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How to set up Parallels Access on your PC

Parallels Access is handy if you need to access your PC remotely from your iOS or Android device. Here's how to get started.

What to look for in your new PC

Our guide walks you through the basics of PC selection, helping you choose the ideal device to suit your needs.

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IFTTT breaking news alerts: Get personalized news sent to your phone with this Feed Rinse super-recipe

Using IFTTT and Feed Rinse, you can filter your RSS feeds by keyword, and have breaking news sent to your phone via text messaging. It's the perfect solution for up-to-the-minute news on very specific subjects.

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Beginner's guide to mining Litecoin, Dogecoin, and other Bitcoin variants

What's all the hubbub about Bitcoins and its brethren? Here's how to find out for yourself.

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How to run SteamOS in a virtual machine

See what all the hub-bub behind Valve's gaming-centric operating system is about WITHOUT blowing away all the data already on your hard drive.

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Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint and reclaim your privacy

Reduce your exposure to spying eyes with sandboxing, disk encryption and more.

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Compatibility with security: How to run Windows XP in a virtual machine

Running Windows XP in a virtual machine is a safe way to continue using it once support ends. Here's how to do just that.

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How to get your data from Windows XP to a new PC

Moving on is hard, but transferring your data doesn't have to be.

How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.

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Mastering Metro apps: 4 ways they can work for you

Even Start menu diehards should give these winners a try.

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How to make the Windows desktop look good on high-DPI displays

Windows wasn't made to work well with pixel-packed displays. Here's how to force the issue.

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How to protect your PC in the web's worst neighborhoods

Shady download sites. Fake error warnings. Phishing, so much phishing. Avoid these dangers with a good security suite and an abundance of caution.

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9 free tools that make Windows much better

Nix Notepad. Pack away Paint. These free utilities do image editing, file management, screenshots and more, much, much better than Windows’ own versions can.

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11 PC games that are just as fun to watch as to play

Whether you're in it for the competition or watch someone else lose for a change, these games are the most fun to sit back, relax, and watch to your heart's content.

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PC gaming hardware: The coolest gear to look for in 2014

Steam. Small and modular designs. Glowing keyboards. Did we say Steam? It's going to be a very good year for gaming hardware.