Windows 10: Time to take the plunge?

Windows 10 was released July 29, and while plenty of people are using it now, you may still be wondering if the up­­grade is right for you, says tech reporter Martyn Casserly. The operating system offers many new features and improvements, and Cas­­serly provides some additional reasons you might want to give it a test drive.

Is sleep mode good for your laptop?

Whether it’s best to totally shut down your computer or just leave it in sleep mode is largely a matter of personal preference, writes George Zapo at Lifehack.

Simple steps to speed up your computer

Few things in life are as frustrating as a slow computer. Small Business Trends Product Editor TJ McCue has some simple steps you can take to speed up your PC and save your sanity.

Tap and go with Windows 8.1 shortcuts

Microsoft designed the latest Windows desktop interface to work with a touchscreen, but a keyboard and mouse can still get you where you need to go, says Gizmodo tech writer David Nield.

Minimize computer vulnerabilities

A study by compliance and “privilege management” company Avecto says an amazing 92% of vulnerabilities rated by Microsoft as “critical” can be avoided if PCs are configured so that most users don’t have administrator rights.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7/8/8.1

Here are three to remember and use frequently.

Boost your search engine savvy

Finding the information you need on the Web can sometimes be frustrating. Make it easier on yourself with these search tips from Macworld senior contributor Joe Kissell.

Apps make great driving companions

The daily commute is a big part of many peoples’ lives. Technology writer Phil Cohen has found a few applications that can help make your drives more pleasant.

The truth about protecting your Wi-Fi

Protecting your Wi-Fi network is essential for keeping your privacy protected, but how do you know your network protection is up to par?

Can I get college credit for my Microsoft Office Specialist certifications?

Q. Can I get college credit for my Microsoft Office Specialist certifications?