Use free IE or Firefox plug-in Amazon PriceWatch or the Price Protectr site to make sure you don't pay too much online. Also: Advice for dealing with card skimmer ATM scams.
Password protection is easy with a password manager like Bruce Schneier's Password Safe or the Portableapps.com version of the KeePass software. Using a dirty public PC? Scan it first with free ClamWin antivirus software.
Microsoft's Remove Hidden Data tool makes sure that no embarrassing comments are left in your older Microsoft Office documents. For Office 2007, use the Document Inspector command to vet your metadata. Also: NASA tells you how to make sure blacked out info in electronic documents remains unavailable.
If you use a social network, a Web browser, a public computer, or a cell phone, beware: Your PC, your bank account, and your personal privacy are at risk. Here are 17 common threats, with fixes for each one.
Exif Pilot lets you rapidly view, modify, or delete Exif metadata from image files.
Create Flash album easily and quickly with fabulous animated templates.
Didn't mean to hit "delete"? PhotoRescue Wizard can recover deleted or corrupted photos from your camera's memory card.
Restore deleted, corrupted, or damaged image files from your camera's memory card.
Recompose images or lay parts of one image into another.
Easily transfer images from one online photo hosting service to another.
The trick to nipping IT miscues is testing, testing, testing, as these hard-luck lessons in boneheaded quality assurance attest.
Tag image areas; publish to Flickr, blog, Web
Fine tune the way you listen to music on your PC.
Retain a thumbnail-sized image of any minimized windows on the desktop.