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

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

iPad 2 or not iPad 2? That’s the tablet buying question

Simple, portable, user-friendly, and affordable. Say hello to the device of the future: a PC and smartphone rolled into one - the tablet.The world of computing is at a crossroads. The primary computer

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer Melissa J. Perenson & Mark Hattersley

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

Mineral exploration firm uses Windows-based tablets to woo investors

"There's an app for that" is an Apple marketing slogan that's become part of popular culture in the last year or so. But it doesn't mean that it's always true, at least not

Published on: March 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Skype update fixes ‘window explosion’ problem

It should come as some relief for Skype fans to learn that the company has fixed the frustrating bug that caused Skype 5.0 and 5.1 to spawn multiple browser windows opening, when used

Published on: March 4th, 2011 Matt Lake

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

How to save time with hotkeys, macros and gestures

It's a shame that everyone can't bask in the joy of a function-filled keyboard or multibutton mouse. Consider the convenience of launching applications and controlling a system's volume with the press of a

Published on: February 11th, 2011 David Murphy

Windows Small Business Server 2011 available for download

Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of its integrated package for small organizations, Windows Small Business Server 2011. This new edition updates the core Microsoft products in the SBS package,

Published on: February 7th, 2011 Joab Jackson

Free and niche alternatives to Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is ubiquitous: It's the standard word processor in most places of business, and it often ends up installed on home PCs due to compatibility and familiarity. It isn't the only choice,

Published on: February 1st, 2011 Ian Harac

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

CES blows up tablet hype, poll deflates it

If there’s one thing that we know about Las Vegas, it’s that the town is all hype. A thick veneer of glitz and superimposed luxury disguise what is really a seedy money trap

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Microsoft fixes IE flaw being hit by attackers

Microsoft today patched three vulnerabilities in Windows, one that could be exploited by attackers who dupe users into visiting a malicious Web site. The company also debuted a new defensive measure to help

Published on: January 12th, 2011 Gregg Keizer