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If we show you how to back up your PC for free, will you finally do it?

What's it gonna take? These free backup tools are a good start.

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9 free tools that make Windows much better

Nix Notepad. Pack away Paint. These free utilities do image editing, file management, screenshots and more, much, much better than Windows’ own versions can.

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Bugs & Fixes: QuickBooks 2014 repairs this and that

By the time 2014 rolled around, this year's version had already gone through four revs. Go figure.

Bugs & Fixes: Microsoft covers remote-code execution hole in Word and Office Web Apps

Cloud-based computing carries the potential for widespread malware mayhem, averted in this case.

How to easily swap files between your PC and Android device with AirDroid

No wires, no headache: Every Android owner should check out AirDroid.

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'Should I Remove It?' helps you choose which programs to purge

Is that software useful or just more bloatware? Should I Remove It can give you the answer.

Declutter your PC for better security and more storage

Unused applications can be vulnerable to security breaches. Clean them out before they cause trouble, and jettison older data files while you're at it.

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How to fix Gmail sync problems in Outlook 2013

If you're using Gmail IMAP and Outlook isn't syncing properly, this fix may do the trick.

Run an old program on a new PC

John P. wants to continue playing a game he bought when running Windows 98

How to fix your PC's worst annoyances

Slow startups. Endless software updates. Locked screens. Find relief here.

How to change the default font in Microsoft Excel

The setting isn't where you think it is.

Five essential security measures to protect your business—no matter its size

Take these basic steps to safeguard your business's invaluable information assets.

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Saving Google Maps destinations for easy navigation

Saving a destination in Google Maps makes it easier to navigate to and also lessens the chance for error when entering or trying to remember an address.

How to dummy-proof the PCs of friends and family

You’re the one who gets the call when something goes wrong. These smart tools and settings will help you help them with less hassle.

How to switch between Ribbon views in Office 2013

Microsoft's new suite gives you the option of hiding or downsizing the toolbar in favor of more screen estate.