PC World November 2006 Contents

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

What's On the DVD

Cover Story

Ultimate PC Power Boost

We show you step-by-step how to upgrade your PC; from the latest in dual-core CPUs, memory and graphics cards, and hard drives.

Motherboard Mania!

In the test centre: we review the latest motherboards for performance and reliability.

Super-fast Wi-Fi

Pre-802.11n gear is out now, but our tests reveal mixed results for speed and performance.

Avoid Tech Travel Hell

Here's how to fly in an age of uncertainty with an arsenal of electronics.

Store it on the Web

PC World takes a look at 15 free and low-cost Web-based storage services.

Broadband Power!

Broadband over power lines explained, plus exclusive first test of BPL gear.

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
      • MP3 Creative Zen V Plus
      • HARD DRIVE Western Digital My Book Premium Edition 500GB
      • GRAPHICS CARD Innovision GeForce 7950GX2
      • PC Altech Nano Box-VX Mini PC
      • LCD MONITOR Chi Mei CMV938D
      • NETWORK STORAGE QNAP TS-101
      • PRINTERS Canon PIXMA iP6700D; HP Laserjet 2605dtn;
      • NOTEBOOKS ASUS VX1 Lamborghini; BenQ S73G V41
      • PCs PC West Elite; Compaq Presario SR1990AN
      • PROJECTORS Casio Super Slim Projector XJ-S35 ADSL2+ ROUTER ZyXEL P-660HW
      • SPECIAL REPORT CORE 2 DUO NOTEBOOKS ASUS A8JP; Pioneer Power M57U; Toshiba Portege M400

      Software

      • SEARCH TOOL Webaroo Wikipedia DATABASE Filemaker Pro 8.5
      • WEB SPREADSHEET Num Sum (Beta); iRows; Google Spreadsheet (Beta)
      • OPTICAL RECOGNITION IRIS Readiris Pro 11
      • VOICE RECOGNITION Dragon NaturallySpeaking

      Here's How

      • Helpscreen: Your PC questions answered
      • Hassle-Free PC: More hassles fixed by Steve Bass
      • Bugs & Fixes: USB drives recalled, Powerpoint hacked
      • Windows: User accounts and damage limitation
      • Office: Zip files and working with others
      • Imaging: Is it all over for JPEG files?
      • Video: Fishtanks, pantyhose and tablecloths
      • Networking: Know your networking gear
      • Linux: Swimming with Dapper Drake

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