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Do You Curse at Your PC? Try THIS Instead

We love them. We hate them. We can't live without them. But sometimes we just have to yell *$#%@*+ to our computer because it's so *$#%@*+ sloooow.

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Computer Protection 101: Required for All Majors

Whether you're writing a chem lab, computer code or a term paper on Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," your PC is the most essential item you'll take to college. So before you buy new skinny jeans, stock up on T-shirts or plan your dorm room décor, make sure your laptop is ready for the rigors of...

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Tech Education Series: How to Uninstall Unused Programs

One of the common culprits behind a slow computer are unused programs running in the background, using up valuable resources. Take back your PC power by finding the programs slowing you down and getting rid of them, or at least shutting them down. We've compiled a few easy steps to help you uninstal...

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School is Over and it's Time to Spruce Up Your PC!

Having a clean space -- whether it's your house, car, desk or garage -- makes an impact on your daily life, reducing stress and saving time. And when it comes to your computer, keeping things neat and tidy is even more important because it directly affects how fast and productively your computer run...

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Dads and Grads: The Perfect Gift for Both

It's that time of year again: Gift-buying season for dads and grads. We lump them together because they rhyme. Really!?! Face it, buying gifts for your father or that recent high school or college graduate is hard. But trust us on this. Dad does not want another tie. And your favorite g...

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Fact or Fiction? Top 5 computer myths debunked

When a "tech expert" says to buy a computer with more RAM, or that it's necessary to drain your battery completely before recharging it, how do you determine fact from fiction? There are many self-proclaimed experts spreading misinformation about how to operate technology. Many of these...

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The Safe Way to Recycle Technology (and get a little something in return)

At Assist by AOL, we're all about helping people get the most out of their electronic devices. But when you get to that point where you've used your device for quite some time and you've started eyeing the newest gadgets on the market, we strong...

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Does Your Slow PC Have a Need for Speed?

We have a need for speed. And we're not talking about cars. We want things to happen fast--especially when it comes to our computers. If you have done any of the following, we have to warn you: You could be in danger of losing your mind over your slooow PC. ...

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