Author Archives: Tracey Capen

Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.

Flying on water: Not your father’s sailing race

It’s time for the America’s Cup, sailboat racing taken to the outer limits. This year, San Francisco hosts the Louis Vuitton/America’s Cup venue, as fabulous a setting as you could ask for.

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Taking back full rights and control of your PC

The frustrations of personal computing can be endless. But one of the top annoyances is being told by the PC you own that you lack sufficient permission for some basic task — or any task.

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Base-jumping the world’s tallest peak

This was a year for records on Everest. Among them, Russian Valery Rozov made the highest base jump.

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Join Windows Secrets’ readership survey

Windows Secrets’ mission has always been to serve the needs of its readers. To help keep Windows Secrets relevant, we ask readers to join our annual Windows Secrets readership survey.

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Jump-starting your new Windows 8 installation

Whether you’re upgrading to Windows 8 or acquired it with a new PC, Microsoft’s new OS presents lots of new challenges for Windows users. And it’s not just the new, touch-centric interface: there is a host of changes that even seasoned Windows users need to learn and adapt to.

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Your contributions help us sponsor needy kids

When Windows Secrets and the LangaList newsletter merged in November 2006, founders Brian Livingston and Fred Langa agreed that a portion of subscriber contributions should be used to help disadvantaged people around the world.

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Henri presents the best Wackys of 2012

Here are the Top 10 Wackys from 2012. But first, we must present a new video from one of our favorite online contributors: Henri, the philosopher cat.

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Windows Secrets’ guide to essential utilities

The holiday season is almost here for most Windows Secrets subscribers. Many of us are busily making our lists of gifts for friends and family. For those recipients who use Windows, may we suggest one of our series of e-books — compendiums of Windows Secrets articles, organized into concise, easy-to-read, guides.

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Windows Secrets’ annual readership survey

Once or twice a year, we like to take a more formal poll of our readership. This year’s survey is now up.

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Internet data centers battle back from Sandy

We all know that Superstorm Sandy was immensely destructive to the eastern coast of North America, with New York and New Jersey particularly hard-hit. While individuals battled to save their property — and in many cases their lives — huge Internet data centers struggled to stay online.

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