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iMessage on Mac

How to turn off iMessage on a Mac

How to turn off iMessage on a Mac

Apple’s multi-device ecosystem includes ways to send messages. But what if it's too distracting on a Mac?Here's how to quiet notifications and disable it.
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What is Zoom?

What is Zoom?

Zoom has quickly risen to become a popular app for video chats and web conferences. Here's how it works, what tools it provides, and its key security features.
Skype

How to stop Skype from starting automatically

How to stop Skype from starting automatically

As a Windows staple application, Skype starts up automatically when you log into Windows 10. If that's annoying, here's how to quickly disable the startup.
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The first Apple Silicon MacBooks: Specs, release date, price, and more

The first Apple Silicon MacBooks: Specs, release date, price, and more

The first Apple Silicon MacBook is due out by the end of 2020. What should you expect? We have rounded up everything you need to know about Apple’s new laptops.
MacOS Big Sur Widget Library

How to use Big Sur’s Notification Center widgets

How to use Big Sur’s Notification Center widgets

Apple’s MacOS Big Sur completely overhauls the Notification Center. Not sure how you should use it? Our guide will show you all you need to know.
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Microsoft Teams tips and tricks

Microsoft Teams tips and tricks

Get the most out of Microsoft Teams with these tips and tricks. We'll show you how to save time, get more done in Teams, and use Teams data to the fullest.
Apple's Reminders app in MacOS Big Sur

5 great MacOS Reminders tips to help you stay on track

5 great MacOS Reminders tips to help you stay on track

Apple’s Reminders app is a great way to remember all your important tasks. We will show you how to use it, including the new features added in MacOS Big Sur.
Apple Maps Guides on MacOS Big Sur

How to create Maps Guides in MacOS Big Sur

How to create Maps Guides in MacOS Big Sur

MacOS Big Sur introduces Guides to Apple Maps to help you find great new places -- here’s how to make the most of them and create your own in a few easy steps.
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How to share a Google Calendar

How to share a Google Calendar

Whether you're making a work schedule or arranging a family reunion, keeping everyone informed can be hard. Learn how to share your Google Calendar with ease.
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What graphics card do I have? How to find out what GPU is in your system.

What graphics card do I have? How to find out what GPU is in your system.

If you want to check compatibility with games or look into upgrades, it's important to know what GPU you have. Here's exactly how to check your graphics card!
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MacBook won’t boot up? Here’s how to fix the problem

MacBook won’t boot up? Here’s how to fix the problem

Is your MacBook refusing to boot? Here's how to troubleshoot a MacBook that's not starting up, including what to test for and what to do to fix the problems.

How to build a cheap VR-ready PC

How to build a cheap VR-ready PC

Once you get past the sticker shock of a headset, the rest of the hardware you'll need for a basic VR rig is relatively inexpensive -- with one big exception.
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Nvidia’s RTX 3080 GPUs are crashing. Here’s what we know, and what you can do

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 GPUs are crashing. Here’s what we know, and what you can do

Owners of the RTX 3080 have reported crashing issues with Nvidia's flagship GPU. We'll give you tips on what you can do now to help avoid crashes.
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These are the AMD Ryzen 4000 laptops you can buy right now

These are the AMD Ryzen 4000 laptops you can buy right now

Whether you need a laptop with AMD processors for home, work, or gaming, these are all the models that currently come with Ryzen 4000 mobile silicon inside.
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A 14-inch MacBook Pro is coming soon. Here’s everything we want from it

A 14-inch MacBook Pro is coming soon. Here’s everything we want from it

It's rumored to replace the MacBook Pro 13-inch, but the release date is still up in the air.
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How to rotate the screen on a Chromebook

How to rotate the screen on a Chromebook

Here's how to rotate the screen on a Chromebook to view your content better or rotate it back after it goes sideways accidentally.
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Which Razer Blade laptop is right for you?

Which Razer Blade laptop is right for you?

The Razer Blade series has some of the best gaming laptops you can buy. However, finding which one is best for you can be challenging. Here’s a guide to help.
Microsoft Edge

What is Chromium?

What is Chromium?

Chromium forms the backbone of the Chrome browser and Chrome OS, but it's found in a number of other browsers and tools, too.
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How to record the screen on your Chromebook

How to record the screen on your Chromebook

If you're recording your Chromebook screen for a presentation or tutorial, we know the best tools -- and our guide will walk you through what you need to know.
How to use Control Center in MacOS Big Sur

How to use Control Center in MacOS Big Sur

How to use Control Center in MacOS Big Sur

Apple’s MacOS Big Sur introduces the Control Center, a new way to quickly change your Mac’s settings. Here’s how to get the most out of this handy new feature.
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The best free PC games

The best free PC games

Looking for a high-quality game that won't break the bank? Look no further than this list of the best free-to-play PC games that you can start playing today.
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How to pair AirPods or AirPods Pro with your iPhone, and how to use them

How to pair AirPods or AirPods Pro with your iPhone, and how to use them

If you're ready to use your new AirPods, the first step is pairing them with your iPhone. We'll show you how it's done, what features you should know, and more.
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Razer Blade 15 buying guide: How to choose GPU, display, and more

Razer Blade 15 buying guide: How to choose GPU, display, and more

The Razer Blade is the best gaming laptop you can buy. But with three different editions and multiple configurations of each, here's what to keep in mind.
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Thunderbolt 4: Everything you need to know about Intel’s new standard

Thunderbolt 4: Everything you need to know about Intel’s new standard

Thunderbolt 4 isn't going to turn the world on its head, but Intel has hinted at some exciting new features to enhance its already impressive skillset.
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Dell XPS 17 buying guide: Here’s what you must know before opening your wallet

Dell XPS 17 buying guide: Here’s what you must know before opening your wallet

The Dell XPS 17 is the largest, most powerful, and most expensive XPS laptop ever. But how should you configure it? Here's everything you need to know.
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How to mute a tab in your browser

How to mute a tab in your browser

Websites can become distracting if they begin playing unwanted audio. Here’s how to make your web browser experience a bit more peaceful with a few clicks.
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Dell XPS 15 buying guide 2020: How to choose processor, RAM, display, and more

Dell XPS 15 buying guide 2020: How to choose processor, RAM, display, and more

The new Dell XPS 15 is fantastic, though the number of configuration options can be overwhelming. From choosing processors to display options, start here.
Chrome OS

How to enable group tabs in Google Chrome

How to enable group tabs in Google Chrome

Google released a feature to help you sort your web-based workspace. Here’s how to sort group tabs by color and name to stay organized and find what you need.
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How to interact with our friends and family while social distancing

How to interact with our friends and family while social distancing

Social distancing can be tough, but technology can help. We've collected the best solutions to unite with friends and family while taking care of yourself.
Best PC gaming accessories

The best PC gaming accessories

The best PC gaming accessories

Need to get your new gaming rig ready to go? Here, we've assembled a list of the best PC gaming accessories money can buy, ranging from peripherals to headsets.
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How to enable cookies

How to enable cookies

Despite your reservations, browser cookies are a necessity for surfing the web. Here's how to enable cookies in your browser, regardless of which one you use.
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How to schedule an email in Gmail

How to schedule an email in Gmail

Sending a business email during the off-hours just isn't cool. We'll show you how to schedule an email in Gmail so you're not offending coworkers and clients.
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The 7 worst Bitcoin scams

The 7 worst Bitcoin scams

Check out the worst Bitcoin scams in history, from fake companies to simple lies that brought down whole exchanges. If you want to invest, beware of scams.
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How to change your Gmail Inbox theme

How to change your Gmail Inbox theme

Personalization can help spice up a boring, plain inbox. Here's our guide on how to change your Gmail inbox theme: pick a preset theme or upload your own photo.