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How to monitor and manage your PC from any smartphone or tablet

All you need is a mobile device, a data plan, and a few computers that need love and attention.

Faster, better, stronger: Get your PC in tip-top shape

Is your PC bogging down? It's time to purge the junk, protect your precious files, and ultimately improve performance!

How to trick out your gaming PC with multiple graphics cards

Achieve unprecedented performance by installing multiple graphics cards in your PC, and linking them with Crossfire or SLI technology.

SSDs vs. hard drives vs. hybrids: Which storage tech is right for you?

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.

How to speed up your PC games without buying new hardware

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.

Lock and encode your flash drives with BitLocker to Go encryption in Windows 8

How Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise users should encrypt their external drives—for free.

How to rename and resize images in bulk for easy organization

Tools and tricks to quickly rename and compress images in bulk for easier sorting and organization.

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How to optimize Windows 8 on old hardware

We show you how to tweak Windows 8 for optimal performance on your aging desktop or laptop PC.

Build a speedy Windows 8 PC for under $500

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 SkyDrive: Your ultimate starter's guide

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.

How to Use Your Android Tablet as a Secondary Display

Put your tablet to work as a secondary PC display, to get more things done.

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How to Enhance Your Router With Open-Source Firmware

The stock firmware included on many broadband routers takes advantage of only a fraction of the hardware's capabilities. We explain how to use use powerful open-source firmware to unleash the beast in your router.

How to set up multiple monitors In Windows 8

Many multimonitor enhancements are coming with Windows 8. We show you what they are and how to take advantage of them with Intel, Nvidia, and AMD graphics processors.

How to Make Your Own Network Cables

We show you how to clean up the rat's nest of cables behind your PC by making custom-length network cables and wiring your own network jacks.

PC Building Best Practices: Software

In the second part of our PC building best practices series, we outline a number of issues that can arise when you're configuring and installing software on a newly built PC.

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