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Many of those who have been using the Web for a few years will have ditched their desktop-based POP3 account in favor of a free Webmail service, such as Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo.
Whether you need to find a home, share a huge file, or throw a wicked curve with a Wiffle ball, you'll find these sites indispensable.
Think dual-display systems are the bee's knees? This quad-head setup will blow your mind.
Here's what to buy among the gear everybody needs, from laptops and desktops to HDTVs.
Patch critical flaws in a color manager and IE. Plus: Opera, Office fixes.
Archive important messages for safekeeping, add an image to your mail signature, and clear out corrupted messages. Lincoln Spector answers your e-mail questions.
Here's how to find emergency care for your ailing laptop.
Last week, I described the e-mail problems I've had with my Apple iPhone 3G. This week I'll give you my take on some other complaints that consumers have raised, including dropped calls, sluggish network speeds, and short battery life.
The Apple iPhone 3G has earned lots of praise--and complaints. What's it like to live with one?
You shouldn't wait until the last minute to snap up great deals. But you have to know what a bargain looks like.
Are you the only you out there? When it comes to protecting your identity, a bit of prevention is worth a megabyte of cure.
Vista, thy name is bloat!
Add external storage to your TiVo, beef up your Xbox 360, rip DVDs to your media player, play your iTunes purchases on any device, and use your standard cable remote to skip commercials.
A few new habits can make the difference between staying on task, finding what you need, and getting things done--or having a tech meltdown.
Save on costly printer ink, handle leftover Registry junk, and defeat a common Outlook annoyance. Plus: two cool volume-control tools.
Annoyed by all the computerese that litters security stories? Here's your guide.
Turn a Wi-Fi thief's world upside down. Send an e-mail that self-destructs. And ensure that your boss thinks you're always hard at work. These tweaks and tools let you gain the upper hand.
Your notebook may be old, but that doesn't mean its days are numbered. We'll show you how to breathe new life into your portable by opening the hood and upgrading some basic components.
Whether they changed the way you read or the way you ride, these notable inventions from the past year will continue to influence their industries and our lives.
You don't have to be a PC vendor's friend, relative, or employee to snag deals that were created for the benefit of exclusive groups of insiders.
Did you know you can dictate e-mail messages to your iPhone? That's just one of the tricks up our sleeves.
Microsoft resorts to subterfuge to get people to try Windows Vista, as Steve Bass recently found. Plus, tips for Outlook and Windows passwords.
Most security attacks are targeted at a few weak points on your PC that aren't that hard to protect. Follow these simple tips, and you'll suddenly be a whole lot safer.
Chat is cheap. Videoconferencing, on the other hand, gives your online conversations a more personal feeling.
Does your PC hang, complain, or flat-out blue-screen when you start it up or shut it down? PC World's Lincoln Spector has answers to readers' most perplexing boot and shutdown questions.