Don't-Miss Computers Stories
Sorry for the confusion, readers of the print edition! Here's the link that was accidentally left out of the Hassle-Free PC column.
From the same folks who brought you CCleaner 3.0, this slick "defrag" utility beats Windows' own tool at every turn.
Jsf1973 asked the Laptops forum why his computer was making a very annoying whirring noise
Ingenious Firefox plug-in TwitterBar makes tweeting as easy as typing in the address bar and clicking a button.
It's called Fast Duplicate File Finder, and it does exactly what it promises: locates and, if you wish, deletes duplicate files.
One of the Web's best folder-sync and -sharing services just made an offer you shouldn't refuse: free 5GB accounts.
A mucked-up Registry is the probable culprit for this annoying hassle. Fortunately, Microsoft has a one-click fix.
Who says you can't get something for nothing? Today only, this $20 utility can be yours free of charge, no strings attached. (Well, there's one tiny one.)
Don't have time to answer that e-mail right now? Before it drops off your radar, forward it to this sweet service and it'll come back to you at a later, designated time.
Stop putting unnecessary strain on your mouse's scroll wheel! Learn these two simple shortcuts instead.
This normally requires a bit of browser and/or system tinkering, but the awesome GmailDefaultMaker utility simplifies the process.
Out of the box, Windows 7 can't access backup files created with Windows XP. Fortunately, there's a free utility that should be able to restore your stuff.
Thinking of running more than one anti-virus program? Here's an important rule: don't.
Everybody's favorite "crap" cleaner just got a major update, starting with a 64-bit version and an improved interface.
These little gizmos are all too easy to lose. Take a minute to make sure whoever finds yours has an easy time it.