Is your Web site ready for IE 9?

Web sites designed to take advantage of the unique features in Internet Explorer 9 provide an immersive user experience that can increase customer loyalty and drive traffic. To obtain these benefits, though, you'll

Published on: April 21st, 2011 Tony Bradley

Microsoft beefs up Office 2003, 2007 security

Microsoft on Tuesday beefed up security in Office 2003 and Office 2007 on Windows by adding a feature that first appeared in the newer Office 2010 last year.In Office 2010, the security feature

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Everything you need to know about Windows Task Manager

Hold on. Don't just reboot your Windows 7 PC. I realize that rebooting is the go-to solution when a program won't shut down, or the system starts dragging or acting wonky, but there

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Tony Bradley

How to set up a Windows’ network in your home office

Households are increasingly becoming multiple-PC homes. And as people add extra PCs to a home, they naturally want to share files between those systems. Typical multi-PC households also tend to have different operating

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Loyd Case

Microsoft plans to hike license fee, but adds security software access

Microsoft is boosting the price of a license that provides client access to Windows Server, SharePoint, Exchange and Systems Centre, but is sweetening the deal by giving buyers access to a new endpoint

Published on: March 31st, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Three savvy Windows shortcuts

I just keep running across more cool Windows tips. Rather than limit myself to last week's collection, I've decided to just keep going. So read on for more tips that'll make you a

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Rick Broida

Prioritizing Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday has gone by once more. Following a very light Patch Tuesday in January which left a number of exposed zero-day vulnerabilities unpatched, is bounced back with 12 security bulletins for February.

Published on: February 9th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Answers to the top 21 most frustrating PC questions

Modern PCs are certainly marvels of technology--and yet for all their advances, computers still do crazy, inexplicable things. With the average machine, there's enough mystery to keep Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple hopping

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Rick Broida

How to overclock your Android phone

WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick." The Android v.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Keir Thomas

5 secrets of Mac’s Open and Save dialog boxes revealed

It's easy to never go beyond the basics of Open and Save dialog boxes, despite their being perhaps the most-used feature of the Mac interface. Instead of simply working with the basics, make

Published on: January 5th, 2011 Sharon Zardetto

A peek at Google’s Chrome laptop

Google gave the world a first look at its new Chrome OS laptop Tuesday and according to CEO Eric Schmidt it's very much like the Network Computer devices that he was pitching while

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Office 365 beta shows promise but lacks polish

The more Google's Web-based services encroach on Microsoft's traditional markets, the more Microsoft seems determined to bring the fight to Google's home turf by offering online services of its own. Redmond's first stab

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Neil McAllister

The Top 10 Top Ten list

 By Armando Rodriguez Hello true believers (beliebers?), and welcome to another installment of Viral Views. Today we are celebrating our tenth week of bringing you the best of the Web with our Top

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 IDG News Service

How to increase your Windows system restore points

Lee asked the Answer Line forum how to increase the number of Windows System Restore points. Windows' built-in system backup program, System Restore, allows you to revert Windows and your applications back to

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Lincoln Spector