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Stop procrastinating and back up your damn files already! We’ve got the guide 2:17

Disasters, natural or otherwise, are the reasons IT pros follow the 3-2-1 backup rule: Make three copies, on at least two different media ­-- like the drive on your machine and a USB drive -- with at least one copy stored…
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What’s the difference between fabric softener and dryer sheets?

Do you use fabric softener or dryer sheets? Or do you use both? They actually work a little differently, and the outcomes aren't exactly the same either, though both get rid of static.
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Stop the temptation: Protect your Android phone against unwanted in-app purchases

It's all too easy for little ones to rack up a giant bill using in-app purchases on Google Play and your Android device, so make sure your account is properly protected. Here's how to make sure a massive bill doesn't unexpectedly arrive.
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a laser engraver on the cheap

There are approximately a zillion DIY laser engraver tutorials on the Web, but of all the homemade builds we've come across, this one from Instructables user MichielD99 is definitely one of the best.
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Avoid that surprise big bill! Here’s how to turn off in-app purchases on your iOS device

No one wants to see a surplus of surprise charges on their bill, especially when they're a result of in-app purchases. To make sure that doesn't happen to you, here's how to turn off in-app purchases in iOS.
Computing

Make Windows text easier to read with these simple adjustments

Windows is a flexible operating system, but it's not always the easiest on the eyes. Here's how to make window and application text larger if need be, whether you want to do so in Microsoft Word or Google Chrome.
Computing

A Paint-esque app does exist on your Mac — and here’s how to find it

It might seem like Mac OS X doesn't come with an Apple equivalent to Paint, but it's merely hidden inside Preview. Here's how to find, and use, each tool that comes with the simple image editor.
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How to enable and disable notifications in the Chrome browser

Notifications can be handy, but they can also be annoying at times. Here's how to manage notifications in Chrome, or ban them entirely, so they never bother you again.
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How to avoid early termination fees and switch phone carriers like a pro

There's no time like the present to switch cell phone carriers. Our how to guide will show you step-by-step, how to get out of your cell phone contracts without paying the early termination fee.
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Hack Google search with these 5 tips from Patrick Norton 1:39

I’m Patrick Norton from TekThing and I’m here on Digital Trends today to show you five awesome Google search hacks. First up, if you need a specific name or specific term, put them all in quotes. That tells Google…