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How to download Windows Store apps with a local account

Microsoft didn't want you to use the Windows Store without signing in with a Microsoft Account. That no longer appears to be the case.

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How to send GIFs with the Google Keyboard in Android Nougat

Sometimes you need a wacky GIF to say just the right thing during a conversation.

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How to use Bing Saves to prepare for the holidays

Microsoft recently rolled out Bing Saves, which lets you quickly stash items from shopping, video, and image searches for later.

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How to stop animated GIFs in Chrome and Firefox

How to use browser extensions to stop animated GIFs in Google Chrome and Firefox.

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How to use Skype without an account

Skype has always required an account before you could use it. Microsoft is changing that with a new feature for Skype for Web.

Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks

Navigate around your Android device more easily by mastering a few handy touchscreen gestures. You can cycle through Chrome tabs, move the cursor with precision, go 3-D with Maps, launch the camera, and more.

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A new Chrome feature automatically mutes multiple tabs

An experimental new Chrome feature lets you focus on one noisy tab at a time.

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3 encryption tools for Linux that will keep your data safe

Know the pros and cons of Linux encryption methods, whether it's PGP, full-disk encryption, or an encrypted container.

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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How to save your Vine videos right now

Vine is going down unless another company buys it. Here's how to get your memories out of the service right now.

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How to create Motion Paths in PowerPoint

Building motion into PowerPoint slideshows makes them come alive like no static images could ever hope to do. Here's our step-by-step guide through all the features and options.

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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.

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The easy way to save Facebook videos

There's an easy way to save any video posted to Facebook—as easy as adding one letter to the URL. Here's how.

How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.

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How to make Chrome warn you before closing

Chrome on Windows doesn't have a built-in warning dialog box before closing the browser. This workaround can help.

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3 handy apps for iOS-to-Android switchers

Switching from iOS to Android can mean leaving some things behind. If you're worried about losing features like Find My Friends and iMessage's desktop abilities, these helpful Android apps can bridge the gap.