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Paul Mah has a lifelong affinity for checking out all sorts of tech gadgets, enterprise gear, and everything in between. A tech blogger who was formerly an IT professional, he is especially interested in how technology can be practically leveraged to help businesses do more.

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21 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts

These Windows keyboard shortcuts help you navigate your PC faster, master documents, wrangle various virtual desktops, and shut down and secure a computer, using just a few keys.

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5 secure habits for privacy-obsessed PC users

Are you getting a little sloppy with your security? Time to shape up. Practice these five habits to protect your data at home, in the office and out in the world.

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10 powerful Microsoft Office 2016 features you don't want to miss

Office 2016 offers many enhancements that integrate more tightly with SharePoint and OneDrive. It can be confusing to keep track of all the features, so we pick 10 you are sure to love.

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10 (mostly free) must-have Windows 10 apps for power users

If you’ve just bought a Windows 10 device, here are the apps you’ll want to download as soon as possible to get the most out of your new machine.


How to set up a virtual machine for your Internet access

Protect your data from cyber attacks by emailing and Web surfing in a virtual environment.

8 tips to protect your business’ wireless network

Common router features may be putting your data at risk. Follow this guide to close the security holes.

Six reasons you still need a desktop PC

When it comes to productivity, power, and expandability, the old war horse still can't be beat.

8 tricks to speed up your workflow

Turn technology like voice recognition, SSDs and file syncing into time savers for better productivity.

Ultimate guide to the paperless office

Implement these tips to reduce hard copies--and headaches.

4 ways to disaster-proof your data backups

Protect the lifeblood of your business with at least one—and ideally, two—of these proven techniques.

How to maximize the capacity of your SSD

Follow these tips to overcome storage constraints.

PC security, NSA-style: 7 tips from the spymasters

Some of the agency's countersurveillance tips are easy for anyone to implement.


How to sync data over your intranet

Think it's over between you and the cloud? Here's how to keep files synchronized and secure using local storage.

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6 mistakes to avoid when setting up your small business wireless network

Sidestep these pitfalls for a successful wireless workplace.

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Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Affordable options make the technology a handy solution for a variety of IT issues.