Author Archives: Lincoln Spector

About Lincoln Spector

Lincoln Spector writes about cinema, technology, and cinema technology. From 1986 through 2008, he wrote Gigglebytes, the first technology-oriented humor column. From 1977 through 2016, he wrote PC World's Answer Line column and blog.

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Answer Line Fixed

The technical problems with my PC World blog, Answer Line, have been fixed. You can once again find my advice to readers at

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Where’s Answer Line

If you’ve been to PC World’s Answer Line page lately, you may notice that the latest post is from December 3. Is this the end of Answer Line? No. Do to a technical problem (or perhaps a design problem; I’m … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Motive: It’s the Store

Microsoft’s motive behind Windows 8 seems pretty clear to most observers. As the PC market loses ground and mindshare, Redmond desperately needs to turn its flagship OS into an important player in the growing mobile market. But that doesn’t explain … Continue reading

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My Best Work in June

Alternative music sites for eclectic tastes (requires a paid subscription) How to transfer files from Windows to the iPad (requires a paid subscription) Answer Line Another, Sometimes More Convenient Way to Copy and Move Files Tweaking Windows 7’s Sleeping Habits … Continue reading

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My Best Work in May

Samsung UN46D6000 Review: $1000 Set Has Great Features, Middling Video Unusual photo and video effects from Microsoft Free photo-editing tools do more than ever (requires a paid membership to Windows Secrets) Answer Line Should I Turn Off Automatic Updates? Remove … Continue reading

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My Best March and April Articles

I never got around to listing my best work for March, so I’m combining it with April. March was a particularly good month for my Answer Line blog. April, on the other hand, saw a considerable number of Bayflicks posts, … Continue reading

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