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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 Test a Laptop in the Store

Use our experts' guide to in-store testing before you spend big bucks on your next laptop.

International Travel and Your Laptop

Your laptop could be stolen at the airport, in your hotel, or when you're walking down a street. A few precautions should provide protection.

How to Protect Your Laptop

Follow our guide to safeguard your laptop, as well as the data that resides on it.

Windows 8: Training Required

Windows 8 includes a more drastic graphical interface change than previous versions of Windows. Here are the top questions new users are likely to ask--and how to answer them.

Multiple Ports on Your PC: What Do They Do for You?

The back of your PC is chock full of connectors and ports--USB isn't the only game in town. Here's a primer on ports.

How to Install Boot Camp and Run Windows on Your Mac

With these simple instructions, you can install Boot Camp on your Mac and dual-boot it into Windows.

Turn a PC Into a DVR, Install Software Without a DVD Drive

Add an OTA tuner to turn your PC into a DVR, install software from a disc without an optical drive.

How to Remove Preinstalled Software From Your New PC

Your new PC most likely came with a whole bunch of preinstalled apps and utilities you'll never use. Here's how to get rid of them.

How Do I Install Software from a CD When My Laptop Lacks a CD Drive?

One option is to buy an external drive, of course, but there's another solution that won't cost you a dime.

New Computer? Clear Out the Junkware

If your new system came with a bunch of software you don't want, it could be slowing things down. Here's how to get rid of it.

How to choose a laptop for your small business

Businesses have laptop needs beyond those of the average consumer, including security, warranty, service, and more. Here's what to look for.

10 Nightmares When Traveling With Tech--and How to Prevent Them

When traveling with smartphones, tablets, and laptops, a small hiccup can derail work for your entire trip. How can you avoid these nightmares on your next business trip?