Maybe your carrier has tight data caps. Or perhaps you'll be driving (or hiking) in an area with no coverage. Either way, you'll want maps and GPS that aren't dependent upon immediate Internet access.
Adding more RAM can speed up your PC and allow it to run more powerful programs. But you need to know how much RAM your system can take, and what kind to buy.
You know about Documents and other libraries. But some important data files are stored in the difficult-to-access AppData folder. Here's what you need to know.
You meant to hit Shift, but instead you hit Caps Lock. Here's how you can avoid LOOKING LIKE YOU'RE SHOUTING.
What kind of external storage do you need? This guide will help you decide how best to spend your money.
Your PC has 4GB of RAM, or maybe even 8GB. But Windows doesn't even use 4GB. Here's what's going on.
All of your storage devices have drive letters, and perhaps even drive names, to help you and your OS manage them. Here's how to manage those letters and names--and avoid confusing your computer in the process.
You may not know what's wrong with your rig, but you should know how to back up your storage and protect the data from inquisitive eyes.
You don't need a little arrow in the corner to tell you that icon is a shortcut. Here's how to remove it.
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.