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Latest Operating Systems articles

How to adjust OS X’s software update

Like to be in control of what gets updated on your Mac and when? Here's how to alter the settings

How to use services in Mac OS X

Hidden commands make working with applications a breeze

How to get the Android Market on your Kindle Fire

Download and install standard Android apps

How to optimise your Windows PC for free

Here's how to use Windows utilities and a few free programs to improve your PC's performance

How to make your browser Start screen look like Windows 8

This hack won't give you the new Windows OS, but at least it looks pretty cool

How to wipe your Android device clean

Restore factory settings on your Google Android smartphone

How to limit your children's Internet access

Use Mac OS to set limits on web browsing time

How to uninstall a program from the Windows context menu

Free software puts the uninstall option in the right place

How to make a maintenance flash drive for computer repair

A bootable PC toolkit you can carry around in your pocket

How to remove Windows Defender

Windows Defender isn't listed in Control Panel's uninstallers

How to create a Windows System Restore Point

Easily create a backup point

How to download Windows Thin PC

Test the stripped down thin client OS for yourself

How to use your Mac without a mouse

Useful keyboard shortcuts for Mac power users

How to customise Ubuntu's Unity interface

Three options to tweak the controversial tool

How to reinstall Windows without a recovery partition

Ahmed needs to reinstall Windows, but his hard drive no longer has the necessary recovery partition

How to make your Google contacts sync to your iOS Device

A weird iTunes quirk may limit which contacts get synced. Here's how to work around it

How to set up your office network for telecommuting

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are the best way to provide remote access for employees

How to download and install Windows 8 on a new partition

We show you how to try out the new Microsoft OS without using it as your own main operating system

How to emulate the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) on your PC

Missing your old consoles or always wanted to play old platformers? Now you can

How to install QuickTime 7 Pro with Lion

Get the advanced video player to install on your new operating system

How to disable Windows Auto-Play for removable drives

Stop the popup every time you plug in a USB drive

How to migrate applications to Windows 7 successfully

Microsoft hasn't solved the app compatibility conundrum

How to run programs from a flash drive

USB drives allow users to carry their favourite programs in their pockets

How to use Windows 7’s advanced networking system to work from any location

Connect at home, on the move, or in the office

How to make an Android smartphone work faster

Seven top tips on the best ways to navigate apps, media and services

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