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Adding a child user account in Windows 10

It actually costs you 50 cents to set up a child user account in Windows 10! But there's a good reason why, and you'll find out how it all works in this video.

I forgot my Windows 10 password!

Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works.

Setting up a local user account in Windows 10

You can set up a local user account on a Windows 10 PC so you don't have to bother with a Microsoft account. Here's how to do it.

Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

PCWorld Show Episode II: Tanking tablets, the SwiftKey acquisition, and the new Windows phone

In this week's episode of the PCWorld Show, we ponder why PCs are killing tablets, why Microsoft would buy SwiftKey, why anyone would make a new Windows phone, and why we love (or hate) USB-C.

The PCWorld Show Episode 1: Surfacegate, spec leaks and teeny-tiny phones

Welcome to the first installment of PCWorld's first long-form video show! Florence Ion, Gordon Mah Ung and Jon Phillips discuss, analyze and goof on the most interesting news of the week.

Two new Vaios land in our laps: The flipping crazy Vaio Z and surprisingly tough Vaio S

The Vaio Z turns the 2-in-1 concept on its head, and the Vaio S practically begs to be bent.

How to make a Windows 10 recovery drive

The time to make a Windows 10 recovery drive is before your PC dies. Grab a USB drive—you might need a big one!—and we'll show you how it's done.

Hands-on with the EVGA SC17 gaming laptop

This laptop rocks a 4K display, so games are going to look amazing on this machine.

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The Power Mac G5 is one of Apple's best designs

Crack open Apple's classic tower and behold the attention to detail.

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9 awesome photos of school computer labs from the 1980s

It was the golden age of personal computers. The hardware was massive—as was the impact on the computing industry.

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Inside the Macworld Vault: A hidden collection of vintage Macs

Take a trip through Mac memory lane with this small collection of photos.

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Twentieth Anniversary Mac: The delight is in the details

Apple does details better than anyone, and the TAM is no exception.

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The mystery of the iMac's granddaddy: The Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh

It doesn't fit into any product line, only a few thousand were made, and nothing like it would ever be made again. Let's take a look at what made the TAM such a head-scratcher.

Got a bad 3TB hard drive in your iMac? Apple will replace it

Apple's iMac (27-inch) 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Program allows iMac owners to get a new 3TB hard drive

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Macbeth syndrome: Killing the Mac won't stop the voices

There are easier ways to focus.

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An outpouring of love for the playful, personality-filled Macintosh Classic

From its compact size to its 1-bit black and white display, the Mac Classic's adorable form factor is one to be celebrated.

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No, WSJ, Apple shouldn't kill off the Mac

A Wall Street Journal piece that argues Apple should kill the Macintosh line completely ignores Apple's fundamental thinking about its future.

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iMac with Retina 5K display review: New $1999 model almost as good as its predecessor

Apple has released a Retina 5K iMac with a price tag that makes it within reach for many users.

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Thunderbolt's future on the Mac could be saved by the USB-C port

Intel just announced Thunderbolt 3 will use the same connector Apple just put on the 12-inch MacBook.

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Transformative FireWire is on the verge of burning out

Christopher Phin still uses FireWire drives every single day, but only for as long as his current generation of computers sticks around—and its days are numbered.

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Intel brings more bandwidth and USB-C compatibility to Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt's not dead. It's getting better, offer four times the data and and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable.