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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 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 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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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 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 ...
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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 get Xbox Live on your Xbox console in 2 different ways

You'll need Xbox Live to get your Xbox Series X or Xbox One fully online. Red Robots Mediagrab/Reuters You can get Xbox Live by signing up for a Microsoft account through the Xbox website or your Xbox One console. Xbox Live's free subscription tier lets you download games and apps, stream videos and movies, and make a "Gamertag" — your online username. Xbox Live is free to join, but you'll need to upgrade to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass in order to play multiplayer games online. Vi...
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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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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 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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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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Nintendo Switch Online gives you online multiplayer, free Switch games, secure save data, and more — here's how it works

You can try Nintendo Switch Online for free with a seven day trial. Getty Images/Michael Kovac With a Nintendo Switch Online subscription you can play online multiplayer games on your Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions start at $3.99 a month for an individual subscription, $7.99 for three months, and $19.99 for a year. A Nintendo Switch Online subscription also gives you access to dozens of free games, including the popular "Tetris 99." Visit Business Insider's Tech Refe...
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