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How to Make Windows 8 or 8.1 Look and Feel Like Windows 7

 If you have a PC with Windows 8 or 8.1 but miss Windows 7, there's no need to downgrade. Following a few simple steps, you can make Microsoft's current operating system look and feel almost iden...

Help Me, LAPTOP: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge, IdeaPad or HP Pavilion?

A reader seeking a reliable combination of performance and battery life recently asked us to help choose between the $649 Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E430, $648 Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and $699 HP Pavilion M6, ...

How to Navigate Your Way Through Apple Maps

 Apple took a lot of flack for its first attempt at a maps app, when it released iOS 6. Things were so bad, Tim Cook even issued a mea culpa. So much is expected of the updated release of the Maps ap...

5 Microsoft Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Microsoft Excel 2013 has a host of special features that make navigating, organizing, researching and presenting data simple and efficient for users. But, with all those tools clattering around the ol...

How To Recall Sent Messages In Outlook 2013

Most people use Outlook for professional correspondence, so making a blunder via email can be incredibly embarrassing and damaging to your career. Fortunately, the Outlook 2013 Recall Sent Message fea...

How to Download Vine Videos to Your PC

The Vine video app took the social media world by storm when it launched in January, and it didn't take long for the app's most viral six-second clips to leap from smartphones to the rest of the web. ...

How To Turn Off Message Preview In Outlook 2013

With Outlook 2013, you can now turn off the message preview in your inbox to avoid the clutter of the first lines of your email. That means you can free up more space in the panel to see more messages...

How to Show File Extensions in Windows

When dealing with documents, pictures, music or even software install files, it's very helpful to know your file extension. For example,  if the boss emails you a report named "quarterlyreport.xlsx,"...

How to Use Browser Shortcuts To Surf Like A Speed Demon

 Ever wondered why all the cool hackers in  movies are constantly typing away on their keyboards and never pause to use their mice like regular people do? It's because they're using keyboard shortcu...

How to Root the HTC One

If you want to love your HTC One a little bit more, maybe you should root it. Rooting is the process of gaining root (aka administrative) access on a device, which will allow you to access the entire ...