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3 Windows text expanders that take the tedium out of typing

These apps let you easily insert commonly used phrases and sentences with just a few keystrokes, saving you time and effort.

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How to jazz up your Firefox new-tab page with the upcoming Activity Stream feature

Try Activity Stream before it's built in to Firefox later in the year.

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Back up all your data—and we mean all of it—to your NAS box without installing any software

NAS boxes can use old-school protocols and their own apps to back up your PCs from far and near, as well as sync with cloud services to keep your mobile data safe.

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When cell phone disaster strikes, you have some options

Your cell phone is lost, stolen, or down the toilet. Don't wait until disaster strikes to prepare for the worst. Here's what you can do.

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Setting up DLP features for email security

Network World contributing editor David Strom provides a roundup of how to enable data leak prevention features on three email security platforms.

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Excel logical formulas: 8 simple IF statements to get started

This is where the number-crunching fun starts. Learn the ins and outs of the logical formulas that represent the heart of Excel.

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Skype like a boss with these hidden chat commands

Skype has several powerful slash commands you should know about.

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How to create a mobile hotspot with your Android smartphone

On the road and need to connect for work? No worries, because CIO.com senior writer Sarah White, has you covered. In this video she demonstrates what it takes to turn your 4G enabled Android device into a a mobile wireless hotspot.

How to create a mobile hotpsot with your iPhone or iPad

CIO.com senior writer Sarah White demonstrates what it takes to get your mobile hotspot access working so you can hit the open road.

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How Babelsoft Media Preview reveals less-common file types in Explorer

Babelsoft Media Preview is the answer for revealing less-common multimedia files that Windows Explorer's own Preview tool doesn't support.

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How to update your PC's BIOS

Updating your BIOS can cut boot times, fix compatibility issues, and improve overall performance--or brick your system if you do it wrong.

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How to use Mentions in Windows 10's Mail app

Microsoft recently rolled out its Mentions feature to the Windows 10 Mail app. Here's how it works.

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How to format an SD card in Linux

This command line tutorial will help you to format a Micro SD card, SD card and any USB storage device with fat32 partition.

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How to identify and resolve double-NAT problems

We’ll show you how to eliminate this conflict between your router and your broadband gateway.

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How to force Cortana to use your default browser

A little program called EdgeDeflector lets you pair Cortana with the browser and search engine of your choosing.

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Three steps to make managing passwords easier

Dealing with passwords will probably never be painless, but you can at least simply the process.

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How to easily keep your cloud files private with Rclone

Want to use Google Drive or Dropbox storage and still keep your data private? The Rclone command-line tool adds a reassuring layer of security.

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How to make Word custom bullet points to enhance your documents

Word's built-in bullet points can give boring reports a bit of bling, but you can do even more by creating custom bullets from an image file. Here's how.