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How to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows 11

How to turn off Sticky Keys in Windows 11

Sticky Keys is an accessibility feature that lets you activate multiple keys by pressing them one at a time. Here's how to disable Sticky Keys in Windows 11.
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How to make a Slack channel private

How to make a Slack channel private

Need to make a Slack channel private for certain discussions? Here's how to switch a channel to private, what that means for your conversation, and more info!
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Intel 14th-gen Meteor Lake: news, specs, rumors, release date

Intel 14th-gen Meteor Lake: news, specs, rumors, release date

Intel's 14-gen Meteor Lake processors are coming in 2023, and we're starting to get details. Here are all the news, rumors, and leaks we've seen so far.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D chip.

What is CPU cache, and why is it so important for gaming?

What is CPU cache, and why is it so important for gaming?

CPU cache can have a big affect on processor and system performance. But what is cache, and what does it do? Read on to find out.
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How to delete Slack messages

How to delete Slack messages

If you type a message in the wrong channel or add something to a conversation you don’t mean to, you can delete messages on Slack in just a few steps.
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How to find a lost or stolen MacBook

How to find a lost or stolen MacBook

If you’ve accidentally misplaced your MacBook when traveling or it’s been stolen, Apple's Find My feature provides a straightforward method to finding it.
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How to create a system restore point in Windows 10

How to create a system restore point in Windows 10

Creating system restore points in Windows 10 is a utility that can prove to be extremely useful if you're experiencing technical issues. Here's how to use it.
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How to tag files in Windows 10

How to tag files in Windows 10

One of the most effective ways to optimize your Windows 10 experience is to take advantage of the tag system, helping you identify your files. We show you how.
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Common MacBook Air M2 problems and how to fix them

Common MacBook Air M2 problems and how to fix them

With the M2 MacBook Air out in the wild, here are some of the most common problems people are running into.
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How to half swipe on Snapchat

How to half swipe on Snapchat

Half swiping is useful if you want to peek at a chat message on Snapchat without fully opening it. Here's how to do it.
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IdeaPad vs. Yoga vs. Slim vs. ThinkPad vs. ThinkBook vs. Legion: Lenovo brands, explained

IdeaPad vs. Yoga vs. Slim vs. ThinkPad vs. ThinkBook vs. Legion: Lenovo brands, explained

Lenovo has a wide range of laptops, ranging from budget machines to laptops aimed at the largest enterprises. Lenovo can meet any laptop needs.
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Here’s everything you need to build a great gaming PC in 2022

Here’s everything you need to build a great gaming PC in 2022

While building a PC is fairly straightforward, you need to be prepared before you build. Here's everything you need to do before assembling your shiny new PC.
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Apple MacBook Air M2 buying guide: don’t buy the wrong one

Apple MacBook Air M2 buying guide: don’t buy the wrong one

The MacBook Air M2 has two models, and the choice between them seems simple enough. But buying the wrong one could vastly impact your speed.
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How to add hyperlinks in Word

How to add hyperlinks in Word

Make it easy to navigate your document, visit a web page you mention, or create an email. Here’s how to add hyperlinks in Word for quick actions with a click.
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How to show the battery percentage of your Mac

How to show the battery percentage of your Mac

The indicator that displays the exact battery percentage for your Mac system is one of the most useful tools available. Let's take a look at how to enable it.
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What is the WebP file format?

What is the WebP file format?

You may have seen a new photo file format on the rise, Google's own WebP. Here's how the format works, what it's good for, and everything else you should know.
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How to customize mouse gestures on Mac

How to customize mouse gestures on Mac

Just like a touchscreen device, you can use mouse gestures to scroll, swipe between apps, and zoom. Here’s how to customize mouse gestures on your Mac.
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The 10 most popular TikTok accounts

The 10 most popular TikTok accounts

These are the 10 most popular (read: most followed) TikTok accounts. Let's take a closer look at the content they have to offer.
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Mac Pro 2022: M2 Extreme, a familiar design, new displays, and more

Mac Pro 2022: M2 Extreme, a familiar design, new displays, and more

Apple’s flagship Mac Pro computer is in line for a refresh, and 2022 is the year it could blow us all away once again. Here’s everything we expect to see.
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How to overclock RAM

How to overclock RAM

When you think of overclocking, you usually think of the CPU, but overclocking your RAM also has benefits. Here are the ways you can overclock RAM on your PC.
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How to fix slow upload speeds

How to fix slow upload speeds

If you're experiencing unusually slow upload speeds -- lower than what you’re actually paying for -- then check out our guide on how to fix slow upload speeds.
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Dell XPS 13 Plus buying guide: How to configure before you buy

Dell XPS 13 Plus buying guide: How to configure before you buy

Which processor do you need? What screen is better? What on earth is Windows 11 Pro? Here's how to buy the best Dell XPS 13 Plus laptop.
An Alienware + Windows 11 PC gaming setup.

How to optimize Windows 11 and Windows 10 for gaming

How to optimize Windows 11 and Windows 10 for gaming

Windows is the place to be for PC gamers, but it's not perfect for gaming out of the box. Here's how to optimize your Windows 11 laptop or desktop for gaming.
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How to use headers and footers in Word

How to use headers and footers in Word

You don’t have to take up space in your document for details like title, author, or date. Here’s how to add and customize headers and footers in Word.
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Top 10 Windows shortcuts everyone should know

Top 10 Windows shortcuts everyone should know

You may be satisfied with the Windows shortcuts you already use, but you can enhance your PC experience with these 10 Windows shortcuts everyone should know.
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How to set wake and sleep settings on Mac

How to set wake and sleep settings on Mac

Make your Mac work on your schedule. You can set wake and sleep settings on Mac or start up, shut down, or restart automatically at the same time each day.
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How to avoid third-party cookies in every browser

How to avoid third-party cookies in every browser

Third-party cookies can track your web activity in general and collect data on you. Here's how to disable and avoid third-party cookies in every browser.
Voice options in VoiceOver.

How to use Mac’s VoiceOver screen reader

How to use Mac’s VoiceOver screen reader

VoiceOver is an important accessibility feature on Macs that can act as a screen reader or work with a braille display. Here's how to enable and control it!
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How to hide the notch on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

How to hide the notch on the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Is the notch at the top of your MacBook annoying you? MacBook Pros and Air models have this notch, but it's not the end of the world — here's what you can do.
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What does a check mark mean on Facebook Messenger?

What does a check mark mean on Facebook Messenger?

Ever wondered what those check mark icons in Facebook Messenger actually mean? In this guide, we'll go over what each of these icons indicate.

How to back up your computer

How to back up your computer

Afraid of losing files but daunted by the many backup options out there? Don't be concerned. Our handy guide will walk you through how to back up your computer.
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The best dual-monitor wallpapers

The best dual-monitor wallpapers

This is our selection of the best sources for the best dual-monitor wallpapers. They often offer beautiful nature shots, space vistas, and gaming screengrabs.
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PC troubleshooting: Where to start if your PC won’t turn on

PC troubleshooting: Where to start if your PC won’t turn on

It's not uncommon to run into PC problems, especially if you built your own rig. This troubleshooting guide will take you through all the fixes step by step.
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How to control app access to other apps on a Mac

How to control app access to other apps on a Mac

Which apps on your Mac have access to control others? Whether you want to make a change or just review the list, here’s how to control app access on a Mac.