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FireWire Ports Are Big Security Holes for Windows Users

A security consultant from the other 'land down under' has released a tool that makes FireWire (IEEE-1394) ports on your Windows PC a big security risk. Here's how the attack works - and how to stop it, too.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 30: Don't Wait for Windows Update

Although Windows Update showers your system with updates, you may have to wait for the updates you need most. Why wait? Learn how to find and get the updates you need - now.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 29: Saying Goodbye to Legacy Hardware

Still have CRTs, parallel-port printers, PS/2 mice and keyboards, and USB 1.1 stuff cluttering up your office? Here's some advice to help you decide when it's time to part with the old and make way for the new.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 26: Choosing the Right-Sized Flash Memory Cards for Your Camera

Whether you're a casual snapshooter or a professional photographer, you'll probably be in the market for flash memory cards sooner or later. Learn how to choose wisely from a deluge of sizes and models.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 24: Why Every Digital Photographer Needs a Card Reader

Whether you're a casual snapshooter or an aspiring professional, your digital camera has better things to do than double as a picture transfer device. Discover your best options.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 22: How to Choose the Perfect Mouse

Need a new mouse? Don't worry about categories like "desktop" and "portable" - instead, find out what features are really the most important.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 19: The Time's Ripe to Take eSATA for a Spin

Looking for a faster way to back up your desktop and mobile PCs? Want to exploit those extra SATA host adapters on your motherboard? Follow these tips to make moving to eSATA a painless process.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 17: Before Going to 802.11n Wireless Networking, Check the Fine Print

Users who want the 'latest, greatest' wireless network are flocking to 802.11n hardware, but disappointment can await if you don't check specifications and performance carefully.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 15: Easy Laptop Expansion Via Docks and Port Replicators

Whether you're searching for more USB ports, digital audio, better video output, or an easy way to connect to all your office gizmos with a single connection, your laptop's expansion port or extra USB port makes it easy.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 13: 4 Ways to Feed Your Motherboard's Memory Appetite Right

Whether you run Windows XP, Windows Vista, MacOS, or Linux, memory (RAM) maximizes your system performance. Follow our four rules to get the most for your money.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 11: Thinking Widescreen Display? Check Your Video Card Support First

Widescreen displays are all the rage, but some onboard video and graphics cards aren't up to the task of supporting some sizes. Here's how to make sure you get full benefit from your new display.

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 9: Solving a USB Port Shortage

Short of USB ports? Discover the best ways to add more ports without sacrificing performance or compatibility.

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