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When to image a hard drive, and when to clone it

Imaging and cloning will both copy the contents of your drive, but the best way depends on whether you're upgrading or backing up. Here's when you should use each one.

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How to download audio from any streaming video

Streaming video won't stream if you're away from an Internet connection. Here's how to download audio from YouTube or an any other streaming video for offline listening.

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Personalize the Windows Explorer Navigation Bar

Want to find a favorite folder quickly? Here's how to configure your favorites and libraries in Windows 7 and 8's file managers.

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How to skip the Black Friday crowds and still find great deals online

Black Friday shopping madness is right around the corner. This year, don't bother hitting the stores when you can find many deals online.

How to find free Internet for your laptop while traveling

A solid Internet connection isn't always available on the road. Here's three ways to stay connected almost anywhere.

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If Windows virtual memory is too low, you can increase it, but there are trade-offs

Virtual memory can expand your PC's capabilities, but it will also slow it down. Understanding the swap file will help you make the right decision.

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Lock your phone to a single app with Lollipop’s screen pinning

Lollipop's screen pinning feature can help keep your young kids from wreaking havoc on your phone. And it takes just a few moments to set up.

How to protect yourself from PC tech support scams

In the third time since 2011, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has shut down another operation selling bogus tech support to Windows PC owners.

Here's what to do when your touchscreen won't work

Your Windows 8 laptop has a touchscreen, but touching it doesn't have the desired effect. Here's what to do about it.

How to buy the perfect PC gaming laptop

You'll want to read our buying guide before clicking "add" to your shopping cart this holiday season.

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How to stop SMS spam on your Android or iOS phone

SMS spam is proliferating fast, but your phone's settings or a handy app can help stem the tide.

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Supercharge your PC's storage with a RAID setup: Everything you need to know

Configuring multiple drives in RAID can protect against disaster and provide face-meltingly fast transfer speeds.

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How to turn off automatic app updates on Android and install apps manually

Don't want Android to update your apps behind your back? No problem.