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Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Google Home

How to find, view, and delete everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home know about you

Take charge of your privacy so there are no surprises about how much information your digital assistant is holding onto.

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How to add, remove, and manage accounts on your Android phone

The Accounts tab in Settings gives you the power to wipe accounts from your phone and stop battery-killing apps from syncing.

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Android's System UI Tuner: What it is and how to use it

We'll teach you how to find the hidden menu, which contains a bunch of useful tweaks.

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How to recover your system from a Ransomware attack

After infecting a system with Locky Ransomware, CSO attempted to recover it using basic tools and backups

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What a Locky Ransomware attack looks like

CSO Online's Steve Ragan infects a laptop with Locky Ransomware

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Got a new Android phone? Here's how to properly get rid of your old one

Clear off your data and then sell, donate, or recycle the departing device.

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The iPhone switcher's guide: Move from iOS to Android and keep all your stuff

We'll help get your photos, contacts, calendars, and everything else to their new home.

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Google Photos tips and tricks

Google Photos has some powerful tools for tweaking and editing images. We show you how to take advantage of them to enhance and display your photos.

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Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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How to Block Ads in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 ads are pretty unobtrusive, but several get right up in your face. Here’s how to disable them with a few simple menu tweaks.

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How to send GIFs with the Google Keyboard in Android Nougat

Sometimes you need a wacky GIF to say just the right thing during a conversation.

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Facebook privacy settings: How to control your ad preferences

Facebook targets ads based on your activity. You can check--and change--what it thinks your interests are in Ad Preferences.

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How to download and save a Facebook video

Facebook doesn’t officially provide links to videos for you to save. But all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone.

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How to free up space with storage tools in Android 7.1

The latest version of Android has built-in tools to help you manage storage space.

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How to Get Windows XP's Quick Launch Bar In Windows 10

The beloved Quick Launch Bar from Windows XP lives on in Windows 10, providing easy access to specific folders and files from the taskbar. Here’s how to get it.

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Disable Autoplay Settings In Windows 10

Use the AutoPlay settings to keep malicious files from downloading to your PC. Here's how.

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How to repair Windows 10's Master Boot Record

You should know how to repair your Master Boot Record, because if ransomware or some other disaster bricks your PC, you just might be able to save it. Here’s how.

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Google's Chromebook End Of Life Policy Gives Your Laptop Five Years to Live

Older Chromebooks will lose support after five years, if Google’s Chromebook End of Life Policy has its way. Here’s what to expect as the dreaded date nears.

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