Chris Hoffman

Chris Hoffman is a tech geek who's been writing about everything technology-related for years. When he's not writing about gadgets and software, he's probably using them in his spare time.

How to prevent theft, loss and snooping on the road

5 ways to access and control your PC remotely

5 ways to access and control your PC remotely

Use your desktop, your files, and even games from anywhere, with the right services and utilities.

How to fix your Internet connection in Ubuntu Linux

How to fix your Internet connection in Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu's networking should work out of the box with NetworkManager, but sometimes things go wrong. Here's how to get back online.

How to upgrade an old PC: No-brainer improvements anyone can do

How to upgrade an old PC: No-brainer improvements anyone can do

Is your computer running too slow? Breathe new life into that aging PC with a few tune-ups and upgrades to get it back up to speed.

Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress

This may sound like sacrilege, but it's not: Ubuntu Linux can be useful even if you're a hardcore Windows user.

The ultimate guide to proper SSD management

There's no understating it: Solid-state drives are awesome. If you're still using a mechanical hard drive on your computer, the biggest real speed boost you'll see comes from upgrading to a solid-state drive (SSD). A...

How to add Windows 8's best desktop features to Windows 7

"Windows 8 on a desktop." The very phrase makes some people recoil and instinctively mouse over their Start buttons.

How to make Ubuntu Linux look like Windows 7

Windows 8's tile-based interface puts a bold new spin on the familiar Windows interface--so bold that many long-time Windows users are threatening to jump ship to another operating system rather than learn Microsoft's...

10 third-party alternatives for 'missing' Windows 8 apps

10 third-party alternatives for 'missing' Windows 8 apps

We've sifted through the Windows Store to identify the best Band-aids for the most painful Windows Store no-shows.

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