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Hit-the-road apps | Why won’t your Windows PC boot? | Avast Free Antivirus 2016 | Google Calendar to-do lists

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December 09, 2015

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Hit-the-road apps


"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is a holiday classic because we’ve all been there: bad weather, canceled flights, no room at the Holiday Inn. That movie was pre-app, but Steve Martin would’ve had a better journey with some software to help plan ahead or book at the last minute. Check our 11 travel apps to find deals and get your transportation, hotel, and entertainment in order. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor


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Why won’t your Windows PC boot?


There’s the blue screen of death, and then there’s no screen at all. Use our guide to troubleshoot the basic PC power-up issues and to create an emergency boot disk. Have other Windows issues you’d like us to address? Hit us up in the article comments.

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Avast Free Antivirus 2016


Avast’s free app is an effective malware hunter with bonus password manager and system software updater. Read the full pros and cons in our review.

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Google Calendar to-do lists


Google is adding to-do lists to its mobile Calendar apps (iOS, Android). You can add reminders — attached to a date or not — and then swipe them away when they’re done.

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