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A router and an extender: When your laptop doesn't know which to use.

Sometimes, you need two or more access points to spread your Wi-Fi throughout the house. But that can confuse a computer.

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Why Steve Ballmer wrote Windows' classic Crtl+Alt+Delete text himself

Windows 3.x's Crtl+Alt+Delete menu was a blue screen, but not THE blue screen.

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Snagit 12 review: The premier screen capture tool for Windows

Snagit remains essential for graphic designers, developers, and anyone else who works with image and video captures.

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Forget Windows 9 and Windows Phone: Will it all be called just plain 'Windows'?

Microsoft appears to be getting away from version branding with its Windows Phone products. Is this the start of a bigger shift in Microsoft's naming conventions for Windows?

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At IFA, Microsoft counters Chromebooks, Android with dirt-cheap Windows devices

The new era of dirt-cheap Windows PCs and tablets is here after months of preparation.

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Why Microsoft needs to solve the Windows Store 'crap app' crisis before Windows 9

Microsoft's setting the table to make Metro apps truly useful to desktop users in Windows 9, but it'll all be for naught if the Windows Store continues to emphasize quantity over quality.

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Hands-on: Chrome beta gets guest mode and a new profile switcher

You've been able to switch profiles and add a guest mode for months, but now Google is bringing the process front-and-center in the latest beta build of Chrome.

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Archos preps $149 Windows tablet, new Windows Phone

Archos isn't waiting for the IFA show next week to announce its first products, which includes an intriguingly priced Windows tablet.

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What happens when Microsoft ends Windows 7 mainstream support next year

Next January, Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7. But relax. That won't be end of the popular operating system.