Usually a major hardware change causes endless software hassles. It doesn’t
have to be this way.
If your current PC doesn’t have "PCI Express" technology, your next one most
likely will. Here’s the scoop on PCI Express and what it means for Windows
There are currently 265 different "top level domains" (.com, .edu, .org,
etc.) to choose from when registering your domain. What’s best?
First, let’s help a reader who’s wondering if he got ripped off in buying a
.name domain name.
One tool says your PC is infected. Another says you’re clean. Which do you
No need to flip a coin! With a little sleuthing, you can get to the bottom of
just about any malware confusion.
The CPU wars won’t be over any time soon. In the meantime, which CPU chip —
Intel or AMD — is best for Windows?
Benchmarks can help, but the full answer lies elsewhere. I’ll cover that, plus
crash sleuthing and lots more in today’s issue!
Don’t you hate it when software refuses to uninstall?
I sure do. So, today’s issue begins with help in rooting out recalcitrant
software. I then cover a free utility, an IE 7 speed-up, and lots more!
Wow! What a hot button! My Jan. 4 article on "Easier
but safer passwords" generated a veritable flood of reader mail.
sampling of a few of the best comments. Also, I have some info you need to
know about “Windows Live Toolbar" and installing the new Windows Vista.
Just as in 2006, one of 2007’s top themes is likely to be online security.
So, let’s begin the New Year with some very useful password security tips and
tools, and then look at an "update aggregator" service — and more!
There’s an easy way and a hard way to replace missing or corrupted DLLs.
As you can probably guess, I’ll show you the fast and easy way! Then I’ll
discuss a free "ultra-high security password generator," continue our
coverage of AOL’s antivirus tool, and more.
Are you ready to trust products from the “new” AOL? I’m not.
A careful reading of an AOL software license reveals all-too-familiar patterns
that set off my alarm bells.
Software and hardware are supposed to help us. But sometimes our tools turn against us, causing more problems than they solve and leading to
frustration, delays, and costly failures.
Today, I look at some normally docile, usually helpful tools — such as Windows’
Recovery Console, which is software, and laptop batteries, which are hardware —
to see how they can run amok, and what you can do about it.