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    When you have more than a couple people involved in a project, the worst thing you can do is get them all on the phone together. It's not only potentially costly, but also a poor method for communication.

  • How-Tos: Adding and Managing Users in Windows 8

    Windows 8 will soon be here, and if you plan to set up a system to be shared by more than one person, you’ll want to know how to add and manage user accounts. As with many aspects of the Windows operating system, things have changed in Windows 8, and you’ll have to learn how to get around in the new OS.

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  • How-Tos: How to Analyze Your Website's Performance

    Building a website--whether you're selling products or creating a blog or another information-based site--has always presented a challenge. You have complete control over your content, but virtually no control over who's consuming it. Analytics tools have been part of the Web world for years, but many site owners haven't fully explored them out of fear that they're too difficult to use.

  • How-Tos: PC Building Best Practices: Software

    Building a PC is a protracted, multistep process. First you must pick a platform and choose a case to best suit your needs. Then you have to do some research and acquire the individual components. Finally, once you've chosen all of the components, you can begin the actual assembly. See the first installment in this two-part series, "PC Building Best Practices: Hardware," for our complete guide.

  • How-Tos: How to Benchmark Your PC for Free

    Running benchmarks on a PC enables users to evaluate performance, to identify potential bottlenecks, and to choose effective system upgrades. Unfortunately, many users imagine that system performance is simply a matter of CPU frequency or memory capacity, which leads them to think that dropping in a faster CPU or more memory will automatically and immediately yield noticeable performance improvements. In reality, however, that is not always the case.

  • How-Tos: Declare Independence From iTunes With Spotify Premium

    Sick of your current music-management software? Invest in a Spotify membership and declare independence from iTunes, Google Music, or any other music app you're fed up with. iTunes in particular is becoming pretty bloated, especially for Windows users--but I've barely seen it over the past few months thanks to Spotify and the new ability to upgrade my iOS software on my iPhone itself.

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