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Microsoft's free Joulemeter utility gives you a rough estimate of a Windows system's power consumption. Plus: tips for reducing your electronics energy bill.
The Windows 8.1 Update launched on Tuesday adds yet another way to shut down or restart your PC.
Password-scanning technology is gaining ground, but there are ways you can help secure your Mac against it.
Like several other apps, Win8 StartButton restores the traditional Start menu in Windows 8, which Microsoft eliminated in the latest version of its operating system.
With just a handful of keystrokes you can shut down all active apps on your system via Task Manager's Programs tab. Plus: power off your PC by pressing three keys.
While there are plenty of off-the-shelf solutions that you can buy, you'll get the most reward by getting down and dirty and building your own PC. Here's a rundown of what you'll need to do.
The latest in a lineup of Start menu replacements for Windows 8, Pokki is a free, fluid tool for users who crave more than the new Start screen.
If your Mac takes a long time to wake from sleep and seems to require a reset when it does, here are a few things to try.
We answer reader questions on using OS X recovery utilities within a working OS installation, and more.
Several settings and system features govern the sleep mode in OS X and can prevent normal system sleep if either in use or used incorrectly.