Don't-Miss Software Stories

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.

How to Record Your PC's Screen for Free With Screenr

Follow this guide to learn how to create your own screencasts, using free software.

Q&A: Restoring Hidden Icons, Okay to Uninstall Visual C++ Versions?

Answers to tricky questions: What to do when your icons are wiped out by a virus? Should you remove old Visual C++ versions?

Reinstalling Software Leads to Loss of Key Feature

An important software tool stopped working when this consumer reinstalled a program that had worked fine for more than a year.

Use Your Photo Editor to Add Water Reflections

Here's how to use any image editor to add realistic reflections to your digital photos, no water required.


Email Tips: What's With That J? Plus Thunderbird Tweaks

Here's why the letter "J" inexplicably appears in some messages, and how to customize Mozilla's Thunderbird email client.

Touch Up Your Portraits Without Makeup

Follow these simple tips to improve the look of your subject's face with a dab of photo editing.


Reader Q&A: Troubleshoot DVD Drive, Customize Windows Media Player

Learn how to troubleshoot (and possibly fix) a confused DVD drive and tell Windows Media Player where to get its music.


Troubleshooting Tips, Free Windows Optimization Tool

Basic tips for diagnosing a mysterious Windows freeze, plus a review of Advanced SystemCare Free 5.

Optimize Your PC with Advanced SystemCare 5 Free

The latest version of Iobit's freebie does a good job of cleaning and fine-tuning your machine.

How to Uninstall Drivers in Windows

If your computer is acting up, hardware drivers may be to blame. Learn how to roll back or even uninstall driver software with this handy guide.

How to Find Your Windows or Office Product Key

Locate your Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office product keys with this simple guide.