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.

A gift that’s unique and challenging!

It’s the time of year when many of us are struggling to find those special gifts for friends and family. It’s especially difficult when the gift has to be the latest toy for the guy who’s already got the truck, the boat, the snow machine, the motorbike, etc., etc.

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Sadly, SIRI doesn’t do knock, knock jokes

Is this a first stab at artificial intelligence or a gift to those in need of a social life?

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Windows Secrets reader survey posted

Windows Secrets’ most important mission is providing our many subscribers with useful information about Windows and Windows-related topics. Once or twice a year, we post a Windows Secrets reader survey to ensure we’re delivering the content you need.

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Purchasing the morning brew turns ugly

What’s more annoying than a waiter at a four-star French restaurant? Possibly that barista with attitude working at your local coffeehouse.

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Windows Secrets’ Windows 7 e-book, Volume 2

Last month, we released our first Windows 7 e-book — The Windows 7 Guide, Volume 1 — a handy reference for anyone moving to Microsoft’s latest OS. As promised, we’re now offering The Windows 7 Guide, Volume 2 — the final steps you’ll need to complete your Win7 setup. Like Volume 1, this edition brings together some of our most popular recent articles from the Windows Secrets archives.

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The competition steals a winning business plan

Netflix recently announced it was splitting its streaming-movie and DVD services into two completely separate entities.

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Windows Secrets’ new Windows 7 e-book

For longtime Windows XP users, moving to Windows 7 can be a challenge. So we selected the best Windows 7 stories from the Windows Secrets newsletter and compiled them into an e-book that will help smooth the transition.

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Learning that life can be a bit sour

One of the joys of interacting with babies is their complete lack of guile. Whatever they experience and feel — hunger, happiness, fear — is immediately and honestly reflected in their facial expressions.

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Where the fish are jumping — by the hundreds

The fisherman’s lament: Spent all day casting my line and have nothing to show for it but an empty pouch, lost hooks, and a sunburn. Like all outdoor endeavors, fishing can be a frustrating sport.

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Facebook etiquette lessons, circa 1960

We may be well into the digital age, when everything seems to change mind-numbingly fast, but some rules of interpersonal relationships remain timeless.

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