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USB-C Explained: Why some devices are 5Gbps and others are 10Gbps

USB-C promise up to 10Gbps data transfer, but the first generation of USB-C devices aren’t as fast as they could be. Here's what to look out for.

Windows 10 File History offers a simple backup solution anyone can do

The File History feature lets you set up an external drive to back up your files automatically. You don’t need any extra software, and it’s very customizable.

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.