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How to Banish Bloatware

Keep your PC running lean by switching to smaller, faster versions of popular programs.

How to Edit Images for Free

Want to do some serious image editing without spending a lot of cash? Here are a few of the better image editors that you can download for free on your Windows, Linux, or Mac system.


Use SugarSync to Keep Any Two Folders in Sync

Dropbox and SkyDrive force you to relocate folders to their hierarchy. SugarSync doesn't. Here's how to make the most of it.

Remove Unchecked Items from MSConfig

After reading Windows Takes Too Long to Boot, Mark Fraleigh went to MSConfig and unchecked several programs. Now he wants to remove them from MSConfig, altogether.

Remove a Program That Lacks an Uninstaller

Billiebong wants to remove a program that lacks an uninstaller, and turned to the Utilities forum for help.

37 Tech Shortcuts From the Experts

Fly through your daily tasks with these 37 proven productivity boosters.


Fine-Tune Google Searches, Send Texts With Google Voice

Learn how to narrow Google Search results, use Google Voice to send text messages from a tablet.


The Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved!

PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more!

Reader Q&A: Don't Mess With Windows! Plus, How to Change Fonts

Readers have recently been emailing with odd problems that have a common theme: It's possible to tweak Windows into oblivion.


Make Gmail and Dropbox Easier to Use

Learn how to upload files to Dropbox more quickly than before and roll back recent Gmail UI changes.

Make a Radiant Portrait

Use your image editor to turn an ordinary portrait into one that pops--in just 5 minutes.


Improve Your Windows 7 Registry With 7 Easy Tweaks

Take more control of your Windows 7 system with these quick and easy Registry tweaks.


Windows Tips: Copy a File Path, Show or Hide Extensions

Learn a great tip for uploading photos to Facebook or Pinterest; quickly show or hide file extensions in Windows.

Finding an Alternative to the Free Picnik Photo Editor

Here are some free photo editors you can use now that Google has decided to retire Picnik.


Step by Step: Brighten Unwanted Shadows in Your Photos

Follow these 10 steps to make your shadows come alive without overexposing the rest of your photo.