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Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock


Real-time plagiarism checker debuts for Microsoft Word


How to create an anonymous email account


Bring back the classic Gmail experience with Old Compose


Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever


How to delete or disable your Facebook account


Print anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print


Six clicks: Simple and time-saving Google search tricks


Microsoft's now imports Yahoo Mail


How to remotely log out of Gmail


The pros and cons (mostly cons) of saving files to the desktop


The ultimate guide to proper SSD management


5 tips to make Windows 8's Metro UI more practical and less irritating


How to set and keep your preferred default font in Word


Homemade Antennas Perform Better Than Manufactured Ones


How to erase specific autosuggested URLs from Chrome, Firefox, and IE


How to force SkyDrive to store your files on your hard drive in Windows 8.1


How to install Steam OS on your computer


How to find out if someone has been snooping in your Gmail


How to keep your neighbors from hijacking your Wi-Fi


How to prevent strangers on Google+ from flooding your Gmail inbox


Move your libraries to a second drive or partition


Move your libraries to an external drive without messing things up


Easily find far-flung customization options with Windows' secret GodMode


How to stop Gmail from displaying images by default


Microsoft introduces online tool for Gmail switchers


How to change users in Windows 8


How to uninstall Windows 8.1


Copy another user's YouTube playlist with this Web app


Disable Windows' logon password


How to stay private now that anyone can find you on Facebook


How to prevent sextortion threats via a compromised webcam


Force YouTube to buffer your entire video


DIY iPad screen replacement: It saves money, but it's not for the faint of heart


Print all the files, or a list of all the files, in a folder


How to put your DVD library in the cloud


Get a $151 Mac app bundle for free


How to spot and avoid Facebook 'Like' scams


Don't Ask! Avoid unwanted toolbar offered in pushy Java installations


How to overclock your new Haswell CPU like a pro


How to delete or move a lot of Gmail messages


Convert a PDF for Kindle viewing, no software required


Transform your PC into a mean, media-streaming machine


How to boot to desktop mode in Windows 8.1


How to stop excessive MacBook fan noise


15 free Google Reader alternatives


Wi-Fi tweaks for speed freaks: 2013 edition


Gigabit Wi-Fi: 802.11ac is here: Five things you need to know


What To Do If Your MacBook Battery Won't Charge


How to use Facebook hashtags safely and effectively


Add a hard drive-activity LED to a laptop that lacks one


The Wi-Fi in your home can track your moves like Xbox Kinect


Learn Windows 8 basics with Microsoft's 'training brochure'


Best free stuff, 2013 edition


10 tips for mastering Microsoft Outlook 2013


How to enable Family Safety features in Windows 8


How to stop your friends' Facebook apps from accessing *your* private information


How to sync files and folders across two PCs


How to print an individual email in Gmail


The complete guide to Windows Phone 8 settings


How to banish the 'Metro' UI from Windows 8 forever


Windows 8: Put its hidden security features to work!


Ultimate Windows 8 starter guide: Must-know tips, apps and utilities


Find out what's using all the space on your hard drive


Back up Gmail to a local drive


Become a Skype power user with our 7 must-know secrets


Your ultimate guide to printing anything from anywhere


How to master Storage Spaces in Windows 8


Windows 8 cheat sheet


How to avoid fake Download buttons


How to shut down Windows 8


Microsoft launches Xbox Music: What you need to know


Your phone number may not be as private on Facebook
as you think - and how to fix it


How to master VLC, the ultimate Windows media player for power users


Microsoft SkyDrive: Your ultimate starter's guide


Windows 8 tips and tricks


Get PCWorld's 50 Essential Windows 7 Tips Superguide


How to Start Using Windows 8 Today: FAQ


7 Ways to Fix Your Wi-Fi Network


How to Send Sensitive Information Via Email


Get Dozens of Free Business and IT Ebooks From Microsoft


Extend Your Battery Life Superguide Available Now


Bugs & Fixes: iTunes Match Problems and How to Address Them


Ten basic steps to secure your PC and online accounts


Adding and Managing Users in Windows 8


How to keep Facebook spammers from hijacking your wall


Gmail Adds Custom Themes, Background Images


Mozilla intros 'ridiculously simple' website creator: Thimble


How to Permanently Erase Personal Files From a Company PC


Run Android apps on Windows with BlueStacks


How to boost your MacBook Pro performance


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


A quick-and-dirty way to speed up Firefox (a lot)


A Simple Fix for When Your iPhone Won't Charge


iTunes Tips and Tricks That Make Your Experience Better


How to use a VHD to dual-boot Windows 8 on a Windows 7 PC


Facebook lets you download even more of your own information


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


How to protect your Facebook account from stalkers


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


How to keep your face out of LinkedIn ads


Protect Your Facebook Account from the Latest Hack


Log into Gmail on a PC via Your Smartphone


How to Get Free or Cheap Tech Support


How to see the same view in all Windows 7 folders


4 Facebook Security Tips to Stay Safe in 2012


How to Get Windows 8 Features Now


How to download YouTube videos, and other curious things


Android How-To Guide Available Now


Have an iPad or Android device and love TV? This post is for you.


Finding Your Router’s IP Address


Wi-Fi tethering 101: Use a smartphone as a mobile hotspot


How to check on your Internet connection


If you have a mysterious problem with a Linux box,
try bashing your system with sys_basher


Homebrew patch for HP TouchPad reenables Hulu


How To Remove Yourself from People Search Websites


40 Google+ Tips and Tricks for Power Users


Wireless Suddenly Slow?


How to find out if your personal info has been leaked in a security breach


Word 2010 cheat sheet


Getting a user-friendly Web address on Google Plus


Facebook-Skype Video Calling: A Getting-Started Guide


Protect Yourself on Facebook with BitDefender Safego


How to migrate your old email accounts to Hotmail or Gmail


Google Voice: how to consolidate your virtual phone numbers


The Definitive Facebook Lockdown Guide


How to: Using the Windows 7 Problem Steps Recorder


Get PhotoDirector 2011 for free


The Best Free Android Apps of 2011 (So Far)


DIY Inkjet Printer Prints On Almost Any Surface


6 Win 7 Registry Hacks to Make Your PC Faster


IE9 FAQ: how to install, uninstall, and tweak the final release


Use Bluetooth to Tether IPhone, IPod Touch, or IPad


Fixing Firefox 4's Mac multi-touch woes


How to Avoid Being the Victim of an Android Trojan


How to Resize Digital Images for Printing


Record Phone Calls to Your PC


Windows 7 and SSDs: Setup secrets and tune-up tweaks


Tiny Patch Cuts Firefox 4's Startup Time in Half


The 21 Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved!


Easy Network Quality of Service Management for Windows Users


Rip CDs With ITunes


Share Your Favorite ITunes Playlists


Android Tips, Tricks, and Apps from Google


Protect Your Backup Data from Murphy's Law


Upgrade pitfalls to avoid when moving to Office 2010


How to Optimize Your Router for VoIP and Video


Exporting and Importing Outlook 2011 Messages


5-Minute Fixes for Windows PCs


Gmail power tips and tools: Get the most from Google's e-mail


7 cool things to do with Windows Phone 7


Top 5 Mistakes Made by Linux First-Timers


Weird Windows Woes: Fix Random Freezes, Test Mode


6 useful Wi-Fi tools for Windows


Hard Drive Crashes Explained


5 tips to protect yourself on Facebook


15 Awesome Google Search Tips and Tricks


Hack Lets You Play Retro Nintendo Games on Your iPad


How to Keep Windows XP SP2 Safer After Microsoft Stops Patching


Windows toolkit: 50 super software secrets


How To: Connect laptops to TVs


How to fix shattered iPhone 4 screen


Don't buy an HDTV until you watch this


Super Software Secrets


6 annoying router problems -- and solutions


Hands On With YouTube's New Video Editor


5 Windows Live Hidden Gems


Bugs & Fixes: Router's Network Password Can Slow Wi-Fi


Microsoft Outlook 2007: 10 Top Tips


Are Registry Cleaners Worth It?


Stop Microsoft Office From Always Asking You to Accept the EULA


10+ mistakes Linux newbies make


The Ultimate Guide to Home Networking


Supercharge Your Phone: 40 Tips and Tricks


Lock Down Your FaceBook Profile in 20 Minutes (Video)


Send secret e-mails with Gmail, Firefox


Use hidden iPad keyboard features


Watch blocked foreign TV online


How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi


Windows 7 training: get help from a surprising source
“Making it easier to learn Windows 7,”
Free Microsoft online learning course


How to Install an SSD in Your Laptop


Long Live Your Laptop Battery!


Five Things to Consider When Buying a Wireless Printer


Tweak Your Graphics Card for Gaming


How to Sync Your Android Phone to a Mac or PC


Bugs & Fixes: Avoid Trouble When Moving Your ITunes Library


Secret way to skip DVD trailers


Start Your Own Internet Radio Station for Free


Burned By the Windows XP Downgrade? Don't Blame Microsoft


3 Registry edits that speed Windows 7 performance


Windows 7 tricks: 20 top tips and tweaks


How to Hack Your Wii For Homebrew Apps and Games


25 great games for Netbooks


What are all those camera modes for?


Five Secrets of Open and Save Dialog Boxes


A fast fix for IE8 crashes, slowdowns


Raise Your Windows IQ: The Difference Between Files and Folders


Can’t get a signal but need Internet access pronto?


15 best keyboard shortcuts ever


94 more secret Windows shortcuts


Disaster-Proof Your PC: Image Your Drive, Make a Backup Plan


Home Networking: How to Avoid Traffic Jams


7 Secret Features in Windows 7


What's Cheaper: Replacement Ink, or a New Printer?


15 best keyboard shortcuts


Guard Your Online Privacy With the TrackerWatcher Firefox Addon


8 Tips for Safer Online Shopping


Simple Ways to Save When You Print


How to avoid Wi-Fi traffic jams at home


How to find free e-books for your Kindle


Use Aero Snap to Simplify File Management


Don't Let Your Printer Suck Your Wallet Dry


Windows 7 tricks: 20 top tips and tweaks


How to record streaming audio


Google Dashboard: A Closer Look


Google Dashboard Knows Too Much

10 handy Windows 7 tips


Want to bone up on wireless tech? Try ham radio


5 ways to overclock a netbook (really!)


Intel toolkit speeds Windows 7 SSDs


Get a free Microsoft PC safety scan


Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, try the
Windows Vista and Windows 7 edition of the scanner.


Firefox users: see the special instructions for
 running the scanner using Firefox.



Manage All Your Media in Windows 7


How to Manage Users in Windows 7


Photography: Four Ways to Get Stunning Depth of Field


10 Gmail tips and tricks


Eight Amazing Image Capture Tricks


iPod your car more reliably


8 quick tips for getting the most from IE8


Moving iTunes files to a new machine


Moving your iTunes library the right way


Backing up an iTunes library


Buying a Wireless Router — Simplified


Ten Ways to Upgrade Your Netbook


7 Backup Strategies for Your Data, Multimedia, and System Files


Replace an Ipod Battery


Revive a Stuck LCD Pixel


Remove a Mini-CD From a Slot-Loading Drive


Create a Digital ID With Adobe Acrobat


Five Favorite Word Tips


Is Your Printer Stealing From You? Here's How to Tell


Digital Manners: 10 Rules for Better Socializing


How to Make Google Chrome OS Security Tough Enough


7 laptop battery power tips


Modify the Subject Lines of Archived Outlook E-Mail

Clean Your Vista Drive in Four Easy Steps


VIDEO: Make a great PowerPoint presentation


FAQ: How to upgrade XP to Windows 7


Use non-iPod MP3 players with Macs


Safely clean a glossy display


Use Excel as an Architectural Design Tool


‘Kodu’ makes video game programming easy


How to move songs off your iPod


Protect yourself against clickjacking


How to make an MP3 CD


How to help iTunes monitor folders


Gallery: Fixing a cracked iPod Touch screen

Make your car a hot spot


Stitch together a panoramic photo


9 easy ways to improve your laptop's sound


3 ways to back up Windows hard drive

Use your old controllers with the Wii


10 AppleScripts to make you love your Mac (even more)


Move iTunes library to external drive


12 online tools for thrifty shoppers


Watch complete NBC shows on iPhone


Five simple PC security tips


How to understand digital audio formats


How to get free podcasts in iTunes


Use Stacking to Organize Files in Vista


Take a tip, leave a tip


Windows 7 tips, tricks and tweaks


Video: Power user Windows shortcuts


How to build your own Windows Home Server


Microsoft builds up Windows Home Server features

Windows Home Server is a powerful networking tool

How to troubleshoot Windows Home Server problems


Video: Tune up Internet Explorer 8


Video: Tips for Internet Explorer 8


Review: 3 disk-cleaning apps declutter your PC's hard drive


Video: Take digital photos like a pro


The Essentials of Networking with Your Laptop
with Windows Vista


How to Install Apps on Ubuntu


All flash drives not created equal


Get desktop files from any cell phone


Six more killer iPhone freebies


Get a new PC ready for everyday use


How to Use Firefox NoScript Extension to Block Malware


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


Gmail offline: Let's walk through it


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.

CCleaner sweeps up after Chrome


Don't fear the penguin: A newbie's guide to desktop Linux


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 -

Mac -


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


Yahoo!'s new site

Link TV

TV Land

Discovery Channel's



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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