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Microsoft SkyDrive: Your ultimate starter's guide

 

Windows 8 tips and tricks

 

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Windows 8: How to touch-enable your existing PC without breaking the bank

 

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iTunes Tips and Tricks That Make Your Experience Better

 

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A power user's guide to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

 

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Install Windows 8 virtually with free software

 

How to protect your privacy on Google

 

Bluetooth Giving You the Blues? Here's Your Cure

 

Sync Your Outlook Data Between Multiple PCs

 

Facebook Timeline Privacy Tips: Lockdown Your Profile

 

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4 Facebook Security Tips to Stay Safe in 2012

 

How to Get Windows 8 Features Now

 

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40 Google+ Tips and Tricks for Power Users

 

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Exporting and Importing Outlook 2011 Messages

 

5-Minute Fixes for Windows PCs

 

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How to move songs off your iPod

 

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3 ways to back up Windows hard drive

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Move iTunes library to external drive

 

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Use Stacking to Organize Files in Vista

 

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Windows 7 tips, tricks and tweaks

 

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with Windows Vista

 

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6 timesaving tips for Word 2007

 

Video: Speed up Windows Explorer

 

CNET's guide to the DTV transition

 

How to use Gmail's 'Multiple Inboxes'

 

How to watch TV shows on your iPhone

 

Understanding Vista's Shadow Copy feature

 

FAQ: How to protect your PC against the Downadup worm

 

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8 apps help you chat across IM services

 

Walk-Through: Internet Explorer 8 RC 1

F-Secure has updated its Downadup removal tool.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued Alert TA09-020A, which describes how to disable AutoRun on Microsoft Windows systems in order to help prevent the spread of Conficker/Downadup via USB drives.
F-Secure.com

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Record more shows with DVR Xpander

 

FAQ: How to protect your PC against the Downadup worm

 

Your PC can do double-duty as a DVR

 

Hate Microsoft Outlook? Top 10 annoyances and how to fix them

 

Take all the guesswork out of positioning your antenna

 

Microsoft strikes deals for Live Search

 

HP offers cash for old tech equipment

 

Turn your PC into an HDTV for $24.99

 

Use a Flash Drive as Memory in Windows XP

 

Simple 12-step program to guarantee maximum performance, security, and ease of use from Your New PC

 

T-Mobile eliminates phone upgrade fee

 

10 things Linux does better than OS X

 

Video: Legally rip DVDs to iTunes

 

Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10

 

How to Remove "Antivirus 2009" Spyware
Link to CCleaner program

(The Laptop Shop assumes no liability, does not endorse, or take
any responsibility in the use of this procedure
or the use of any 3rd party software related to
the removal of "Antivirus 2009")

 

Turn gadgets into cash

 

Word 2007 ruler tweak

 

Connect Hotmail to Outlook

 

Surfing the Internet on a borrowed or public computer can now
be private with Firefox To Go

Windows - portableapps.com

Mac - www.freesmug.org

 

Are you being gouged on your cable bill?

 

Moving your bookmarks

 

How To Manage Windows Vista Application Compatibility
(an older article but well worth the read on managing applications in Vista)

 

The Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update

 

More about printer ink rip-offs

 

Ed Bott's Favorite Windows Vista gadgets

 

Six places to watch TV online for free

AOL's In2TV

Yahoo!'s new site

Link TV

TV Land

Discovery Channel's

Hulu

 

Do you change printer ink when you're told?
If so, it's costing you

 

How do I dual boot my computer to run Windows XP and Vista?

 

How to Access Your Gmail Account When It's Down

 

Diagnosing a slow computer
 

Do I need old Windows updates?

 

Installing gadgets in Vista

 

How much RAM does Vista actually use?

 

Running Office XP on Vista

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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