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How to get the Start menu back in Windows 8

Several third-party utilities can serve as Start menu replacements for Windows 8 users who aren't as keen on the new Start screen.

By May 27, 2014

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Calculate your PC's energy use

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.

By April 15, 2014

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How to shut down Windows 8.1 in the new update

The Windows 8.1 Update launched on Tuesday adds yet another way to shut down or restart your PC.

By April 9, 2014

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Add useful features to the Windows 8 Start Screen

A Windows 8 program called Start Screen Unlimited adds some useful features to the Windows 8 Start Screen.

By March 25, 2014

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Passware expands to grab Facebook and Google passwords

Password-scanning technology is gaining ground, but there are ways you can help secure your Mac against it.

By February 20, 2013

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Win8 StartButton gets your Start menu back in Windows 8

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.

By October 31, 2012

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The fastest way to close all running programs in Windows

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.

By October 26, 2012

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How to build your first PC

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.

By October 24, 2012

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How to restore the classic Start menu with Pokki for Windows 8

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.

By October 17, 2012

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How to tackle waking a stubbornly sleeping Mac

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.

By October 9, 2012