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The 13 best laptop docking stations: Transform your workspace
What is the best laptop docking station? We've named the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docking station as our top laptop docking station after reviewing specs like price, connection type, power, video outputs, ports, audio input/output, and wired ethernet.
Once-mighty PC industry tries to shape-shift its way back to health
This fall, when OEMs begin shipping their new Windows 10 devices for the holiday season, you're going to see a lot of decidedly unconventional designs. Can these mostly small, highly flexible, often quirky new designs attract mainstream support?
How Apple is sabotaging an open standard for digital books
For nearly two years, Apple has wooed digital book publishers and authors with its unconditional support of the open EPUB standard. With last week's introduction of iBooks 2.0, Apple has deliberately locked out that standard. Here's why you should care.
Measuring Windows 7 performance
For nearly three solid months, I've been running the final, RTM version of Windows 7 on six desktop PCs and four notebooks here, using them for a variety of roles. As part of my evaluation, I've recorded the built-in Windows test scores for each machine. Here's a quick comparison that contains some surprising results.
Five Windows tools to keep your digital life in sync
Keeping files, programs, bookmarks, and passwords in sync across two computers is a tricky task. Over the course of the last few years, I’ve built up an assortment of tools and techniques that help me keep track of files, bookmarks, passwords, RSS feeds, and other assorted data (mostly work-related) as I switch between PCs. In this post, I’ll share my favorite software, services, and shortcuts for keeping stuff in sync.