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Time Machine, macOS’s built-in back up utility, is one of the simplest backup programs around. Here’s a tip that a lot of people don’t know, though: even if your Time Machine drive isn’t connected to your Mac, it can still protect your files.

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The Windows 10 Creators Update–also known as Redstone 2–is due to hit PCs in Spring 2017. Like other updates to Windows 10, it’s free, and includes a host of new features.

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The wired Xbox 360 controller is USB, so using it for PC gaming is easy–but things get a bit more complex if you have a wireless controller. Let’s take a look at how you can enjoy wireless gameplay on your PC while minimizing the headaches.

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The 2nd generation of Philips Hue smart light bulbs have been out for quite a while now, and 3rd-generation bulbs have just recently come out, but you can still buy 1st-generation Hue products at some stores. Here’s what you need to know about the 1st- and 2nd-generation Philips Hue hubs, as well as the newer 3rd-generation bulbs.

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Can hackers really record your webcam during “private” moments, then blackmail you with the footage? This idea, from the latest season of Black Mirror, is downright nightmare inducing. It’s no wonder Mark Zuckerberg and FBI director James Comey both put tape over their webcams.

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The Windows Control Panel offers up a number of settings that you might not want some users messing around with. Here’s how to hide specific Control Panel apps in Windows 7, 8, and 10.

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Sometimes, group messages just make more sense than sending individual messages. When you’re trying to get a group of people altogether and a conversation needs to happen, putting everyone in the same message is the way to go. Other times, that’s not the case.

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OneNote 2016 is a great program for taking, storing, and syncing notes, but how do you protect private information you store in those notebooks? No worries–you can keep them safe with a password.

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Desktop gadgets and the Windows Sidebar were a big hallmark feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7. But Microsoft removed desktop gadgets, and you won’t find them in Windows 8 or 10.

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Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) is a security technique used in operating systems, first implemented in 2001. The current versions of all major operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux) feature ASLR protection. But in the past week, a new method of bypassing ASLR has been found. So, should you be worried?

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Now over four years old, the Raspberry Pi, a cheap credit-card sized computer, has taken the computing and DIY world by storm. Read on as we guide you through everything from buying to powering to running the tiny dynamo.

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There may be times when you wonder if something is being done with, or to your computer without your knowledge, but is there an easy way to find out what is happening while you are gone? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post shows a reader how to monitor his computer’s activity.

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Winter is coming. In some regions of the US, it’s already starting to get noticeably colder, which means it’s about that time to prepare for the freezing months ahead. Here are some things you should do to get your house ready.

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At this point, you probably think you know all about the new features in macOS Sierra. So did I, but it turns out there are a few new things that didn’t get much press–especially when it comes to managing all your windows.

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If you have ever followed Apple Maps’ voice navigation while listening to music, then you probably know what it’s like when Siri cuts in loudly to give you the next prompt. It can be startling, but luckily there’s an easy fix.

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Google Photos is a huge improvement over Android’s old “Gallery” app, but it does a lot more than just keep your stuff organized and synced. You can easily manipulate your photos into some very cool, shareable collages, animations, and even movies.

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Windows 10 adds a bit more to the taskbar: now, you can search (or use Cortana) without pressing the Start button, and you can click a “Task View” button to see all your windows. Don’t want these taking up space? Here’s how to hide them.

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By default, Windows 10 compresses JPEG pictures you use as your background, reducing it to around 85% of the original quality. If you’re bothered by the compression artifacts this often introduces, here’s how use high quality images instead.

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