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That plan affords a modest amount of data, but it may be enough for some users. The question is, can you live with this carrier? Plus: Get Pandora Premium free for three months!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate</i> …

Tech Trends

10 easy ways to speed up Windows 10

Make your PC faster without installing an SSD.<p>If your formerly shiny, new Windows 10 PC has begun to lose some of its luster, there are ways to put a little pep back in its step. Here are some quick, easy ways to improve its performance without swapping out any hardware.<p>1. Go opaque<p>Windows 10's new …

Operating Systems

How to Stream Video to a TV from a Computer, Tablet or Phone

Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video may be the easiest ways to stream content, but they may not have exactly what you want to watch. If you’ve spent the …

Smart TV

This setting makes Chrome OS feel like more than a browser

Open as window, says me.<p>It can be difficult to multitask on a Chromebook when each time you launch an app, it opens as yet another tab in Chrome. Even when you aren't multitasking, this over-reliance on browser tabs can feel like a drag.<p>Thankfully, there is a way to make apps in Chrome OS open in …

Google

How to use a Chromebook: Tips, tricks and shortcuts

Curious about Google's alternative to a Windows laptop or a MacBook? You've come to the right place.<p>Kicking the tires on a Chromebook purchase? As a cheaper alternative to a Windows laptop or a MacBook, a Chromebook is an attractive option for budget buyers. The simplicity of Google's Chrome OS, …

Google

Adventure Camping Trailers & Outdoor Accessories

SylvanSport GO Easy<p>Ultralight Adventure Trailer<p>Welcome to the coolest new, Adventure-Utility Trailer on the market, The SylvanSport GO-Easy. The …

PIXEL for PC and Mac

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Raspberry Pi

New Windows 10 notifications will follow you everywhere

Here's what's happening in the Windows 10 action center.<p>Windows 10 is all about keeping your devices -- and your app and system notifications -- synced up. The main hub for all of this informative activity is the action center, which you can find by clicking on the small taskbar icon located to the …

Apps

How to disable the Windows 10 lock screen

Microsoft has made it much harder to get rid of the lock screen after the Anniversary Update. Here are your options.<p>Windows 10 is a universal operating system, which means it's designed for both touchscreens and non-touchscreens. But the lock screen -- which we first saw in Windows 8 -- is pretty …

Software

Customize your Windows 10 notifications

Get notified on your PC the way you want to (or not at all).<p>The Windows 10 notifications system is still a work in progress -- universal-ish app notifications that appear on your lock screen, on your desktop and in your action center. In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has added more …

Apps

How to get rid of ads on the Windows 10 lock screen

Microsoft wants to put ads everywhere! Here's how to take them off your lock screen.<p>Your Windows 10 lock screen is starting to look a little cluttered with notifications, spotlight feedback, Windows tips and Cortana. And now...ads?<p>Ads on your lock screen aren't a totally new thing -- we first saw …

Tomb Raider

20 Chromecast tips and tricks

The Chromecast is a simple device with seemingly very few features. However, there are some tricks up its sleeve you may not be aware of.<p>Google's Chromecast is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to wirelessly throw content from your phone, tablet or computer onto your television. While it …

Google

10 ways to customize the taskbar in Windows 10

How to get a sexy, streamlined taskbar.<p>We were all excited to get the Start menu back in Windows 10, and we wasted no time in customizing it to the best of our abilities.<p>But what about the poor, neglected taskbar, who never left us in the first place? Here's how to make the taskbar look pretty and …

Transparency

Is your Windows 10 user account an Administrator? Here's how to quickly find out

Before you can perform certain tasks with Windows 10, you need to be using an Administrator account.<p>Windows 10 has two types of user accounts: Standard and Administrator. Standard users can perform all common daily tasks, such as run programs, surf the Web, check email, stream movies and so on. …

6 ways to customize the Windows 10 lock and sign-in screens

Make your lock screen functional and your sign-in screen minimalist.<p>If you're a Windows 10 PC user -- like me -- you probably haven't put much thought into customizing the lock and sign-in screens. I run Windows 10 on a desktop, and the lock screen felt redundant so I simply turned it off. But …

Apps

How to customize the Windows 10 Start menu

Make the new Start menu look pretty.<p>Are you unimpressed with the Windows 10 Start menu? If you have yet to embrace its colorful tiles and menus, then you are missing out, especially if you have a Windows tablet or touchscreen laptop. With a bit of customization, you can form the Start menu into …

Windows Apps

How to use Spotify: Building your library, downloading music and more

There's a lot going on in Spotify's app. Here's what you need to know.<p>Spotify is confusing.<p>I'm a three-year veteran and still stumble upon features that have probably been there all along. (Song queue, anyone?) Spotify's app makes me feel like I'm at Costco, looking for a giant block of cheese, but …

Apps

Make sure your online accounts get deleted when you die

How to really protect your digital legacy.<p>Not everyone wants to leave this earth with their online accounts being managed by relatives and next-of-kin, or just floating around on the Internet forever. If you're the kind of person who likes your privacy -- even in death -- you should probably make …

Internet

How to prepare for your digital afterlife

Make sure your accounts end up in the right hands when you die.<p>You're probably not going to die any time soon (knock on wood), but it's never a bad idea to prepare for the worst. Your will may take care of who gets your car when you pass away, but what about who gets your Facebook account? Or who's …

Internet

The most important Canadian charts to watch in 2016

From employment and trade to energy and deficits, here are 50 charts picked by Canada’s brightest minds to help you understand the economy in the …

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Windows 10

Why the Canadian dollar won’t stop at 74¢. (In fact, it didn’t)

Lousy managers come in all shapes and sizes, with different traits.<p>But what they all have in common is that they’re “bad freakin’ bosses,” as Second City Works so eloquently puts it.<p>Second City Works, the B2B arm of the famous comedy group, has produced a report unlike most studies that make the …