Lincoln SpectorContributing Editor, PCWorld

Freelance journalist (and sometimes humorist) Lincoln Spector has been writing about tech longer than he would care to admit. A passionate cinephile, he also writes the Bayflicks.net movie blog.

Why you may want a desktop instead of a laptop

Patrick Moore asked the Laptops forum about the advantages of going with a desktop computer

Yes, you can still upgrade to Windows 7

Arcticsid knows he can't continue using Windows XP. He asked the Windows forum about upgrading to Windows 7 rather than Windows 8.

Your Twitter account has been hacked! Here's what to do about it.

Kirsty woke up to find that someone else had taken control of her account. I tell her how to get it back.

Keep other people off of my PC

Aris Cristian doesn't mind friends using his PC, but he worries that they might damage Windows or his files.

Sync Google Earth placemarks across different PCs

Dick uses Google Earth on more than one PC. He asked how to sync placemarks between them.

Convert text to image, and image to text

Arcticsid asked the Answer Line forum about turning text into a .jpg. I'll also explain converting an image back into text.

The best Windows 8 Start menu programs

TTGSteve asked the Windows forum to recommend a good Start Menu program for Windows 8.

How to find a lost message in Gmail

Vicki Pen lost three important messages from her Gmail inbox. I help her find them.

Overclocking: Why you should and should not do it

Arcticsid asked the Answer Line forum to explain overclocking, and why it is, or is not, a good idea

Improve your prose with a word processor cliché detector

Darthdusty asked about software that will "detect and alert" him when he types certain phrases

Run an old program on a new PC

John P. wants to continue playing a game he bought when running Windows 98

Find and watch free TV on the Internet

Lucyer asked about Web sites where you can watch television programs for free

How to shop online without a credit card

Diana Delgado asked if there are ways to shop online without the traditional piece of plastic.

Print all the files, or a list of all the files, in a folder

Mikecool asked the Printers forum how to print all of the files in a folder. I'm expanding the question to include printing a list of files.

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Introduction to backup

Rickaber asked the Utilities forum to explain the basics of backing up