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History Vault for Windows 8: User Friendly Backups
By Todd Meister
May 25, 2012
Todd Meister tells you the ways in which Windows 8 File History has made backup and recovery of your data a lot easier.
The New Microsoft Account for Windows 8
By Timothy L. Warner
May 25, 2012
By the conclusion of this article by Timothy Warner, you will understand how to create a Microsoft Account, how to customize your account settings, and how to use the Microsoft Account with a few key Microsoft services, most notably the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Microsoft's Unified Vision for Windows 8
By Brien Posey
Apr 18, 2012
Brien Posey gives details and a 50,000-foot view of what Microsoft has in store for desktops, tablets, phones, and the TV via the XBOX game console.
SkyDrive for Windows 8: Your Own Personal Cloud
By Timothy L. Warner
Apr 17, 2012
With the Consumer Preview release of Windows 8, Microsoft gives us a dedicated Metro-style app for accessing SkyDrive-hosted data. Tim Warner notes that we can also tap into SkyDrive from the Metro file browser or from any other Metro-style app.
Refresh and Reset Your Windows 8 Computer
By Katherine Murray
Mar 21, 2012
Katherine Murray introduces the new Refresh and Reset features in Windows 8.
Setting Parental Controls in Windows 7
By Katherine Murray
Mar 20, 2012
Katherine Murray shows you how to set up parental controls for kids of all ages on your Windows 7 PC.
Do You Really Need Windows 8?
By Michael Miller
Mar 19, 2012
Michael Miller provides a preview of what’s new in Windows 8, and asks if users really need or want this new version of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system.
Hello Messages, Goodbye iChat: Send/Receive Free Text Messages From A Mac
By Jason Rich
Mar 5, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains how to download and use the new Messages app on a Mac, which replaces iChat for sending and receiving instant messages, as well as text messages, for free.
Get Ready For The Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Update
By Jason Rich
Feb 24, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains some of the new features being added to the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system, and explains why you’ll want to update your computer this summer.
Remote Control Software Solves "Friends and Family" Support Issues
By Ed Tittel
Jan 10, 2012
In this lively autobiographical article, Ed Tittel describes his long-distance quest to help his father diagnose and fix computer issues.
Managing Restore Points in Windows 7
By Ed Tittel
Dec 27, 2011
On a Windows 7 system drive, you may be surprised to find that restore points can consume anywhere from 5 to 15 percent of total drive space. Ed Tittel shows you how to keep them under control.
Slim Down Your Windows 7 System Drive for Notebook SSD Migration
By Ed Tittel
Dec 13, 2011
Ed Tittel shows how to make the switch from a traditional hard drive to an SSD.
Configuring and Personalizing Chrome OS
By Michael Miller
Dec 9, 2011
In this chapter, you’ll learn about the many configuration options available with Chrome OS, from changing Chrome’s startup behavior to selecting a new visual theme.
Connecting Your MacBook to a Network
By John Ray
Nov 28, 2011
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get your MacBook online including tasks like connecting to wired and wireless networks, iPhones, VPNs and more.
Running Windows on Your Mac
By Robyn Ness
Nov 28, 2011
The Mac’s capability to actually run Windows applications is just another reason to love Mac OS X’s versatility. This chapter shows how it's done.
Using Spotlight Search on Mac OS X Lion (video)
By Yvonne Johnson
Nov 22, 2011
Yvonne Johnson shows the power of OS X Lion's Spotlight Search in this video tutorial.
Secure Your Mac OS X System Now!
By John Traenkenschuh
Nov 15, 2011
John Traenkenschuh, gives his ideas on good security for your Mac OS X computer. Easy to configure and immediately useful, these ideas will help you secure your expensive device and very valuable information.
Windows 8 Platform Preview Navigation Tips and Tricks
By Timothy L. Warner
Nov 15, 2011
IT expert and author Tim Warner shares the most common Windows 8 navigation shortcuts to get you up to speed as quickly as possible.
Arranging Your Work Area in Windows 8 Metro
By Katherine Murray
Nov 11, 2011
Katherine Murray gives us a look at the Windows 8 developer preview, showing how to launch and display apps, cycle through open programs, display a list of running apps, and use Snap to position more than one program on the screen at a time using touch, mouse, and keyboard.
Customizing Your Mac with OS X Lion
Nov 11, 2011
This chapter shows how to customize the Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences in OS X Lion. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets.

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