This three-part series is designed to help everyday computer users improve their productivity by optimizing their computer's performance, making use of handy shortcuts in the Windows operating system, and creating and maintaining a backup schedule. Let's get started with part one, improving performance.
The Roxio CinemaNow service has been the ignored stepchild of online movie streaming and download platforms, but maker Sonic Solutions has its sights set on iTunes territory with the impending CinemaNow 2.0 service demo'd at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
Absolute Software's Lojack for Laptops, which can track lost or stolen laptops if and when they log back onto the Internet, has traditionally been considered a corporate product -- but the company is broadening its consumer options.
From open-source software to Web-based applications, there are so many free alternatives to Microsoft Office it's a wonder anyone pays hundreds of dollars for a word processor, spreadsheet, or presentation program anymore. But of all the freebie office suites out there, which is most worth the money you don't have to spend? We break down the top five contenders in this buyers guide.
We've reviewed five remote access tools each with their own capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Some programs worked flawlessly, others did alright, and one fell flat on its face. Read on to see which Remote Access program earned our Editor's Choice.
Over the last several months Notebook Review looked at several free antivirus solutions -- today we compile our results in our 2010 free antivirus buyers guide and declare a winner. Read on to see which one is most worthy of your bandwidth.
Netflix or Hulu? Amazon or iTunes? Which online video service offers the best combination of video quality, selection and price to command your loyalty for (legally) watching movies and television shows on your computer? We break it down in this buyers guide.
If you're buying a PC this holiday season, virtually every vendor will try to up-sell you a license for some version of Microsoft Office 2007. Not only should you not buy MS Office 2007, you shouldn't pay for any office productivity suite this year. Here are five reasons why.
Microsoft is going to war with Facebook. That's the hidden message in the launch of the Outlook Social Provider, a surprisingly un-Microsoft-like feature debuting in the beta release of MS Office 2010 today.
Believe it or not, there is a bigger software question this holiday season that "Do I need to upgrade to Windows 7?" As in, what software stocking-stuffers to buy for a new (or old) PC? We rate the best software application in six key categories -- Security, Office Suites, Photo Editing, Video Editing, Online Backup, and Personal Finance -- and offer free alternative apps in each sector for those of you shopping for software on a recession-friendly budget.
Microsoft is offering a downloadable version of its new Windows 7 operating system for netbooks and other PCs without an optical drive.
Windows 7 hits the streets Thursday, and with it something rather new from a recent Microsoft operating system: Positive reviews. Does this mean you should definitely update your OS -- and maybe your entire system -- just for the sake of embracing Windows 7? Or is this just another hypefest that will end in tears a la Windows Vista? We break it down in this buyer's guide.
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