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How-To Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio include smart charging, a feature that protects the battery by keeping it from being fully charged. Here's how to turn that off so you can fully charge your laptop. Updated Windows has an easy way to increase your PC's performance. In Windows 11, it's called the Power Mode. We'll show you how to find Power Mode in Windows 11. How-To Don't ditch that aging laptop until you try these speed-boosting tricks first.
How-To If you're not going anywhere for a while with your laptop, why not kick back and get the full desktop experience? Here's how. How-To You can play games on a Chromebook, whether browser- or Android-based, or streamed PC games from the cloud. How-To Fix Windows 10 auto-brightness and color problems with this hidden Intel app. How-To The Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones cram in more features than the competition. That means your new phone does a lot of cool things, but good luck finding it all. Here are 10 things to do with your new Galaxy S21. How-To If you're trying to salvage every last bit of battery life on your laptop, Windows 10's Task Manager can help you find the programs consuming the most power. How-To If you're trying to help your laptop's battery survive the day, these three settings tweaks help substantially. How-To Free benchmarking software can help you understand how well your laptop performs. And that has numerous payoffs. How-To How can you tell whether a RTX 30-series gaming laptop is using Nvidia's higher-power "Max-P" GPU, or the lower-power "Max-Q" version? It's not easy, but we have some tips for figuring it out. How-To Even if you've been using an S Pen for years, you'll want to know where Samsung has added new features and functionality. How-To Is a cheap Chromebook good enough for distance learning? We discuss the most important criteria, and suggest some affordable models you won't regret. How-To If your computer audio abruptly stops working, you can try these simple steps in five minutes or less. Updated Chromebooks are dead-simple to use, but just like any PC a little tweaking makes your experience that much better. Tip Just bought a Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+? Here are 10 features to set up first. How-To Does your laptop touchpad get in the way while you type? Here's how to turn it off. Updated Has malicious software taken your PC hostage? Our malware-removal guide will help you clean out your PC and restore it to a pristine state. Updated With a little bit of research and elbow grease (or a Thunderbolt 3 dock), an external graphics card setup lets you upgrade your laptop for a fraction of the cost of a new gaming PC. Tip Did you just buy Samsung's latest flagship phone? Here's how to spend your first 30 minutes with the Galaxy S10.