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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.

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.