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Jul 24th 2014

Help! How do I Remove All These Toolbars?

Take a good look at your computer screen. How many toolbars are on the top? If the answer is more than three, it's time to take control and delete some of them.

What is a toolbar? A toolbar is a row of small icons at the top of the screen that activate the various functions of the software. All Windows-based browsers, including Internet Explorer and Firefox, come with a built-in toolbar. To enhance your browsing experience, third-party add-on toolbars are available, including the AOL toolbar, the Google toolbar and more. Add-on toolbars can actually be quite useful, offering such features as a one-click search function, the ability to block pop-ups and shortcuts to tools you frequently use on the Internet.
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Jul 10th 2014

Fun Twists for Everyday PC Peripherals

Whether you have a new computer or an old one that you want to spruce up, ever-evolving technologies mean that there is always a new way to make your computer peripherals more interesting or useful. You don't have to be a techie to make great use of some fun and functional peripheral devices for your PC.
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Jan 28th 2014

PC Options That Are Worth the Money

You can spend from $400 to $4,000 on a new computer, and even the cheapest model will work
perfectly fine. So what's the price difference all about? For the most part, it's in the options.

No matter where you buy your new PC, whether it's from a big box chain store or you're having it custom-made, you'll have the option to upgrade various pieces and parts and purchase additional accessories. So which ones are worth it? Here are five to consider.

Jan 13th 2014

The Most Important Data to Backup

When considering which computer files you absolutely couldn't live without, what comes to mind? The photos of your baby's first birthday? Your tax returns for the last three years? The resume you just spent hours updating? Actually, it's none of those things. It's the Windows Registry.