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How to Win Her Heart (and Look Smart)

If you really want to win her heart, fix up her computer. It's a chance to flaunt your tech savvy while showing her how much you care. Thanks to AOL, playing the PC knight in shining armor has never been easier--but we'll keep that our little secret.


Free Your PC from Bloatware

Opening a pristine box to find a shiny new device conjures up that feeling of excitement children get opening a colorfully wrapped gift box with a new toy inside. However, it can be somewhat disheartening to find your new tablet, PC or smartphone already jam-packed with applications slowing it


What to Consider Before Buying a New Computer for Your Family

It's that time. Your family needs a new computer. Perhaps your old one has finally become so outdated that it's unusable. Or maybe your kids are growing up and you can't bear their fighting over one machine any longer (and maybe you'd like to use it once in a while, too!). So, what would be the


How to Reduce Your Computer Energy Usage

Do you care about energy consumption? Some think that energy conservation is a fad, or perhaps something in which only the "green movement" people are interested. However, whether you're environmentally conscious or not, there are good reasons why it's smart to reduce your computer's power use.


Computer Slowing Down? Breathe New Life Into It

Computers can begin to slow down just months after they've booted up for the first time. And the likelihood of physical problems with computer equipment goes up significantly after 24 to 36 months, according to an article in Precision Magazine.