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5 last minute holiday gift ideas under 30 dollarsSeason’s greetings, everyone! My family and I are about to head home for the holidays, but I’ve got a final, last-minute holiday gift roundup to share. Everything here is selling for less than $30, including a compact portable charger, a Cuisinart food processor, a pair of Bluetooth headphones, and more. Read More

Free Amazon trialsUpdated! So, how does a free week of HBO or Showtime strike you? Or how about a couple of free audiobooks, or a month of free unlimited streaming music? If the idea of gratis “Game of Thrones” episodes or a month of unlimited Kindle reading strikes your fancy, there are a number of free Amazon trials—ranging from 7 to 30 days—that are worth a look. Read More

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Want to move your Mac's mouse pointer without touching your mouse?

With the right settings enabled, you can move the Mac mouse pointer with the keyboard rather than nudging the mouse or swiping your trackpad.Read More

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