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For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

Access Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings in your Netflix library

With a little browser hacking, you can get more info on the movies you're thinking of watching.

How to choose a mobile charger

Shopping for a juice box for your travel gear? Make sure you do the right math before choosing one.

How to fix jerky YouTube video in Google Chrome

If you're a Chrome user who's tired of choppy playback, this quick fix should smooth things out.

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How to temporarily disable Microsoft Security Essentials

Think your anti-virus program is causing a conflict with some other program? Here's how to switch it off for temporary troubleshooting.

Master Microsoft Office keyboard shortcuts in a flash with KeyRocket

Originally just for Gmail, this handy tool now teaches shortcuts for Microsoft Office and Windows as well.

Automatically send new Hassle-Free PC posts to your Pocket account

Using the amazing If This Then That, you can get Hassle-Free PC (and other PC World columns) delivered right to your Pocket.

App Spotlight: Receipt scanner Piikki is free, today only

But don't worry if you miss out: It's only two bucks every other day.

ChargeCard: A smartphone sync cable for your wallet

Once a Kickstarter project, this pocket-friendly card can charge or sync an Android phone or iPhone.

How to make your Surface RT touchscreen respond faster

Bet you didn't know you could tweak a Surface's Registry. You can, and this hack helps reduce touchscreen lag time.

How to make your own wrist-rest

You can use a variety of household objects to keep your mouse hand warm and comfy and your wrist supported.

Finally, your laptop can charge your tablet

A new dongle from Digital Innovations solves the problem of underpowered USB ports.

The one thing you should never do while traveling

Taking a trip? Bringing a laptop? Save yourself a lot of grief by avoiding this common mistake.

App Spotlight: Speek brings hassle-free conference calls to iOS

This fast and easy conferencing service goes mobile, offering iPhone users quick tools for setting up and joining calls.

How to edit PDFs in Word 2013

Finally, you can open and tweak PDFs right inside Word. Here's how to get started.

Print Friendly for Chrome optimizes Web pages for printing

This handy extension gives you total control over what prints and what doesn't—and lets you "print" PDFs if you prefer.