Vendors say their system clean-up utilities can speed up everything from creaky Windows XP installations to brand new Windows 8 machines. We test five to verify the lofty claims.
Windows 8 lets you use a series of gestures to log into your PC, a minor improvement with big implications for data thieves and desktop enthusiasts.
Google's Chrome is already one of the fastest web browsers on the block, but you can use these extensions and experimental tweaks to make it sing.
Here's everything you need to know about the electric heart beating at your desktop computer's core.
All you need is a mobile device, a data plan, and a few computers that need love and attention.
Is your PC bogging down? It's time to purge the junk, protect your precious files, and ultimately improve performance!
Achieve unprecedented performance by installing multiple graphics cards in your PC, and linking them with Crossfire or SLI technology.
Choosing the best storage drive for your PC has never been so complicated. We break down the differences between SSDs, good old hard drives, and genre-busting hybrid drives to help you make an informed decision.
Upgrading video cards and CPUs isn't the only way to squeeze out higher frame rates. Dig in to see how you can optimize your system by tweaking some of those cryptic in-game and graphics-related settings.
How Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise users should encrypt their external drives—for free.
Tools and tricks to quickly rename and compress images in bulk for easier sorting and organization.
We show you how to tweak Windows 8 for optimal performance on your aging desktop or laptop PC.
With the Windows 8 launch just around the corner, you may need a hardware upgrade to prepare for the new OS. We show you how to build a fast, Windows 8-ready system you can be proud of that won’t break the bank.
Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage service is now available for almost every major desktop and mobile platform. Here's how to master its generous suite of features.
Put your tablet to work as a secondary PC display, to get more things done.