• I'll take mine to go: 12 apps to carry with you at all times

    Posted August 1, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    With mobile devices, personal cloud storage, and easy access to the Web, there's far less need to tote around software. But "less need" isn't the same as "no need". And there are still plenty of reasons to carry your apps with you on a USB drive. Here are 12 (mostly free apps) you won't want to be without.
  • 5 sizzling speed boosters

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 9:33 pm

    Comprehensive benchmark: SiSoftware's Sandra 2011 Lite performs a remarkable number of tests to pinpoint exactly how well each component in your system is running. It even tests power efficiency.
  • 10 must-have free downloads

    Posted March 15, 2011 - 9:25 am

    Setting a high bar for PC software shouldn't hurt the bottom line. These freebies will make your life easier.
  • 10 utilities to secure your data

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 10:21 pm

    Very few people (certainly not the smart, savvy, people who read PCWorld articles) run their computers without up-to-date firewall and antivirus software. Most users know better than to click a message from "Bank of Amerika" that tells them "Your account is much suspect of risk, please input number for verify." Regardless, there's always a new security hole, exploit, or social-engineering trick that can catch even the intelligent and cautious in a moment of weakness. Another threat is the possibility that someone might gain physical access to your computer--whether it's a laptop thief, a sneaky coworker with dubious intent, or an aggressive lawyer for the RIAA. This feature discusses several ways to keep your digital valuables safe, even if someone is prowling around your house.
  • 50 tools to speed up your PC

    Posted September 22, 2008 - 5:21 pm

    Fifty downloads that will make your PC run more quickly and smoothly, help you use the Internet more effectively, and push Windows to work at optimum speed with the interface you want, not what Microsoft gave you.

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