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Archos offer a lot of tablets -- and they're some of the most affordable on the market. See what your money gets you.

By Terri Briseno

The Acer Iconia tablets have arrived on the scene. Can they dethrone the king of the tablet market?

By Beth Brindle

With the G-Slate from LG, T-Mobile has claimed its spotlight in the tablet market. But does the G-Slate have muscle behind all its razzle dazzle?

By Laurie L. Dove

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Vizio's tablet integrates well with Vizio TVs, but is it too underpowered to stand against other tablets?

By Laurie L. Dove

With five devices available in two sizes and a range of options, ViewSonic is serious about its tablets. But should consumers be?

By Laurie L. Dove

Are the HTC Flyer and EVO View closer to being smartphones than tablets -- and do those labels matter? Learn how the HTC tablets work.

By Laurie L. Dove

HP cancelled production of its TouchPad tablet after just six weeks on the market, but new plans (and one huge fire sale) may have secured its future.

By Laurie L. Dove

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If you want the hottest new device in the tech world, consider upgrading to a tablet. And once you have one, you'll need accessories. Find out which ones can make your computing life a little easier.

By Patrick E. George

Feeling unproductive? Not to worry; these iPad apps can help you plan your day, track your finances, fine-tune your fitness routine, and save time and money during your shopping trips.

By Meghan E. Smith

Games on the iPad are a great diversion for kids and adults. But which games are best for quiet time?

By Stephanie Crawford

Apps for toddlers are all over iPad. But which ones are worth downloading and which ones are duds? We've selected 10 sure to please your tot.

By Sarah Winkler

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Children take to iPads in much the same way they do to building blocks, dolls and trucks. Capitalize on that affinity by downloading these 10 apps to help teach your child to read.

By Sarah Winkler

Amazing apps can take kids to the moon, let them play with dinosaurs and give them a look inside their bodies.

By Michael Franco

Organizing your home is never easy, but there are ways to simplify the process. Until they invent technology that will actually do the work for you, these apps will help you get everything done.

By Natalie Kilgore

Love that shiny new iPad, but miss the clickety-clack of the keyboard? An iPad keyboard case could be the answer, and we can help you pick the right one.

By Matt Sailor

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Macs don't have a Print Screen key, but they do have several options for snagging screen captures.

By Stephanie Crawford

Mac fans always talk about how easy and intuitive Apple's OS is to use. Is it really that simple to uninstall programs on a Mac?

By Chris Pollette & John Kelly

Mac or PC? It's a question almost everybody has an opinion about. Or, are you wondering what the difference is? We've broken down these computers to reveal their strengths and weaknesses.

By Chris Pollette

Mac users have long lorded their computers’ virus immunity over PC users. But are Mac computers actually impervious to viruses, or is that just a tech myth?

By Craig Haggit

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Your Mac might have more germs than you think. Cleaning it is as important as cleaning the rest of your house.

By Danielle Fisher

Comparing a computer born of a single company to a category of pieced-together machines may not be strictly fair, but both sides in the Mac versus PC debate have valid points.

By Laurie L. Dove

The iMac is often credited with bringing Apple back from the brink of disaster. What is it about this paradigm-shifting computer that intrigues and enchants users?

By Craig Haggit

Without input/output technology like Thunderbolt, you wouldn't be reading this awesome blurb. So, how are Apple and Intel innovating on this integral part of computing systems?

By Jonathan Atteberry

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Apple's MacBook reigned supreme from 2006 to 2010, when it was replaced by other models, though thousands are still in use. What made the best-selling Mac in history so great?

By Caitlin Uttley

The PowerBook was replaced by the faster MacBook Pro in 2006 but the Pro got an even bigger boost of speed with its new Thunderbolt port. Let's take a look.

By Becky Striepe