Trick or Tweak — Top 20 tips to make Windows 7 come alive

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story was written when Windows 7 was still in beta. Now that the final version has been released, we've overhauled the story, updating some tips, eliminating

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Preston Gralla

10 free or cheap downloads for a great Windows 7 experience

Windows 7 may be brand spanking new, but that doesn't mean you can't find free or cheap tools to tweak its settings, add features, or smooth an upgrade from XP or Vista. We've

Published on: November 4th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Surefire ways to squeeze the best performance from your Windows 7 PC

Windows 7 comes as a significant performance improvement over its predecessor, Windows Vista. But if you want to get the very best performance possible, you should make a few system tweaks to eliminate

Published on: October 20th, 2009 David Murphy

Simple steps to create – and automate – great BlackBerry email signatures

Research In Motion (RIM) is to mobile e-mail what the late Heath Ledger is to fictional super-villians. In fact, RIM's known throughout the smartphone space as the clear leader in e-mail management, and

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Al Sacco

How to make Windows XP faster and more reliable…for free – Part 1

Microsoft may have given up on Windows XP, but that doesn't mean you have to. While there's plenty of life in the old operating system, there's also a good chance XP may start

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Skin Vista to Look Like XP

Your new PC came with Vista. Maybe your office deployed Vista. Or, perhaps, you got caught up in the early hype and bought Vista. Whatever the case, now you're stuck with it. Wish

Published on: August 4th, 2008 Rick Broida

Nine fantastic ways Mac users can tame Leopard

When Apple Inc. shipped Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" in October, Macintosh users were divided about some of the interface changes Apple had made from prior Mac OS X releases. Chief among these

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Ryan Faas