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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.

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How to attach your PC or laptop to any TV

Given a relatively recent PC or laptop, you can connect it to just about any TV with an input.

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8 Android app shortcuts that are actually useful

Save yourself some taps while freeing up storage space, creating reminders, scanning receipts, recording audio notes, and more.

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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.