The OS upgrade fixes a lot of things, but the classic pop-up Start menu isn’t one of them. These utilities—four of them, free—can fill the gap. Whether you prefer a plain Start menu, a customizable one, or loads of extras, one of these programs can give you the Windows 8.1 you wanted in the first place.
Classic Shell adds the features back into Windows 8.0 and 8.1 that Microsoft took out. It also adds many useful enhancements to the Windows Explorer.
New features in Premiere Elements 12 will be great for beginning videographers, but existing Elements users can easily skip this version
This mil-spec tested tablet can take punishment, but its performance is held back by a slow processor and a small amount of memory.
This hefty notebook has an excellent screen and plenty of storage space, but it delivers only mediocre performance and battery life.
Based on a board game, Windows 8 game Zombies!!! is fun and cartoony. Although up to four can play at once, it's bloody enough that it's not a good choice for a family barbecue (depending on the family).
Does it take forever to recharge your phone or tablet? The charger you use may be to blame.
Ever wonder how batteries work? Find out more about how batteries keep your devices powered.
Your mobile devices contain batteries that are miracles of engineering, holding amounts of energy that their predecessors couldn’t come close to equaling. Properly using this potential can help your mobile batteries last longer on the road. Here are our tips for optimum battery performance.
What do pro photographers use on their tablets? Find out which apps help them take better shots.
Tablets can be a valuable complement to your camera, or a capture tool on its own.
Tired of all the grunge on your screen? Follow these steps to clean your mobile phone or tablet—and keep it that way.
Here are the essential Android tablet apps that every new tablet owner should download.
2012 was a big year in smartphones. Here are some of the highlights of the past 12 months.