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Test your Android phone's performance with these free benchmarking tools

These 8 apps tell you everything you need to know about your Android device, and they don’t cost a dime.

3 things to consider before ditching your laptop for a tablet

We're finally at a point where dumping your laptop for a more mobile tablet is pretty realistic. Just make sure you choose the tablet that will do everything you need it to.

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Clear your app caches to clear up Android phone issues

Is an app on the fritz? Fixing the problem may be only a few taps away.

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The Windows 10 Technical Preview, keylogging, and you

The Windows 10 Technical Preview can track your keystrokes and listen to your speech. It's for research rather than spying, but still something to keep it in mind if you're going to use it.

Make Chrome's New Tab page beautiful and more productive with these extensions

Tired of looking at the default new tab page in Chrome? Try these three extensions to spruce up their look.

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How to extend the life of your laptop battery

The battery in your brand-new laptop may get you through a day's work on the road. But in two years, probably not. Here's how to keep that battery healthy over the long haul.

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Red Team rocking: Build the ultimate AMD gaming PC

If you want to crack 5GHz, AMD's the only way to fly--and a powerful all-AMD gaming PC will cost you less than half of our top Intel builds.

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How to make Google Now your TV companion

If you don't mind giving even more data to Google, it can help you find what to watch on broadcast TV and via streaming services.

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Build a hellacious PC with Intel's Devil's Canyon and AMD's dual-GPU graphics monster

Combining Intel's fastest processor with AMD's beefiest graphics card melted our faces--in both gaming performance and sheer power usage. Join us as we build the beast.

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Back up your PC's files for free with these 3 tools

Been meaning to back-up your PC, but not sure where to start? Here are three tools that can get you started.

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How we built one of the most powerful DIY gaming PCs you can buy today

PCWorld's new graphics card test rig surges with the power of Haswell-E, Nvidia's GTX 980, and other high-end components. Walk with us as we build this fire-breathing monstrosity.

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Use Google Maps and GPS offline on your Android device

Maybe your carrier has tight data caps. Or perhaps you'll be driving (or hiking) in an area with no coverage. Either way, you'll want maps and GPS that aren't dependent upon immediate Internet access.

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How to type special characters and Emoji on your Android phone

You can type ü, ñ, ç, and other special characters with ease on your Android phone. Seriously.