Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

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12 stellar PC upgrades for the holidays, all less than $300

Add some sparkle to your desktop with new storage, networking or accessories.

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6 audio/video players to ease the sorrow of losing Winamp

Winamp is no longer supported as of December 20. If you've had eyes for no audio/video player but Winamp, take a look at these six attractive alternatives. Most are free.

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Bugs & Fixes: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Adobe Flash

Office, Internet Explorer, and good ol' Flash all get some much-needed attention.

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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro review: Great performance and a better-than-Retina display

The Yoga 2 Pro laptop/tablet hybrid is a superior experience in either orientation, and its ultrahigh-resolution display is awesome. But the dual design forced compromises with the keyboard.

HP Envy 5530 e-All-in-One review: Home printer has print quality and cheaper inks in its favor

Low-cost home printers tend to be unexciting, but this one stands out for having better-than-usual print quality and a new, cloud-controlled Instant Ink program that is cheaper per page than its regular cartridges are.

Brother MFC-J6920dw review: a fast, capable MFP stuck with mediocre print quality

This brawny machine will make short work of office chores and do it on the cheap. But it can't shake a few stereotypical inkjet shortcomings.

Another reason to ditch Windows XP: Admin rights loophole

Microsoft's investigating an exploit at the kernel level that could give admin rights to an industrious hacker.

How to make your dumb car smarter

Your beater can have better tech, whether it's a simple streaming device for less than $100, or an entire infotainment system for $800. Check out your options here.

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Apricorn Aegis 3.0 review: This portable drive offers an SSD option for better performance

Though it's expensive for the capacity, when you need fast write performance in an external USB 3.0 drive, the Apricorn Aegis Portable 3.0 with the SSD option provides it.

Dell C2665dnf Color Multifunction Printer review: It's fast and easy to use, but oh, those toner prices

This color laser multifunction has all the features and speed a small workgroup is likely to need, but the cost of toner, especially color, is high even with the large-capacity supplies.

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TeamViewer 9 review: Remote control software adds several very handy new features

The latest version of TeamViewer's remote control software implements sessions in tabs, transfers all kinds of data via the clipboard, has two-factor mobile authentication, and wakes-on-LAN.

HP Z230 Tower Workstation review: This business desktop delivers power and flexibility

This is a business-oriented workstation, not a consumer PC, and it’s priced accordingly.

Sonar X3's third fix is the charm

Cakewalk software's Sonar X3 is released and revised twice within 30 days.

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WD's Black2 SSD/HDD combo drive promises to solve the capacity-versus-speed storage conundrum

Laptop users can now have SSD speed and HDD capacity in a single 9mm package

The absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC

Wherein we conceptualize the need and walk you through the deed.