How to move Outlook Data to a new PC

Bruce Hillyer is moving to a new PC. He asked about bringing his email, contacts, and appointments from Outlook on his old PC to Outlook on his new one. If you use Windows’ Easy Transfer tool, the actual file moving should be no big deal, although I wouldn’t bet the farm on it working well



The one LinkedIn profile tip everyone should know: Use Work Samples to show off your achievements

Everyone has a LinkedIn profile now, so yours needs to stand out—and there’s one simple way to do it that a lot of people still don’t bother to do. It’s called Work Samples. It’s a relatively new feature in LinkedIn (especially if you’re one of those people that doesn’t look at your profile that often—ahem!), and



How to use Outlook’s auto reply features to free your vacation from email

Nothing can put a damper on your vacation like worrying about your email. While Gmail’s auto-responder is pretty easy to set, most people use Outlook at work. I’m going to show you how to use Outlook’s Automatic Replies feature to do some of the heavy lifting while you’re away so you can take back your



Swap files between Windows and Android in 2 clicks with Pushbullet

There are many ways to get files from your PC to a mobile Android device. One of our favorite methods around here is the super useful AirDroid for Android. But a recent feature from the free app Pushbullet for Android and iOS recently caught our attention. Pushbullet makes it ridiculously simple to transfer files from one device to



Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops

Inside Hoboken’s combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet. Behind the locked door, some mothballed laptop computers are strewn among brown cardboard boxes. Others are stacked one atop another. Dozens more are stored on mobile computer carts, many of them on their last legs. That’s all that remains from a failed experiment to assign



How to install (or replace) a case fan

Many of the chips inside a typical PC generate a lot of heat and require some form of active cooling to remain stable. System builders usually rely on heatsinks and fans to manage the heat within a PC. If you’re upgrading or building a new PC—or your PC is overheating—you may need to install new



When your computer won’t turn on

Lou C. sent me a very terse message: “Computer does not come on?” There are many possible answers. A lot of problems can keep a computer from booting Windows (or any other operating system). Fortunately, you can get a pretty good idea by noting how and when the PC fails. If you press the power



Desktop, Laptop Setups Still King

Although users are flocking to mobile devices in droves, a large segment of consumers remain interested in desktop and laptop computers.



When backup hard drive needs a housecleaning

First check on what kind of backups — full or incremental — are being made and whether images of the entire hard drive are being saved, writes Patrick Marshall. He also advises a user struggling with display problems on a new high-def laptop.



How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

Instagram may be designed for smartphones, but you’ve probably noticed that the best photos have a distinctly non-camera-phone vibe to them. Savvy Instagrammers post high-quality DSLR or point-and-shoot photos instead. You can create a high-quality Instagram feed, too, with a little help from Dropbox and your iOS or Android device. Step One: Transfer and pre-process your images



Vision-Correcting Display Could Free Users From Their Glasses

Those of us who need glasses to see a TV or laptop screen clearly could ditch the eyewear thanks to a display technology that corrects vision problems. The technology uses algorithms to alter an image based on a person’s glasses prescription together with a light filter set in front of the display. The algorithm alters



Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock

Windows has so many handy little features hidden all over the place, you can often forget they’re there and until someone reminds you. Here’s a reminder.  Since I work overseas, I have to keep track of several times zones so that I know when my editors will be online and when would be a good



Geek deals: $450 off Dell XPS 11 Core i5 touch convertible with 128GB SSD

Convertibles tend to walk a fine line, trying to offer the perfect blend of a laptop and tablet, and sometimes they end up underpowered or not truly portable in the effort. Dell’s XPS […]



The HP 15-g070nr Laptop is a Great Back to School Work Laptop

HP 15-g070nr Laptop is available at Amazon for $248.00. Like the title mentions, this one has a 15.6 inch screen with a high definition resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. This is a good screen for a…



Control your desktop, or Windows will control it for you

Al Nagy asked how to stop Windows from rearranging the icons on his desktop. Windows likes a neatly-arranged desktop. It wants to snap everything into a grid that starts in the upper-left corner of the screen. Unfortunately, the program’s idea of “neatly-arranged” may not coincide with yours. [Have a tech question? Ask PCWorld Contributing Editor



Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

Researchers are developing technology that can adjust an image on a display so you can see it clearly without corrective lenses. Those of us who need glasses to see a TV or laptop screen clearly could ditch the eyewear thanks to a display technology that corrects vision problems.



Drop the Dropbox icon, and other notification area tweaks

Of all the locations on the desktop, how often do we pay attention to the lower right corner also known as the system tray/notification area? Unless we get a pop-up notification or want to check the time, probably not much. But maybe you’d pay a little more attention to what you’ve got going on there



Google Docs: 3 incredibly useful tools for edits and revisions

Google’s cloud productivity suite, whatever you want to call it, has been making inroads in the world of work and collaboration. And it’s not just because there’s no software to install, it auto-saves your work, and it’s free. The recent surge in Chromebook sales also means users are looking to get work done with web applications



Brandywine will be 1st Berks district to issue a computer to every student

When they return to school next month, all 1,590 students in the Brandywine Heights School District will be issued a brand new laptop computer.



Weird Al Mocks Spoiled Generation In ‘First World Problems’ Music Video

Weird Al has done it again!