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THERE'S A HUFFINGTON POST SITE FOR YOU!

The Huffington Post has a site to cater to every different interest and group. You can find advice and news at our newest sites: HuffPost Parents, LatinoVoices, BlackVoices and Women. Visit Huffington Post today to find the sites that best fit your lifestyle.

BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO YOUR LAGGING PC

From the various software programs you use every day to the proverbial dust that’s gathered as a result of emailing and web surfing, the hard drive on your computer can become akin to a cluttered closet. Several factors can affect the speed of even newer computers after only a short time, including a full hard drive, outdated drivers, viruses, spyware and power surges and drops.

WIN FREE MOVIE TICKETS FROM MOVIEFONE

There are only two weeks left in Moviefone's Summer Movie Ticket Giveaway Extravaganza! Test your Summer Movie Trivia knowledge, and be entered to win one of 1,000 movie tickets given away each week.

NEW HUFFINGTON POST SITES! BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO YOUR LAGGING PC.  FREE MOVIE TICKETS. AOL COMPUTER CHECKUP.  SECURE BROWSING. EDITIONS BY AOL. STRONG PASSWORDS.

NOBODY LIKES A SLOW COMPUTER

Frustrated by a sluggish PC or persistent viruses? AOL Computer Checkup will update, organize, and protect your PC with one quick, easy download. Our users have raved about how quickly AOL Computer Checkup can optimize your PC's performance. Try it free for 30 days!


One of the most basic ways to protect your computer from potentially harmful online content or malicious software is easy, fast and free. The simple solution? Make sure your browser's security settings are set at the appropriate level.

No matter which browser you use, always follow these top five security tips.






Are you overwhelmed by all the apps and media options on your iPad? Check out Editions by AOL, a new easy-to-use daily magazine app that learns what your interests are and selects for you only the articles you will like.

Every morning, you'll receive a unique magazine tailored to your interests. Editions replicates some of the features that make magazines fun to read, including beautiful pictures, attractive layouts, and fast and easy page turning. You can like or dislike keywords in each article, and the app will tailor future magazine to fit your interests.

See how easy it is to make Editions all about you!


Q: How can I make sure my passwords and account security questions are strong enough to protect my information?

A: AOL and many other websites require you to set up passwords and Account Security Questions (ASQs). If your password is weak and too easy to guess, a hacker could break into your online account.

The perfect password is one that’s easy for you to remember but tough for others to guess. To make sure your personal information is protected, here are some tips for creating secure passwords and ASQs.


Tips Greatest Hits

Here are the top features Tips readers have been clicking on.

  1. MapQuest Gas Prices

    Find the lowest price for gas in your area.

  2. AOL Desktop 9.6

    We took the familiar AOL software you know and love and improved performance for a better online experience.

  3. AOL Internet Security Central Downloads, news, information and more to help keep you, your family and your computer safe from online threats.

  4. AIM

    Send messages to your friends and family instantly. Lifestream helps you stay in touch with your friends, whether they are on AIM, Facebook, Twitter, or elsewhere. AIM is faster, lighter with a fresh look, and it's free!

  5. Savings Experiment

    Get great ideas on how to save money.

  6. Norton 360

    If your kids are active in social networking sites, then Norton 360’s Parental Control Management can help you protect their online activities by monitoring what sites are visited, who your kids are interacting with and more

  7. Lifestore

    Find tools, products and programs that will help protect you, optimize your PC and maximize your online experience

  8. AOL Computer Checkup Premium

    AOL has gathered the top utility products for ridding your PC of sluggishness and compiled them into one easy-to-use program

  9. AOL® Radio Powered by CBS Radio

    All your favorite AOL stations as well as 150+ CBS Radio stations from around the US.

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