Don't-Miss Back to school Stories

How to buy a laptop for college

Light. Fast. Not too expensive. Study up on the most important specs for long days at class and long nights at the library.

Find and watch free TV on the Internet

Lucyer asked about Web sites where you can watch television programs for free

How to safely remove a USB drive even when Windows says it isn't safe to do so

Windows doesn't always allow you to safely remove a flash drive or external hard drive. Klaatu asked the Answer Line forum for advice.

Add an external drive to your WMP or iTunes music collection

Kat Korsmo asked how to play music off an external hard in Windows Media Player library. (My answer covers iTunes, as well.)

Add a Wi-Fi hotspot to Windows 8 with Virtual Router Plus

This free utility restores a capability that Microsoft removed from Windows 8, and does it with ease.

Cool down an overheated laptop

Gamersim17's laptop was "getting intensely hot." He turned to the Laptops forum for advice

Turn an RSS feed into a 'Star Wars' crawl

The aptly named StarRSS takes your favorite feeds to a galaxy far, far away. Call it the cure for the common RSS.