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Start a Revolution With Your Personal Tech

If you happen to be planning the overthrow of a corrupt regime--whether it’s the national ruling party or the board of your Homeowners Association--your personal tech and Twitter account can be your best co-conspirators.


Kiwi PC: A Desktop Designed Just for Seniors

If the rational part of your brain can overlook the weak specs, this might be a good system for older users who need, well, a hassle-free PC.

Fix a Noisy, Overheated Desktop

Is your system making more noise than usual because the fans are working overtime? You need to blow out the dust, pronto. Here's how.


Five Steps to a Better New PC

Just bought a new PC? Here's how to ditch the bloatware, get the apps you want, and make sure it has all your important data.


Clean Your PC Cable Clutter

Get started on your PC spring cleaning by tidying up the mess of cables spilling all over your desk.

Take Your Tech Off the Grid

Whether you’re preparing for the day the government shuts down the power grid or you simply want to slash your monthly electricity bill, we have the high-tech, low-power tips and gear you need.

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

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

Your Worst-Case-Scenario PC Survival Kit

Whether you’re in a safe house, on the lam, or weathering the End of the World as We Know It, you’ll want to check out this collection of worst-case-scenario tips, apps, and downloads for your PC and smartphone.


Hotkeys, Macros, and Gestures: Save Time With Your PC

Want to automate your most frequent PC tasks? Here's how to map common PC actions to the keyboard buttons (or mouse gestures) of your choice.

PC Spring Cleaning: Automatically Organize Your Files

Here's how to find and eliminate PC clutter--and automate file organization so that it never crops up again.


Prepare Your PC for Future Data Disasters

You've reinstalled Windows and restored your data. Now learn how to make the restore process smarter, safer, and easier next time.


Reader Q&A: Troubleshoot Windows, Tweak Office, Add USB Ports

Readers want to know how to troubleshoot Windows apps, make Office easier to use, and add more USB ports to a PC.


Speed Up Windows by Stripping It Down

Windows has plenty of features that you can turn off to speed things up. Here's how to find the features you don't need.