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SmartyPig: Savings Site With Strings Attached

SmartyPig automates transfers to a savings account to help you fund a big-ticket goal--and it might help you encourage pals to chip in.
June 5, 2008 in Money

Desktop Linux Face-Off: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Fedora 9

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New versions of two of the world's biggest Linux distributions have hit the street. How do they match up?
June 2, 2008 in Technology

How to Build a Superfast, Superquiet PC, Part 1

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The older I get, the less tolerance I have for noisy PCs. So my new desktop computer had to be quiet, not just fast. Oh, and I needed it to be affordable, too.
June 2, 2008 in Technology

Acrobat 9 Aims to Reinvent PDFs

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New features make Adobe's latest a must-have for your business.
June 1, 2008 in Apps & Software

Workhorse Laptops

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No matter what your needs are, you can find your perfect portable right here.
May 27, 2008 in Technology

Summer Travel Tips

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How to find the best gas prices, airports, and hotels for your vacation getaway--with your gadgets.
May 21, 2008 in Lifestyle

26 Tricks to Help You Tame Google Calendar

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Google's free online calendar makes it easy to track your schedule from anywhere, but many of its best features lurk beneath the surface. Here's how to handle Gcal like a pro.
May 19, 2008 in Social Media

More Quick Fixes for Common Windows Annoyances

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Dump the Insert key, rearrange drive letters, restore your Safely Remove Hardware icon, and get a free tool for easy Registry editing.
May 16, 2008 in Apps & Software

RIM's BlackBerry Bold Beats Apple to the 3G Punch

Research in Motion's sleek new BlackBerry Bold 9000 will support 3G networks worldwide, as well as Wi-Fi and GPS. Will it be able to withstand a 3G iPhone challenge?
May 11, 2008 in Mobile

Simple Upgrades, Complex Helpers

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Make your mouse mighty, tweak Windows massively, and crush cosmic creepy-crawlies.
May 9, 2008 in Technology

Safest Way to Bank Online? Your Cell Phone

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Phones are off the radar for most hackers today. But Google's Android OS and the iPhone could make them more of a target.
May 4, 2008 in Security

5 Ways to Build Your Virtual Office

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When it comes to running a business, our feet are firmly on the ground but our data and software are increasingly in the cloud.
May 2, 2008 in Technology

Faster Broadband! Thrill! Thrill!

The curve of acceleration for faster residential broadband seems to be kicking in at long last, but coverage lags and costs are still high.
May 1, 2008 in Technology

Speech Input, GPS Make Mobile Search Smarter

Speech-based search apps and services such as ChaCha, Microsoft's Tellme, and Yahoo's OneSearch cater to the needs of people on the go.
April 27, 2008 in Mobile

The 10 Most Important Technologies You Never Think About

You may not spend much time considering Unicode, XML, and digital signal processing, but you couldn't get through your day without them.
April 27, 2008 in Technology

Take the Sting Out of Subscription Services

Have you run into problems with software that charges on a subscription basis? Our tips can help keep unpleasant surprises to a minimum.
April 23, 2008 in Apps & Software

10 Killer Texting Tricks

Text messaging isn't just kid's stuff anymore. Use these amazing online tools to turn any SMS-capable phone into a productivity powerhouse.
April 21, 2008 in Apps & Software

9 Steps to Better Security

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As your business gets more dependent on technology, your computer becomes more targeted by hackers and others constantly on the prowl for vulnerabilities.
April 9, 2008 in Security

How to Speed Up Windows Vista

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SP1 may not give your system much more oomph, but there are other ways to speed Vista up. Spending a few minutes (or a few dollars) optimizing your Vista PC can help it get its groove on.
April 1, 2008 in Apps & Software

Download Manager Tips, Reader Q&A

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An important message for FlashGet users, plus how to fix weird PC clock problems--and a brand new time-wasters section.
April 1, 2008 in Technology

Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

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Calculate complex equations, track shipments, build a Web site, and more--all on Google. Plus, how not to move a palm tree.
April 1, 2008 in Social Media

Memos on the Go

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How to capture ideas and reminders when you're in transit--using tools you may already have.
March 26, 2008 in Office Tech

Sites' Personal Questions May Pose Security Risk

Asking about your mother's home town is supposed to help legitimate sites protect your online accounts--but experts say hackers know more about you than you might think.
March 25, 2008 in Security

Super-Useful Web Services

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Get names and addresses from the Web, research practically anything, and learn about a new input device.
March 18, 2008 in Business Management
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