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You’re working on an important document when Windows updates itself and informs you it’s going to reboot. Instead of getting mad and shouting at your computer that you can’t reboot yet, you can now schedule a more convenient time for the computer to reboot after updates.

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When you add a screenshot to a Microsoft Office document and crop it, you most likely give no further thought to the unused portions, but did you know that they are still there and could pose a security risk if they contain sensitive information? Today’s SuperUser Q&A helps a worried reader retain only those parts of the screenshots needed while permanently getting rid of the rest.

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Windows 10 includes a whole bunch of new privacy settings, all are important in their own right, but perhaps none so much as the location settings. If you’re privacy-conscious, you will definitely want to investigate them further.

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Every new version of Word brings new features that are not available in the previous versions. In Word 2007, in addition to adding new features, Microsoft changed the file format for Word documents and the file extension changed from “.doc” to “.docx”.

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Love the If This Then That app, but don’t like the hassle of having to open up an extra program to enjoy it? Then you’re in need of the DO Button.

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Why type out text messages at your smartphone when you’re at a laptop or desktop PC with a full-size keyboards? These tricks allow you to send text messages directly from your PC.

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Windows 10 starts rolling out on July 29th. The Start menu makes its comeback, although it’s not what we’re used to from Windows 7. It’s kind of a hybrid of the Windows 7 Start menu and the Windows 8.1 Start screen and it’s very customizable.

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Wouldn’t it be great if the mere movement of your smartphone from one location to another could trigger events like thermostat adjustments, notifications, or other automated responses? ? With a little GPS magic and some IFTTT recipes it can. Read on as we show you how.

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Apple Music launched recently with a ton of fanfare and hype. Thus far the reviews are fairly positive, and the 3-month free trial is a great selling point, but at some point you may decide you don’t want to pay for it and need to cancel.

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Have you recently upgraded to Word 2013? Documents created in earlier versions of Word are compatible with Word 2013, but the new features in Word 2013 will not be available in your older documents unless you convert them to the latest version.

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In our latest iteration of covering the “If This Then That” ecosystem of apps, we’re going to help you learn how you can use the IF program to apply global rules on your iOS device that will run in the background of your regular activities.

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 message hasn’t always been clear. They’ve declared the Windows 10 upgrade will be free for the first year and that going forward they’ll be pushing “Windows 10 as a service.

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Microsoft won’t be offering a free Windows 10 upgrade to any old Windows Vista PCs you might have around. Only Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs get to join the new Windows 10 era for free.

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Windows 10 includes many different backup tools. Microsoft has restored the old Windows Backup tool removed from Windows 8.1, and File History is still around. But those are just the tip of the iceberg.

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VPNs are very useful, whether you’re traveling the world or just using public Wi-Fi at a coffee shop in your hometown. But you don’t necessarily have to pay for a VPN service — you could host your own VPN server at home.

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