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In the August issue

Longtime Answer Line columnist Lincoln Spector has been helping readers with all manner of PC headaches, and over the years he’s fielded pretty much every question you could imagine. This month we gather the best of his tips on how to solve the most common PC problems. He explains how to speed up a sluggish system, recover deleted files, safeguard your privacy while browsing, back up your data, and more. 

Also in the August Digital Edition:

Five cool ways to use business cards in Evernote: Think those business cards gathering dust in your drawer are passé? Evernote believes otherwise. Thanks to the company’s recent partnership with LinkedIn, you can snap a photo of a card and then use Evernote’s tagging, geolocation, and other features—along with LinkedIn’s vast network of professionals—to turn the humble business card into a powerful tool. 

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3—a work PC in tablet clothing: If you’re trying to decide between buying a laptop and purchasing a Windows tablet, Microsoft just made your decision a lot harder.

Microsoft changes course: CEO Satya Nadella released a strategy memo to company employees that places a new focus on productivity and interconnectivity among people, devices, and data.

You’ve fallen for a scam! Now what? If you’ve clicked the wrong link or mistakenly divulged sensitive personal data such as a password or credit card info, you have to move fast to contain the damage. Here are the steps you need to take.

Multimedia highlights

• Toshiba’s new laptop goes 4K: The Satellite P50t is the first laptop to boast a 4K display. Senior Editor Michael Brown takes the machine for a spin to see if the 3840-by-2160-pixel display is all it’s cracked up to be.

• All rise now: Recent health research suggests that sitting all day can shorten your life. Taking that news to heart, Senior Editor Michael Ansaldo tries out the Varidesk, a height-adjustable platform that sits on your existing desk. It’s an affordable way to find out if standing while working suits you.

• Tablets from two eras face off: Editor in Chief Jon Phillips takes Microsoft’s state-of-the-art Surface Pro 3 and compares it to a ten-year-old slate—the HP Compaq TC1100—to gauge just how far the tablet PC has come.

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