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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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Can I watch Netflix on a Facebook Portal? Yes — here's how to use Portal TV to stream shows and movies

Facebook Portal TV can access Netflix through a pre-installed app. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Image You can access Netflix's entire library of shows and movies with the Facebook Portal TV app. The Netflix app is solely available for Portal TV and isn't supported on Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal+ devices. Portal, Facebook's proprietary tablet, is best known for its advanced video chat technology, including a motion-tracking camera. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library fo...
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How long can a fleet be on Twitter? A timing guide for fleets

Fleets are made to be short. Easy Camera/Shutterstock Fleets on Twitter are about six seconds long by default, but you can also add videos up to 30 seconds long. If you try to upload a video that's longer than 30 seconds, you'll have to cut a 30 second clip out of the video to use in your fleet. You can post up to 75 fleets per day on Twitter, and all of your fleets will be played in the order you sent them. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Fleets are a new...
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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 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 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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