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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.
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How to free up RAM on Mac and PC

How to free up RAM on Mac and PC

Are your computer tasks taking up a little too much RAM and causing slowdowns or crashes? Expanding your RAM isn't always possible: Here's what to do instead.
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How to factory reset an HP laptop

How to factory reset an HP laptop

Factory resetting a laptop is an unnerving prospect, but sometimes it’s the only effective option left to get rid of problems. Here's how to reset an HP laptop.
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How to delete files on a Chromebook

How to delete files on a Chromebook

One main difference of a Chromebook compared to other operating systems is its lack of a recycle bin, though you can still delete files. We’ll show you how.
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WASD and arrow keys swapped? Here’s how to fix it

WASD and arrow keys swapped? Here’s how to fix it

Have the WASD and arrow keys been swapping on your keyboard? That can be frustrating, but it's a common issue. Here's how to quickly swap the keys back.
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How to use Task Manager on a Chromebook

How to use Task Manager on a Chromebook

A Chromebook's Task Manager won’t have as many programs running compared to Windows or Mac, but it’s still useful. This guide explains how to use the feature.
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How to add a watermark in Word

How to add a watermark in Word

Make sure your readers know your document is confidential, a draft, or can’t be copied with an image background. Here’s how to add a watermark in Word.
MacBook with an empty trash can on the screen.

How to empty Trash on Mac

How to empty Trash on Mac

When you get rid of files, folders, or apps you no longer need by moving them to the Trash, it’s important to know how to empty Trash on Mac when it’s full.
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Private cloud vs. public cloud: What is the difference?

Private cloud vs. public cloud: What is the difference?

Wondering about the different types of clouds and which you may need? Let's go over public versus private clouds and why the difference matters.
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How to make Windows look like Windows 7

How to make Windows look like Windows 7

We provide step-by-step instructions on how you can use tools and tweaks to bring the Windows 7 experience to Windows 10 and get back features you may want.
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How to install Windows on a Mac

How to install Windows on a Mac

You shouldn't be stuck with Apple's MacOS. To help Mac owners enjoy the benefits of Microsoft's OS, we provide a guide on how to install Windows 11 on a Mac.
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How to post on Reddit: everything you need to know

How to post on Reddit: everything you need to know

Reddit posts can be created via different methods. And while posting is easy, you'll still need to heed the rules of the subreddit you're posting to.
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How to install Linux on a Chromebook with our simple guide

How to install Linux on a Chromebook with our simple guide

To run Steam and GIMP on your Chromebook, you first need to know how to install Linux. We've put together a step-by-step guide to help walk you through it.
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How to check your Mac’s temperatures

How to check your Mac’s temperatures

Here's how to monitor your Mac CPU and GPU temperature to help diagnose problems with solutions for both Intel-based and Apple Silicon Macs and MacBooks.
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How to create a Facebook group

How to create a Facebook group

Starting a Facebook group is a pretty easy process. Here's what you need to know.
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How to update your Mac

How to update your Mac

Is your Mac ready for an update? How do you know? Our guide will show you exactly how to check updates on your Mac computer and implement them effectively.
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Forgot your Mac password? Here’s what to do

Forgot your Mac password? Here’s what to do

Forgetting your Mac's login is scary and, even with Touch ID, big changes to a MacBook still require a password, so here's what to do to solve this problem.
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These are the 10 most-viewed YouTube videos of all time

These are the 10 most-viewed YouTube videos of all time

Over a decade later, YouTube has reached billions of views for the videos shared on it. Here are the 10 most viewed YouTube videos. Which ones have you seen?
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How to remove the Recycle Bin from your desktop

How to remove the Recycle Bin from your desktop

Windows users will naturally be familiar with the Recycle Bin icon. But if you find yourself not having much use for it, then here's a guide on removing it.
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How to change mouse DPI on PC

How to change mouse DPI on PC

DPI controls the sensitivity associated with a computer mouse. There are numerous reasons why you’d want to change a mouse’s DPI, and we'll show you how.
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How to use Notification Center on a Mac

How to use Notification Center on a Mac

The MacOS Notification Center provides an easy way to manage active notifications and access useful widgets. Here's how to use the Notification Center.
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How to use Snapchat on PC and Mac

How to use Snapchat on PC and Mac

Here's how to use Snapchat on a Windows PC, a Mac computer, and more so you can keep in touch with friends when your phone is on the charger.
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How to change your PC name

How to change your PC name

The name assigned to a system when buying a PC is usually a generic one reminiscent of a device ID. We take a look at how to change your PC name.
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Google Sheets vs. Excel: Which is better?

Google Sheets vs. Excel: Which is better?

Trying to decide which spreadsheet application is right for you? This Google Sheets vs. Excel comparison should point you in the right direction.
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How to block someone on LinkedIn

How to block someone on LinkedIn

If someone keeps bothering you on LinkedIn, you don't have to put up with it. You can block them. Here's how.
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How to check your fps (frames per second) in games on PC

How to check your fps (frames per second) in games on PC

If you want to see how your PC is performing, you need to check your fps, or frames per second, while playing games. Here's how to do it.
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The most followed Twitter accounts

The most followed Twitter accounts

Curious to know which Twitter accounts have the most followers? Well, our top 10 list is sure to answer that question for you.
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12-inch MacBook (2023): Apple Silicon chip, super-thin design, and more rumors

12-inch MacBook (2023): Apple Silicon chip, super-thin design, and more rumors

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook could be set for a spectacular return if the rumors are correct. Here’s everything we could see, from a new chip to a familiar design.
MacBook with a Quick Note in the corner.

How to turn off Quick Note on a Mac

How to turn off Quick Note on a Mac

Do you keep accidentally creating a Quick Note while moving your cursor around the screen? Here’s how to turn off Quick Note on a Mac for that Hot Corner.
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How to use Hot Corners on a Mac

How to use Hot Corners on a Mac

Hot Corners is one of the nicest productivity features in MacOS, speeding up navigation. But it's somewhat hidden away in System Preferences.
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How to shut down a computer with shortcuts

How to shut down a computer with shortcuts

Need to turn your PC off fast? Keyboard shortcuts can help you immediately choose the sort of shutdown you want to use. Here's how to use them on Windows 10.
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Dell XPS 15 vs. XPS 17: High-performance siblings duke it out

Dell XPS 15 vs. XPS 17: High-performance siblings duke it out

Dell has two high-performance mainstream laptops: The XPS 15 and XPS 17. They look similar, but there are some important differences between the two models.
A man using a PC to view an Excel spreadsheet.

How to create a drop-down list in Excel

How to create a drop-down list in Excel

Adding a drop-down list in Excel is a quick and efficient way to choose predefined data. Here's how to create a drop-down list in Microsoft Excel.
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What is IPS Black? LG’s new monitor technology, explained

What is IPS Black? LG’s new monitor technology, explained

Dell and LG collaborated on IPS Black, new technology that aims to enhance the quality of IPS displays with deeper contrast and more vivid colors.