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Timing your Net connection

There's a better way to time your Net connection than watching the clock -- let LogTime do it for you. And what's more, this free program, keeps a running total of your weekly or monthly connection expenses

Hidden treasures of Win 98

Not all of the new utilities in Win 98 are available on the Start menus. But if you have the Windows 98 upgrade CD, you can install the Windows 98 Resource Kit Sampler, which includes a range of programs of varying usefulness.

Reset your forgotten system password

Once you have enabled the password option in your CMOS setup program, your system will prompt you for the password at boot-up, before it gets to the operating system. But what can you do if you forget the password?

Skip the diskette boot check

At boot-up, Windows 98 checks to see if a floppy drive is present, which adds a few seconds to the process. You can start your system a bit faster by bypassing this drive check.

Add pizzazz to slideshows

Looking for a way to include images, sounds, documents and Web pages in a slideshow or presentation? There are a number of inexpensive shareware programs that let you do exactly that . . .

Home-made spam filter

Here's a great way to filter out junk e-mail, suggested by PC World reader Anthony Ferrer. Since most spammers send their messages to mailing lists, just set your mail client to reject any message not intended for you personally.

Alternate row shading

One way to make your data legible is to apply cell shading to every other row in a range. In Excel 97 or later, select the range and choose Format-Conditional Formatting. In the Conditional Formatting dialogue box, select Formula Is from the drop-dow...

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