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.

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.

Put a Second Windows Environment on Your PC

Ddie asked the Windows forum about setting up a second Windows installation for testing purposes without buying a second PC.

Clean Up Explorer's Context Menu

When MLStrand56 right-clicks a file in Windows Explorer, the resulting menu is too big for comfort, "due to various programs adding their own items to the menu." The Windows forum offers a solution.

Can Anything Replace iGoogle?

Now that Google announced plans to discontinue iGoogle, Jim Pierce asked me to suggest an alternative.

LG 55LM6700 Review: Feature-Filled HDTV Is Frustrating

The LG 55LM6700 offers a huge screen, great streaming options, and a revolutionary remote control. However, picture quality is disappointing, and the remote has major shortcomings.

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Remove an Unwanted Email Address in Outlook

Robert Talbot read Remove an Email Address in Gmail, and asked about doing the same thing in Outlook

Samsung UN46ES6500 Review: Terrific HDTV Features, So-So Image Quality

The easy-to-use Samsung UN46ES6500 offers an excellent selection of streaming content for a reasonable price, but we found the TV's image quality disappointing.

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Vizio M3D470KD Review: A Superb Sub-$1000 HDTV Set

The 47-inch M3D470KD offers impressive images, streaming options, and a remote with a keyboard, all for a low $900 street price. Vizio cut corners in the speakers and multimedia offerings, which may not matter much.

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Read Old Outlook Express Messages When You No Longer Have Outlook Express

Now that he's moved on to Windows 7, Doug asked how he can access his older messages, saved in XP's Outlook Express

My Twitter Account Has Been Hacked!

GoGators complained to the Answer Line forum about his hacked Twitter account.

Access Your Gmail Contacts Offline

Robert Conner keeps his friends' phone numbers and snailmail addresses in Gmail. He asked me how he can access this information offline.

Attack of the Blue Screen of Death

Brewski13 asked the Desktops forum for the best way to diagnose and repair a recurring Blue Screen of Death.

My Email Account Has Been Hijacked!

Coastie65 is nowhere near Malaysia, but friends are getting email claiming that he's stranded in Kuala Lumpur. He asked the Web Browsing and Email forum for help.

My PC Randomly Shuts Down By Itself

Pat Taylor's PC randomly shuts down on its own