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5 Free PC Tools That Solve Basic Business Needs And Save You Thousands of Dollars

Feb 17th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Every good business owner looks for ways to cut costs within their company. And one of the best ways to cut costs is by using free business tools. 5) Free operating system: Ubuntu Linux Today, the majority of business computers run Windows. Some businesses have switched to Mac OS X, but Windows tends to be the most popular choice for corporate networks. However, a (relatively) new free operat

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Check Out This PC Briefcase Mod

Feb 15th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Check Out This PC Briefcase Mod

Normally, when you see someone walking around with a briefcase you assume they have some important documents in there. If you’re a particularly paranoid person, then you may think that the briefcase user is walking around with a nuclear briefcase bomb. But if you saw Reddit user Yoshiwars walking around with a briefcase, you would have to assume he’s walking around with his newest computer

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Top 5 Stupidest Gadgets From CES 2013

Feb 7th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Top 5 Stupidest Gadgets From CES 2013

CES 2013 is a time for companies to show off their best and brightest gadgets that they’ve been busy developing for the past year. Unfortunately, it looks like a few companies didn’t get that memo. Here are five gadgets found at CES 2013 that were not only easy to forget, but they were also just plain stupid: 5) The vibrating USB fork It’s a sad day when you need a fork to tell you to

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How to Turn Your TV Into a Computer Using A USB Stick

Feb 5th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

How to Turn Your TV Into a Computer Using A USB Stick

The headline listed above might seem outlandish to you. Even as you read these first lines, you may not believe me when I tell you that you can turn your TV into a computer simply by plugging in a USB stick. Five years ago, you would have been right: there was no way to turn your TV into a computer by plugging in a USB stick. Today, you’re wrong. Dell recently unveiled a concept device called

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Alternatives to the Surface Pro That Also Cost $999

Jan 31st 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

The recently released Microsoft Surface Pro is a popular tablet, but many people aren’t willing to spend $1000 on a simple tablet. Of course, the Surface Pro is no simple tablet, and calling it an iPad or Android competitor would just be rude. But what can $1000 buy you these days? Here are some competing laptops and tablets that cost the same price (or slightly less) than the Surface Pro:

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What Surprises Does Microsoft Have Up Its Sleeve for 2013?

Jan 23rd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

What Surprises Does Microsoft Have Up Its Sleeve for 2013?

As a PC help blog, it’s our job to report on news coming from the world of Microsoft. 2012 was a big year for Microsoft. In the spring, Microsoft made a big splash by announcing its first major hardware project since the Xbox 360 and the Zune – the Microsoft Surface. And in November, Microsoft released the Surface along with Windows 8. Microsoft’s newest operating system has its strengths

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Is Acer’s $199 C7 Chromebook the Best Fast PC Available Today?

Jan 17th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Is Acer’s $199 C7 Chromebook the Best Fast PC Available Today?

Regular readers of the Speed Up My PC Free blog already know how important speed and performance are to us. But there’s one thing we appreciate even more than speed and performance: saving money! And that’s why we’re always on the hunt for the cheapest computers and the most cost-effective ways to speed up PCs. A recently released laptop from Acer caught our eye. And before you can cry ou

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Why You Should Buy a Refurbished Computer to Save Money

Jan 2nd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Why You Should Buy a Refurbished Computer to Save Money

If you’ve browsed through the catalog of laptops and desktop computers at Best Buy or Future Shop lately, then you may have seen a few advertisements for “refurbished” laptops. What is a refurbished laptop? And why are they so much cheaper than the non-refurbished versions? The truth is: refurbished laptops are a great way to save money – provided that you purchase the refurbished la

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Why You Should Invest in a Good Computer Monitor

Dec 19th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Why You Should Invest in a Good Computer Monitor

If you’ve ever glanced around your local computer hardware store, you’ve probably noticed computers monitors at a bunch of different price ranges. But the strange thing is, so many of these monitors look alike. You might see a 24-inch HD monitor for $100. And then you might look a little further down the row to see a 23-inch monitor for $600. What’s the difference between these two monito

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What Are the Best Windows 8 Laptops and Tablets Available Today?

Dec 18th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

What Are the Best Windows 8 Laptops and Tablets Available Today?

If you’re in the market for a new laptop or tablet, then there are plenty of Windows 8 options available today. Despite the mixed press surrounding the release of Windows 8, it’s not a bad operating system. And on touch screen laptops and tablets, Microsoft’s newest OS truly shines. To help you make the best decision on your next laptop or tablet purchase, here are the top 5 best Windows

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