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Quickly access Windows 8 Control Panel
Created: 03/15/2013The Windows Start menu may be gone, but there are several easy ways to pull up the Windows 8 Control Panel. Donald Bell offers seven quick options to do just that.
Turn a Windows 8 PC into a hot spot
Created: 02/20/2013Microsoft removed the ability to create ad-hoc networks in the most recent version of Windows. If you're still looking for a way to share your computer's Internet connection with your mobile device, Sharon Vaknin has a solution.
Bring the Start menu back to Windows 8
Created: 11/05/2012If you've made the move to Windows 8, but miss the convenience of that little button down in the corner of the screen, Sharon Vaknin has a solution that will have you singing "Start Me Up" once again.
Best Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts
Created: 11/02/2012New users may have trouble navigating their way through the Windows 8 interface, especially without using a touch screen. Sharon Vaknin shows you how to find your way around with the keyboard instead.
Run Windows 8 desktop on a second monitor
Created: 10/26/2012Not sure if you prefer Windows 8 in Desktop or Metro view? With an external monitor you can use both at the same time. CNET's Donald Bell shows you how.
Make an external hard drive
Created: 08/28/2012Give your old hard drives a new lease on life. Sharon Vaknin shows you how a drive from an old laptop or desktop can be repurposed for use with your current computer.
Add a second monitor to your computer
Created: 06/05/2012If you're feeling constricted using just one laptop screen or desktop monitor, Donald Bell is here to show you how to add more visual real estate to your computer setup.
Reduce computer-related eyestrain
Created: 05/31/2012If you spend long hours working at a computer, as many of us do, you may find yourself suffering from eyestrain. Sharon Vaknin offers five helpful tips to help reduce or even prevent the discomfort caused by staring at your monitor all day.
Store files with Amazon Cloud Drive
Created: 05/08/2012Learn how to easily upload files to Amazon's Cloud Drive service using its free desktop app.
Five cool uses for a USB flash drive
Created: 05/02/2012Your USB flash drive isn't just for storing data. Sharon Vaknin shows off five little-known ways to make your portable drive more useful.
Install Windows 8 beta
Created: 02/29/2012Now that the Windows 8 beta is freely available from Microsoft, it's time to check out what it can do for you. And don't worry, it'll work with a keyboard and mouse, too.
Calibrate your monitor with Windows 7
Created: 08/12/2011Like televisions, computer monitors must be calibrated. Sharon Vaknin shows you how to fine-tune colors and text in this How To.
Three useful Windows tools
Created: 08/11/2011Buried in Windows 7 are three useful tools to help you work faster and get a bit more out of your system's built-in features.
Encrypt your USB drive
Created: 08/10/2011USB drives are convenient and portable, but at risk of theft or loss. Password-protect your storage device with Sharon Vaknin's quick tip.