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How to adjust the page zoom in Word 2010

Are you constantly seeing different documents at different sizes? The elusive zoom tool holds the key.

Master Windows 8 gesture commands

Get more done in less time on your desktop or tablet by mastering Windows 8 touch controls and their keyboard/mouse equivalents.

Use Ninite to give Windows 8 a classic Start menu

This handy batch software installer now supports Classic Shell, a Start button/menu combo for Windows 8.

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Windows 8 Upgrade Diary: What to expect

One PC power user's account of what you can expect from upgrading to Windows 8.

10 Windows 8 apps you should download first

Windows 8 is all about the apps. Here are some suggestions on what you should download first.

How to avoid fake Download buttons

It's all too easy to click the wrong button or link on an otherwise legitimate download page. Here are three ways to protect yourself.

Another way to restore the Windows 8 Start button and menu

Slick freebie Pokki makes the Windows 8 desktop a much more familiar and convenient place. And it comes with its own app store!

How to organize, showcase, and share your out-of-control photo collection

Shoot all the photos you want, but show off and share only your best. We’ll show you how.

Supercharge your desktop with Rainmeter widgets

We'll show you how to get the hang of this powerful and customizable (yet initially confusing) widget wonder and help you make your desktop one of a kind.

Make fast work of finding photos with Lost Photos

Lost Photos trolls the depths of your email account, looking for any images and saving them to your hard drive.

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How to Resize Photos Easily

Here's a handy tool that automatically resizes photos to your preferred dimensions.

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How to Get Started Screencasting

Want to start your own Internet show, share PC tips and tricks with friends, or just show off your gaming skills via video? Here's how to start producing your own screencast.

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How to Edit Photos With Adobe's Camera Raw

Here are some tips for using the mini photo editor that you've probably always ignored.

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PC Building Best Practices: Software

In the second part of our PC building best practices series, we outline a number of issues that can arise when you're configuring and installing software on a newly built PC.

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What Do These Words Actually Mean? Add-ins, Add-ons, Plug-ins, Apps, Applications, and Utilities

Robert Conner asked me to define the various words for different types of programs.