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How to format a hard drive

Formatting your hard drive allows for a fresh start, a real spring clean - we're going to show you how to do it.

Speed up your PC with one of our favorite 1TB SSDs for a ludicrously low $140 today

The 1TB version of the WD Blue 3D SSD is only $140 on Amazon today. And we thought it was a deal at $200!

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

Best PC optimisation software

Over time, a once-sprightly PC can begin to slow down under the weight of various programs, files, and downloads that could do with streamlining. These tasks can be attempted manually, but there are plenty of dedicated apps that will do the job for you instead. We’ve gathered together some of our favourite PC cleaning and optimisation apps that should be running on your system right now.

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it.

What is PGP encryption? How to protect against the PGP vulnerability

German researchers have found a major vulnerability in PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), a popular email encryption program, which could reveal past and present encrypted emails.

How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update right now

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update starts rolling out today, but not all PCs will be part of the first wave. Here's how to install it today anyway.

GrayKey: What you need to know about this iPhone hacker and how to protect yourself

Updated information about a turnkey, automated cracking system marketed to law enforcement makes it clear users should pick longer passcodes.

How to stream PC games on Twitch

With OBS Studio, you can get started broadcasting your games on Twitch for the enjoyment of a public audience.

How to get a failing project back on track

While each project is unique and subjected to its own specific risks, there are some universals to heed when it comes to recovering a failing project.