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Josh Norem is a freelance technology writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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How to have Windows re-open active windows and programs on reboot

Jackie P. wanted to be able to reboot her PC and have it automatically open whatever was open when she closed it. Though the solution isn't perfect, it's close!

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How to re-enable delete confirmation for Sticky Notes

In Sticky Notes once you click "don't ask me again" it won't, so here's how to fix it.

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4 ways to bolster your online privacy

Total online privacy is almost impossible, but these steps will get you a lot closer to being as anonymous as possible.

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Cerise Circular review: This Mac Pro wannabe gets sidetracked by gaming

Cerise's Circular computer looks like a Mac Pro but offers a much wider array of options and upgrades. Our unit is really more of a gaming rig than a workstation, though.

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Why you should cover up your laptop's webcam

A lot of high-profile people recommend covering up your laptop's webcam, but is it really necessary? We take a closer look.

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Dell XPS Tower Special Edition review: It's faster than it looks

Dell's redesigned XPS Tower Special Edition may not be flashy, but it's compact and affordable, with the right mix of hardware.

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Asus ZenBook Flip (UX360CA-DBM2T) review: A sleek, affordable 2-in-1 for everyday tasks

The ZenBook Flip is an attractive, low-priced alternative to fancier convertibles from HP and Lenovo.

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How to stop Windows 10 from rebooting after updates

One of the most annoying "features" of Windows 10 is how it no longer gives you the option to postpone a reboot after certain updates. Here's how to fix that once and for all.

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Windows recovery disk tip: When and if it needs updating

Once you make your Windows recovery disk, do you ever need to update it? We asked Microsoft, and this is what we learned.

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Lenovo Yoga 910 review: A host of excellent upgrades make it a winner

Lenovo's Yoga 910 overhauls the Yoga 900, resulting in one of the best convertible laptops we've ever seen. The battery life is a fantastic 11 hours, too.

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4 Windows Command Prompt tricks everyone should know

For all of Windows 10's icons and tiles, sometimes, only the Command Prompt will do what you need to do. Learn these four special tricks to work smarter with your PC.

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How to reinstall Windows 10 without any bloatware

Windows 10 actually has the ability to install just the OS without any additional software, which is great news for those with prebuilt systems laden with unwanted software.

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Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis

The Acer Predator returns with a slimmed-down pricetag and a beefed-up chassis.

Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives

We take a look at the recovery drive, one of the most useful troubleshooting tools included with Windows 10.

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When your Windows 10 login password fails, you need a recovery drive

Your Windows 10 PC could lose track of your password due to an upgrade gone awry, or some other unexpected hiccup. We have a few workarounds.