Whether our computer hardware is brand new or a bit older, it never hurts to exercise a bit of caution in order to avoid damaging it. With that in mind, can magnets damage or wipe a hard-drive? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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You can get offline maps in Windows 10, but what if you want offline maps on your mobile device and you’re using an Android device or an iPhone or iPad? No worries. It’s easy to download offline maps on those devices using Google Maps.

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It seems to happen more and more often. A retail store is breached and loses its customers credit card numbers. Use Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, or another smartphone payment solution and you’d be immune to these breaches.

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Playing soccer on flat ground? Psh, that’s so last year. In the high-adrenaline world of Rocket League, you play as a rocket-powered car that can jump, flip, and slide around the field while an oversized soccer ball is juggled between two goals and up to eight players at a time. There are many tips and tricks that players can use to master the game, but learning how to control your vehicle while it’s flailing through the air at high speed (otherwise known as an “aerial”) is where the true art of the League lies.

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Everyone probably best knows Siri as female and American, but what you may not realize is that you can actually change Siri to a male voice, and even give it a different accent, or language.

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In Word, the “Insert” key on the keyboard can be used to switch between Insert and Overtype modes. However, it can also be used as a shortcut key for inserting copied or cut content at the current cursor position.

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Thanks to Apple’s new HomeKit home automation system and the versatility of Siri, the iOS digital assistant, you can now combine the two with HomeKit-enabled lights and control your home lighting with your voice. Read on as we demonstrate with Philips’ new HomeKit-enabled Hue system.

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Microsoft made headlines when it stripped support for SafeDisc and SecuROM DRM from Windows 10 Recent security updates to Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 have also removed support for these DRM schemes from older versions of Windows.

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Google’s finally done it. Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes a new, iOS-style permission system for new apps. You can also manually revoke permissions from any app — even ones designed for old versions of Android.

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Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan protects system files and processes with a new feature named System Integrity Protection. SIP is a kernel-level feature that limits what the “root” account can do.

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Almost anyone knows how to make a “hidden” folder in Windows, but then again almost anyone knows how to make explorer show hidden folders. Let’s take a look at how to make a folder so hidden, only you will know its there.

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Apple’s HomeKit home control and automation system is largely plug, play, and enjoy but sometimes stubborn devices need a nudge to play nice. Read on as we show you how to reset both devices and the general HomeKit configuration.

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Instead of using the cut and copy commands, “Ctrl + X” and “Ctrl + V”, to move content, you can more quickly move text using fewer keystrokes. Any content, including text, graphics, and tables, can be moved using the “F2” key and the “Enter” key.

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Much ado has been made in recent years about being able to deposit checks to your bank accounts using your phone’s camera. It works well and is super convenient, so if your bank’s app offers this feature you may want to try it out.

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Disc images have become more useful than ever on modern PCs that often lack CD and DVD drives. Create ISO files and other types of disc images and you can “mount” them, accessing the virtual discs as if they were physical discs inserted into your computer.

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When your documents are mainly text only in nature, then it would seem like the file sizes for .docx and .pdf versions should be fairly similar when saved, but that is not always the case. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s questions about the large difference in file sizes.

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If you use Amazon wish lists, then you might have noticed they can become a little long and unwieldy as you add more and more stuff you want. Here is how to better manage them.

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Google Maps saves the history from places you’ve reviewed, dismissed suggestions to review, saved, shared, or searched for recently. However, you can delete specific items in the Maps app on your Android device, iPhone, or iPad.

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Android phones and tablets aren’t all kept up-to-date with the current version of Android. It’s often helpful to know which version of Android a specific phone or tablet is running so you can get help with something or determine whether a feature is present.

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Thanks the the proliferation of Apple Pay compatible terminals popping up at retailers all over it’s easier than ever to pay for your purchases with Apple Pay. While most people understand they can use their iPhone you can also use your Apple Watch for true on-the-wrist inconvenience. Read on as we show you how to set it up.

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YouTube is the great time-waster. It’s no secret that we all spend a great deal of time on it watching video after video. What you may not realize is that all those videos are kept in your history, which you can clear or pause.

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Microsoft Office 2016 has improved their collaboration features so multiple authors can work on a document in real time. You can share a document in OneDrive and view who is working on it, and even get a link to send others for easy access to the document.

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PCs don’t have to be power hogs, but they often are. High-powered desktops with gaming-focused dedicated graphics hardware are the most thirsty for energy, but older PCs are typically less energy-efficient than modern ones.

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No one likes to think about a hard-drive going bad much less experiencing trouble with one, but how do hard-drive diagnostic tools actually know if sectors are bad or not? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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Apple’s new Live Photos feature on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is really cool, but if you don’t want to share them as full Live Photos or just want them as stills, you can easily convert them in just a few steps.

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