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10 Key Windows 8 Features: Tablets, Touch and More

Windows 8 already contains a barrage of over 300 new features. To help you sift through the mire of Microsoft's Metro UI for the upcoming OS, here's a list of[...]

Screen Casting 101: The Wired and Wireless Ways to Share Displays

The good news: It's easier than ever to share your tablet, smartphone, or laptop display. The bad news: it's still not as easy as it should be, thanks for competing[...]

15 Best Google Chrome Security Extensions

Google Chrome is already the safest web browser on the market, but when it comes to security you can never be too careful. We've compiled 15 Chrome extensions that lock[...]

Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions for Better, Faster Browsing

Google Chrome has much to recommend it as a browser, but a veteran FireFox or habitual Internet Explorer user may be hesitant to give up the add-ons or plug-ins that[...]

How to Dual Boot Mac OS X El Capitan and Windows 10

Mac users can get the best of both worlds by installing Windows 10 alongside OS X. It's not horribly complicated, and Apple's lastest OS, El Capitan, makes it easier than[...]

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition Review — Introducing Word Starter and Excel Starter

Fans of Microsoft Works may be disappointed to learn that their preferred lightweight office suite has been discontinued in favor of a very different product: Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition.[...]

Top 10 Best Internet Explorer Add-Ons

Contrary to popular belief, Internet Explorer can do lots of the same cool tricks as Firefox or Google Chrome -- so long as you've got the right IE Add-ons. We[...]

Top 10 Best Firefox Add-Ons for Improved Browsing

Google Chrome may grab headlines for its excellent extensions (including the fake ones), but Firefox takes a back seat to no one in the browser plug-in department. We list the[...]

How To Turn Your Smartphone into a Business Phone

Many have both a work and personal email address. So how about phone numbers? Surely there has to be a way to have all the benefits of a business phone[...]

Windows 8 Security: Defender Antivirus Review

In Windows 8, Microsoft is adding a bunch of new security features, including ELAM, UEFI, and Defender AV software. Read the full review of the new Defender.

Hulu Plus vs. Hulu: Why Pay When You Can Get It for Free?

Why should anyone consider paying a subscription fee for Hulu Plus if they can get Hulu.com for free? Read our comparison to find out.

Windows 8 Tips: How To Play Back Movies & Music

While Microsoft's new Windows 8 Media Center lets you play back DVDs and Blu-rays, it won't necessarily solve all of your multimedia woes. Here are some tips.

CES 2012: Windows 8 Gaze and Lenovo’s Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ TV

Even before CES opens its doors on Tuesday, the show is already evidencing novel uses of new operating systems, such as Tobii's Gaze "look and tap" UI for Windows 8,[...]

Microsoft Office 2010 Buyers Guide — Breaking Down the Office 2010 Editions

Microsoft Office 2010 hits retail stores this month and as usual Microsoft is offering a byzantine selection of Office 2010 Editions to choose from. Which version of Office 2010 is[...]

Microsoft Word 2010 Review — What’s New in Word 2010

Microsoft Word 2010 is the crown jewel of the latest version of MS Office, but has the world's best-known word processor evolved enough to justify an upgrade? We break down[...]

OpenOffice 3.1 Review

OpenOffice is the name-brand freeware alternative to Microsoft Office. Is this no-cost productivity suite really a viable replacement for MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or is that just more open[...]

Top 10 Best Firefox Security Add-ons

The main reason most people switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox is to improve their browser security, but that doesn't mean Firefox is bullet-proof. We offer up the 10 best[...]

Windows 7 – A Guide to the Editions

Windows 7 comes in six different flavors -- with a few more niche alternates just for good measure. We've told you why (or why not) to buy Windows 7, but[...]

WinCleaner OneClick Professional Clean 11 Review

WinCleaner claims to improve system performance, free up hard drive space and improve overall PC performance for $29.95. We investigate in this review.

Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office — The (Don’t Have To) Buyers Guide

From open-source software to Web-based applications, there are so many free alternatives to Microsoft Office it's a wonder anyone pays hundreds of dollars for a word processor, spreadsheet, or presentation[...]