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How to rescue your PC from ransomware

Ransomware is a serious headache. Don't negotiate with e-terrorists. Be a hero and rescue your hostage PC.

How to use iOS 10.3's new Find My AirPods feature

Follow the beeps to find your missing AirPods.

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How to install Windows on an external drive

If you install Windows to an external drive, USB 3.1 can make it almost as fast as an internal drive.

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The three laws of smart PC backups

Creating a solid backup strategy is easier than you think. Here's how to back up your PC the right way.

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Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you

The government may soon allow your ISP to sell your browsing data. Here's how to fight back.

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5 handy things the Photos app can do with your iPhone snapshots

These tips will help you find best features Photos has to offer—draw shapes, write captions, publish a gallery online, un-delete a trashed photo, and more.

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How to keep a private stash of bookmarks in Chrome

Hush for Chrome lets you stash some bookmarks that can only be used in incognito mode.

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6 ways to maximize the Android phone dialer

Rearrange your speed-dial contacts, get phone numbers for nearby businesses, send annoying callers straight to voicemail, duck spam calls, and more.

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Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know

OneNote is the Great Organizer of Microsoft programs, ready to take almost any kind of content and make it available across multiple platforms. Here's how to get started.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.

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How to transform your smartphone into a real-world Star Trek tricorder

Move over, James T. Kirk. The sensors lurking in your smartphone can transform it into a full-blown tricorder rival with the right apps.

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How to create an icon-only bookmarks bar in your browser

Maximize the space on you bookmarks bar by removing the text.

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How to use Process Explorer, Microsoft's free, supercharged Task Manager alternative

Microsoft's Process Explorer is a powerful utility that makes the built-in Windows Task Manager obsolete. Here's how to use it.

How to add an external HDD to your Sony PS4

Sony's latest PS4 System Software now supports external hard drive support for the game console, letting you expand the storage from its original 500GB. Network World editor Keith Shaw shows you how to add the storage without needing a screwdriver (before this update, you could expand storage capacity by installing an internal drive).

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8 handy things to do with your new Google Assistant

From telling it what to call you to playing tic-tac-toe, here are some nifty ways to get started with your new Assistant.

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How to use the Skype Chrome extension to quickly add Skype call links to calendar entries

The Skype extension for Chrome lets you add call links to your calendar entries on Google and Outlook.com.

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How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners

Chromebooks are dead-simple to use, but just like any PC a little tweaking makes your experience that much better.