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If you are new to working with Wi-Fi networks, then changes made by family or friends can leave you in a bad situation with no connection. So how do you get connected again? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a frustrated reader get connected to their Wi-Fi network once again.

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Among the many other announcements Apple recently made at its March 2015 event, was that they were dropping the price of their streaming Apple TV box by $30, from $99 to $69.

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Thermostats are just one of the many household items to get a smart upgrade in the recent push towards home automation and interconnectivity. Is it worth getting a smart thermostat though? Read on as we review the Nest Learning Thermostat and tell you what we think after three months of living with it.

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Hotel rooms still have televisions, and you can put them to use when traveling. Why use your laptop, smartphone, or tablet when you can watch thing son the bigger screen?

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Cloud services are all basically the same, upload your files, and they sync to other clients connected to it. Sometimes accidents still happen and the wrong files are deleted. Luckily, deleted files aren’t always gone forever.

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Want to keep an old Windows or Linux installation around without keeping the hardware around? Convert that physical Windows partition to a virtual hard drive, allowing you to boot it in a virtual machine program like VMware, Hyper-V, Parallels, or VirtualBox.

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Your Mac includes a built-in partition manager and disk management tool known as Disk Utility. It’s even accessible from Recovery Mode, so you can partition your Mac’s hard drive without any special bootable tools.

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Windows 8 offered support for restoring Windows 7 backups, but Microsoft removed this feature in Windows 8.1. There’s still a way to restore your files from Windows 7 backups on Windows 8.1 or 10, but it’ll take a bit more work.

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It’s a lesson many of us have learned the hard way. Yes, $100 is overpriced for a storage upgrade, but it’s still worth it. The most inexpensive models of smartphones, tablets, and laptops often have too little storage.

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If you’ve used OS X recently, you may have noticed tags now have a distinct presence in the Finder. Maybe you’re thinking, “huh? tags?” (it’s a fair response), but actually, tags are an excellent way to categorize, sort, and instantly find your important stuff.

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Microsoft recently announced that WIndows 10 would be a free upgrade even for computers without genuine copies of Windows. But, even though they’ll let you install Windows 10, you’ll just end up with a non-genuine copy of Windows 10 that continues to nag at you.

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Many iPhone users are surprised to find that the default settings for the Do Not Disturb mode aren’t all that conducive to being undisturbed. Read on as we walk you through the configuration process and highlight why you would want to use one setting over another (and how Do Not Disturb differs from using the physical mute switch on iOS devices).

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Ads are a part of life on the Internet, but when an unscrupulous extension starts purposely injecting ads into your browsing experience, then it is time to take action! Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a frustrated reader clean up his browsing experience.

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There’s so much stuff on the Internet, we hardly have time to read most of it. Suffice to say, it can be a distraction. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best ways you can save webpages to read later.

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When you set up Time Machine, your Mac wants to use an entire external drive exclusively for backups. Here’s how you can get around that and use a Time Machine drive both for backups and file storage.

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Any location in OS X has options to change its view. The best part is you can set each location to its own particular view based on a location’s contents or your personal preferences.

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When you delete sensitive files from your Dropbox account, you may think you’ve deleted them permanently. However, the files remain in a hidden cache folder on your hard drive for efficiency and emergency purposes that is cleared automatically every three days.

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Historically the only way to share app, book, music, and video purchases across iOS devices was to log onto every device with the same Apple account (an insecure and undesirable solution). Now you can easily share everything between family members with the Apple Family Sharing system.

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Verizon FIOS has a lot of great features, but their set-top boxes have one obnoxious flaw: Whenever you haven’t used them in a while, they load annoying widget ads that take forever to load and require exiting out of. Here’s how to disable them.

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If all incoming connections to your computer are being blocked, then how can you still receive data and/or have an active connection? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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If you use an iOS device then you know it’s a pretty complete system and works very well. But, you may have had problems opening compressed zip files, so we’ll talk today about how to best handle zip files on your iPhone or iPad.

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Surge protectors aren’t like diamonds. They have a definite lifespan. At some point, your surge protector will stop protecting your gear from power surges and become a dumb power strip.

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Homebrew is the most popular package manager for Mac OS X. Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew with support for quickly installing Mac applications like Google Chrome, VLC, and more. No more dragging and dropping applications!

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In case you hadn’t noticed recently, paying for stuff with your phone is becoming a pretty big deal. If you have an Android phone or Apple iPhone and a bank account, then you already have everything you need to pay with a tap.

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If you’re a prolific shutterbug you know what a hassle it is to constantly pull the SD card from your camera, plug it into your computer, and transfer the files to get to the snapshots you just took. Read on as we show you how to add Wi-Fi based photo transfer to your digital camera.

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