Virtual memory can expand your PC's capabilities, but it will also slow it down. Understanding the swap file will help you make the right decision.
Your Windows 8 laptop has a touchscreen, but touching it doesn't have the desired effect. Here's what to do about it.
We've known for years that malware can spread via portable storage. But BadUSB shows that scanning the drive may not be sufficient.
We all have files that we'd rather not share with hackers and thieves (and maybe even our spouses). Here's how to put them in a place where no one else can open them.
A wired connection should be simple plug-and-play, but all too often that's not the case. Here's what to do if your ethernet connection seems dead.
This network DVR costs less to run than a TiVo Roamio OTA, but we had a few issues with its lack of Wi-Fi and its excessive fan noise.
Your PC probably autoloads too many programs at startup. You'd be wise to disable most of them. But here are some you should keep.
The Windows 10 Technical Preview can track your keystrokes and listen to your speech. It's for research rather than spying, but still something to keep it in mind if you're going to use it.
The battery in your brand-new laptop may get you through a day's work on the road. But in two years, probably not. Here's how to keep that battery healthy over the long haul.
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.
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