PC World August 2006 Contents

In the August 2006 issue of PC World, available now:

What's On the DVD

Cover Story

All-in-one security

Why have several security programs when you can have one that does it all? We've tested nine security suites.

The cookie diet

Before the virtual cookie crumbles, remove those pesky files and protect your privacy with these easy and simple tips.

Desktop killers

Don't have the room or just want something that's small? We've reviewed some of the more powerful notebooks available.

Build your own pc

Why wait for the perfect PC to come along when you can build your own.

Graphics cards for less

We've tested the best 15 graphics cards and give you our top results.

Visual arts

Ever wanted to build your own Web browser? Using the free Visual Basics Express, we show you how.

Startup

Industry news -- Important issues and events in the world of IT.
Quick takes -- Previewing the hottest new high tech each month.

Every month

  • Editorial
  • Readers Forum
  • Backbytes

First Looks

Hardware
  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo
  • MOTHERBOARDS Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6
  • SCANNER Epson Perfection V700 Photo
  • HD DVD NOTEBOOK Toshiba Qosmio G30-AV650
  • MEDIA CENTRE PC Pioneer DreamVision ViiV Mini PC
  • PC Plus Corporation Atlas AM2 4000
  • NETWORK STORAGE Anthology Solutions Yellow Machine P400T
  • NOTEBOOK Apple Computer MacBook
  • NOTEBOOKS Dell XPS M1710; Pioneer DreamBook Light 822
  • HEADPHONES Jabra BT620S
  • MONITOR CHIMEI CMV221D 22in LCD
  • MONITOR Acer Ferrari F-20 LCD monitor
  • NOTEBOOK BenQ Joybook R55
  • ADSL2+ MODEMS Billion BIPAC 7404VGP; Draytek Vigor 2700VG
  • SET TOP BOX Humax PVR-Smart

Software

  • OPTIMISATION TOOL Norton SystemWorks 2006 Basic Edition
  • OPTIMISATION TOOL System Mechanic 6
  • VIDEO PLAYER Windows Media Player 11 beta
  • WEB TOOL Webaroo
  • DVD SOFTWARE Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5; Roxio Easy DVD Copy 2.0 Premier

Here's How

  • Helpscreen: Your PC questions answered
  • Hassle-free PC: Fix your memory card misery
  • Bugs & fixes: Critical holes in IE and Office
  • Internet: Fab development freebies
  • Windows: Windows' early warning system
  • Office: The wait for Office 2007
  • Imaging: Working with vector conversion
  • Video: How to edit your DVD movies
  • Networking: Boost your network speeds

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