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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.

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Comic: Windows, the horror of the nineties

Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: The horror of the nineties is alive in Windows.

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A free photo editor worth trying: Getting started with GIMP

GIMP is a great open-source alternative to Photoshop if you're not willing to spend the big bucks on Adobe's software. Here are three common tasks you can accomplish with it.

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How to upgrade an old PC: No-brainer improvements anyone can do

Is your computer running too slow? Breathe new life into that aging PC with a few tune-ups and upgrades to get it back up to speed.

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Cortana’s debut on Windows Phone 8.1 nears, and Windows is still in play

In a series of tweets, Microsoft's Cortana chief affirms the personal assistant's first home will always be Windows Phone, but he doesn't rule out an expanded role in the Windows ecosystem.

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Ten years after: HP's primordial Windows XP tablet versus Surface Pro 3

Apple gets all the credit for inventing the tablet category, but Microsoft pioneered the concept 10 years ago. We give you the HP Compaq TC1100.

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How to avoid installing bundleware with the help of Unchecky

Some third-party programs still try to slip a few extra programs past you if you're not paying attention. Unchecky helps solve that problem.

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How to maximize storage space on your Windows tablet

If you're running out of space on your Windows tablet, you can expand your storage, clean up those unneeded files, or store non-critical files in the cloud.