How to recover your PC from a malware attack

Is your computer running slower than usual? Are you getting lots of pop-ups? Have you seen other weird problems crop up? If so, your PC might be infected with a virus, spyware, or

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Eric Geier

How to install RAID drives for easy backup and improved performance

Configuring two or more hard drives in a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) setup can increase performance and/or provide automatic protection against data loss from drive failure. RAID used to be expensive,

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Kirk Steers

Run Android apps in Windows with free BlueStacks Player

Are you thinking about buying an Android...but want to try outthe smart phone's apps first? Or maybe you already have an Android phone and want to run yourfavorite apps on a larger PC monitor.

Published on: October 21st, 2011 Bruce Gain

HP TouchPad sells out on steep discounts

Some retailers sold out remaining Hewlett-Packard TouchPad tablets in just a few hours on Saturday after heavily discounted prices attracted buyers to the last remaining units of the soon-to-be defunct tablet. The TouchPad

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Agam Shah

IBM 5150: Can this 30-year-old PC still get work done?

When IBM released its first personal computer, the 5150, 30 years ago, it was deliberately drab--black, gray, and low-key. That's because IBM intended the 5150 to be a serious machine for people doing

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Benj Edwards

Intel invests $300 million in ‘Ultrabooks’

Intel Corp. on Wednesday said it would invest $300 million in companies that develop new technologies for Ultrabooks, a class of thin and light laptops promoted as an alternative to tablet PCs.The Intel

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Agam Shah

How to overclock your CPU, GPU and RAM

You want the best performance possible from your computer, but you can't afford any hardware upgrades. No problem--we'll show you how to safely overclock your existing desktop computer’s CPU, GPU, and RAM and

Published on: May 25th, 2011 Alex Wawro

Consumer or Business PC: How to choose what’s right for you

Between a quarter and a third of small and medium businesses buy their PCs from retail stores – often big-box retailers like Future Shop, Staples or Best Buy. Should they? The answer according

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Grant Buckler

6 sneaky April Fool’s tech pranks to try at work

You know what day it is today. And if there's ever a Jim Halpert wannabe in your office you better be on your guard.The workplace desktop can be a goldmine of hilarious tech

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Organize your PC in five easy steps

Today is National Organize Your Home Office Day for 2011. While many will be focused on finally filing that growing pile of documents and receipts on their desk, actually implementing a filing system

Published on: March 8th, 2011 Tony Bradley

14 ways to boost your PC’s speed

If upgrading your pc is out of the question, you still have plenty of options for increasing its pep. Here are some suggestions that are worth a try. Depending on your system, changing

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Christopher Null

Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 effective but sluggish

Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 ($50 for one year, 3 PCs as of 12/18/2010) does a lot right: It proved to be effective at detecting and , blocking malware, and disinfecting your PC malware,

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Nick Mediati

How to tweak your BIOS for a faster PC boot up

If there's a universal truth among computer users, it's that all of them want their PC to start up faster. Nobody in the history of computing ever said, "Wow, I love this 2-minute

Published on: January 21st, 2011 Rick Broida

Four tiny desktop PCs that pack a performance punch

The next time you're in a library, Internet cafe or hotel lobby, look around: There's a good chance you'll see more than a few people using ultra-small form factor PCs -- computers that

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Brian Nadel