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How to get the Windows 10 October 2018 Update right now

Microsoft's big Windows 10 October 2018 Update will start rolling out new features to the masses on October 9, but you can get it today. We'll show you how.

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The correct levels of backup save time, bandwidth, space

Backup and recovery done efficiently require use of multiple backup levels carefully thought out so a full backup isn’t needed as often if incremental and differential backups are properly planned.

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OnePlus 6: Tips, tweaks and secrets for the best OnePlus phone ever

It's one of our favorite phones of 2018, and it might be a lot more powerful than you think. Get started with these 10 power-user tips.

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How to stop Steam's Chat and Friends list from automatically opening

The new Steam Chat is great, but it annoyingly opens every time you open Steam. Here's how to stop it.

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Google Photos: Awesome new features you need to start using

Simple photo back-ups are only the beginning. It's time to unlock all the machine-learning power that Google Photos has within.

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How to turn on Gmail's Smart Compose and let Google AI write your emails

Gmail's AI-infused Smart Compose is live in experimental form. Here's how to activate it.

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How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update right now

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update starts rolling out today, but not all PCs will be part of the first wave. Here's how to install it today anyway.

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10 tips to minimize IoT security vulnerabilities

Online Trust Alliance spells out best practices for testing, purchasing, networking and updating IoT devices to make them and the enterprise more secure.

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Samsung Galaxy S9: The best tips and tricks

Make your new Galaxy S9 as useful as possible by exercising these software features and options.

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How to find your motherboard's Spectre CPU fix

Finding and installing Spectre CPU firmware updates for DIY PCs is complicated and involves updating your motherboard BIOS. Here's how.

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15 awesome tips and tricks to master Apple's HomePod

Your HomePod can do more than kick out the jams. More than you may realize.

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Sick of NBC's vapid Olympics coverage? Use a VPN and you can watch the BBC's coverage instead

How to use a VPN to watch the Olympics online via a foreign broadcaster, and avoid the vapid banter of NBC's games coverage.

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How to send Android SMS messages with Amazon Echo, and why it's a big deal

Amazon has opened up the ability to send SMS text messages on Echo devices. Here's how to set it up on your Android phone.

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6 Google Translate tips you need to start using

Google Translate is so overflowing with features, you might not even realize everything it can do.

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Eye tracking within Windows 10's Fall Creators Update is an assistive technology with potential

Microsoft's Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 includes a beta of an eye-tracking technology, called Eye Control. What could be a solid eye tracker falls short due to an apparent bug.

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Salesforce Lightning vs Classic: What you need to know now

Salesforce Classic isn't going away anytime soon, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be planning your move to the new Lightning UI. Here’s a transition guide for the bewildered.

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6 secret Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL power tips

The version of Android 8.0 Oreo that ships on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL has some cool bonus features you may not notice, until we tell you all about them.

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How Windows 10 dictation works

Within the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft makes dictation as easy as tapping a key. Why use your keyboard when you can write with your voice?

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Windows 10 digital ink: All the improvements within the Fall Creators Update

You can use your Windows tablet's digital pen to ink notes into Windows 10, saving them as editable digital text. And with the Fall Creators Update, it's even easier to do so.

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How to type emoji on your PC using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Soon in Windows 10, adding an emoji smiley-face will be almost as easy as a keyboard shortcut. Here's how to it will work in the Fall Creators Update.

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