No matter what else you do on your PC, everyone needs basic programs that cover security, web browsing, and backup.
Every time you boot Windows, a whole lot of programs load automatically. Some of them you need, while some of them are pointless. Here's how to trim the fat.
Windows temporary files can stack up and waste storage space. Here's how to check for clutter and clean it out.
You plug a USB device into your PC's USB port…and nothing happens. Now what?
You can easily configure the Windows 7 Start menu, changing the look and putting your favorite programs front and center.
Sometimes, you need two or more access points to spread your Wi-Fi throughout the house. But that can confuse a computer.
By the gigabyte, an SSD is much more expensive than a conventional hard drive. You may be able to save money by buying one with a smaller capacity.
The touchpad built into your laptop no longer responds to your fingers. Here's what to do about it.
Next January, Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7. But relax. That won't be end of the popular operating system.
You need a password manager; it's as important as antivirus. KeePass can do the job on all of your devices.
Your employer may let you take a company laptop home, but that doesn't mean they're not looking over your shoulder.
You use Google's security tools to protect your Gmail account in your browser. Here's how to use them with applications and devices.
Our email clients filter them out. We know all of their tricks. Yet the spam keeps coming. Here's why.
Windows PCs run a whole lot of code in the background, much of which slows you down and provides little or no benefit. Here's how to stop them.
How fast are your flash drives and external hard drives? Here's how to find out.