a picture or the entire image. Here's how to use them.

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How to play your personal music collection on Google Home and Chromecast

How to play music you own on Google Home and Chromecast after Google Play Music shuts down.


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Halo: Master Chief Collection campaign co-op not working? Here's how to fix it

Struggling to finish the fight? Use these troubleshooting steps to fix Halo 3 campaign co-op issues on PC.

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Photoshop Shapes: What they are and how to use them

How to access, use, edit, create, convert, and download Photoshop Shapes.

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How to use your iPhone as a webcam for video conferencing and virtual meetings

If you're in need a webcam for all the video conferences you're doing nowadays, your iPhone can carry the load.


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How to back up your Google Photos library and keep your metadata

If you want to create a full backup of your Google Photos library, you're going to lose all of your metadata. Here's how to keep it intact.


How to take a screenshot in Windows 10

Taking screenshots in Windows 10 is easy if you know the right keyboard shortcuts.

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Nest thermostat won’t connect to Wi-Fi? Try these fixes first

Google will send you a free replacement for a Nest thermostat that’s suffering from the dreaded w5 Wi-Fi error, but there are also some troubleshooting steps you can try.


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How to build a PC: A step-by-step guide

Wondering how to build a PC? Our comprehensive guide can help you through the entire process, from installing the CPU and the Windows operating system, to proper cable management.

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How to get rid of old files and clean up your PC with Windows' Storage settings

The combination of Windows 10's Storage settings, Storage Sense, and free third-party apps like WinDirStat can quickly clear out enough extra space to store the latest games and videos.

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How to buy the perfect PC case

PC cases come in all shapes, sizes, and features—from fully loaded ATX towers to bare-bones small form factors. This guide will help you find the best PC case for your needs.