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  • How to speed up your printer

    Raw printer speeds keep improving each year, but we always seem to want documents to come out just a little bit faster. Thankfully, you can use a few tricks to boost printer performance. Whether you got a bargain inkjet in a bundle with your home PC or you charged a thousand-dollar laser printer to your expense account, these suggestions will kick up your print speeds.

    24 Nov. 09 10:10 Written by PC World Staff
  • Use Aero Snap to simplify file management

    In my early computing days (I'm talking Commodore Amiga here), I grew accustomed to file managers that used a side-by-side approach: Your complete file system was represented in two adjoining windows. That made it very easy to move or copy files and folders.

    24 Nov. 09 08:04 Written by Rick Broida
  • How To: Move Your Old Email to Win7

    Marsha Naylor wants a way to access her old Outlook Express and Windows Mail messages in Windows 7.

    24 Nov. 09 04:57 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • Using e-mail message flags in BlackBerry OS 5.0

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) recently started shipping its brand new mobile operating system (OS), BlackBerry handheld OS 5.0. The new software packs a variety of cool new features and enhancements, including improved mail-folder management options; auto-correct and word-completion typing software; and a number of personal information management (PIM) feature-enhancements. (Note: Some of the new features require BlackBerry Enterprise Server BES 5.0.)

    20 Nov. 09 06:36 Written by Al Sacco
  • When the backup drive gets full

    Rat74136's external hard drive is full. He asked the Answer Line forum how to keep backing up.

    20 Nov. 09 04:45 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • How to dual-boot with Windows 7

    Installing Windows 7 while keeping an older version of the operating system is a great idea if you have enough spare hard drive space. It allows you to move to the new OS without burning your bridges.

    17 Nov. 09 04:30 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • Windows 7 tricks: 20 top tips and tweaks

    Just got your hands on Windows 7 and want to bend it to your will? No problem. We've got plenty of tips, hacks and secrets to keep you busy for a long time, including automatically opening Windows Explorer to a folder of your choice, speeding up taskbar thumbnails, finding hidden desktop themes, forcing User Account Control to act the way you'd like, keeping your Explorer searches secret from others, and more.

    12 Nov. 09 04:20 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Free tools for fine-tuning your Windows 7 setup

    Last week I told you how to migrate to Windows 7 at your own pace--there's no need to jump into the deep end right away. Now that you've got Windows 7 up and running on your newly partitioned, dual-boot PC, it's time for the next big step in any OS migration: reinstalling your software.

    04 Nov. 09 07:18 Written by Rick Broida
  • Windows 7: What you should know about XP Mode

    Windows 7 is doing much better out of the gate than Windows Vista did. As good as the OS roll out is going, there are still legacy devices out there that don't have drivers and software updates to work with Windows 7. The vast masses of users who have held on to Windows XP are particularly vulnerable to this issue which is why Microsoft created XP Mode virtualization to ease the pain of transition.

    04 Nov. 09 02:13 Written by Tony Bradley
  • How to: Reletter a drive

    Windows turned drive F: into drive G:, so the PC's owner asked the <a href="http://forums.pcworld.com/index.php?/forum/2024-answer-line/">Answer Line forum</a> how to change it back.

    31 Oct. 09 04:23 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • How to optimize your Windows 7 PC

    Windows 7 comes as a significant performance improvement over its predecessor, Windows Vista.

    20 Oct. 09 10:48 Written by David Murphy
  • BlackBerry: Create MMS Audio, Video, Slide Shows

    You've probably used your BlackBerry smartphone to send countless text, or short message service (SMS), messages. Perhaps you even employ your device's multimedia messaging service (MMS) functionality to distribute image- and video-messages to friends and colleagues and/or groups of both.

    16 Oct. 09 05:34 Written by Al Sacco
  • Copy Windows Media Center TV recordings to Your iPod

    The other day I told you how to add a TV tuner to your PC so you can record shows, TiVo-style. That's easy enough, but what about copying those recordings to your iPod or iPhone?

    10 Oct. 09 09:38 Written by Rick Broida
  • Build a social network for your business

    Upgrade from the break-room bulletin board and one-way customer e-mail lists--your business can take advantage of its own Facebook-like social network.

    08 Oct. 09 09:19 Written by Zack Stern
  • Are your developers unit testing?

    Recurring bugs in software development are normally a sign of a problem in the development process. Unit testing is one method used by development teams to solve this problem. At its core, unit testing is about writing a series of independent small tests to check that individual functions within the code base are doing the right thing.

    21 Sept. 09 17:22 Written by Pascal Hakim
  • Play music from an external hard drive

    Daniel Shaughnessy wants iTunes and Windows Media Player to see the music on his external USB hard drive.

    18 Sept. 09 02:53 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • Pimp my browser: How to get the most out of Firefox

    Thanks to online video, Web apps, social networking, and so on, the humble Web browser is being pushed to do more and to do it faster. With a few simple tweaks and tools, you can improve your browsing experience and save yourself some time in the process.

    04 Sept. 09 09:04 Written by Chris Brandrick
  • How to: safely get rid of your hard drive

    After reading "Remove sensitive data before you sell an old PC," Joel Edillon wants to know if it's a good idea to physically destroy a hard drive instead of wiping it with special software.

    27 Aug. 09 03:35 Written by Lincoln Spector
  • How Project Management Can Advance Your IT Career

    What other challenging opportunities lie within the IT sector? Seeking new frontiers to progress your career? Project management can help you excel

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