Don't-Miss Software Stories

Share Web Pages, Kindle Notes, and Books

Learn how to copy (and share) Amazon Kindle notes and bookmarks, plus free services that let you share annotated Web pages and book picks.

Edit and Organize Your Photos for Free With Picasa

Here's how Picasa stacks up against Windows Live Photo Gallery as a free way to edit and store your photos.

Install All Your Favorite Freeware in One Fell Swoop

Free tool Ninite lets you pick and choose the software you want, then installs it all automatically.


Open Your Favorite Daily Sites with One Click

Firefox gem Morning Coffee loads your favorite blogs, newspapers, and other sites with just one click.

Give Your Netbook an OS Makeover with Jolicloud

This free Linux-based operating system is like a fresh coat of paint for netbooks. It's quick, easy to use, and even a little bit fun!


Print a List of Your Startup Programs

Pancho asked the Desktops forum how to print a list of all the programs that come up when you boot Windows

Add Keyboard LEDs to Your System Tray

This tiny utility shows at-a-glance if your Caps Lock, Num Lock, and/or Scroll Lock are activated.

See Image Previews in Craigslist Listings

This awesome Firefox add-on also provides mouse-over previews of the listings themselves. It's a must-have.

Learn Office 2010 with Two Free Books

One's for novices, the other's for experts. Both will require a lot of toner and paper--if you plan to print hard copies.

Give Your Phone the Power of a Desktop PC

Cross-platform apps such as Firefox Portable Edition, Portable, and Audacity Portable will give your phone full PC capabilities.

Stop Frustrating Pauses in YouTube Videos

A free utility promises to make video-buffering interruptions a thing of the past. But does it work?

Part 7: How to Conduct a First Boot of Your New PC and Configure the BIOS

In this video, we show you how to safely boot up for the first time and configure your PC's BIOS settings.

Access Hulu From the Couch

Trying to resurrect a tuner-defunct media center? The free Hulu Desktop Integration plug-in for Windows Media Center is a great place to start.