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How to repair Windows' master boot record and fix your bricked PC
A nasty new form of ransomware is wreaking havoc on computers. Hackers that encrypt your files and demand money from you in the form of bitcoin is bad enough, but a few versions…
How to use multitasking in Android Nougat
One of the most prominent tweaks that will make a big difference in how you use Android involves multitasking. It’s smarter, better designed, and should move you more quickly from…
Windows 10's Quick Assist lets you fix Dad's computer from your desk
If you’re the unofficial “tech support” for your family, a new feature hidden deep within Windows 10’s Anniversary Update should be welcome news. It’s called Quick Assist. Anyone…
5 ways to launch Mac apps from the keyboard
You know how to launch Mac apps: you click an icon in the Dock, or you double-click an icon someplace else, such as in the Applications folder. But there are also a number of…
End the clutter: How to organize your Mac menu bar
Your Mac’s menu bar is a useful tool. It displays “menu bar extras,” little icons that give you status information about your Mac, or that offer quick-access menus to certain…
How to use Instagram Stories, and why you'd even want to
Instagram was once an incredibly basic way to share photos. Put a filter on it, add a caption, done. But the app has become more complex over time. First, there were videos, then…
How to switch between multiple accounts on Instagram
There are a ton of reasons why you might want more than one Instagram account. Some people want a private account to share photos with close friends and family and a public…
How to enable Windows 10's dark theme in the Anniversary Update
Believe it or not, Windows 10’s dark theme was one of the most anticipated features for the Anniversary Update roll out. Forget about Cortana's beefed-up capabilities, Windows Ink…
How to install Microsoft Edge browser extensions
The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 is rolling out today, and with it comes the ability to install browser extensions on Microsoft Edge. The new feature is just one of many…
12 tips for creating a must-read business blog
Too often business owners start blogging in the hope that it will drive traffic to their business, only to quickly fall into the trap of posting stale or sales-heavy content that…
Five tips to soup up Chrome for Android
For the first few years of Android's existence, the stock browser was a WebKit-based affair that was only updated when the OS was. Now, Chrome ships on nearly all Android phones…
How to clean your Windows registry and speed up your PC
Editor’s note: This article was revisited in July 2016 to make sure all of the programs that were tested are still available, and they were all rerun on a modern, Windows 10 PC to…