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Actiontec 802.11g wireless - Review of their wireless 802.11g PC card and Access Point 
Actiontec HomePlug Adapter - Review of their HomePlug Powerline kit uses the wiring in your house to connect
Actiontec MegaPlug - The new MegaPlug for connecting to your network over the electrical powerlines (no drilling into the walls) 85Mbps
ADS Instant Music - From ADS it helps you to record vinyl records or cassette tapes onto your computer through the USB
ADS InstantHDTV PCI - PCI card from ADS that allows you to see and record HDTV broadcasted over the air 
ADS InstantVideoMPX - Device to help you easily import/capture your video from VHS tapes or video camera 
ADS SimpleTouch kit - not always easy for everyone to put in a second drive, but a USB or Firewire external hard drive is much easier
Altec Lansing 4121 speakers - Review of the Altec Lansing 4121 speakers - with bass & treble control
Altec Lansing 221 speakers - Review of the Altec Lansing 221 speakers - very reasonable cost, and great sound 
AVerMedia 1500 MCE - TV card for your computer allowing you to easily watch and record TV shows  
AVerMedia EZMaker - capture movies directly from a video camera, VCR or S-Video. Also copy DVDs
AVerMedia TV Studio - TV card with software to record shows, will work like a PVR
AVerMedia TVBox 9 - An external TV hook-up. Has a 13 channel preview and a transparency view
AverMedia UltraTV USB 300- Palm sized and weighing less than an pound external TV USB unit. Easy to use and it has a 16 channel preview
AVerVision300 - from AVerMedia a document camera which will project what is shown on camera to monitor or projector
AVerMedia Volar Max - The latest from AVerMedia a very portable HDTV module for receiving over the air HD signals or cable.
Axiom Speakers - High quality speakers for those PC users that truly want theater quality sound.
BlueAnt Q1 - A quality Bluetooth hands free device to use with your cellphone  
Cardo Scala 500 - Bluetooth  for cellphone - much safer then looking down to dial
Cellink BTST-9000A - Bluetooth wireless headphone setup to use with cellphone or listen to music from your PC
Cirago SATA Hard Drive Docking Station -  An easy to set up and use hard drive docking station
corefx -  A draw, paint, animate program specially aimed at younger users (kids love it)
Cricket Laptop Stand - Cricket Laptop stand review
Cyberlink DVD Suite 5.0 - CyberLink programs put together into one suite so you can backup your hard drive, burn and play movies, and music
Cyberlink DVD Suite 7.0 - CyberLink Suite just got better especially PowerDirector
Daniusoft Free Video Converter - Import many different video formats and convert to other formats - for FREE
Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate - Does a rip of a movie disc and converts it into a wealth of different formats. It can also remove DRM from music you downloaded.
Digital Image Recovery - Program to recover erased images from digital cameras
Diskeeper 2010 Professional - Defrag your hard drive in a fraction of the time and with 2010 version you can prevent fragmentation 
DVD Copying -  review of DVD X Copy, Xpress and X Copy Platinum from 321 Studios
EasyRecovery Professional - From Ontrack it will recover files that were deleted from hard drive or digital camera
EasyRecovery Lite - recovers files that were deleted from hard drive or digital camera but cost less than Professional version
Encarta (Student Edition) - Great help for the students. Good dictionary and some fun games.
Executive Software Undelete 4.0 - Executive Software's Undelete will catch everything you delete - if installed first
File Recovery Review - Review of 9 different file recovery programs
File Recovery Review 2012 - Review of file recovery programs done this year (pdf file)
Free Is Not Enough - Comments and review of Spysweeper and Counterspy Anti-sypware programs
Good Sync - An easy to use synchronization/backup program, and there is even a free version.
Hauppauge PVR - from Hauppauge a Personal Video Recorder that will record the TV shows in HD onto your computer.
honestech Video Patrol 5.0 - Video surveillance which you can set it up for continuous, or motion triggered
IOGEAR KVM - Review of the MiniView SE GCS84B KVM
IOGEAR Mobile Digital Scribe - Review of the IOGEAR Mobile Digital Scribe (pen) with handwriting recognition software
IOGEAR RF Mouse - Radio Frequency mouse for doing presentations. Made by IOGEAR
Kidz Gear Headphones - Kidz Gear make both wireless and wired headphones made for kids
Kyocera SL300R - Review of the compact Kyocera SL300R digital camera
Logitech m288 - Pump up the volume with this portable speaker from Logitech using NXT technology
LucidLink - A easy way to help secure your wireless network. Home version is free from InterLink
mediaRECOVER - Recover those deleted pictures or data from removable media (cameras or flash drives).
Movavi Suite 3.0 - A very good video editing, converting, and enhancing program. It will also burn and copy CD/DVDs.
Namo Webeditor 5.0 - Editor for creating web pages, very easy to use
Newpoint UPS - Review of Newpoint UPS 1150VA model - computer users to prepare for problems ahead of time
NTI 4 Backup Now! Suite - Review of NTI 4 Backup Now! 4 Deluxe Suite from Newtech Infosystems
Norcent DCS 760 - Review of the Norcent DCS-760 - 7MP Digital Camera
Nostromo n45 Gamepad - Gamepad with extra features from Belkin
NovaPDF - NovaPDF is used for creating PDF files
Paragon Drive Copy 11 Professional - Review of their do all utility program that will clone or recovery hard drives, use it for easy migration to a larger hard drive -
PC Annoyances - Review of the PC Annoyances book by Steve Bass
PC Mover Essentials - Use PCMover to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 without having to reinstall everything
Pinnacle PCTV HD PCI Card - Pinnacle's HD card which going into your PCI slot 
Pixifun Key Ring Kit - Review of the Pixifun Key Ring Kit. Fun and easy to do, even more it's low cost.
Planon DocuPen - The Plannon DocuPen is a portable scanner that you can take and scan anywhere even without a computer
Plextor ConvertX PVR - Their Personal Video Recorder external model makes watching and recording TV on the computer easy
Plextor PX-716UF - The Plextor PX-716UF is a top of the line Dual layer DVD external drive. Connection by USB or Firewire
PlumChoice - Overview of PlumChoice company which will help you fix problems with your computer
PowerDirector 7- PowerDirector 7 from CyberLink made even better with new tools such as Picture in Picture
PowerDVD 8 - CyberLink's DVD viewing program. Updated to watch Blu-ray and help you create a movie database
PowerProducer - From CyberLink easy editing of video. Lets you import from VCR or digital video camera
PowerCinema - From CyberLink for viewing movies, video, view pictures, listen to music
Radian SkyTone Phone - A phone to use with Skype the Internet calling program. Very easy to setup and use
Random House Dictionary - An Unabridged Dictionary published electronically by WordGenius
Rebit SaveMe Backup - Continuous full backup software from Rebit
RegistryBooster2 - Review of the Uniblue RegistryBooster 2 program that will help you get rid of orphan links
SageTV - A software program which makes it easy for you to see what is on TV and record it with the TV card in your computer
Shadow - Shadow 2.0 from NTI a backup/mirroring program.
Smart Restart - A program that freezes changes make to your computer. Make to protect you from hackers.
SuperTooth Buddy - a hands free Bluetooth speakerphone (bar) for your car
System Mechanic 9.0 - From iolo technologies System Mechanic is a set of utilities that will make your computing easier and safer.
The 50 Biggest Mistakes Computer Users Make - From Kim Komando a review of her CD
Ulead MovieFactory 4 Disc Creator - Review of their video editing program, the suite includes a disc creating/copying program
Targus Chill Hub - A cooling pad for your laptop/notebook that has an integrated USB hub
VideoReDo - Helps to take our commericals from your recorded TV shows make on the computer
VIPRE - (low memory usage) Antivirus and Anti-malware from Sunbelt
Vox Proxy 2 - A plug in for PowerPoint that helps make presentations more interesting
Vox Proxy 3 - 3 adds some new things to make it better, especially the CD prep
Wi-Fi defense - Helps secure your wireless network. Which by the way everyone should do
WinDVD 7 - Review of InterVideo's WinDVD 7.0 DVD viewer, with some really cool features
WinTask 2000 - Helps you have better control of where you computer memory is allotted
WinTask 4 Professional - Latest version with even more controls
WindowBlinds 3.1- Change the appearance of your computer desktop and windows

Articles from Steve Bass of PC World

AOL Scam - Article on scam email where they try getting credit card information
Computing Factoids - Some computer tips
Computing Factoids2 - There are unrelated things I pick up in e-mail that are terrific 
Here is a tip for you - Computer clubs are a great place to learn
Internet Bargain - $152 for vitamins?
Internet shopping tips - How to shop on the Internet
Outrageous Help Desk Stories - Funny stories from the people you call for help
PC Annoyances - Some of the annoyances of Steve Bass from his book PC Annoyances
Recycle your old computer? - Is it worth the hassle?
Shoebox Taxes - Why my CPA hates to see me
Ten years ago - What it was like with computers 10 years ago
Ten years ago #2 - A look back in 1992 "The Ongoing Windows Dilemma"
Windows XP - As good as it gets?

Special articles

Be Prepared - Reminding computer users to prepare for failure
Build or Buy - A computer purchase saga
Clip Art - A listing of web sites that have free clip art
Computer Fraud - Tips on what to look for
Computing you can count on - by Bill Gates
External Storage - Experiences on adding on a external hard drive to a system - Part A
External Storage - Experiences on adding on a external hard drive to a system - Part B
Hold on to your web domain - Make sure your web domain doesn't get taken away from you 
Medical Websites - Here is a list of suggested sites to get health news and information
PC Networking - from Julie Jacobson of Home Networking News
Southwest Computer Conference Videos
Saving The Economy - How I saved the economy
Software Piracy - How software piracy affects the industry especially a small company
XP Tweaking - From Carl Siechert co-author of Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out
Yahoo email - Do you Yahoo? Well if you use their email here is how to make it better.

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DVD Rot - Is it real? How to care for the disc you have to make them last 
DVD Video - Disc future belongs to use in video
Double Layer Recording - Understanding how it works for the new DVD-DL 8.5GB disc


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