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Microsoft's Windows to aid PC market revival in 2015

Gartner projects Windows XP upgrades will stop the PC market bleeding next year.

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Some files need encryption and some files don't

Chances are you don't have to encrypt your entire hard drive. But you need to know what files to encrypt.

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Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 review: Strong, but high-maintenance, security

Ashampoo's first antivirus suite's need for hands-on interaction undermines its excellent protection.

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Get tough on stubborn programs with Revo uninstaller

Sometimes you just can't get the job done with an app's built-in tools. That's when you may have to turn to a third-party uninstaller.

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Vaio brand relaunches in Japan

After Sony sold off its PC business in February, the longtime PC brand is back, but only in Japan.

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How to set up Parallels Access on your PC

Parallels Access is handy if you need to access your PC remotely from your iOS or Android device. Here's how to get started.

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Report: Microsoft shoveling more dirt onto Windows 8.1 with 'Threshold'

Reports say that Microsoft is pushing the tiled interface on Windows 8.1 further into the background with the next major iteration of Windows.

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The tablet’s tortured past: 8 failures that led to the slates we use today

They were flat. Many had pens or touchscreens. And most of them died. Swipe back in time to see how tablets have evolved to the Surface, iPad, and Android slates we use today.

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Bvckup 2 review: No-nonsense app makes backups a breeze

A backup tool that knows safeguarding your files is serious business, Bvckup 2's lean, mean aesthetic and impressive performance make for a trustworthy tool.

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17 obscure Windows tools and tricks too powerful to overlook

Windows is chock full of handy-dandy power tools, but most of them are hidden from everyday view. These are the ones you need to know about.