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Laptop makeover: 5 ways to extend its useful life

You can rebuild it. You have the technology. And if it's acting tired, you have little to lose.

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

Bet you don’t know everything Chrome OS can do. Here’s what it offers, from keyboard shortcuts to Chromecast capers—and a surprising amount of offline productivity.

Essential tools for building, repairing, and upgrading PCs (and other electronic devices)

Using the right tools can mean the difference between a satisfyingly successful project and a regrettable disaster.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

Windows 8 buying guide: How to buy the best laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid

Windows 8 works on them all. Here's how to buy the best one for you.

Ultrabook Buying Guide 2013: How to find the right Ultrabook

Don't know what specs a laptop has to sport to bear Intel's Ultrabook seal of approval? Don't worry: We'll tell you everything you need to know about this ultra-portable line of laptops.

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How to live large on every battery charge

These handy tips will help you wring every watt-minute out of your laptop and other mobile devices.

Travel tips: what you can't leave behind

Planning on traveling during the holidays? Then you'll need to decide which of your tech gadgets you need to bring along. Here's how to figure that out.

on techhive.com

Keep your laptop safe and secure while you travel

PCs make great travel companions, but you need to treat them right.

Laptop buying guide 2013: How to find the right notebook for you

It’s been a good year for laptops. We can help you find the best one for your needs.

How to add a third monitor to your laptop

What's better than a two-screen setup? A three-screener, of course. Here's how to work around the video-output limitation.

Why you may want a desktop instead of a laptop

Patrick Moore asked the Laptops forum about the advantages of going with a desktop computer

My laptop just hit the floor. You won't believe what happened

Laptop + gravity = disaster, right? Not necessarily. Here's how I learned an important lesson.

Is AppleCare worth it?

Some swear by Apple's extended warranty plan, AppleCare. Others just swear when talking about it. So it is worth the money or not?

on macworld.com

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.