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.

Upgrade your laptop

EnVy26 asked the Laptops forum about upgrading a portable computer

Is Windows running too many processes?

Concerned about a slow PC, Davis13 asked the Laptops forum about all the processes that Windows runs.

Share office documents between Windows and an iPad, Part II

The answer I gave Richard Wiringa in my September 10 post is already out of date. Here's a new one.

Safely send private information over the Internet

KenWid10 asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum how best to send encrypted information to someone over the Internet

What do hard drive-related words like SATA, IDE, and RAID actually mean?

Brainout asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum to explain some of the words used to describe hard drives and storage.

Do I have to worry about viewing angles when buying a HDTV?

Dhiren11 is considering buying a 3D HDTV, and asked the HDTV & Home Theater if a family of six can sit around it and all have a good view.

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Share office documents between Windows and an iPad

Richard Wiringa has problems sharing speadsheets between his PC and his iPad. "I don't iCloud. I do Dropbox."

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Give Windows 8 the Start menu it deserves

Most of the complaints about Windows 8 are about the lack of a Start menu and the inability to boot to the desktop. These Start menu replacements fix that.

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Does the Windows logon password protect your data?

After discovering how easy it is to recover data from a hard drive removed from one PC and attached to another, Melker asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if password protecting Windows actually protects your data.

Is Your ISP Spying On You?

Arcticsid asked the Answer Line forum if his ISP can "sit back…watch a screen, and see everything you are doing at any given time?"

When Your PC is Likely Infected

Joyce V's computer is having trouble with security programs--a strong indication that her computer may be infected with malware

Is There Enough 3D Content to Justify Buying a 3D HDTV?

After buying a 3D HDTV, Chulbul complained to the HDTV & Home Theater forum about the lack of 3D content

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Organize Your Photos

Taleh asked the Digital Cameras & Camcorders forum to recommend a good photo organizer

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My Internet Connection Randomly Drops Off

Jake Clarke asked why his Internet connection completely drops out every so often

I Can't Open Files of a Particular Type

Wirewire couldn't open Excel spreadsheets by double-clicking them, and turned to the Answer Line forum for help. My answer isn't specific to Excel.