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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

Did you know that you can use your Echo to make voice and video calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how to do it.

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Mechanical keyboards: Everything you need to know

Mechanical keyboard enthusiast and reviewer Hayden Dingman talks switches (Cherry and its alternatives) and offers tips on how to pick the right mechanical keyboard for your needs.

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If you forgot your Windows admin password, try this

That Windows admin password is pretty important. If you lose track of it, though, all is not lost. You just have to wiggle in through the virtual back door.

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Google Assistant: Awesome features you need to start using

Google's A.I. assistant learned some new tricks while you weren't looking.

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Let Windows 10's Cortana Show Me be your family's tech support

The Cortana Show Me app within Windows 10 walks you through common tasks within Windows and actually performs them. It's a great tool to help family members who can't quite figure out something on their own.

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10 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device

Zap cached app files in a single tap, clear the Downloads folder, delete unneeded offline maps, take charge of music downloads, and more.

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5 ways to manage emails and control spam in Outlook

Blocking senders, setting rules, and other ways to keep the email pile safe as well as sane.

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Excel: How to create simple and dependent drop-down lists

Drop-down lists in Excel let you create a list of valid choices that you can select for a given field. We'll show you how to use tables, named ranges, formulas, data validation, and table styles.

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4 ways Android Messages for web is better than Apple Messages on the Mac (and 4 ways it's not)

Google has finally launched Android Messages on the web, letting users send and receive texts from their PC. But is it better than Apple's Messages on the Mac?

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7 ways to master the new Google News and use it more like Google Reader

The new Google News app and web interface is yet another attempt by Google to replace the hole left behind by the death of Google Reader. Here's how to use it to its full potential.

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How to use Windows 10's File History backup feature

Need a quick and easy way to back-up your personal files in Windows 10? Give File History a try.

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How to read a PDF on your Kindle

Amazon's Kindle (or Kindle app) supports not only ebooks, but also PDFs. But reading PDFs on a Kindle requires a little help. Here are several different ways to convert and read PDFs on a Kindle.

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Microsoft Word: How to open or import other file formats

Microsoft Word can accommodate a surprising number of file formats, and even take in Excel and PowerPoint data, though it might look funny. Here's how.

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5 Android Messages features you should start using

You might not even realize all the neat things you can do with Android Messages: Add a subject, archive old threads, attach money and more.

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How to add an SSD to your laptop

By adding a solid-state drive to a budget laptop, either as a hard-drive replacement or companion, you can realize noticeable gains and get additional life from your portable PC.

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How to upgrade your laptop's RAM

You can significantly improve your laptop PC's performance by adding RAM, especially if you're running a 64-bit version of Windows.