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How to Create a Website

Need to establish an online presence for yourself or your business but have no idea where to start? This primer will teach you how to create a website—small or large—in no time flat.

By Eric Griffith  & Jeffrey L. Wilson

Help, My Laptop Battery Is Swollen! Now What?

Laptops are lasting longer than ever, and as a result, batteries swelling from age and overuse are an increasingly common problem. If you're dealing with a bulging battery, here's help.

By Chance Townsend

How to Carry Your Vaccination Card on Your Phone

The Pfizer vaccine is now FDA-approved, but with Delta surging, you may have to pull out proof of vaccination. The official vaccine card doesn't fit easily in a wallet, though. Here's how to keep it handy on your phone.

By Chandra Steele

How to Stop Images From Automatically Downloading in Emails

If you're worried about tracking pixels from email images compromising your privacy and security, here's how to disable automatic image loading in Gmail, Outlook, and Apple Mail.

By Jason Cohen

How to Enable Dark Mode in Windows 11

Need to turn down the lights on Windows 11? Here's how to turn on system-wide dark mode or set color themes for specific elements in Microsoft's newest OS.

By Jason Cohen

What to Do When Your Printer Won't Print

Having printer problems? Whether it's a software or hardware issue, here's how to troubleshoot your printer.

By Whitson Gordon

Lessons to Learn: 11 Practical Tips for Successful Schooling at Home

Millions of kids are likely spending at least some of the upcoming school year learning at home. Our tips can help families adapt to the challenge of pandemic-era schooling and succeed in the new educational reality.

By Jill Duffy

How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive

Google Drive may not let you encrypt individual Google Docs, but there are still ways to protect your security and privacy. Here's how to keep your Docs from prying eyes.

By Whitson Gordon

5 Factors You Need To Consider Before Choosing a Web Host

It's not just about uptime. Check out these key factors when considering your company's next web host.

By Oliver Rist

How to Pick the Best Video Streaming Services for Your Budget

Ditching cable for video streaming services gives you more freedom to choose what you want to watch, and it can save you money. The question is, what can you afford? We pick the best services for every budget and audience.

By Ben Moore

Protect Yourself From Abuse: How to Find and Remove Stalkerware on Your Phone and PC

Obsessed exes turning into stalkers is nothing new. But with stalkerware, they can also turn your phones and PCs into listening devices that report everything you do. Don't worry: You can protect yourself against this insidious malware. We’ll show you how.

By Kim Key

How to Choose the Right Game Controller for Your PC

Different controllers offer different levels of appeal, depending on your budget and taste. We'll help you pick the right controller from the many available for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and PC.

By Will Greenwald

Get More Done: Try These 10 Simple Tips for Better To-Do Lists

Want to make progress in your daily tasks? A smartly managed to-do list can make all the difference. These quick tips will set you up for success.

By Jill Duffy

How to Review and Delete Your Alexa History

Want to review what you've asked Alexa, delete the more embarrassing queries, or tell Amazon to stop listening to your recordings? Here's how to do it.

By Chloe Albanesius

How to Set Up Multiple Echo Devices and Enable Multi-Room Music Playback

You can set up and manage several Amazon Echo devices in your household and even play the same music on multiple Alexa devices at the same time. Here's how.

By Lance Whitney

The Best iPad Tips and Tricks: How to Conquer iPadOS

Apple's tablet may seem like a super-sized iPhone, but it has unique features even the most seasoned iOS veteran must learn. Here are the top hidden iPad features to know.

By Eric Griffith

Running Out of Storage? Clean Up Apple Messages to Free Up Space

Don't let videos, photos, GIFs, and stickers buried in text messages fill up your Apple devices' storage. Our guide shows you how to dig them out of the Messages app on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

By Jill Duffy

What to Do If Your Phone Won't Turn On

Has your phone stopped turning on? Here are some troubleshooting tips that can help you get your iPhone or Android device running again.

By Whitson Gordon

How to Stop Your Computer From Randomly Waking Up From Sleep Mode

If your computer keeps waking up from sleep mode, there may be a few settings you can tweak to fix the problem. Here's how to make sure your computer stays asleep.

By Whitson Gordon

How to Manage Virtual Desktops in Windows 11

The virtual desktops feature gets a makeover in Windows 11. Here's how to organize and customize them in Microsoft's next-gen OS.

By Jason Cohen