Over months or years of normal use, Windows accumulates thousands of orphaned files, useless settings, and other detritus that can noticeably slow down your applications.
These performance-enhancing utilities remove this digital refuse to help your system run at its top speed.
In the last year, we’ve seen dozens of online backup services appear, spurred on by the widespread adoption of broadband Internet access.
The best of the lot give you plenty of bang for just a few bucks.
A free, open-source app and a low-cost commercial program give Outlook, Microsoft’s personal information manager (PIM), a run for its money.
They may not be practical for organizations that rely on Microsoft Exchange Server, Outlook’s back end, but these two programs have much to offer typical PC users.
I have dozens of utilities installed on my PC — but I’d like to tell you about two that are not well known, yet top the list of my favorites.
These specialist tools are not for everybody, but if they apply to you, discovering them is going to make your day.
Firewalls play a vital role in defending your computer from attack and form an essential part of your computer’s security setup.
But is your firewall actually doing its job? Are you sure it’s effective?
If you’re longing to leave Outlook, alternative e-mail and calendar programs could lighten the load on your wallet — and on your PC.
At least one free personal information manager replicates most of Outlook’s features and adds some handy tricks users of Microsoft’s PIM can only dream of.
Today I’m going to show you a way to reduce to almost nothing the quantity of spam e-mail you receive using free products and services.
The technique I’ll outline will not only zap your spam but will let your real mail pass unhindered while imposing a minimal processing load on your PC.
Stay safe and protect your privacy when you’re on the Web by using these top-notch browser extensions.
Block malicious Web sites, stop annoying ads, control your cookies, cover your tracks, and manage your passwords securely with this collection of free Firefox add-ons.
If you spend much time on the Web, you need more protection and better performance than you get from Internet Explorer 7.
You have several alternatives to choose from, but only one offers the top rendering speed, the best compatibility with major sites, and the most customization options.
You don’t have to shell out $500 for software that converts scanned paper documents into searchable PDF or Office files.
One of the three programs I tested is the clear winner in turning all your scanned images into fully indexed documents.