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Free Stuff for Your Phone

Get alerted to free iPhone apps, exchange electronic business cards, and score free iTunes tracks.

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Tips for Windows 7, Word 2007, and More

Tweak Windows and Word settings to suit your needs, switch to full-screen view, and streamline Windows patches.

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Hardware Tips: Find Lost Gear, Reduce Clutter, and More

SendMeHome helps reunite you with lost gear, a flush-mount USB hub cuts down on cable clutter, and VeryPC turns off your monitor for you.

Web Services: Twitter Topics, Screencasts, and Web Notes

These free online services let you scan local Twitter topics, make HD screencasts, and mark up Web pages.

Insert a Copyright From the Keyboard

BooBoo asked the Answer Line forum how to easily insert the copyright symbol (©)

Firmware and You: A Comprehensive Guide to Updating Your Hardware

Did you know that you can update your hardware without having to buy anything new? An easy-to-perform firmware update can add functionality, stability, and features.

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.

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.

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A Better PDF Reader

You don't have to put up with Adobe Reader

4 Ways to Save Money on Software

Think you need a Kindle or Quicken? Think again. These handy pieces of software can fill in for much more expensive alternatives.

Introducing Nate Richards

New Peer-to-Peer blog post.

Too Many Tips?

An anonymous reader wants to know how to handle all the tips and recommended downloads he reads about in PC World. Should he file tips away for future reference? Download and install every program we recommend?

Productivity Tips From Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida helps you use common apps more effectively, including Firefox, Adobe Reader, and Microsoft Word.