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Why is my laptop hot? How to troubleshoot and cool down an overheated laptop

There are several ways you can try to cool down an overheated laptop. AleksandarNakic/Getty Images Laptops can feel hot or warm for a variety of reasons.  Diagnosing the problem isn't exactly clear-cut, so you may need to try various troubleshooting techniques.  A hot laptop isn't usually indicative of any problems; the most common issue is a dust-filled fan.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Almost every laptop owner has experienced this: You are working o...
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How to set a Spotify song as an alarm on Android and wake up to your favorite music

It's easy to set any Spotify song as an alarm on your Android. AfricaImages/Getty Images You can set a Spotify song as your alarm on an Android device in a few quick steps. You need to download both Spotify and Google's Clock app for the feature to work. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. To set a Spotify song as your alarm on your Android mobile device, you need two separate apps. The first, obviously, is Spotify. The second app — the alarm clock — is Go...
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How to see the edit history for cells in Google Sheets and spot changes or mistakes in a spreadsheet

Google Sheets allows users to view the edit history of their whole file and single cells. damircudic/Getty Images You can see the edit history for cells in Google Sheets to track changes and help prevent mistakes in a spreadsheet. The feature is useful for collaborative work or for people who use the same spreadsheet frequently and need to update data. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of Google Workspace's best features across its product suite is its e...
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Why is my computer fan so loud? 5 ways to troubleshoot a noisy computer

There are severals ways you can troubleshoot a computer fan if it's loud. Bloom Productions/Getty Images Computer fans can run loudly depending on your computer's specifications, what the computer's used for, and how much it's used. There are several different troubleshooting methods you could use to deal with a loud computer fan. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. As a computer endures use, its fans may begin to work overtime and produce a loud noise. Th...
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How to raise a hand in Google Meet to help prevent people from talking over each other in a meeting

Raising your hand in Google Meet helps the moderator know you'd like to speak. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images The Raise Hand feature on Google Meet allows members to participate in the discussion in a controlled fashion. Only certain versions of Google Meet have the Raise Hand feature enabled. The moderator of the meeting can lower participants' hands once they are raised. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Meet has recently gained prominence as a c...
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How to archive a Google Classroom on a computer or mobile device when you no longer actively need it

Teachers using Google Classroom have the ability to archive, restore, and permanently delete courses. SOPA Images/Getty Images You can archive a class in Google Classroom on desktop and mobile using the Archive function in the Settings menu.  When you archive a Google Classroom, everything in the class will be preserved, but it won't appear on your Classes page and students can't unenroll from it.  You can also restore or permanently delete your Google Classroom on desktop and mobile. Visi...
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What are Chrome Actions? How to use Google Chrome's address bar shortcuts to update passwords or payment methods, delete search history, and more

You can use Chrome Actions shortcuts to easily navigate to certain browser settings. Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Chrome Actions allow users to type commands in their Google Chrome browser's address box and trigger a specific settings action in a single step. Chrome launched the Actions feature — a collection of navigation-bar-based shortcuts — as part of its version 87 update. Chrome Actions is currently available to Chromebook users and is rolling out to all browser users over...
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How to stop Google from tracking you on any device

Though Google tracking can be useful, it can also be turned off, for the most part. Westend61/Getty Images You can stop Google from tracking some aspects of your online activity by changing your Google Account settings. Google tracks many details about you whenever you use your Google account on your computer, laptop, tablet, and phone. Here's how to stop Google from tracking your web activity, location, YouTube history, and more.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more s...
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How to repost a video on Instagram to your Story or Profile in 3 ways

It's easy to repost a video on Instagram. Shutterstock/NARAPIROM You can repost a video on Instagram from another user in several ways, using the official Instagram app, a screen recording, or a third-party app. To repost a video to your Instagram Story, tap the paper plane icon underneath the video post you want to share. There's no built-in way to repost Instagram videos to your profile — you'll need to make a screen recording of it, or use a third-party app like Repost. Make sure yo...
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How to get Google to crawl your Google Site or other websites and improve your search performance

When Google crawls your website, it catalogues any updates, ensuring your site appears in all relevant search results. mihailomilovanovic/Getty Images To get Google to crawl your Google Site or personal website after you've updated it, you'll need to submit a request. Crawling captures and indexes a site at a particular point in time — ensuring that search engines have the most current version of your site. Google may take a few weeks to crawl your site, but you can check on the status usi...
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How to embed a YouTube video in Google Slides in 4 simple steps to make your slideshow presentations more engaging

It's easy to embed a YouTube video in Google Slides to make for a better presentation. Shutterstock You can embed a YouTube video in Google Slides to make a slideshow more informative and entertaining.  You can find a YouTube video to embed within Google Slides by typing its title into the "Insert video" search box or pasting its URL into the box.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Slideshows have a reputation for being somewhat uninspired. While they ar...
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How to stop Google from tracking your computer and limit its data collection of your online history

There are several ways you can disable or limit how Google tracks you. Alain Jocard/Getty Images You can stop Google from tracking your computer by going to your Google Account page and turning off Web & App Activity and Location Services.  Google tracks your activity and location on any device when you're signed into Google.  If you force Google to stop tracking you, you'll lose Google's ability to personalize its services based on your web behavior and location.   Visit Business Insider'...
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How to create a Wikipedia page for a person, place, company, or any notable topic

Wikipedia makes it easy for an individual or business to build a page with the article wizard. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Anyone can sign up for a Wikipedia account and create a unique article or contribute to an existing one. Wikipedia has notability and core content requirements it considers before allowing a page to be published, such as the subject's history of publication in legitimate sources.  To help you create a Wikipedia page, the website provides a helpful widget to ...
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How to stop Google from tracking your Android's location

There are several ways to stop Google's location tracking on an Android. Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider You can stop Google from tracking your Android device by disabling Google's "Location History" option, or by disabling specific apps. Google tracks your Android's location at all times by default, and uses that information to give you traffic information, browsing recommendations, and more. Turning off location tracking may cause certain apps to stop working. Visit Business ...
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What is Google Sites? How to use the free website-building tool

Google Sites offers an easy-to-use interface for creating simple websites. Willie B. Thomas/Getty Images Google Sites is a free website builder from Google. You can create websites with collaborators by giving another Google user edit access. Google Sites are compatible with other Google services like Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Sites is Google's free and easy-to-use website building tool.While the look or feel of Googl...
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How to edit a Google Site and customize your website's appearance

Google Sites makes it easy to design your own website. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images You can edit a Google Site to customize its appearance. Google Sites allows you to add text, images, hyperlinks, YouTube videos, and more to your webpage. You can also add charts, sheets, documents, and slideshows from your Google Drive. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Sites is a free tool to make your own website without the help of a developer.You can start from s...
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How to post a story on your LinkedIn profile using the mobile app

It's easy to post a temporary story to LinkedIn. Peter Cade/Getty Images You can post a LinkedIn story to your profile as a temporary post similar to Instagram stories or Twitter fleets. To post LinkedIn stories, tap the "Your story" button in the stories section at the top of your mobile app, or tap "Share a story" in the Post menu.  To create your story, you can combine a photo or video with text and stickers, then tap "Share story." Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library fo...
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How to stop Google from tracking your iPhone's location

You can stop Google from tracking your iPhone by disabling certain app features. d3sign/Getty Images You can stop Google from tracking your iPhone by disabling the "Location History" setting. Google apps that you download onto your iPhone track your location to give you real-time traffic information, location tags for your photos, and other features.  Many iPhone apps also have their own location settings, which you can enable or disable individually. Visit Business Insider's Tech Referenc...
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How to recover deleted text messages on Android, and why you should back up your phone on Google Drive

Marko Geber/Getty Images Recovering deleted text messages on Android is a bit difficult. The best strategy is to plan ahead and allow Google Drive to regularly back up your phone.  Here are the most effective strategies for recovering deleted text messages.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Losing any kind of important data on your Android can be gut-wrenching. Accidentally deleting text messages is especially onerous because your phone has no trash can or...
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How to delete a Google Site if you no longer need the website active, or restore a deleted site

It's easy to delete a Google Site you've created, or restore a site you've deleted. Yiu Yu Hoi/Getty Images You can delete a Google Site in a few simple clicks.  Deleted Google Sites can be restored within 30 days. You can delete and restore both new and classic Google Sites. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Sites is an easy-to-use DIY website building tool.With templates for portfolios, projects, events and more, you can use Google Sites...
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How to create a Google Site and easily publish your own custom website

Google Sites makes it easy to create your own website. Westend61/Getty Images You can create a Google Site for personal or business use simply by heading to the Google Sites website. When you create your Google Site, you'll be offered templates to help you bring your site to life, even if you lack web-building skills. Before you publish the Google Site, you'll be asked to choose its URL, or input a URL that you already own. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. ...
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How to turn off cellular data on an Android device in 3 ways and avoid hitting your data limit

Turning off cellular data can be helpful when you're traveling and want to prevent extra fees. South_agency/Getty Images You can turn off cellular data on an Android device to avoid hitting your data cap. You can swipe down from the top of the screen and disable cellular data with a single tap. If you prefer, you can disable data for specific apps, such as streaming video apps that use a lot of data.   Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to the ubiq...
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What is Chromium? A guide to Google's open-source software project, which runs some of the world's most popular internet browsers

This computer is running Microsoft Edge, a Chromium-based browser. Microsoft Chromium is an important piece of software that helps run some of the most popular internet browsers in the world, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. You can also download Chromium and use it as its own internet browser, but it's not stable and is missing many of the features present in modern browsers. Chromium is open-source, meaning that anyone can take the software and make their own program using it....
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How to enable long videos on your YouTube account to post videos that exceed the 15-minute limit

When you verify your Google Account, you can upload videos to YouTube that are longer than 15 minutes. Marco_Piunti/Getty Images You can enable long videos on YouTube by verifying your Google Account to upload videos longer than 15 minutes.  By default, YouTube limits you to uploading and publishing videos that are under 15 minutes in length.  On a desktop, you can go directly to Google's account verification page, but on your iPhone or Android device Google lets you verify your account wh...
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How to cancel your CBS All Access streaming subscription

You'll have to cancel CBS All Access from a web browser. Christina Reichl Photography/Getty Images You can cancel a CBS All Access subscription with just a few clicks on the streaming service's website. CBS All Access is a subscription streaming service that costs $5.99 per month for video streaming with commercials or $9.99 per month for commercial-free access to CBS' on-demand video content. When you cancel, CBS might offer you a month of free service to entice you to keep subscribin...
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What is Zoom? A comprehensive guide to the wildly popular video-chatting service for computers and smartphones

Zoom is one of the most popular video-chatting apps around today. FS Productions/Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Even if you don't work from home, you've probably heard of Zoom.In light of the coronavirus crisis, the videoconferencing app has become the standard for connecting with others face-to-face virtually in both business and personal settings.Zoom is now the video communication platform of choice for federal governments, tech startups, religious communities, and of c...
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How to find the serial number for any iPhone, even if you've lost the phone or it won't turn on

You can the serial number on an iPhone in a few different ways. Reuters For most models of iPhone, figuring out how to find the serial number is as simple as opening the Settings app. For older models, it's on the SIM tray or the back of the phone. If you can't turn on your iPhone, you can also get the serial number from the Apple ID web page, or another iOS device using the same Apple ID. If you saved the original packaging, you can also find the iPhone's serial number on the barcode sti...
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How to video chat on Instagram with up to 6 people through the direct-messaging feature

It's easy to video chat on Instagram with up to six people through direct messaging. Shutterstock You can video chat on Instagram through the direct-messaging feature.  It's easy to video chat with one person or a group of people by going to your existing direct messages on Instagram — but you are limited to six people at a time. Here's what you need to know to video chat on Instagram.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Though not everyone is aware of it...
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How to use the 'raise hand' feature in Zoom to notify the meeting host that you'd like to speak

You can use the "Raise Hand" function in Zoom to let the host know that you have input for the meeting. Shutterstock You can virtually raise your hand during a Zoom call to signal that you have a question, comment, or just need to be acknowledged. To raise your hand in Zoom's desktop app, click the "Raise Hand" button in the "Participants" tab. In the mobile app, you can raise your hand by tapping the "Raise Hand" option in the "More" tab. If you later change your mind about raising your h...
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How to hide comments on Instagram Live in 5 simple steps

It's easy to hide comments on Instagram live to share content with your followers more comfortably. happydancing/Shutterstock You can hide comments on Instagram Live by tapping the three dots at the bottom-left and selecting "Turn Off Commenting."  You can always turn Instagram Live comments back on by tapping the dots again and choosing "Turn On Commenting." Once you turn off commenting, any comments that have already been sent will be erased. This story is part of Business Insider's ...
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