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When an Unwanted Program Lacks an Uninstaller

Sports03 has programs on his Start menu he doesn't want, but they have no uninstallers. He asked the Answer Line forum what to do.

Get Organized

Rein in chaos and clutter with our Gmail, file sync, and workspace organization tips.


Improve PC Speed and Security

Use file management and deletion software to clean your hard drive, and child-friendly tools to protect your family's privacy.


Add a Dropdown Terminal Window to Gnome With Tilda

Get more quicker access to your command line interface with this handy drop-down tool.

Mail Lots of Photos Without Annoying Friends

Arcticsid wants to mail lots of photos to friends, but he doesn't want to choke their inboxes with multiple megabytes. He asked the Answer Line forum for advice.


How to Tame Vista's User Account Control

In this screencast, senior editor Robert Strohmeyer walks through the steps you'll need to take to tame one of Vista's most annoying features: user account control.


How to Sync Your Files

After much trial and error, I have found what I believe to be the ideal solutions for syncing my documents, photos, music, email calendars and contacts.

Sync Two PCs

Matt Gohring has a laptop and a desktop, and he needs to keep his documents synchronized between them.

Free Network Management Tool Saves Your Budget

The ad-supported Spiceworks IT Desktop manages medium- and small-business networks at no cost.

Six Ways to Get Your Employees to Use CRM Software

Implementing a quality CRM product is one of the simplest ways to induce dynamic change in an organization.

Master the Software Updating Process to Keep Your PC Safe and Stable

Running the latest versions of software helps keep your computer secure from malicious software. Here's how to manage software updates for all your major apps.

57 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Your Tech Could Do!

We've worked long and hard to come up with the best tips and tricks for your PCs, smartphones, cameras, game controllers, music players, and the Web. Let's start with PC, laptop, and networking tips.

Disk Defrag Help From Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida's brand-new PC kept bogging down. The culprit? Vista's Disk Defragmenter.

Turn Your Caps-Lock Key Into a Mute Button

No Mute button on your keyboard? Here's a simple way to transform your Caps-Lock key into something more useful.


Miraplacid Publisher Converts PDFs Every Which Way

Print any file to an image or PDF with this handy, but pricey, utility.