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Attachmate Has High Hopes for Novell Products

Attachmate intends to revitalize the sales and technical development of the end-user computing products that it acquired when it purchased Novell, such as those...

Webmasters Face New Site Optimization Challenges

From the Web's early days, companies have struggled to make their sites faster, but the problem remains a thorny one, with new challenges emerging regularly as...

Microsoft Announces $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition

Microsoft announced it will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion, and CEO Steve Ballmer told reporters why.

The 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities

Take control of your hard drive and data with these free and effective utilities.

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?