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HP Stream goes even lower, bringing Windows 8 laptops to $199 (hands-on)

The Stream is a budget "cloud-based PC," now available in two new laptop and two new tablet sizes, making it one of the least expensive ways to get Windows 8.

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Laptop buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.

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Don't buy a new PC or Mac before you read this

Is the laptop, desktop, or tablet you plan to buy stuck with a last-gen CPU? That may be a reason to wait -- or a way to get a great deal. Here's how to tell.

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Five ways to set up and optimize the Leap Motion Controller

Before you draw midair masterpieces, or flick bricks with your finger, find out which settings and best-practices optimize the Leap Motion Controller for speed, accuracy, and ergonomics.

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Questions answered in this week's Q&A include OS X not prompting for how to handle home folders when an account is removed, and more.

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Can FileVault be bypassed with OS X password reset routines?

Given Apple-supplied password reset tools, you may have concerns about the possibility of these being used to override a FileVault-protected volume.

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Get a $151 Mac app bundle for free

Even if you don't need every one of these 10 apps, you can't argue with the price. Number of strings attached: zero.

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Troubleshooting a Mac that will not turn on

If your Mac will not power on, there are a few things you can try before paying for repair service.

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How to quickly look up your IP address in OS X

If you need to look up your Mac's IP address, there are some quick ways to do so.

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Tip: Transfer files to another Mac using Screen Sharing

One way to transfer files to another Mac is through the built-in screen-sharing service.

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How to quickly force-quit the current application in OS X

Force-quitting an application can be done directly with one keystroke, if needed.

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Get 10 indie games for five bucks

No paying extra to unlock the really good games, just 10 solid titles for a mere 50 cents apiece. Plus a little charitable contribution for good measure.

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