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How to create your own Google Analytics dashboards

The Google Analytics suite can be overwhelming to new or inexperienced users. This jump-start video guide to GA details how to use one of its most important features: dashboards.

True Tone on iPad Pro vs. Night Shift in iOS 9.3

Night Shift isn't sensor based and auto-adjusting like True Tone. But it works almost the same, and you don't have to buy a brand-new iPad Pro to get it.

How to Set Up Bash in Windows 10

On Wednesday, Microsoft released a version of its operating system that lets users try out Linux on Windows 10. Here's how to get it set up.

Customizing Windows 10's Start Menu

Now that the Start Menu's back, make it your own. We'll show you how to customize what's listed at the left, how Live Tiles show on the right, and more.

Excel functions: How to work with dates

Microsoft did a couple of crazy things with dates so Excel could count them for you correctly. We explain how Excel sees dates and how to work with dates in formulas.

Excel formulas and functions tutorial: How to unleash your number-crunching powers

Functions and formulas are Excel's reason for being. Learn the many ways you can set them up and start doing some serious math.

How Excel logical functions can do the number-crunching work for you

When you have a big, ugly spreadsheet, logical formulas can help you make sense of it all by looking for results or patterns that you specify. We show you how to set up a simple one.

How to add a checkbox in Excel, a small but powerful data tool for spreadsheets

Adding a checkbox to Excel sounds like a little thing, but it opens up a new level of database-like possibilities for your spreadsheets. We show you how to get started.

Adding a user account in Windows 10

Adding a user account in Windows 10 is a little more complicated, because you need a Microsoft account. Here's how to set it up.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

No matter how touch-friendly Windows 10 gets, there’s nothing like a keyboard shortcut to get you somewhere fast. Here are the ones everyone needs.

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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.

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5 steps to keep your smart home from being hacked

Security researchers needed just 5 to 20 minutes to hack most smart-home devices. Learn how to keep real hackers at bay with these five strategies.

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How to make watching TV more fun using the Xbox One's Snap feature

Surf the web while you're gaming or get live stats during a sporting event with this Xbox feature.

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3 simple tips to get the most out of your webcam

Everybody loves webcams, but are you getting the most out of yours with a proper video chat environment and finding uses for it beyond video chat?