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Sick of NBC's vapid Olympics coverage? Use a VPN and you can watch the BBC's coverage instead

How to use a VPN to watch the Olympics online via a foreign broadcaster, and avoid the vapid banter of NBC's games coverage.

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Best VPN services of 2018: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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Can you free yourself from captive.apple.com?

There's only one way to avoid the captive.apple.com portal page that appears when you connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot.

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What to do when a scam site takes over your Safari homepage

The fix is somewhat drastic, but it's easy and quick to perform.

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How to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve from any device

You can track Santa's annual Christmas Eve journey on your PC, mobile device, or even social networks and search engines.

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FCC votes to kill net neutrality in an unsurprising move. What happens now?

The FCC has voted to kill its own net neutrality rules in a 3-2 vote along party lines. Here's what will likely happen next.

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Is there a drawback to using Wi-Fi Calling on an iPhone?

An iPhone can route “cell” calls over a Wi-Fi network. Should you use it?

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macOS High Sierra: How to turn off website tracking in Safari 11

Safarii 11 uses Intelligent Tracking Prevention to stop websites from doing cross-site tracking of your web activities.

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Need some time away from Facebook? Sick of its privacy issues? You can deactivate—or outright delete—your account if you know where to look.

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The fear and fantasy of broadband price hikes

Will higher internet prices make cord cutting futile? Here’s some perspective.

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macOS High Sierra: How to use Reader mode in Safari 11

Want to visit websites without annoying ads, videos, and other distractions? Safari's Reader mode is the way to go.

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PayPal is offering a free one-year ShopRunner membership right now

Normally $80 for a year, ShopRunner provides free two-day shipping and free returns for online stores like Newegg, MacMall, and Staples—which should come in handy during the holiday shopping season.

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How to stop spam emails from reaching your inbox

Spam emails can be controlled if you follow these tips. You'll soon have an inbox with the clutter under control.

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Google Chrome will start blocking noisy autoplay videos in January

Google Chrome is taking aim at those annoying autoplay videos spreading across the web.

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Adobe Flash will die by 2020, Adobe and browser makers say

Adobe plans to phase out its venerable Flash Player by 2020, and browser makers will act even faster to get rid of it.

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