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Get More From SkyDrive With Desktop Tools

Windows Live Mesh and third-party SDExplorer integrate Microsoft's cloud storage service into Windows Explorer.

Do I Need a New Wireless Card?

Wlpncp asked the Desktops forum if a PC with a 802.11b/g wireless adapter will work with a 802.11n router

Test Your Smartphone Data Speed

Wondering how your smartphone’s data speeds measure up? Here’s an easy way to test your mobile broadband speeds yourself--for free.

Scaling and Provisioning Virtual Servers

While virtual servers have proven a boon in the data center, they don't address the challenge of incrementally adding server capacity.

When Nobody Is Watching Your Business, Security Systems Can

Keep an eye on your business with IP cameras.

How to Browse Privately on Public Wi-Fi for Free

With a handful of free software tools, you can fight off snoopers when using public Wi-Fi. Here's how, step by step.

Digitize Your Analog Life

Rip your records, transfer your tapes, scan your photos, and move your home movies onto your hard drive. We’ve collected some easy ways to convert vinyl, film, and other analog media into high-quality digital files.


Networking Speed Boosts

We explain four ways to increase the performance of everything attached to your work or home network.

15 Common Small-Business Tech Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

15 Common Tech Mistakes Small-Businesses Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Best Media For Backups

Kenb asked the Desktops forum onto what type of media he should backup his files

Building a Better Business Backup System

Don’t wait until your data disappears in a disaster to create a comprehensive backup plan and pick the technology that’s right for your business. Backup may never be fun, but it is becoming more affordable, automated, and painless.

Get a Dial-Up Connection When Disaster Strikes

Whether a natural disaster or something more nefarious causes you to lose an Internet connection, dial-up can offer online access when all else fails.

How to Get Started With Cloud Computing

Cloud experts and early adopters offer up five entry points to the cloud