How-Tos

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WFH? Tips for better Wi-Fi network performance

Here are a few tips (mainly for Mac users) that should help improve wireless network performance in your at-home office.

Android Privacy Feature

A phenomenal Android privacy feature you probably forget to use

This underappreciated Android gem can protect your privacy and make your phone significantly more secure, but it's up to you to dust it off and use it.

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8 fast fixes for common Chrome OS problems

Solve your Chromebook woes and keep yourself productive with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

Android 11 Power Menu

How to add practically anything into the Android 11 power menu

A standout Android feature can be made even more valuable — if you know the secret to unlocking its full potential.

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How to block the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, version 20H2, from installing

The shiny new 20H2 Windows 10 feature update is almost here, but there’s no reason for you to be an unpaid beta tester. Here’s how to keep it off your system for now.

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An introduction to Windows 10’s new PowerToys

Like their ‘90s namesakes, the tools in Microsoft’s new PowerToys app are quite useful for power users.

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Troubleshooting Windows 10 with Reliability Monitor

Built into Windows 10, this old-school tool is great at diagnosing crashes, hangs and other issues.

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An indispensable note-taking tool for Chrome

Give your browser a work-enhancing upgrade with this exceptional off-the-beaten-path add-on.

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How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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How to set up a work-from-home ‘office’ for the long term

During the pandemic, and likely well afterward, many people will work outside the office. Here’s what you need to do so your home workspace will support your work — and won’t wreck your body — over the long term.

Android Gestures

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android gestures

Get around your phone faster than ever with these easy-to-miss advanced shortcuts for Android's current gesture system.

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How IT can keep remote workers’ Windows 7 PCs safe

Employees connecting to corporate networks via old Windows 7 devices puts businesses at high risk. Here’s how to mitigate the threat.

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Miss Inbox? Gmail has hidden remnants of its sorting superpowers

Whether you adored Google's old Inbox app or not, these advanced sorting functions left over from the service are well worth uncovering — and putting to use.

Android 11 Features

How to get Android 11's best features on any phone today

Bring Android 11's most practical touches onto any phone this minute with these crafty and easily implemented workarounds.

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Linux apps on Chrome OS: An easy-to-follow guide

Linux apps can expand your Chromebook's capabilities and open up all sorts of interesting options — but first, you have to know where to begin.

Android 11

7 smart adjustments to make Android 11 more efficient

Google's Android 11 update is rolling out right now, but not everything about the software is fully optimized out of the box.

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How Apple Watch helps you get work done

Here's a short collection of Apple Watch tools and how to use them to be more productive.

Android 10 Features

5 fantastic Android 10 features you probably forget to use

While you're waiting for Android 11, reintroduce yourself to these helpful but easily overlooked Android 10 gems.

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How to make Spotlight work for you

Are you getting the most out of Spotlight search on your Apple device?

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