Lincoln SpectorContributing Editor, PCWorld

When he isn't bicycling, prowling used bookstores, or watching movies, PC World Contributing Editor Lincoln Spector writes about technology and cinema.

What Do These Words Actually Mean? Add-ins, Add-ons, Plug-ins, Apps, Applications, and Utilities

Robert Conner asked me to define the various words for different types of programs.

Recover Missing Files

ZyrrahXD asked the Utilities forum for advice on recovering missing files

I Can't Preview Office Files

Warren Smith can't preview Word or Excel files in Windows Explorer. He asked the Answer Line forum for help.

What Should I Look For When Buying a Home Theater Sound System

Pilege21 asked the HDTV & Home Theater for advice on buying a surround sound system

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Giving Up Cable and Satellite TV

LiveBrianD asked about giving up cable TV and streaming cheaper content off the Internet

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Tweaking Windows 7's Sleeping Habits

RisheekRajolu asked the Windows forum how best to make Windows 7 to go to sleep, and to hibernate, at the appropriate times

Will DVD Drives Still be Around in a Few Decades?

Philip Peters asked if we will have drives that can read DVDs in ten, 20, or 50 years?

Another, Sometimes More Convenient Way to Copy and Move Files

Adama asked the Windows forum about copying and moving files via a dialog box rather than drag and drop

Remove Unchecked Items from MSConfig

After reading Windows Takes Too Long to Boot, Mark Fraleigh went to MSConfig and unchecked several programs. Now he wants to remove them from MSConfig, altogether.

Remove a Program That Lacks an Uninstaller

Billiebong wants to remove a program that lacks an uninstaller, and turned to the Utilities forum for help.

Run XP Software in Windows 7

SIUC asked the Windows forum about running software intended for Windows XP in Windows 7

Find Good Medical Advice on the Web

Spiderowych asked the Answer Line Forum to recommend medical information Web sites.

Delete Linked Calendar Entries In Android

The calendar on Jstanaway's Android phone displays appointments that he never made--hundreds of them from someone else's calendar. He can't delete them. He asked the Answer Line forum for advice.

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Should I Turn Off Automatic Updates?

Westpark asked the Windows forum if it's advisable to turn off Windows' automatic updates.

Samsung UN46D6000 Review: $1000 Set Has Great Features, Middling Video

The 46-inch Samsung UN46D6000 is a good deal for $1000, but you'll be paying more for its excellent connected features and extras than its so-so video and audio quality.

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