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How to take a screenshot on a Chromebook

Screenshots are a quick and easy way to save information or troubleshoot an issue.

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Back-to-school tech tips

The gang from CNET's The Fix get together to offer some tips for students heading back to school.

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Keep your laptop secure on campus

Learn how to prevent your laptop from being a target for thieves, and what precautions to take to improve your odds of recovering it in case it gets stolen.

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Getting started with NotesTab Pro note-taking app

This simple, cross-platform note-taking app works works with OS X, iOS, and Windows 8.

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9 tips every Windows user should know

It can be hard to transition to Windows 8.1 from an earlier version. These tips will help get you started with Window 8.1 and make your experience more enjoyable.

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How to disable App Nap system-wide on OS X Mavericks

A quick Terminal command can turn off App Nap, letting all of your apps run at their full capacity when hidden from view.

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ID music with your Mac with new Shazam app for OS X

The music identification and discovery app is now available as a free app for Macs.

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Add multiple time zones to your clock on Windows

Curious what time it is on the other side of the globe? Trying to avoid calling someone at an inconvenient hour? Add a quick reference clock to your Windows system tray to see times for three locations at once.

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Turn off color scheme warnings on Windows 7

Tired of seeing the alert for changing your color scheme when Windows 7 is low on memory?

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See who is using your Wi-Fi on Windows

​Whether it's a problem, or just a preventative measure, it's always a good idea to be aware of what devices are connecting to your home network.

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Free up disk space with Mac app Duplicate Zapper

Root out duplicate files to reclaim precious hard-drive space on your Mac.

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The buried Mac setting that can save your inkjet's color ink

The grayscale print option is hidden in Preview. I'll show you where to find it for Canon printers.

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