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How To Make Your PC Distraction-Free

Whether you're weak-willed or a consummate multitasker in need of a little productivity boost, these apps and tips will help you stay focused on the task at hand.

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How to Buy a Router

Buying a router may not be at the top of everyone's to-do list, but a new model can mean the difference between enjoying Netflix in HD and seeing a grainy mess of substandard video.

The Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved!

PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more!

How to Migrate From BlackBerry to Android

Whether you've persuaded your colleagues to take the plunge with you or are just striking out on your own, we provide a few essential tips for moving from a BlackBerry device to an Android handset.

Improve Your Laptop's Battery Life

Every laptop owner wants to maximize the time between battery recharges. Here's how to achieve that goal with a few basic hardware and software tweaks; as a bonus, they may improve your notebook’s performance, too.

How to Benchmark Your Browser for HTML 5

Modern Web browsers on both mobile devices and PCs now support HTML 5, including HTML 5 canvas rendering. We show you how to get the most out of your browser with a little testing and tweaking.

How to Install a Sealed Liquid Cooler

The new generation of sealed liquid coolers make less noise, take up less space, and are easier to install than air coolers. Here's how to install one yourself.

Windows 8: Two Operating Systems Barely on Speaking Terms

Ericuse165 asked people on the Windows forum what they thought of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I offer my two cents.

Will I Be Able to Activate XP after 2014?

Snorg asked the Answer Line forum if Microsoft will activate new Windows XP installations after the company stops supporting the operating system

12 Ways to Make Your Online Profile Work for You

Proactively managing your online persona is a must if you're serious about your career.

How to Reset Your Windows Password

Here's our guide to resetting your Windows password if you don't have access to a previously created password-reset disk.

How to Run Android Apps on Your PC

The BlueStacks Android App Player lets you run Android apps on your PC. We explain how to install it, how to transfer apps from your Android smartphone, and how to run them on a Windows system.

Useful Stuff: Plug-In USB Charging Port, Extra Dropbox Storage

Add a USB charging port to any regular power outlet, be a beta tester for Dropbox and get up to 5GB more free online.