Don't-Miss Desktop Stories

Control Your PC From Your Android Tablet: App Roundup

Test-drives with three leading Android remote desktop apps reveal which one delivers the best control for the cash.


6 Registry Hacks to Make Your PC Faster

Speed up boot times and make Windows a bit more responsive with these Registry tweaks.

Boost a Mobile Hotspot Signal, Extend Windows Media Center to Other TVs

Learn how to use a mobile hotspot to provide Internet access at home and stream Windows Media Center content to other TVs, plus a My Channel Logos tip.

PC Liquid Cooling System: Build It Yourself

Want to push your PC to the bleeding edge? Make sure it stays cool with your very own do-it-yourself liquid-cooling rig.

Hardware Tips: USB-to-IDE/SATA Adapter, USB Drives, Laptop Parts on eBay

Tips for using a USB-to-IDE/SATA adapter, running programs from flash drives, and buying laptop parts on eBay.

How to Upgrade Your Graphics Card

Give your desktop PC more oomph by swapping in a new graphics board.

Speed Up My Desktop PC's Hardware

Thumpergdi asked the Windows forum for advice on desktop hardware updates

Is Always-On Data Making Context Tags Obsolete?

Now that your smartphone lets you do almost any digital task anywhere, who really needs context tags anymore?

How to Start a Business for Free

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get your startup up and running. Here’s a handy guide to doing business for the absolute minimum in expense.

Essential Gear for Pajama-Clad Professionals

Do you work from home? Power-lunch in your pj's? These indispensable items will enhance your live-work environment.


Windows Task Manager: A Troubleshooting Tool

Slow PC problems? Don't be so quick to reboot--you might be able to cure what ails you with some Windows Task Manager tricks. Here's how.

How to Clean Your PC, Inside and Out

Cleaning a PC is more than just uninstalling a few apps and wiping off the case. Here's how to defeat dust, gunk, and other unmentionable material that gets lodged inside your desktop system.

Make Your Own Wrist Rest

Here's how to create a simple and comfortable wrist rest out of a sock and some rice.