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3 ways to remove Windows 10's default apps

Microsoft makes it easy to remove some apps, but for others, you'll need assistance from a third-party utility.

This trick will stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates, but be careful

A little white lie could save Windows 10 Home users from automatic updates, but it comes with big responsibilities. Watch for the full details.

2 ways to get out of Windows 10 Safe Mode

You went into Windows Safe Mode to fix something, and now you can't get out. Luckily, you have two emergency exits. Watch for more details.

Visualizing data with Power BI

We try out Microsoft's Power BI by showing how you can graph airline departure and arrival delays using this visualization tool.

How to remove your Windows 10 password

Windows 10 wants you to enter your password all the time. You can remove your password, or reduce how often you have to enter one, but there are security risks to doing so.

Windows 10 Tutorial: How to reset your PC and keep your files

Windows 10 makes it easy to start over by letting you reset the operating system but keep your files and programs intact. We’ll show you how to find and start this feature.

How to search Gmail with advanced operators

Gmail’s advanced search operators help you find messages more quickly, even if you have a pile of them to sift through. Here's how.

Make Your USB Drive Faster With NTFS

Your USB drive isn't slow because you have too much stuff on it. It's slow because it uses a slow storage format like FAT32 or exFAT. You can re-format it to NTFS to get faster write times, but there is a catch.

Windows 10: How to disable Cortana

Cortana wants to be helpful, but that means she can be nosey about what you're doing online. Turn off these settings to get her off your case.

Windows 10: How to return to Windows 7 or 8

Windows 10 gives you 31 days to go back to your prior Windows version. Whether you've changed your mind or you were forced into the upgrade, here's how to get your old life back.

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How to monitor, measure, and manage your broadband consumption

Dealing with a data cap? Tired of getting dinged for busting through it? Learn how to identify the hogs on your network and how to make sure your ISP is delivering everything you’re paying for.

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How to get rid of hum and eliminate other noises from your audio and video systems

Don't let buzz, hum, or hiss ruin your AV experience. We'll show you how to solve common electrical faults and ditch the noise.

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How to uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Apple stopped supporting QuickTime for Windows, but left a couple of major security flaws unpatched. The company recommends you uninstall it, and now would be a good time. Here's how.

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How to use Microsoft Edge's casting feature to beam media to your TV

Microsoft's Windows 10 November update included a great feature to send media from one device to another.

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TV tech terms demystified, part one: Screen size, resolution, and speed

Don't be befuddled by the alphabet soup of acronyms, spec charts, and feature lists you'll encounter when shopping for a new TV. This guide series explains it all in plain language.

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How to get the best seats in your house

A simple formula will tell you just how far back you should sit from your big-screen TV to get the absolute best viewing experience.

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8 nifty Chromecast tricks for Android and iOS users

Controlling your new Chromecast also goes beyond the Chromecast app itself. There are dozens of Android and iOS apps that'll work hand-in-hand with Chromecast. All you need to know is which button to tap. Learn how to find videos with your voice, "cast" your screen to your TV, share your Chromecast with guests, and more.

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This trick drastically improves Nvidia Shield Android TV recommendations

How to customize recommendations on the Nvidia Shield Android TV.

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How to find free music online: We reveal our 5 favorite sources for scoring free tunes

It’s becoming harder to find, but we’ll show you where you can get music for free without raising the hackles of the RIAA’s legal beagles.

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Primed for pigskin: How to watch NFL football anywhere and on any device

Whether you’re a cord cutter or a pay-TV addict, we’ll show you all the ways you can watch this season’s bone-crunching action on screens of any size.

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Apple TV drops optical audio-out: How to pump up the volume again

The new Apple TV lacks the digital/analog audio output port of the previous models. But you have options!

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How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Regretting the loss of DVD playback on your fancy new Windows 10 upgrade? Here's how to get that capability back for free.