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Bash basics: How to use (and scrub) your shell's command history

Bash's history feature is a useful tool, if you know how to use it, and how to keep it clean of private data.

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How to find, view, and delete everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home know about you

Take charge of your privacy so there are no surprises about how much information your digital assistant is holding onto.

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Excel Date and Time functions: WEEKNUM, ISOWEEKNUM, WORKDAY, WORKDAY.INTL

Bookkeepers, project managers, HR departments and more use the Excel Date & Time functions WEEKNUM, ISOWEEKNUM, WORKDAY, WORKDAY.INTL to calculate time. Here's how.

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PowerPoint tips from Duarte's Five Rules Presentation

Duarte's Five Rules is a classic PowerPoint presentation that can make you an instant expert. Study the slides and read these tips to learn more.

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How to change the 'Hey, Cortana' wake word in Windows 10

Microsoft doesn't let you personalize Cortana's wake word, but this third-party program does.

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How to turn off Chrome notifications and stop websites from bugging you

Stop notification overload by shutting websites down in Chrome.

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How to mirror Android SMS alerts on an iOS device

With the help of a clever app, you can create an "applet" that will trigger an iOS alert whenever your Android device gets a text message.

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

We'll show you how to protect your online privacy as governments around the world, including the U.S., step up their online surveillance efforts.

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Stay focused with the Noisli for Chrome background-noise generator

Noisli for Chrome helps you focus with the help of your own customized background noises.

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4 ways to keep from sleeping through your Android alarm

You'd be surprised how easy it is to accidentally silence a pending Android alarm—or snooze right through it, for that matter.

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Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it

From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.

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How to add, remove, and manage accounts on your Android phone

The Accounts tab in Settings gives you the power to wipe accounts from your phone and stop battery-killing apps from syncing.

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Use Your Timeline as a diary in Google Maps

5 ways Google Maps can make your next weekend trip better

Find a scenic route, pinpoint the perfect local restaurant, keep an automatic diary of your stay, and more.

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How to add 360-degree images to Chrome's New Tab page

SVRF Tabs for Chrome puts 360-degree images on your New Tab page.

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How to quickly check that your home IoT devices are secure

Don't let your smart clock expose you to hackers. A web app from BullGuard can help.