Given enough time and computing power, a brute force attack can theoretically crack any password. But is that a real threat to Internet accounts?
With Windows 8.1 SkyDrive makes many of your files available only when you're online. Here's how to change that so you always have a local copy at hand.
An online password should be long and complex. A Windows login password should be easy to type. Windows 8 expects you to use one password for both. I offer three solutions.
Shady download sites. Fake error warnings. Phishing, so much phishing. Avoid these dangers with a good security suite and an abundance of caution.
The Web has come a long way, but some programs still try to sneak changes to your browser past you. Here's how to undo their evil work.
We built a diminutive PC gaming rig for roughly the same price as an Xbox One. Was it worth it?
No Sleep button? No problem. Programming a key to do it for you is pretty easy.
Outlook.com's alias feature can help protect you against marketers, would-be hackers, and more. Here's how to set one (or more!) up.
What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.
Windows allows you to keep handy “sticky” notes on your computer’s desktop, but doesn't tell you where it actually stores the text. You may need that information someday.
Need to get more than one thing done at a time? There's a Snap for that.
You know that you can’t keep using Windows XP. But if you absolutely can’t or won’t make the change, at least take these precautions.
Nix Notepad. Pack away Paint. These free utilities do image editing, file management, screenshots and more, much, much better than Windows’ own versions can.