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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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 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 to call on a Facebook Portal device using voice commands, WhatsApp contacts, and more

You can use voice commands, call WhatsApp contacts, and more with your Portal device. Smith Collection/Gado / Contributor/Getty Images Facebook's Portal devices let you video call friends, family, and co-workers using your linked Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp contact lists.  You can make calls on a Facebook Portal device using the touch screen or through a series of simple voice commands.  If you're a WhatsApp user using Portal, you can set the app as your default call provider.  Visit...
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How to create a team in Microsoft Teams to collaborate with your coworkers efficiently

You can create private or public groups, called "teams," on Microsoft Teams to streamline workplace communications. SOPA Images / Contributor/Getty Images You can create a team in Microsoft Teams using the platform's desktop and mobile applications. Creating a team allows you to communicate and interact with a select group of co-workers directly. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Microsoft Teams is an application meant to aid organizations and other groups i...
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How to update a Windows computer manually, or pause automatic updates so your PC won't restart

It should only take a few minutes to update your Windows computer. Hollis Johnson You can update Windows through the "Update & Security" section of your computer's Settings app. By default Windows 10 downloads and installs updates automatically, but you can check for updates manually as well. If you want to stop Windows from updating, you can pause updates for about a month at a time. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In Windows' earlier days, keeping your c...
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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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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 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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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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7 ways to stop spam email from clogging your inbox

There are a number of ways you can protect your email from spam. MoMo Productions/Getty Images Trying to stop all spam email is tough, but there are ways for you to thwart the majority of it from reaching your inbox.  Spam email is unwanted and often unsolicited, clogging your inbox with information from companies, services, or people you don't know or aren't interested in.  Unsubscribing from mailing lists and setting up email filters are just two options that may help reduce spam email. ...
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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 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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