The initial news that the IRS had lost two years of Lois Lerner's email seemed preposterous. It had to be a lie. But it's worse than that: It could be true.
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As data usage continues to grow exponentially, IT managers will need to orchestrate multiple kinds of storage — including flash, hard disk and tape — in a way that optimises capacity, performance, cost and power consumption.
The demand for more performance and features has traditionally kept the PC from falling too far, too fast. Those days may now be ending, hastened by cheap tablets. The industry is responding with new platforms for low-cost laptops and tablets running Windows 8 and Android.
The product combines local backup and archiving features with a cloud platform that provides off-site redundancy.
The portable all-in-one PC features an 18.4-inch touchscreen, weighs as little as 4.85 pounds and starts at $899.99 when it becomes available next month.
Starting at $1,299, the device features an 18.4-inch touchscreen and can serve as either a giant tablet or a desktop PC when docked.
New Upware marketplace features well-known software applications for data backup, security and collaboration; other categories to be added in the future.
The data portability feature, not available to everyone just yet, makes it easy to read full histories of public tweets. It should also make it possible for tweet archives to be ingested by other apps.
An updated test release of Microsoft's cloud backup service adds support for Windows Server Essentials 2012, among other new features.
Its Series 5 Hybrid PC will join the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga as announced Windows 8 devices that combine laptop and tablet features.
It's looking like Microsoft is doing what some users of its PC sync service had feared: Replacing it with SkyDrive, even though it still doesn't offer the same set of features.
According to a first-look review at AnandTech of the first Thunderbolt-enabled PC desktop motherboard heading to market, there are some driver issues that need to be sorted out as well as features that are missing from Thunderbolt implementation on the Mac. Fixes are in the works, Intel reportedly says.
With the (electronic) ink barely dry on our review of vmProtect 6, backup specialist Acronis has released version 7 of its vSphere backup and disaster recovery tool, adding yet more features to this already very capable product.Like its predecessor, vmProtect 7 is designed to work with all versions of vSphere from 4.
Cloud-based backup, archive and recovery for your Mac. What's better than that? A hard drive sent to your house? They do that too.
Chinese PC maker launches first smart TV equipped with Android 4.0 and voice control features ahead of Apple, which is reportedly also working on similar project.
Did your most recent Windows PC come with reinstallation media? Many do, some don't. But contrary to what you might have read, creating replacement Windows discs is easy, and every major PC maker will supply backup discs, sometimes for free. I have details.
These aren't features that you'll need that often, but when you do, having them built right into the OS will be a real timesaver.
There most common gamification platform may be your standard PC web browser, typically accessed via a laptop or desktop computer, but every new piece of personal tech hardware has the potential to open up new avenues. For example, mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad have had some gamification success, especially when it comes to GPS-powered location-specific game features, such as check-ins at a specific place.
Facebook has added microformats support to its Download Your Information feature. The downloaded archive now includes hAtom, hMedia, and HCard formats.
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