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September 11, 2003 By Hip to your Jive

LittleBigBar

Want the power of all the popular toolbars, but don't want to lose valuable screen real estate to get it? LittleBigBar solves the problem...

January 12, 2012 by

Apple's Siri versus Windows Phone's Ziggy

Apple's Siri set the pace for voice control on smartphones last year, and competitors are now coming out of the woodwork to challenge Apple's new yardstick. Can Ziggy for the Windows Phone 7 usurp the voice throne?

September 21, 2011 by

IE10 is the day the Web won for apps, not browsers

Does it matter that the reason IE9 and IE10 are much better browsers than IE8, with far more standards, all accelerated by the hardware that's in all modern PCs, isn't because Microsoft wanted to make a better browser, but because Microsoft wanted to make Windows 8 the best place to run Web apps?What's left to ask for in IE10?

July 12, 2011 by

Google+ on your Network? Not quite so fast.

As partners listened to Microsoft’ spiel at Microsoft WPC today, they may ask themselves the same question that any Google follower should be asking as well – with all of this talk about video, how is your network possibly going to keep up? From Google+ to Lync to Facebook,  application developers are rushing to embed video into the social , collaborative experience.

February 28, 2010 by

Ignore the Google and Microsoft sideshow

As Microsoft seeks to turn its experience of messing with European legislators to its advantage by tee'ing up Google for a dose of messy litigation, I have to ask myself: who cares? Why can't we just ignore this sideshow?

November 15, 2009 by

Is it OK to use OEM Windows on your own PC? Don't ask Microsoft

If you go shopping online for Windows 7, you'll find OEM System Builder copies at significant discounts from full retail prices. Microsoft's own web sites and support forums give conflicting, confusing, often inaccurate information about these products. What's an honest consumer supposed to do?

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