Microsoft's Strangest Hits (and Misses)

As Bill Gates rides off into the sunset, Maximum PC's Windows blogger remembers some of Microsoft's strangest products.

Microsoft News, New Year's Edition

Learn how to increase your Windows Mobile IQ, discover what's coming in January's Patch Tuesday, see how to crank up Windows Live Writer, and watch Bill Gates' last CES keynoter.

A Tale of Two E-Commerce Sites

The biggest name in PC graphics goes head-to-head with the PC nerd's best friend when it's end of the year shopping time. Find out who delivers the goods, and who delivers a headache instead.

Windows Platform News - New Year's Edition

2008's only a few days old, but it's already obvious that the motherboard and chipset makers' 'Who's Who' needs an update. Find out who's new, who's in, and who's out.

Storm Worm Strikes Again - and Blasts from the Past, Part 1

The bad guys behind the Storm Worm are revving up for another attack. Learn the warning signs of this nasty piece of malware, and revisit the past year's most interesting Windows news stories reported here.

Before You Hit The Return Lines...Read This First

Get a tech gift that's as exciting as a package of underwear from Grandma? Not sure you should keep the gizmo you got from your brother-in-law? Follow these guidelines to make your evaluation (or return) process as smooth as possible.