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Upgrade your typing with these top 10 mechanical keyboards

If you're like us, you won't think twice about spending a few extra bucks on a speedy CPU or a flashy new graphics card. But you'll notice those components only when you're really

Published on: October 19th, 2011 PC World staff

10 sweet software picks to get work done and secure your PC

Get productive with our picks for powerhouse software, including Microsoft Office 2010, PC Tools Internet Security 2011, and Adobe Creative Suite 5.Microsoft Security EssentialsAntivirus software; freeWhen Microsoft jumps into a category, it's time

Published on: October 26th, 2010 PC World staff

Cable clarity – guide to every important cable used with computer monitors

Can't tell the difference between DVI and DisplayPort? Having a hard time figuring out what kind of connector your old Apple display uses? Read on for all you ever needed to know about

Published on: April 15th, 2010 PC World staff

Top 20 iPhone apps of 2009

Looking through Apple's App Store, it's easy to get lost in the numbers. From December 2008 to November 2009, some 90,000 apps arrived in the online store, bringing the total number of mobile

Published on: December 17th, 2009 PC World staff

Top tips on buying a nifty Netbook … at the right price

The term netbook, coined by Intel, conveys little useful information about this category of machines. Sure, they all have wireless networking, but so does every other laptop. What the term originally helped to

Published on: May 21st, 2009 PC World staff

Dell’s Mini 9 Inspiron – good for basic computing, and the price is right

At first glance, the Inspiron Mini 9, Dell's entry into the mini-notebook category, looks like what you might get if you left a notebook from Dell's full-size Studio line of laptops in the

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 PC World staff

How to turn your PC into a personal video recorder

Sit down when you're ready and watch it at your convenience -- fast-forwarding those annoying commercials, in the process. Except PVRs also come with limitations. It's not like you can hook up any

Published on: November 10th, 2008 PC World staff

Picking the perfect printer for your needs

No matter how digital our lives become, printers remain essential in any office and convenient at home for schoolwork, maps, fliers, and photos. No matter which kind of printer you're looking for, here's

Published on: October 17th, 2008 PC World staff Vista Resources would like to offer you some valuable resources that will help with the decision or enable you to tweak Vista if you're already using it. Switching to Vista: 15 Reasons to Switch

Published on: September 16th, 2008 PC World staff

Top tips on buying the cell phone that’s right for you

Few tools of modern technology have become as prevalent as the cell phone, which allows you to be in touch (almost) all the time, (almost) anywhere. And you can do more than just

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 PC World staff