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Google Android Power Tips: Master Froyo and Gingerbread

Have an Android phone that's rocking the Froyo or Gingerbread OS? We'll show you where all the sweetest tidbits are with these 31 power tips.

Free Tools Consolidate Reward Cards, Share Files, and More

These free online services and apps let you create one reward card to rule them all, share huge files, and use Windows as your weather service.


Turn Windows Aero into a Weather Monitor

Is your Windows UI purple? Brrr...must be cold outside! Freeware utility AeroWeather changes Windows' colors depending on the outside temperature.

Virtualization: The Executive Summary

What's virtualization, and more importantly, what can it do for you? Here's a quick technology primer for the busy manager.

New Year's Tech Resolutions for Small Businesses

Technology isn’t going to stop moving forward. It’s time to take stock of where your company’s tech is taking you--and of how to prepare for tomorrow.

12 Commands Every Linux Newbie Should Learn

Still scared of the command line? Don’t be. These commands are a quicker and easier way to get things done in Linux.

5 Reasons to Move to Windows 7, Plus XP Advice

This week, advice for Windows XP users: reasons to switch to Windows 7, plus workarounds for issues with Picture and Fax Viewer, and sleep mode.


Reinstall Windows Without Losing Your Data

The ultimate repair job doesn't have to be the ultimate disaster.


Windows Explorer Tips: Select Files, Show Extensions, Rename Setup Files

Select multiple files fast with a hidden Windows Explorer feature, show file extensions, and rename downloaded setup files.


Windows Explorer Explained: Tips for Newbies

If you're new to Windows, you may be confused by its file manager, Windows Explorer; here are useful tips for making the most of it.

How to Buy a Computer Preloaded With Ubuntu

By purchasing a laptop or desktop that runs Ubuntu Linux, you can enjoy the world's best OS--and help create realistic market share statistics. Here's where to shop.

Quick Windows Fixes

Is Windows malfunctioning, sluggish, or in need of some tweaking? Our simple solutions will help you get the OS back into shape.


5-Minute Fixes for Windows PCs

Our experts offer 30 instant solutions to the most common problems affecting Windows 7, Vista, and XP.