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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.

The ultimate Linux starter kit for small business

Linux machines can save your business cold, hard cash. Here's how to pick the best OS and apps for yourself, your workers, and your IT pros.

How to add Windows 8's best desktop features to Windows 7

Windows 8 isn't all about the live tiles and gesture control. The new OS is filled with nuts-and-bolts improvements, and you can get them all in Windows 7 with a little work.

Get notified when a site's terms of service change

Docracy tracks TOS agreements for nearly a thousand popular services—and lists the latest updates.

How to record calls on your smartphone

When you need a record of your conversation, recording the call is better than taking notes.

I must run this program on computers other than my own

Lyman E Bertsch needs to run an application on a relative's computer. Installing the program isn't an option. Can Lyman run the program off a flash drive?

Old vs. new Microsoft Office file formats

Ankush khandelwal asked about compatibility issues between files created in different versions of Microsoft Office--specifically the big changes in file format that came with Office 2007.

Meet Plex, the media streamer that will make you forget Netflix and Hulu

Netflix and Hulu may get all the hype, but Plex's robust media management and transcoding features make it seamlessly streaming your digital media collection anywhere and anytime a cinch.

How to automatically insert commonly used text—and sync those snippets to the cloud

Newly updated PhraseExpress supports cloud synchronization, meaning your shortcuts can be shared across all your PCs. And it's still free!

Why, how and where to update your Windows 8 drivers

Is your hardware on the fritz after upgrading to Windows 8? Updating your drivers could fix the problem. We tell you how and where to find the most up-to-date drivers for your rig.

How to go back to iTunes 10, part 2

If you had trouble reverting from iTunes 11 to iTunes 10, here's how to get things working again.

Find out what's using all the space on your hard drive

Free disk-space analyzer WizTree quickly tells you which files and folders are consuming the most storage.

How to dedupe your song library now that iTunes won't

iTunes no longer offers the option of finding duplicate songs. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to do so.

How to go back to iTunes 10

Don't like iTunes 11? You can always go back to an older version of the program—if you know where to look.

How to restore the sidebar in iTunes 11

Freaked out by iTunes' new interface? Here's how to bring back that old familiar sidebar.