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How to be a tech hero ... and incredibly popular

You want to be nice. When friends or family call you with computer trouble, you try to help them. But no matter how much you know about PCs, correcting a problem can be a challenge when you're talking to someone who doesn't know a task bar from a USB...

Identify tracking cookies in Firefox

Nobody likes having someone always looking over their shoulder, but you may get that feeling after you've browsed a while and then take a peek inside your Cookies folder.

Undocumented Firefox tweaks

While Microsoft's Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser, there's a reason many techies (and about half the visitors to PCWorld.com) use Mozilla's Firefox browser: Control. Firefox simply offers more ways to customize the browsing experie...

15 Undocumented Firefox Tips

The increasingly popular Firefox browser offers much more customisability than Internet Explorer does. Here are some tweaks you might not know about.

Get rid of ghost messages in Windows Mail

People using Vista's Windows Mail program may run into a 'Message could not be displayed' error when they try to open a message in their inbox. What's worse, you may be prevented from moving or deleting some messages--and having phantom messages in y...

Apple TV

The diminutive 8-inch-square and 1-inch-high Apple TV works a like a charm and is a cinch to set up. Just plug everything in, note the five-digit code that it displays on the TV screen, and enter that number into iTunes on your computer. Things get a...

How to reinstall Windows XP

Over the years, PC World has published hundreds of tips for fixing glitches in Microsoft's Windows operating system. But sometimes, the only cure for a Windows malady is a complete reinstallation. Here's how to reinstall Windows XP.

Make Windows start up faster

I don't know about you, but I love spending the first 10 minutes of every workday watching Windows start up. It's like a Zen thing. If you'd rather get right to work, though, the following tips should help you make Windows start much more quickly.

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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