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Tech Education Series: How to Uninstall Unused Programs

One of the common culprits behind a slow computer are unused programs running in the background, using up valuable resources. Take back your PC power by finding the programs slowing you down and getting rid of them, or at least shutting them down. We've compiled a few easy steps to help you

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Assist by AOL's Know Your Hotkeys Guide

With the amount of time we spend on our computers, every little second counts. Thankfully, computer manufacturers have made shortcuts to help you save time and effort. The tech experts at Assist by AOL pulled together this helpful cheat sheet with some of the most popular hotkeys (a combination of

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Tech Education Series: Setting Up a Secure Wireless Network

Setting up a wireless network is fairly easy, but if you're not aware of the right security measures to put in place, you could be setting yourself up for hackers to steal any data you send over your network, including passwords, credit card information and other personal information. Setting up a

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School is Over and it's Time to Spruce Up Your PC!

Having a clean space -- whether it's your house, car, desk or garage -- makes an impact on your daily life, reducing stress and saving time. And when it comes to your computer, keeping things neat and tidy is even more important because it directly affects how fast and productively your computer

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Father's Day Gift Guide

Whether your dad keeps up with the latest technology or acts like it's still the 1950's, there's something on this list that he'll love. Finding the perfect Father's Day gift can be a daunting task, especially if your dad is like mine and insists that he doesn't need anything. Who better to

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Beware! Is Someone Watching You?

Isn't it annoying when you open your laptop on a plane and the nosy stranger sitting next to you peers at your screen? That's the least of your worries. Connecting your laptop to a plane's WiFi is just like connecting to a public WiFi hotspot and poses some very real security risks. Like what?

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Dads and Grads: The Perfect Gift for Both

It's that time of year again: Gift-buying season for dads and grads. We lump them together because they rhyme. Really!?! Face it, buying gifts for your father or that recent high school or college graduate is hard. But trust us on this. Dad does not want another tie. And your favorite grad doesn't

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The Worst Passwords You Could Choose (And How to Avoid Them)

Data breaches were abundant last year, forcing us all to take a look at our own security measures for the many devices and online accounts we use. One of the best ways to help secure your personal data and identity involves creating strong, secure passwords. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, as

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