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battery power

How to live large on every battery charge

These handy tips will help you wring every watt-minute out of your laptop and other mobile devices.

Travel tips: what you can't leave behind

Planning on traveling during the holidays? Then you'll need to decide which of your tech gadgets you need to bring along. Here's how to figure that out.

on techhive.com

Declutter your PC for better security and more storage

Unused applications can be vulnerable to security breaches. Clean them out before they cause trouble, and jettison older data files while you're at it.

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Some password managers are safer than others

Susan Taylor worries that password managers may not be sufficiently secure. "What if the password manager company is hacked?"

Scanner buying guide 2013: Find the right scanner for your needs

Scanners have remained popular peripherals by evolving with the times. Here's how to pick out the best document or desktop scanner this holiday season.

Tablet buying guide 2013: How to pick the right tablet

Before you go shopping for a tablet, you need to have a plan. And we've got the list of features you should consider.

iWork

How to work with iWork's new file formats

With the just-released 2013 versions of Numbers, Pages, and Keynote for the Mac and for iOS, Apple's made some serious changes in file formats, which could impact the way you work with those files. Ted Landau explains.

on macworld.com

Keep your laptop safe and secure while you travel

PCs make great travel companions, but you need to treat them right.

Phone Buying Guide

Smartphone buying guide 2013: Find the phone that's right for you

You're going to use it every day for the next few years. Choose wisely!

Laptop buying guide 2013: How to find the right notebook for you

It’s been a good year for laptops. We can help you find the best one for your needs.

Mozilla Thunderbird fixes cc: problems, plus memory and security issues

The 24.1 version release fixes the same spoofing of an address bar that affected Firefox, among other issues.

IE 11 for Windows 7 speeds up and adds WebGL support

Still on Windows 7? Then you'll want this much-improved IE11.

How to move to a new PC (Spoiler: Don't clone)

Tristan asked if he should transfer everything to his new laptop by cloning the old PC's hard drive

How to set up two monitors

Ray Raulerson asked about running a computer with two monitors

Bugs and Fixes: Firefox 25 fixes security holes and adds web audio

Among the usual tweaks to fend off hackers and malware, the newest version also brings much-needed gaming support.