Don't-Miss Software Stories

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.


Watermarking Photos, Removing Date Stamps, Erasing Power Lines, and More

Dave answers questions about preventing online photo theft, erasing power lines from photos, enlarging photos without sacrificing image quality, and more.


Put Linux on a USB Drive, Bypass Windows Updates

Here's how to create your own disaster-recovery boot drive with Linux, and how to force Windows to shut down installing updates.

Hang Your Favorite Photos at a Virtual Museum

Display your favorite digital photographs in famous settings with this fun mash-up project.


How to Log In to Your PC Remotely With TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a free app that lets you remotely connect to a PC or Mac. Check out our guide to see how the software works.