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Read EPUB books in your browser

A great deal of literature is available, much of it free, in the .epub format. Here’s how to read it in your browser.

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Use Windows' sorting options to find just the right file

File Explorer's underutilized View options makes sorting through files easy, and it's more powerful than you think.

Improve the look of your slideshows

Windows comes with a slideshow tool. Windows 8 actually comes with two. But neither offer the transitions that can give your photo shows a bit of panache.

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How to make the Windows desktop look good on high-DPI displays

Windows wasn't made to work well with pixel-packed displays. Here's how to force the issue.

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How to erase specific autosuggested URLs from Chrome, Firefox, and IE

Browser autosuggest features are handy, but when you're typing too fast they can sometimes cause problems. Here's how to fix that.

Cloud storage made simple: How to integrate it with your workflow

The best ways to sync your files, max your storage, and access your data from any device, anywhere.

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Can a hacker use a brute-force attack to steal an online password?

Given enough time and computing power, a brute force attack can theoretically crack any password. But is that a real threat to Internet accounts?

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How to force SkyDrive to store your files on your hard drive in Windows 8.1

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.

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Log into Windows 8 without having to type a strong password

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.

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How to protect your PC in the web's worst neighborhoods

Shady download sites. Fake error warnings. Phishing, so much phishing. Avoid these dangers with a good security suite and an abundance of caution.

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How to clean up the mess left by browser toolbars

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.

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How to build your own Steam Machine today for $560

We built a diminutive PC gaming rig for roughly the same price as an Xbox One. Was it worth it?

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How to create hotkeys for Windows sleep and shutdown

No Sleep button? No problem. Programming a key to do it for you is pretty easy.