With the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft included a simple way to see your Android phone’s notifications on your PC. It’s not as robust as some of the third-party options out there, but it’s extremely easy to set up, and even easier to use.

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Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer is over–or is it? There’s still a way to activate Windows 10 with a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key, in addition to Microsoft’s accessibility offer.

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Did you just install the Anniversary update? If so, there’s more than 10 GB of data wasting space on your hard drive. On a laptop or tablet with a limited amount of storage, this can fill up your device quite a bit.

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Despite advances in streaming technology over the years, watching the Olympics on anything but a TV with a cable subscription is still a hassle. Read on as we show you how to get your Olympics fix without resorting to signing up for a cable plan.

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While the Ring Doorbell can send you alerts if anyone actually rings it by pressing the button, you can also receive alerts whenever motion is detected. Unfortunately, it isn’t perfect. Here’s how to adjust the sensitivity of that motion.

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Chromebooks have a slightly different key layout than most keyboards. If you’re the type of person who likes to yell on the internet, the search key—which is in the same spot where you’d normally find a Caps Lock key—can really throw you off your game. Nothing quite like hitting a Google search mid-rant.

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You accidentally closed a tab, then realized you weren’t done with that webpage. Or, you want to open that elusive webpage you visited last week, but you forgot to bookmark it. No worries, you can get your closed tabs back.

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Windows 10’s Action Center finally brought you a central location for all your notifications to Windows. With the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you can now set priorities for applications so they are grouped in the Action Center just the way you want.

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Need to adjust something on your Mac, but it’s all the way on the other side of the house? You don’t need to get off the couch: your Mac’s built-in screen sharing works great with your iPhone or iPad, and it’s a snap to set up.

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Having spare computer cables on hand is always a good idea, but what do you do when you have suddenly inherited a very large collection of cables that need cleaning? Can you safely clean them using a dishwasher? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious, cable-rich reader’s questions.

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Microsoft doesn’t want you to disable Cortana. You used to be able to turn Cortana off in Windows 10, but Microsoft removed that easy toggle switch in the Anniversary Update. But you can still disable Cortana via a registry hack or group policy setting. This transforms the Cortana box into a “Search Windows” tool for local application and file searches.

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The Apple TV remote can easily get lost in between the couch cushions, but thanks to the Apple TV Remote app for iPhone and iPad, you’ll always have a backup ready and waiting. Here’s how to set up the app and begin using your iOS device as an Apple TV remote.

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Are you verbose and protracted? Do you have a friend who’s just a bit too long-winded and rambling in their writings? Summarizing long documents on macOS is a concise way to get to the point with a minimum of time and effort.

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Google has done an excellent job of baking its own cloud service, Google Drive, into the Chrome OS file manager. If you use Drive for most of your cloud needs, then it feels like native storage on a a Chrome OS device. But if you use something else, like Dropbox or network attached storage, things don’t seem so clean. Here’s how to add those directly to the file manager in Chrome OS so you can navigate them quickly and easily.

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By default, when you close the last open tab in Firefox, the entire browser closes. If you’d rather be able to close the web page on the last open tab without closing Firefox, there’s a simple setting you can disable.

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Microsoft OneDrive is a pretty solid cloud storage offering, and it’s deeply integrated into Windows. Not only does it do a good job syncing folders, it also allows you to remotely fetch files on your PC. OneDrive can be a bit of a network bandwidth hog, but with the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you can now set transfer speed limits.

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Windows 10’s second big update, dubbed the “Anniversary Update”, is finally here. This is a huge update that touches every corner of the operating system. It includes many, many more changes than the November update did.

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Driving for Uber seems like a pretty easy way to make some extra money, but there are a handful of factors that make it more complicated than you might expect.

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