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TabletRocket Compares Tablet Specs and Benchmarks Side by Side

If you're in the market for a new tablet, you have a lot of information to sift through. Benchmarks, specs, software versions, supported apps, …

Batteries

Shut Down Windows 8 With a Keyboard Command (and Avoid the Charms Bar)

Windows 8 has a lot of unpopular features, but they’re easy to get used to or fix with small tweaks. Burying the controls to shut down the computer …

This Week's Most Popular Posts: September 13th to 20th

With the release of any new operating system comes a slew of slight problems and annoyances. iOS 7 is no different. While certain things won't annoy …

Everything You Need to Know About Rooting Your Android Phone

We love Android, but rooting your phone can give you the opportunity to do so much more than your phone can do out of the box—whether it’s wireless …

Use Separate Gmail Accounts for Different Android Services

If you own an Android device (and iOS or WP8 but it's most noticeable with Android because of the widespread use of gmail and its tight integration …

How to Get Some of the Best Moto X Features on Your Android Phone Now

Last week, Motorola announced its new flagship handset, the Moto X, that included some sweet new features. The phone isn't out yet, but you can …

Root your Nexus the easy way, Nexus Root Toolkit updated for Android 4.3

If you’re looking for an easy way to root your Android device and aren’t familiar with fastboot or ADB, then look no further. The Nexus Root Toolkit by WugFresh has been updated to support Android 4.3 as well as the 2013 Nexus 7. Nexus Root Toolkit will unlock, root, relock, and return your Nexus …

With Tynker’s New Service, Kids Can Learn To Code At Home

Mountain View-based Tynker, a startup focused on teaching children of all ages the basics of learning how to code, is now expanding its service beyond schools with today’s debut of Tynker for Home. This new system is similar to the platform targeting teacher and classrooms which launched earlier …

The 12 Best Android Tablet Apps

Not every great Android app is great on a tablet; check out our list of the apps that make the most of your tablet's bigger screen.<p>PCMag reviews …

Apps

VLSub Downloads Subtitles to VLC Automatically

It's not really hard to find subtitles online for your digital movie collection, but you can save a couple of steps with the VLSub extension for VLC …

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Video Tutorials

How to customize the new Start screen in Windows 8.1

The Windows 8 Start screen is largely a love-it-or-hate affair. But even those who aren't too keen on the screen may welcome the new ways you can customize it in the Windows 8.1 Preview.<p>Right off the bat, Windows 8.1 offers a dedicated Customize button for the Start screen where you can tweak a …

Apps

The entire history of Windows in one video

Windows has come a long way over the decades from the now antiquated-looking boxes of Windows 1.0 to the layers upon layers of desktops, start screens, charms, tiles, and whatever that bar on the left is in Windows 8.<p>Now, you can spend a little over an hour watching the entire evolution of Windows …

Software

Share files between Android and Windows with ES File Explorer

There was a time when the only way you could share files between your Android device and a Windows computer was by using a USB cable. These days, there are wireless options available that make it easier to share files. One such option is ES File Explorer, a powerful Android file manager. ES File …

Software