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How to report a missing package on Amazon with the online retailer or a third-party seller

There are a few ways you can track down or report missing packages you ordered on Amazon. Sebastian Kahnert/picture alliance via Getty Images The method to report a missing package on Amazon differs depending on whether it was sold by Amazon or a third party.  Amazon's multistep process ensures customers receive the items they've paid for or are refunded if they're not satisfied.  Customers have up to 90 days to report a missing package.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for...
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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 use the Venmo mobile app to make or receive payments

You can use Venmo to make and receive payments from your contacts and others by connecting the platform to your bank account and credit cards. It's easy to transfer money from Venmo back to your own bank account. Here's everything you need to know to get started using Venmo.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Venmo is an app-based payment service that combines the ability to make payments — like PayPal — with aspects of social media sites by letting you comment, ...
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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 report a fleet on Twitter if it violates the platform's community guidelines

Twitter lets you report fleets that contain harmful content. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images You can report a fleet on Twitter, just like you can with a tweet, if it contains offensive or graphic content. Fleets, Twitter's latest feature, allows users can post ephemeral images, videos, and text.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The latest feature from Twitter, Fleets, allows users to post story-like videos, images, and tweets that disappear in 24 hours. Reporti...
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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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Apple brought back the familiar startup chime with macOS 11. It might seem like a small change, but it's actually a big deal.

Apple's latest operating system brought back the brand's iconic chime that signals a Mac is being booted up. Apple Apple's latest operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur, brought back the signature startup chime that signals to a user that the computer is booting up. Tech columnist Jason Aten argues that while this change is simple if not unnecessary for some, it's actually more important than just a fun addition. The chime is part of Apple's identity, he says, and creating that consist...
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6 ways to cool down your computer when it overheats

There are several steps you can take when you find your computer is overheating. Diego Cervo / EyeEm/Getty Images You can cool down an overheating computer in many different ways. Your computer may be overheating due to overuse, clogged vents, or other obstructions. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you find that your computer tends to run hot these days, don't worry. There are several ways you can cool down your computer so that it doesn't burn your lap...
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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 post to Nextdoor and communicate with your neighborhood

Nextdoor lets you connect with neighbors to trade goods, services, and share community-related announcements. ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images You can post to Nextdoor on the desktop site or while using the mobile app once you've created an account and verified your neighborhood.  You can post a message, event, or poll under specific categories and control the visibility of your post.  Posting to Nextdoor is easy, whether you want to create an event or share news within your city or neig...
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How to share Instagram Reels in 3 different ways

It's easy to share an Instagram Reel in a variety of ways. CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images You can share Instagram Reels with your friends, even if they don't have Instagram, or post them to your Story in a few simple steps. Similar to TikTok videos, Reels are short-form videos, typically accompanied by music, that can be up to 30 seconds long.  In the latest Instagram update, the Reels feature can be found in the middle of the menu bar at the bottom.  Visit Business Insider's Tech R...
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All the security protocols businesses and offices should have in place to ensure they're protected from burglaries, weather damage, and other threats

Business Insider Cavan Images/Getty Images Many offices and other commercial spaces have sat empty for the past few months and may continue to do so with a new surge in COVID-19 cases, creating a security risk. Break-ins at businesses across the country increased during the early days of the pandemic, according to law enforcement. Investing in security technology, including sensors, smart devices, thermal imaging, and the Internet of Things (IoT), has become a priority for or...
Tags: Security, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Theft, Burglary, Trends, Strategy, Crisis Management, Vodafone, Philadelphia, Houston, Denver, New York City Police Department, Emergency preparedness, Nordic, Vandalism


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 share a fleet in a tweet on Twitter's mobile app

It's easy to tweet out (certain) fleets you've made on Twitter. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images You can share a Twitter fleet as a tweet, but only if you were the creator of the original fleet. Twitter's fleets feature allows users to share ephemeral images, video, text, and share tweets. To share a fleet as a tweet, your fleet has to be a still image or text-based fleet; it can't be a video.  The fleets feature is currently only available within the Twitter mobile app.  Vis...
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How to mute fleets on Twitter to prevent certain users' content from appearing on your feed

It's easy to mute other people's fleets so you never have to see them. Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images You can mute fleets on Twitter from a specific user by tapping the down arrow on the fleet and selecting "Mute." Fleets, Twitter's latest feature, are image, video, and text stories that automatically disappear after 24 hours.  You can't mute the fleets feature entirely, but you can mute fleets from certain accounts.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library...
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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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10 toxic behaviors of parents that make children less functional in adulthood

Being unreceptive to your child's emotions can stunt their emotional and mental growth. djedzura/Getty Images Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains it doesn't always take an extreme mistreatment or neglect to create damaged children; sometimes seemingly minor parenting behaviors can have a serious impact. Morin says parents who invalidate their children's feelings by telling them not to...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Parents, Advice, Trends, Strategy, Nordic, Therapist, Raising Kids, Morin, Amy Morin, Mental Strength, Mary Trump, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019


I run a PR firm for small businesses. After my brother died in Iraq, it felt like my world exploded — here are the 9 steps I took to rebuild my life and career.

The author visiting the Arlington National Cemetery grave of her brother Army Spc. Christopher Neiberger who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP Photo Ami Neiberger-Miller is a writer, the founder of a PR and design services firm, and an advocate for gold star families. She is the surviving sister of US Army Specialist Christopher Neiberger, who was killed in combat in Iraq in August 2007. After her brother's death and a separate medical emergency with her husband soon after, ...
Tags: Facebook, Grief, Florida, Small Business, Washington Post, Iraq, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Georgia, Washington Dc, Army, Loss, Tragedy, US Army


I help run a shelter for homeless youth in Detroit. I've seen firsthand how homelessness and poverty can happen to anyone, especially during a crisis.

Stephanie Taylor is the outreach manager at Covenant House Michigan, a nonprofit shelter for homeless youth. Stephanie Taylor Stephanie Taylor is the outreach manager at Covenant House Michigan, a shelter for homeless youth ages 18 to 24 located in Detroit. She spends her days making contact with at-risk youth to offer them food, clothing, and medical attention, and encourages them to come stay at the Covenant House shelter. Taylor and her colleagues provide education, employment, and perm...
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How to track down a missing FedEx package by filing a claim

If your FedEx package has been lost or stolen, you'll need to file a claim on the website. Alistair Berg/Getty Images You can file a claim for a missing FedEx package within nine months of its shipment date through the company's Express, Ground, or Freight services. FedEx allows shippers or recipients to file a claim for any packages that are lost, damaged, or arrive with missing content.  You'll need your FedEx tracking number as well as supporting documents to file your claim online....
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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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Can you use Facebook Portal with Skype? No, but you can use a number of other video-chat platforms

Facebook's Portal devices come in four different sizes at a range of prices. JOSH EDELSON / Contributor/Getty Images You can't use Skype on any model of the Facebook Portal, but there are other social media and conferencing platforms that allow you to use a Portal. Portal supports several video-conferencing apps, including Zoom, although you still need a WhatsApp or Facebook account to use your Portal. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Portal, furnis...
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Does Facebook Portal work with Messenger? Yes, here's how you can use Facebook's messaging app and video-calling devices together

Portal users can link their Messenger account to the video-calling device, but not all Messenger features are available. Facebook You can use a Facebook Portal device with Messenger to call certain contacts. Not all features of the Messenger chat app are available on Portal devices. Having Facebook Messenger isn't a requirement to use Portal, but the chat platform can enhance your experience through Rooms, AR, and more. Portal is a series of specialized tablets and video-calling devices ma...
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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...
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How to set up a Skype conference call between Skype users for free, or between non-users for a fee

You can set up a Skype conference call on either your PC or Mac computer. Gil C/Shutterstock You can easily set up a Skype conference call and connect with people who are spread out across town, around the country, or even all over the globe. Conference calls shared only between Skype users are free, but if some users are not on Skype, rates will vary depending on where in the world they are located. Skype allows you to save a group for easy conference calls again later, which is a great f...
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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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