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Should You Buy the Microsoft Surface Pro? Let Us Help You Decide

Should You Buy the Microsoft Surface Pro? Let Us Help You Decide

Microsoft recently unveiled the Surface Pro, which is a massive upgrade over its little brother, the Surface RT. In fact, the Surface Pro is basically a powerful Windows 8 Ultrabook squeezed into a compact tablet frame. And after the Surface RT received mixed reviews from the press, the Surface Pro could save the brand’s image – along with Microsoft’s hopes for Windows 8. Today, we’ll h

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Lenovo Releases Massive 27-inch Tablet PC

Lenovo Releases Massive 27-inch Tablet PC

When I was young, having a 27-inch television in my room was a pretty big deal. Today, the average household PC monitor ranges from 19” to 30”, and why would anyone by a 27 inch TV? We’re in the middle of the tablet revolution, and PC manufacturer Lenovo clearly likes the idea that “bigger is better” when it comes to hardware. That’s why it’s releasing a massive 27 inch Windows ta

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Everything We Know So Far About Valve’s Steam Box PC Gaming Device

Everything We Know So Far About Valve’s Steam Box PC Gaming Device

Valve made waves in the tech industry when it announced that it was entering the console battle in an effort to out-duel Microsoft and Sony this coming fall – when both companies are expected to release the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. Valve is entering the console wars with a revolutionary device called the ‘Steam Box.’ And over the past few months, we’ve learned more and more about the

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How to Change the Background Image on your Windows 8 Start Screen

How to Change the Background Image on your Windows 8 Start Screen

At the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we’ve written plenty of articles about how to solve various Windows 8-related problems. The thing is – many of these ‘problems’ should not be problems at all. They’re minor issues that could easily be solved on any operating system. For whatever reason, Microsoft has limited customization options for Windows 8 users. And one of the victims of its custo

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How to Fix Busy Windows Processes And Improve PC Performance

How to Fix Busy Windows Processes And Improve PC Performance

Dealing with frozen PC programs can be annoying. But you know what’s more annoying? When you can’t end a process through the Windows Task Manager. As you may already know, you can open the Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. From that menu, you can end all sorts of processes on your computer. But some viruses and processes are smart enough to detect your Windows Task Manager t

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How to Send Encrypted Emails through Gmail

How to Send Encrypted Emails through Gmail

Gmail is widely regarded as one of the most secure free email services in the world. You never hear about Google experiencing security leaks or losing user data. But as secure as Gmail may be, it’s not perfect. It doesn’t automatically encrypt all of the emails you send, which means that somebody can intercept your emails and read them. Or, somebody could hack into your recipient’s Gmail

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How to Change the Color of Your Windows 8 Sign-In Screen

How to Change the Color of Your Windows 8 Sign-In Screen

Once again, it’s time to write another Windows 8 tutorial about a task that should be simple. If you weren’t using Windows 8, changing the color of your sign-in screen would be a relatively simple process that could be accomplished without downloading any additional programs. But since you’re using Windows 8, it’s not that easy to accomplish simple tasks. And that’s why we’re here t

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Beware of Fraudulent ADP Phishing Emails in 2013

Beware of Fraudulent ADP Phishing Emails in 2013

Phishing emails are a popular way for hackers to steal your information. While most PC users don’t fall for them, even tech-savvy users have been falling for a recent phishing scam. That scam involves a security update from a payroll processing company called ADP. If you don’t use ADP, then you might not get the email. But if you do use ADP, then you’re probably used to seeing important m

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How to Check if Someone Is Using your Wi-Fi Network

How to Check if Someone Is Using your Wi-Fi Network

In this day and age, it’s too risky to leave a Wi-Fi network unprotected. But even a password-protected Wi-Fi network can encounter its fair share of hacking problems. Sometimes, one lucky guess is all it takes for somebody to instantly gain access to your network. In other cases, dedicated folks use complicated software to crack the code on your network. If you think someone is using your Wi

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The Best 5 Online Cloud Storage Systems Available Today

The Best 5 Online Cloud Storage Systems Available Today

When it comes to cloud storage, there are dozens – nay, hundreds – of different providers available online. Each cloud storage provider seems to offer more storage space at lower prices. This is good news for consumers. To make your cloud storage decision as easy as possible, we’ve whittled down the list of the top cloud storage providers to a group of just five leading candidates. These

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