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Three practical reasons to use your browser's private mode

It's not just for dirty pictures. Incognito mode can also help you access your favorite news sites and keep upcoming surprises away from prying eyes.

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When Windows Update won't update

We all depend on Windows Update to keep our PCs functioning and secure. Here's what to do when the update doesn't update.

3 ways to get a new Windows 7 PC in the Windows 8 era

You can still buy or build a PC with Windows 7, or possibly downgrade from Windows 8. It just takes a little extra legwork.

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Tailor Windows to your workflow with these two helpful taskbar tweaks

Managed correctly, the Windows taskbar can be the center of your PC's universe. Here's how to seize control.

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Bugs & Fixes: Iobit's Start Menu 8 startles with ads

Yep, adware has appeared on Start Menu 8, and unfortunately it looks to be a feature rather than a bug.

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Use KeePass in both Windows and Android

You keep your passwords safely stored in KeePass on your Windows PC. Here's how to access them in Android, as well.

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How to use Getty's vast collection of newly free pictures on your website

Getty just took the radical step of opening the doors to its deep image collection. Here's how to put the pictures to work on your website.

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Bugs & Fixes: The Moon Worm slinks by Linksys E-series routers

There's no real fix for this malware yet, but you can thwart it by keeping a specific setting disabled.

How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.

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How to use Chrome's coming voice search feature today

The latest Chrome beta build includes voice search capabilities, but an extension can add the functionality to the stable version of Chrome today.

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Bugs & Fixes: Asus router vulnerability gives Plug and Play a new meaning

Turning on Universal Plug and Play causes any attached storage to be exposed to the Internet. A manual firmware fix is available.

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Move from a hard drive to an SSD

You can easily clone a small hard drive to a large one. It's not so easy to clone a large hard drive to an SSD.

3 helpful tips to keep your Outlook.com inbox clean

These helpful tricks can help you streamline and seize control of your Outlook.com inbox.