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Patrick Marshall

About Patrick Marshall

Patrick Marshall is a regular technology columnist for The Seattle Times. He has also written for Government Computer News, InfoWorld, PC World, the Congressional Quarterly, and other publications.

Tools for testing your Internet speed

There are many reasons an Internet connection will become noticeably slower — including not getting the bandwidth you’re paying for. Internet speed-testing services might help reveal whether your ISP is at fault, but only if you understand how they work.

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File-sharing strategies for Windows 7 and 8

These days, it’s possible to have XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 all running in the same household or small business. And though Windows 7 and 8 have similar tools for sharing files over a network, there are differences that might leave you puzzled.

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