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When Google announced that you can download an archive of all your search data, the pervading attitude was “cool, finally!” What you may not know is, you can already download other valuable data with a little-known service called Google Takeout.

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When using the commands on the ribbon in Word, you may have noticed popup boxes that display when you move your mouse over the buttons. These are ScreenTips and can be handy as a reference. However, if they’re distracting to you, they are easily disabled.

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It’s happened again. You were trying to answer a call while washing dishes, and your phone takes a dive straight into the sink. Getting water inside your phone is one of the most devastating ways to watch your mobile device bite the dust, but fear not, all is not lost just yet.

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Apple’s Time Machine typically backs up to an external drive or wirelessly to a Time Capsule. But, if you have a spare Mac, you can turn it into a Time Machine server. All your other Macs can back up to it over the network, just as if it were a Time Capsule.

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The smart bulb market is growing exponentially with new models and even companies popping up left and right. Today, however, we’re taking a look at a starter kit from the company that put smart bulbs on the map. Read on as we test run the Philips Hue Lux and see if the trend starter is still a sure buy.

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If you have an Apple TV, then you probably know by now that while setting it up is pretty easy, but using the supplied remote with it, is not. Why not set up your Apple TV then using your iPad, iPhone, or a Bluetooth keyboard?

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ScreenTips are small popup windows that display when you hover your mouse over a button, or command, on the ribbon. They give a short hint indicating what that button does, and may also contain a shortcut key for that command.

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If you use your iPhone to manage multiple address books from work, school, or your personal life at once, you’ve probably run into the problem of duplicate contacts before.

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Chrome isn’t the minimal web browser it once was. Originally named Chrome because it was designed to get out of your way, Chrome is no longer just a minimal browser — it’s an entire application platform.

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iPhones and iPads don’t have file systems you can access. Instead, each app has its own “library” of files. iTunes File Sharing allows you to copy files to and from these per-app libraries.

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Many modern smart TVs have support for the Chromecast-like DIAL protocol built in. You can cast videos to your TV from YouTube and Netflix — on your phone or computer — without getting a Chromecast.

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Modern iPhones and iPads have excellent VPN support. The PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, and Cisco IPSec protocols are all integrated. You can connect to OpenVPN networks and other types of VPNs with third-party apps.

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As smartphones become increasingly indispensable fixtures in our lives it’s only natural to both want to take them where water is present and protect them from that water at the same time. Read on as we show you how to properly protect your phone from the hazards of a day at the beach.

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One of the annoying things about calendar software is that adding events usually requires tabbing or tapping from text box to text box. Apple Calendar, however, let’s you type simple sentences in plain language and the application figures out the boxes for you.

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ScreenTips in Word are small popup windows that display descriptive text about the command or control your mouse is hovering over. You can also create your own ScreenTips for words, phrases, or images in your own documents.

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How fast is your Internet connection? Sure, your Internet service provider has given you some numbers, and your cellular provider probably says you get blazing fast 4G LTE. But how fast is it, actually?

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