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What is Wikipedia? Here's what you should know about the crowd-sourced and openly edited online encyclopedia

Wikipedia is an open-source, openly edited online encyclopedia created in 2001. Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia featuring openly editable content created and sourced by users from around the world.  Wikipedia is a volunteer service, powered and maintained by a full-time staff and thousands of contributors who work for free.   Many facts on Wikipedia are supported by cited sources; however, Wikipedia is not considered reliable for research...
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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 set up and use iMessage on a Mac computer, and sync it with your iPhone or iPad using iCloud

It's easy to set up iMessage on a Mac to send and receive messages from your computer. Aleksey Khilko/Shutterstock After a short set up, it's easy to send and receive iMessages straight from your Mac computer, instead of having to use your iPhone or iPad. We recommend you set up iCloud message sharing between your Mac and iPhone so no data is lost, and you can be sure you're responding to the most recent message. Syncing your iMessages to iCloud also allows you to download them to a n...
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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...
Tags: Google, Trends, Google Search, Google Analytics, Websites, Google Search Console, Crawling, Tech Insider, Google Sites, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Vivian McCall Business Insider, Vivian McCall


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...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Google Docs, Youtube Video, Google Slides, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino Business Insider, Devon Delfino


How to right-click on a Mac computer in three different ways

There are a few different ways to right click on a Mac computer. Apple You can right-click on a Mac computer by using the control button, two-finger tapping your trackpad, or connecting an external mouse to your device. The right-click function on a Mac can be used to bring up menus, copy and paste text, save or delete files, customize your view, and more. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When the first Apple computer that used a mouse came out, a feature c...
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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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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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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 does a Ring doorbell work? What you need to know about the video home-security device

The Ring doorbell is one of the most popular home-security devices on the market. BrandonKleinVideo/Shutterstock The Ring doorbell works by allowing you to see who's at your door whenever there's motion detected, even if you're not home. You can see what's happening through the Ring app on your phone and speak through the doorbell. The app also has several other useful features to make your home more secure. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You've probably ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Alexa, Ring, Smart Home Devices, Tech Insider, Alexa Read, Facebook Portal, Ring Camera, Google Home Hub, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Melanie Weir


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...
Tags: Iphone, Google Chrome, Google, Trends, Location Tracking, Google Maps, Google Apps, Google Account, Dave Johnson, Location Data, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


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...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Drive, Trends, Backups, Text Messaging, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Recover, Android Messages, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To


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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What is a Force Touch trackpad? Here's how to use the MacBook tool

The Force Touch Trackpad gives MacBook users extra control features. Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images The Force Touch trackpad allows you to Force click, a tool that unlocks new functions for your MacBook depending on what you click. You can look up words, fast forward and rewind, see previews, and more with Force Touch. You can customize your Force Touch trackpad in System Preferences. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Your MacBook's Force Tou...
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How to reset your Ring doorbell or remove it from your account

It's easy to reset your Ring doorbell from the device itself or the Ring mobile app. Ring You can reset your Ring doorbell using a button found on the device itself, if it's experiencing bugs like bad Wi-Fi connectivity or lack of night vision.  You can also reset the registration of the doorbell, if you want to give it away or sell it, using the Ring app. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Ring doorbell has revolutionized the way people see home secu...
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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...
Tags: Android, Samsung, Trends, Data, Wifi, Data Caps, Cellular Data, Wi Fi, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Airplane Mode, Tiktok, TAP Network, HBO Max, Product Card, BI-freelancer


What is a trackpad? Here's what you need to know about your computer's built-in mouse

Trackpads or touchpads help you navigate programs on your laptop like a traditional mouse. Ye Naiquan /EyeEm/Getty Images You can use a trackpad — also known as a touchpad or glide pad — to click, scroll, zoom in and out, switch between tabs, and more on your computer. Trackpads are commonly found on laptops, but they can also be used with desktops in place of a mouse. Your trackpad type and capabilities will be dependent on the kind of desktop or laptop device you have, such as a Mac or W...
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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 charge your Ring doorbell in 5 simple steps

You'll need to manually charge your Ring doorbell's battery if it isn't hardwired into your home's power system. Ring You can charge a Ring doorbell by removing its built-in battery and plugging it into the micro-USB charging cable it came with. The Ring doorbell and the Ring doorbell 2 are video doorbells that connect to an app on your phone, without the need to hardwire the doorbell to your existing doorbell wiring. Ring doorbells use motion sensors to activate a video fe...
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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 track your Apple AirPods when you've lost them

You may be able to track down the location of your lost AirPods using the Find My feature for Apple devices. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images You can track your AirPods using the Find My app or iCloud's website, which can pinpoint the last location where they were online.  Make sure you've turned on Find My for all your devices as soon as possible to have an up-to-date location on all your Apple products.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Find My app (a combin...
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Not all iPads can use the Apple Pencil — here's a breakdown of which iPads are compatible with which version of the Pencil

Depending on which iPad model you own, you'll need to use one or the other version of the Apple Pencil. Bebeto Matthews/AP Not all iPads are compatible with the Apple Pencil, an iPad accessory that lets you write, draw, and control your iPad with a stylus.  There are currently two versions of the Apple Pencil — the older version is compatible with more than half a dozen iPad models, while the newer version works with only three. The newer Apple Pencil has a flat side and attaches to th...
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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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