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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

How to easily convert your old DVDs into digital files you can watch anywhere

Ever wanted to watch a movie but didn't want to bring the DVDs with you on a trip? If you convert your DVDs into movie files, you could easily store your collection and access them anytime on your computer. (Sponsored post.)

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Amazon offers gift cards, shipping refunds for late deliveries

The company blames delivery companies for the delays

How to extend the life of your devices

All devices have a finite life. And the more you abuse them, they quicker they die. These helpful tips will help you squeeze every last minute out of your precious devices.

What your manufacturer’s warranty doesn't cover

Many issues are covered under standard warranty, but you might be surprised what isn't. Here's a look at the most common problems faced by common electronics, and whether or not your warranty has you covered.

Five signs your laptop is dying, and what to do about it

How to diagnose the five most common symptoms of laptop failure, and what you can do to prevent catastrophe.

Repairing your iPhone: DIY or hire a pro?

When damage to your iPhone isn't covered by your warranty, what's the best course of action? Here are the most common complaints and a run-down on how to handle them.