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Hands-On: 4 Remote-Desktop Services

Remote access to your home computer can be quick and easy.

10 Crucial Apps for Gearheads

Gearhead author Mark Gibbs picks his top ten everyday tools … the utilities he can't live without, including CCleaner, RoboForm, and fontViewOK.

Osama Bin Laden's Small Town Hideout Gets Google Maps Treatment

A community of Google Maps users are commenting on Abbottabad, Pakistan and what is believed to be the compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed.

10 Must-Have Free Firefox 4 Add-Ons

As appealing as Firefox 4 is, it could be better at searching, keeping information secure, and performing other important tasks. Each of these freebies adds to the browser's functionality and ease of use.

Facebook Facial Recognition: Its Quiet Rise and Dangerous Future

New facial recognition technology used to identify your friends in photos could have some interesting applications--and some scary possibilities.


Nine Green Apps That Can Save You Cash

Want to help the Earth and your budget at the same time? These money-saving, eco-minded apps are built to do both.

FileMaker Delivers Flexible, Cross-Platform Database

FileMaker introduced a new version of FileMaker Go this week, adding new features for the iPhone and iPad versions of the database.

4G Speed Tests, Cleanup Utilities, and the Death of Flip on PCWorld Podcast #111

This week, we clue you in on how we tested 4G phone speeds across all the major networks, multiple cities, and a dozen cites per city. Also, an early peek at the results of our testing of PC cleanup utilities, and a discussion about why Cisco killed the Flip.


Will Office 365 Get You Fired?

A combo of Microsoft's Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online is good. Is it good enough to cost you your job?

Google and ITA Software: A Feature Wishlist

Here are the features I'd like to see in 'Google Travel'

Is Your Apple iPhone Sneaking Photos of You?

Some users report that their front-facing camera in their iPhone takes photos of them--that they haven't initiated--when using FaceTime.


10 Must-Have Downloads for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

Think Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter offer enough on their own? Think again. These apps amp up your social networking power--and many of them are free.

10 Must-Have Free Downloads

Setting a high bar for PC software shouldn't hurt the bottom line. From system utilities to media tools to productivity boosters, these freebies will make your life easier.

Visual Studio Service Pack Boosts Support for Developers

Microsoft rolls out a local help viewer for Visual Studio 2010 and integrates Project Server with Team Foundation Server

10 Utilities to Secure Your Data

Keeping intruders out of your system is only half the challenge; making it impossible for them to find your valuable data is the other. That's where these downloads--most of them free--can help.