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How to stay safe online: CNET’s security checklist

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Especially when it comes to your personal information. Keeping your info secure online requires you to take more time and care, but what you lose in moments you’ll surely make up in peace of mind. Follow the steps below to increase your …

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Five camera tips for the HTC One M9

HTC spent a lot of time with the previous iterations of the One lineup, touting its UltraPixel camera as superior to those in competing devices. With the M9, however, HTC has finally conceded to critics and added a 20-megapixel camera to the device. On top of hardware changes, there are …

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YouTube tips we bet you didn’t know

It’s easy to spend hours watching YouTube videos about, well, pretty much anything. Using your mouse to adjust a setting isn’t exactly slow, but in some cases, the keyboard shortcuts are much faster. Here is a list of the best YouTube keyboard shortcuts you should start using right now: These …

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Getting started with Microsoft Office Lens

Last week, Microsoft unveiled a new version of Office Lens, a free mobile scanning app that was previously limited to Windows Phone devices. Now it’s available for iOS as well, with a Preview version available for Android users who wish to beta-test it. The idea behind Office Lens is to …

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How to enable Netflix God Mode to see more content

Netflix users, are you tired of scrolling left and right on your PC to find a movie or TV show you want to watch? A new bookmarklet for your browser puts an end to all that scrolling. Created by a developer named Renan Cakirerk, the bookmarklet turns on what he …

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What you can do with the new MacBook’s Force Touch trackpad

Apple announced a new MacBook at its Spring Forward event, a 12-inch model that sits between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines. In addition to new internals — a fifth-generation Intel Core M processor, an individual LED backlight for every key, and a fanless design — the new MacBook …

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Three things you should know about USB Type-C

Whether you’re excited about today’s news from the Apple event, or you are looking toward the future of USB technology, there’s a handful of exciting new features packed in this tiny cable. The MacBook is the first notebook to use the connection, but it’s likely we’ll see many other devices …

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Avoid message trackers in Gmail

Read receipts are useful when you’re talking to friends on an IM client and each party wants to know if their message was seen. However, you may not want this same feature to work in your Gmail. Many marketing companies are using trackers in their promotional email to learn whether …

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How to watch March Madness (even without cable)

It’s that time of the year again. The time when Internet speeds begin to slow and productivity dips. Yup, it’s March Madness time. Millions of people will tune in online and over-the-air to watch the best college basketball teams in the nation go head-to-head. There’s a total of 67 games, …

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7 things to consider before canceling cable

1. There isn’t one perfect alternative. One of the biggest problems with traditional cable subscriptions is bundling — you have no choice but to pay for dozens of channels you never watch just to get the few you want. The ideal alternative would allow you to pick and choose just …

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