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Online security tools: The holiday gift that shows you really care

With website breeches happenings at a blistering pace and people creating more and more online accounts, giving the gift of security can save a lot of headaches.

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How to use Windows Delivery Optimization

Allow devices to share and distribute updates across a network without having to rely on Windows Software Update Services.

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R tip: Quick lookup tables with named vectors

Learn an easy method to use key-value pairs in R

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How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

Just because Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser doesn’t mean you have to. Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox or another your primary browser in Windows 10.

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How to script a security feature update with Windows 10

Learn how to create a script that will install security and other feature updates at a specific time

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How to add automatic sleep tracking to your Apple Watch

While we wait for a built-in solution, the Pillow and AutoSleep apps are your best choices for adding sleep tracking to your Apple Watch.

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How to reset or restart your Kindle

How to reset or restart your Kindle, because everyone needs a fresh start.

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How to choose a TV antenna

Attention cord cutters: This in-depth guide to HDTV antenna tech will help you find just the right model for tuning in free over-the-air broadcasts.

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How to manually delay Windows updates

Windows 10 update settings are varied and at times confusing. Here is an exact list of the settings that control when updates will automatically run.

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How to delete apps from your iPhone or iPad

Not going to use that app anymore? Here's how to get rid of it and clear up some storage space.

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Linux tip: Learn to use display release commands

In this tip, we look at commands that identify the version of Linux in use on a Linux system – the lsb_release and uname commands.

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Linux tip: Learn to use the shred command

In this Linux tip, we look at the shred command, which removes a file from a disk in a manner that is far more thorough than the rm (remove) command.

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How to use PowerShell to scan for Windows 10 updates

Here’s how to tell what patches and security improvement are in Windows 10 updates before you install them.

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Pixel 3 tips and tricks: Getting the most from your new Google phone

It's time to explore the cool Pixel-exlusive features you don't get on other Android phones.

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Use Excel's DATE, WEEKDAY, IF, and IF/OR to make weekly schedules by task, event and team member

Using Excel as a scheduling tool is a great skill to have under your belt. Learn how to use SUM, DATE, WEEKDAY, IF, Nested IF, and IF/OR functions.

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How to get all of the Apple Watch Activity badges

Trying to snag every Activity badge? Here's a full list of every achievement and what you need to do to get it.

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How to quickly manage and delete your Google search history

Google is rolling out new settings in Chrome and other browsers that make it easier to manage and delete your search history. Here's how to find them.

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Google Home Hub: The least-expensive smart display is one of the best

Google definitely got the price right, even if the Google Home Hub can't make video calls.

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