Don't-Miss Windows Stories
When you delete a file in Windows, you're just removing the pointer. The data is still there. Here's how to make sure that data is gone, baby, gone.
Windows PCs run a whole lot of code in the background, much of which slows you down and provides little or no benefit. Here's how to stop them.
Get a taste of automated app installation with this sweet command-line tool.
Bringing your documents and spreadsheets to a new PC is easy. But if you use Outlook, moving your email, contacts, and appointments may be a bit tricky.
Pushbullet is great for quick and dirty file swapping between your Windows PC and Android, even if it doesn't give you full access to the file system like AirDroid does. You can even get notifications from your Android device in Windows, too.
Need to know what time it is in Tokyo or New York? Forget Google, keep tabs on three time zones on your desktop.
Windows rarely leaves the icons on your desktop where you want them. Here's how to fix that annoying problem.
Want to tweak the system tray/notification area on the taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1? Here's how.
Looking to cycle through your apps or just get a more standard right-click context menu? There are a few shortcuts for that.
Showing photos to friends? If the pictures move too slowly, you bore your audience. If they move to fast, you annoy them. Here's how to set the speed in several common programs.
Your PC may not have a lot of RAM, processor speed, or hard drive space, but often you can still speed up your computer by limiting the apps that start-up at boot.
Chances are you don't have to encrypt your entire hard drive. But you need to know what files to encrypt.