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When you got your new Sonos player, you probably found it easy to set up. It even offers to automatically scan your music folder. What you may not realize is that you can also add a variety of music streaming services.

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Changing icons in Nova Launcher is one of the easiest ways to truly make your device yours. Everything from setting up a full icon theme to make things clean and concise, to simply changing that one icon you just don’t like is incredibly easy in Nova. And best of all, this feature is available in both the free and paid versions of the launcher, so everyone can take advantage of it.

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Evernote is an awesome tool for collecting all the information you care about in one place. On the desktop, you can “clip” web pages to Evernote using the app’s browser extension, but what if you’re browsing on your phone? It’s actually even simpler.

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Parental controls in Windows 10 are pretty solid, but to use them you have to set the whole family up with Microsoft accounts and you have to create specific child accounts for your kids. If you prefer to use regular local accounts, you can still set time limits for how long any non-administrative user can use a computer.

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With Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft is making it possible for developers to convert traditional Windows desktop applications to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications. But anyone can do this with any app–not just developers.

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Windows 10’s Anniversary Update offers a big new feature for developers: A full, Ubuntu-based Bash shell that can run Linux software directly on Windows. This is made possible by the new “Linux Subsystem for Windows” Microsoft is adding to Windows 10.

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We all have things on our home network we want to access from the outside: music collections, game servers, file stores, and more. Dynamic DNS makes it easy to give your home network a memorable and easy to use address.

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The Nest Thermostat isn’t exactly cheap, but if you’ve been in the market for a smart thermostat for a while now and just don’t want to pay full price for one, here’s how you can save money when buying the Nest Thermostat.

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Windows users may not want for much, but when it comes to OS X, there are still some items one might put on their feature wish list. Among these is the ability to get a “quick look” at images, PDFs, and other documents by pressing the spacebar.

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The Professional version of Windows 10 asks you who owns your PC during its first-time setup process. It’s not completely clear what this setting does, though.

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Gmail is one of the most popular email services on Earth, and the iPhone is the most popular phone. If you have all your email, contacts, and calendars stored in your Gmail account, you can easily add it to iOS and get the best of both worlds.

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Though it’s had its share of flaky behavior since being introduced in Windows 8, the Windows Store has gotten more reliable over time. It still has the occasional problems, though. One of the more irritating issues is when an app update (or install) gets stuck. Here’s how to fix that.

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If you’re anything like me, you do a lot of stuff with your Android phone. That usually means clutter on the home screens for most users—but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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The tar command on Linux is often used to create .tar.gz or .tgz archive files, also called “tarballs.” This command has a large number of options, but you just need to remember a few letters to quickly create archives with tar. The tar command can extract the resulting archives, too.

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Your PlayStation 4 offers parental controls that can limit access to games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, and web browsing. Your restrictions are protected with a four-digit numerical PIN so they can’t be easily bypassed.

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By default, “Alexa” is the wake word that triggers the Amazon Echo to listen to your commands. You’re not stuck with that trigger, however, and can change it to suit your preference–or to cut to down on cross-Echo confusion.

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