Author Archives: Lincoln Spector

Lincoln Spector

About Lincoln Spector

Lincoln Spector writes about computers, home theater, and film and maintains two blogs: Answer Line at and His articles have appeared in CNET, InfoWorld, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.

From PC to HDTV via Google’s Chromecast

Google has a new way to stream video from your PC or mobile device to your high-definition TV. But its capabilities are relatively limited, and it leaves much to be desired — especially if you’re using a Windows PC.

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DIY services for creating simple websites

There are many good reasons to build a website yourself, including avoiding the substantial costs of hiring designers and developers. Here are two services that make the process of creating a custom site relatively quick and easy; and if your needs are modest, they’re free.

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Avoiding those unwanted free applications

Free apps are great, but they often come with an unexpected cost — unwanted additional apps. Depending on how you handle them, unwanted programs can be a minor annoyance — or a daunting problem. The trick is paying attention.

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