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For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

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Get your phone under control with one of these free file manager apps

Google hides Android's filesystem, but these apps can help you sniff out those secretive folders and gain greater control over your phone.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Nothing spoils holiday travel quite like getting locked out of the house Wi-Fi. Here's how to help your folks set their networks aright.

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Force YouTube to buffer your entire video

If a slow connection is causing streaming problems, browser add-on YouTube Center can help.

How to add YouTube to your Roku box, the sequel

The beloved VideoBuzz channel is back. Here's how to get it.

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How to put your DVD library in the cloud

Free your films from their shiny silver prisons so you can watch them forever on your phone, tablet, Roku box, game console, and other devices.

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Transform your PC into a mean, media-streaming machine

All you need is a trusty PC and good media-server software to stream your music, movies, and photos wherever you want them to go.

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Ceton InfiniTV 6 review: A six-tuner dynamo for Microsoft’s dying media center

Tired of renting your cable company's lousy DVR? Buy this box, and you can record six channels at once—and watch those recordings on any PC in your house.

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How to build a bulletproof cloud backup system without spending a dime

The no-cost guide to backing up photos, documents, and more.

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21 tips for supercharging your cloud storage

Enjoy offline access to essential files, get more gigabytes for free, and squeeze more productivity out of your cloud storage.

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Why Mailbox for iOS is a better email app for business

The beta wait is over: Now everyone can get this excellent Gmail companion app. Here's why you should.

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Dropbox for Business launches, offering single sign-on

This new feature promises to make life easier (and more secure) for users and admins alike.

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Speek eases conference calling hassles for Windows Phone

This free app lets you create and join calls right from your handset. It's not even available for Android yet.

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Doodad SIM cards deliver international data on the cheap

If you're heading overseas with a smartphone or tablet, this service makes it easy and affordable to get your fill of data.

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How to fast-charge your iPhone or iPad using a standard USB port

Free utility Asus Ai Charger works a little black magic to make your iDevices charge faster.