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If you spend any time at all poking through Task Manager, you know that loads of processes run on any Windows system. But what do they do? Is it safe to stop, disable, or re-prioritize them? We’ve got some answers for you.

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Have you ever had a troublesome .doc or .docx file Word that you can’t seem to open? Or even lost a document completely, with all your hard work gone with it?

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A lot of newer cars come with Bluetooth built-in–or at least as an option from the manufacturer. However, if you have an older car and really want Bluetooth access for your phone, here are several ways you can add it to your vehicle.

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During the course of using your Mac, you’ve no doubt probably used the Dictionary application from time to time to look up a word, but did you know that the Apple Dictionary extends far beyond the Oxford English experience?

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Even if you don’t use the Windows Mail & Calendar app, the Windows calendar is actually pretty nice. And with the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, you can now see your agenda and add calendar events right from the Windows taskbar.

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When you need to do a quick calculation, normally you would think to use the Windows calculator. However, if you’re working in Microsoft Word, you can calculate simple equations typed into your document using Word’s not-so-obvious Calculate command.

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When you press and hold the power button on your Android device, the power menu appears. Unfortunately, on a lot of devices, it only has one option: Power Off.

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Windows 10’s Anniversary Update improves on Windows 10’s stylus support with a new “Windows Ink Workspace” feature. It’s designed to make using a digital pen faster and easier with a Windows 10 tablet or convertible device.

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The “Reset Your PC” feature in Windows 10 restores your PC to its factory default settings…including all that bloatware your PC manufacturer included. But a new feature in Windows 10’s Anniversary update makes it easier to get a clean Windows system.

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Windows 10’s Task Manager displays your PC’s “Last BIOS time” on its Startup tab. Here’s what that number means–and how to decrease it so your PC boots faster.

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Internet Explorer is on the way out. Even Microsoft is recommending people avoid it in favor of their new browser, Edge. If you require Internet Explorer for an old website, though, you can secure it against attack with optional features like Enhanced Protected Mode.

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The Ring Doorbell is a Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell system with an integrated camera so that you can quickly see who’s at the door. But its internal battery means that you need to recharge it once or twice every year. Here’s how to recharge the Ring Doorbell whenever the battery gets low.

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If you’ve been using your Mac for a while, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of shortcuts in your Dock, which can make finding things difficult. Adding a blank space or two is a great way to organize apps into groups.

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If you have certain webpages that you visit every time you open your browser, you can save time by having them automatically open when you start your browser. We’ll show you how to set this up in the five most popular browsers.

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If you’ve used Kindle devices or apps for a while, you know how easy it is for old devices to accumulate on your list. Why not make things easier on yourself by clearing out old devices and better organizing the ones you still use?

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With Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft now offers a dark theme–known as “dark mode”. This option was previously hidden and could only be enabled with a registry hack. Now, it’s a simple toggle.

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