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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 buy a smartphone

Here's what to look out for when shopping for a new handset.

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.

How to edit GIFs without resorting to Photoshop

Here's our hands-on with EZgif.com, an easy, Web-based tool for people with zero graphics know-how.

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Stop the Shockwave Flash Chrome crash

M A Hameed has a Chrome problem. Web pages suddenly die in Chrome with "Shockwave flash has crashed" messages.

10 ways to repurpose your old iPad

Want to treat yourself to a new iPad? Go ahead--we've collected a few great ways for you to make use of your old one.

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How to make your pet as Internet-famous as Lil Bub and Menswear Dog combined

Tips from the experts on launching your cat, puppy, or parakeet's career as a meme.

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Speed up a slow PC without buying new hardware

Gamersim17 complains that his PC is "moving extremely slowly and not performing like it should." He asked the Desktops forum for advice.