Windows XP is a safe and secure operating system. Really, it is -- as long as you don't connect it to the Internet. To be fair, other operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS X, are vulnerable to online attacks, too. But Windows gets more attent...
Sooner or later, every laptop owner asks the same question: How long will my battery last? For most people, sadly, the answer is the same: not long enough. But there are plenty of things you can do to squeeze every last minute of power out of your no...
It's 2004: Computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and spyware applications are flooding the world's networks. You're nuts to use a PC without an antivirus tool, but that alone isn't enough. Antivirus programs can't detect a new virus until it is alr...
Legend has it (incorrectly, it seems) that infamous bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why banks were his favorite target, responded, "Because that's where the money is."
Every fourth summer, IT trade pubs write about the technology that powers the Olympic Games. It's always an interesting topic, but apart from an enhanced focus on security, the Athens 2004 stories were little changed from their Sydney 2000 counterpar...
Do you remember what life was like before spam? When I got my first e-mail account, I used to get so excited when friends sent me e-mail but now it's not so fun. I have one or two friends who like to forward those superstitious "fill in this very per...
US utility, Duke Power Co., plans to go from consumer of open-source software to contributor on September 1 by making an internally developed application framework available to other companies through the SourceForge.net Web site.
The wait is over. You can finally access music online legally, locally and cheaply - but there is still a long way to go before the full potential of downloading music is realised.
In its first preview at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference last year, Windows XP successor Longhorn was shown running a 20-year-old copy of Visicalc. Ancient DOS software won't be the lone occupant of the Longhorn compatibility box. Win...
In this day and age, printed documents are just not enough. Whether you want to repurpose material for the Web, create PDF files or change something into an e-book, PC World is here to show you how.
Respectable collection of MP3 files wasn't enough for Robert Blincoe. He wanted to be able to enjoy all those old tunes from his youth too - without having to pay for them a second time. Here he explains how to convert your much-loved vinyl or audiot...
Sometimes you see a convergence of technology trends that result into a new device or product and you slap yourself on the head and say, "Why didn't I think of that?" That happened when I met recently with officials from MusicGremlin, which plans to ...
Go online without a firewall and you’re asking for trouble. Why risk it? There are lots of products — including free software — out there that can help. Here’s how to set one up.
It starts out innocently enough. You’re browsing the Web, dreaming of the weekend and your next golf game, and you happen across a great-looking site that promises to drop your handicap in three easy lessons. Sounds good, but you’ve got a meeting in ...
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