Alex WawroAssociate Editor, PCWorld

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Protect Yourself From DNSChanger

If the DNSChanger rootkit has infected your PC, you'll lose access to the Internet when the FBI shuts down DNSChanger's surrogate DNS servers. Here's how to determine whether you're infected, and what to do if you are.

How to Deal With Tech Distractions

Save time and increase your productivity with this guide to the best tips, tricks, and free software for eliminating tech distractions.

Interview: SpellTower developer on competing with the big guys

Can a lone software developer with a good idea create a game capable of surpassing Zynga, Rovio and OMGPop in the iTunes sales rankings?

Why You Should Play The Walking Dead: Episode One

Here's why you should play the first episode of The Walking Dead game from Telltale Games. No spoilers!

Free Tools to Wipe Your Drives Securely

Properly clear off old data from a flash drive, hard-disk drive, solid-state drive, or hybrid hard drive--at no cost.

How to Carry Any Operating System in Your Pocket

You never know when you might need to install your favorite operating system--and it takes only a few minutes to load it on a USB flash drive so that you can carry it with you wherever you go. Here’s how to do it.

Instagram, Facebook Deal Sparks Privacy Concerns: Here's How to Quit

Instagram sold to Facebook for $1 billion, irking longtime users--here's how to gather up your photos and run.


How To Get Your Photos Off Instagram

With more than fifteen million accounts, chances are good that you or someone you know uses Instagram to edit and share photographs online. Here's how to download those photos to your hard drive.

Hands On With Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion

We spent some time muddling around in the new Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion beta to bring you an early report about how the new units, factions and gameplay systems might change the game this summer.

Mozilla at Work on Mobile Do Not Track

The Boot to Gecko project aims to build convenient Do Not Track settings into an open-source mobile operating system.

How to Get Off Google for Good

Get a fresh start with our complete guide to moving your data off Google servers and permanently deleting your Google accounts.

The Future Is Free To Play on Game On Podcast #9

PCWorld Editors Alex Wawro, Nate Ralph and Jason Cross join Game On writer David Daw to discuss what makes a free-to-play game great. Will we ever see a prominent publisher like Activision or Electronic Arts invest in a big-budget game that's free to play? Find out on the Game On Podcast #9!

32 iPad Tips and Tricks

Master your new iPad with these quick tips and handy iOS shortcuts.

Game Developer's Conference 2012 Roundtable on Game On Podcast #8

Another great Game Developer's Conference has come and gone, but Game On contributors Alex Rubens, David Daw, Nate Ralph and Alex Wawro remain to talk about the games we played and the people we met at GDC 2012.

Inside Dear Esther, with Producer Dan Pinchbeck

The Independent Games Festival's Awards Ceremony is almost here! We had a chat with thechineseroom’s Dan Pinchbeck to talk about Dear Esther.