Don't-Miss Software Stories

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.


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.

Make Adobe Reader Remember Where You Left Off

Adobe Reader can't remember the last page you were viewing?! Actually, it can.

Can You Install a Program onto an External Hard Drive?

kckrug1994 asked the Answer Line Forum if a game or application would will work if installed onto an external drive.

Find Old Versions of Favorite Programs at

Not happy with the latest build of a favorite program? Here's your chance to go back in time.

Personal Finance 2.0: A Wealth of New Web Apps

These free and fee-based Web services not only aggregate data from your online bank accounts, they give you tools for managing your money.

Managing Multiple E-Mail Addresses

Use Mozilla's free Thunderbird e-mail client to get a grip on your multiple e-mail accounts.

Where is That Application Hiding My Files?

Uncle Wayne of the Answer Line forum wants to know where his video capturing software is saving what it captures.


20 Tech Habits to Improve Your Life

A few new habits can make the difference between staying on task, finding what you need, and getting things done--or having a tech meltdown.

Give Your Chats a Personal Touch With Free Videoconferencing

Video chat is finally becoming more than just a nerdy novelty. Here's how to get some face time with your family, friends, colleagues, and customers--with or without a PC.

Freeze Water in Flight

Take amazing high-speed photos with water balloons and your digital camera.