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How To Find Windows Media Player in Windows 8.1 [gallery]

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Yes, Virginia, Windows Media Player still lives. Here's Brian Burgess with the easiest way to find WMP in Windows 8.1 -- and set it as your default. Find a short review on the Xbox Music player here, too. That's where WMP is hidden. Now you know ... How To Gallery.
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How To Enable Multifactor Authentication in LastPass [gallery]

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First, NSA. Now, Heartbleed. It's time to enable two-factor or multifactor authentication in LastPass, Google or other systems you use. Here's how. And why.
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Heartbleed Detectors for Android, Apple iOS, Windows Phone

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There’s a lot of concern about the Heartbleed bug using your computer. But what about mobile devices? Here's how to keep your device safe while on the go.
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Protect Yourself from Heartbleed (How To gallery, guide)

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Changed your passwords? Check. Now here's how to protect yourself from Heartbleed -- in every way. How To guide/analysis.
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Here’s What’s New in Windows 8.1 Update (gallery tour)

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On the same day it halted support of Windows XP, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update. Here's what's new -- a gallery tour showing what's changed and what still needs fixed. Brian Burgess reports.
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Amazon Fire TV First Look: Hands-On Review

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Our Brian Burgess provides an Amazon Fire TV first look. Check out this hands-on review.
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Sleep! How To Make Windows Stay Asleep All Night Long (tip)

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A cat jostles your mouse or keyboard and, boom, your sleeping Windows PC wakes up and stays up. Here's How To make Windows stay asleep all night long. The latest How To tip from Brian Burgess.
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How To: Hide Apple TV Channels You Never Use

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Apple TV set top box users, you'll like this. Clean up that messy UI. Here's a sneaky tip for How To hide Apple TV channels you never use from Brian Burgess. Easy.
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How To Make Windows 8.1 Slide to Shutdown Like Windows Phone

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It's easy to add the Slide to Shutdown capability you have in Windows Phone to Windows 8.1. All you need to do is move a few files. Here's how.
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Windows 8.1 Update 1: What to Expect (gallery)

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Our Brian Burgess previews Windows 8.1 Update 1. Here's what it's got. And what it's missing.
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How To Use Chrome to Download Facebook Videos

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Here's How To use Google Chrome to download Facebook video and video mash ups the manual way. How To gallery.
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How to Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 (gallery)

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In advance of the Windows 8.1 upgrade coming soon, definitely update Windows 8 first. Then do the upgrade to 8.1. Here's how to do both. Gallery.
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How to Install Dropbox On Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets (gallery)

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You don't need to root your Amazon Kindle Fire to install Dropbox or other apps not on Amazon Appstore. It's easy just to sideload them. Step-by-step instructions on how to install Dropbox on Amazon Kindle Fire HD, HDX and gen one tablets here ...
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How To Make Microsoft Word 2013 Publish to Blogs — Easily ( gallery)

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The latest from our Brian Burgess. Here's the Microsoft Word 2013 Publish to Blog ultimate guide -- made easy. How To Gallery.
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Windows Experience Index: Utilities That Bring It Back in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft removed the handy Windows Experience index utility in Windows 8.1. Here are three utilities that bring the functionality back. How To gallery.
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How To Install the Amazon Appstore on Android — and Why

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Here's how to install Amazon Appstore on Android. There's a good reason to do it. How To gallery.
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Apple iOS 7: How to Enable Five Key Privacy Settings in Safari (gallery)

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Got a new Apple iOS 7-based Apple iPad, iPad Mini or iPhone? Make sure you've set all your privacy settings in Safari. Here's a quick and dirty guide ...
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Log In Much? Windows 8.1 Tips for Faster, Safer Access

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Logging in to Windows has always been tedious. Here are more Windows 8.1 tips from our Brian Burgess to help you set your system for faster, safer access. How To gallery.
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How to Add the Hibernate Option to the Windows 8.1 Power Button

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Microsoft has made Windows 8.1 easier to shut down, but there still a glaring omission -- the absence of the Hibernate option. Here's how you get it back.
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Apple iOS 7: How To Secure Your Apple iPad and iPhone Now

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Keeping your Apple iPhone and Apple iPad secure is a must. Here's a rundown of Apple iOS 7 security features and how to use them right away. Step by step How To Gallery roundup.
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