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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.

Acrobat 9 Aims to Reinvent PDFs

New features make Adobe's latest a must-have for your business.

Workhorse Laptops

No matter what your needs are, you can find your perfect portable right here.

Summer Travel Tips

How to find the best gas prices, airports, and hotels for your vacation getaway--with your gadgets.

26 Tricks to Help You Tame Google Calendar

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.

More Quick Fixes for Common Windows Annoyances

Dump the Insert key, rearrange drive letters, restore your Safely Remove Hardware icon, and get a free tool for easy Registry editing.

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?

Simple Upgrades, Complex Helpers

Make your mouse mighty, tweak Windows massively, and crush cosmic creepy-crawlies.

Safest Way to Bank Online? Your Cell Phone

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

5 Ways to Build Your Virtual Office

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

9 Steps to Better Security

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

How to Speed Up Windows Vista

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.

Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

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

Download Manager Tips, Reader Q&A

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

Memos on the Go

How to capture ideas and reminders when you're in transit--using tools you may already have.
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