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12 Sly Web Tricks That Put You in Control

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.

Step-by-Step: 5 Laptop Upgrades You Can Do Yourself

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.
15 Revolutionary Inventions of 2007

15 Revolutionary Inventions of 2007

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.

Insider Deals: Sweet, If You Can Score Them

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.

Clever iPhone Tricks

Did you know you can dictate e-mail messages to your iPhone? That's just one of the tricks up our sleeves.

When Is Vista not Vista? When It's Mojave!

Microsoft resorts to subterfuge to get people to try Windows Vista, as Steve Bass recently found. Plus, tips for Outlook and Windows passwords.

10 Quick Fixes for the Worst Security Nightmares

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.

Give Your Chats a Personal Touch With Free Videoconferencing

Chat is cheap. Videoconferencing, on the other hand, gives your online conversations a more personal feeling.

Troubleshoot Your Boot-Up and Shutdown Problems

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.

Assurz Folds--Are Customers Stuck?

A company offering a "satisfaction guarantee" for major online retailers is going bankrupt; Steve Bass has details on what to do.

Essential Gear for the Business Traveler, Part 1

Traveling lightly is a must these days, but Jim Martin found two gadgets worthy of a spot in the carry-on.

Stream Your Music Collection Over the Net

Listen to your favorite tunes anywhere, anytime, by putting your entire music library online. It's easy, and we show you how.

Make Banks Compete for Your Deposits

In MoneyAisle's real-time auctions, banks bid up rates on certificates of deposit and savings accounts.

Packing Tips for Painless Trips

New airline baggage fees require new packing strategies for gear-toting travelers. Here are three ways to travel light.

Laptop Buying Tips, Part 3

Here's how to find the best places to buy a laptop, plus how much to pay and how to finance the purchase.

Casual Friday: Virtual Vacationing

Can't see the world? We've got some cheap ways for you to explore the great indoors this summer.

How to Buy a Motherboard

Whether you're building a new PC or overhauling an old one, a new motherboard is the place to start. Here's our advice for choosing the right one.

Printing 2.0

Started on slick and colorful calling cards for the social networking circuit, Moo has quickly become an international stationery brand.

Laptop Buying Tips, Part 2

Last week I kicked off a three-part series of articles offering tips for buying a laptop.

Laptop Buying Tips, Part 1

There are plenty of business decisions more difficult to make than choosing which laptop to buy. At the moment, I can't think of what they are, so I'll have to get back to you.

Options Multiply for Small-Business Broadband

Competition between cable and telephone companies means faster internet at cheaper costs.

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.

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

New versions of two of the world's biggest Linux distributions have hit the street. How do they match up?

How to Build a Superfast, Superquiet PC, Part 1

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.
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