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The surprising benefits of a liberal arts degree for a tech career

A "useless" liberal arts concentration could make you stand out in an IT career

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Free course: Learn basic Cisco networking

In partnership with tech training provider PluralSight, we are offering a free online course on CCNA routing and VLANs.

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How to turn on System Restore in Windows 10 to protect against bad updates

Worried about a bad update borking your Windows 10 system? Turn on System Restore so you can roll back to a pre-update state.

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Windows 10 tips for small tablets

Installing and running Windows 10 on small tablets can be tricky....

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IBM Watson analyzes your personality based on your emails or other writing

No need to pay for psychoanalysis when IBM's cognitive system will tell you the type of person you are

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Killing Cortana: How to disable Windows 10's info-hungry digital assistant

Cortana, Microsoft's supremely useful digital assistant, is a highlight Windows 10 feature—but not everyone will appreciate the amount of personal information she demands to be helpful. Here's how to disable Cortana in Windows 10.

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How to create a Windows 10 virtual machine in VirtualBox

Use a Windows 10 ISO file to create a VirtualBox VM...

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How to uninstall programs and apps in Windows 10

You can still use the Control Panel, but there are also options to uninstall from the Start menu and the Settings app.

How to manually install bookmarklets in Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 comes with a new browser: Microsoft Edge, but it doesn't support extensions or bookmarklets. Here's a work-around for the second problem.

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7 essential SQL Server security tips

How to protect your database from SQL injection, data theft, rogue users, and well-meaning meddlers without tying your environment in knots.

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How to move to DevOps to drive open networks

It’s time to re-examine traditional IT organizational structures and move toward a cloud-oriented, DevOps-based model. This transformation will be challenging, take time and impact the way networks are built and managed. Here are some...

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While you're waiting for your free Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft is slowly rolling out Windows 10. If you haven't gotten the upgrade notification yet, here's what to do while waiting in line

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15 marketing experts to follow on social media

Sharing helpful content marketing, search engine marketing and/or social media marketing tips, as well as information about the latest digital marketing trends, these 15 marketing pros are worth following.

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How to install Windows 10 on your PC

We'll walk you what you'll need to do to upgrade to Windows 10.

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10 things you should know about upgrading to Windows 10

Here's the inside info on upgrading to Windows 10 on your PC -- because the upgrade is not as simple as you might think.

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5 must-know Windows 10 tips and tricks

Dive right into some of Windows 10's coolest new features with these tips for the Start menu, Cortana, virtual desktops and more.

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How to maximize your first 30 minutes with Windows 10

So you finally have Windows 10 on your PC. What do you do with it? Join our guided tour.

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Microsoft's 14-page guide to what's new in Windows 10

Microsoft highlights the new OS's key features in this Windows 10 Quick Guide

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