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.

Updating application not getting updates

Everyone who uses a personal computer has their own list of favorite utilities. But a post noting that a popular application — Personal Software Inspector — has gone many months without an update generates a long discussion about its continuing value.

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Why you should always test your recovery plan

A hard system crash can really ruin your day — or days, or even weeks. Often, getting the PC back up and running on a basic level is the easy part; then comes restoring your applications, data, and settings.

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Ransomware: Still armed and dangerous

Windows 10 Anniverary Update might be still giving users fits, but security is also an ongoing topic. A discussion about protecting yourself from ransomware, started in August, is still going strong.

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Updating Win10 an agonizing experience for some

It should be no great surprise that Windows 10 continues to be the hot topic in the Windows Secrets Lounge.

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