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Make Remote Backups On the Cheap

Trade bandwidth with a friend or business so they host your backup and you host theirs.

Free Help Desk Software Manages Tech Needs

With several free packages available, don't need to pay for robust help desk software.

Should I Image the Hard Drive or Clone It?

Tom Luoma asked why I often recommend backing up your hard drive with imaging software, but never mention cloning software.

Digitize All of Your Old Media

Back up a lifetime of memories to digital media so they'll be able to withstand the test of time.


Add System-Wide PDF Creation for Free

PDFCreator acts as a printer, letting you export PDF files within your applications.


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.

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.


Get Organized

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


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.