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How to sideload extensions in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge lets you install browser extensions from unofficial sources. Here's how to do it.

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4 Windows Command Prompt tricks everyone should know

For all of Windows 10's icons and tiles, sometimes, only the Command Prompt will do what you need to do. Learn these four special tricks to work smarter with your PC.

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Three tips for dealing with an unruly desktop

A cluttered Windows desktop hampers productivity. Here's how to whip your desktop into shape.

Google Photos tips and tricks

Google Photos has some powerful tools for tweaking and editing images. We show you how to take advantage of them to enhance and display your photos.

Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

How to Block Ads in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 ads are pretty unobtrusive, but several get right up in your face. Here’s how to disable them with a few simple menu tweaks.

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How to quickly use today's date as the title of a OneNote page

OneNote doesn't make it easy if you want to use the date as the title of a section page, but here's how you can do it.

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Excel Date & Time functions tutorial: EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, NETWORKDAYS.INTL

We delve into the Excel Date & Time functions EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, and NETWORKDAYS.INT. All are handy for going back and forth in time on retirement dates, expiration dates and more.

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How to reinstall Windows 10 without any bloatware

Windows 10 actually has the ability to install just the OS without any additional software, which is great news for those with prebuilt systems laden with unwanted software.

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How to turn off autoplay on Netflix kids' profiles

It's not an intuitive process, but it is possible to stop auto-playback on kids profiles in Netflix.

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9 free ways to get the most out of Google's Play Music app

Even if you don't pony up $10 a month for Play Music, you can still upload your music collection, create and save "instant" mixes," tweak your equalizer levels, set a sleep timer, and more.

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How to defer Windows 10 updates

Windows 10 forces updates on home users, but Windows 10 Pro users can slow down feature upgrades if they want.

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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.