If you've ever bought a Windows PC or Android smartphone or tablet from one of the big name vendors then chances are that you are familiar - perhaps even intimately familiar if you've ever tried removing it - with crapware.
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Processors and RAM are fixed entities in a PC, but right from day one data is incessantly eating away at your storage space. And it's not just your data (which you can manage) but endless gigabytes of temp files and cached junk.
Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.
Keeping your Windows PC fully patched and updated is a vital defense against hackers and malware, but applying patching can be a pain. Here's a simple (and free) download that will help you streamline the process.
Is the novel screen shape the start of a trend and worth the $1,300 price tag, or is it just a marketing gimmick?
The company has been showing off a 20-inch model just 20mm thick with its RealSense 3D camera and a five-hour battery to use it flat on a tabletop.
Let the iPad tablet holiday pricing war begin.
In addition to its new micro-sized PC, the world's largest computer supplier has also boosted its ThinkCentre E63z all-in-one with an Intel Core i3 processor.
Just days after announcing job cuts in its global PC business, the Japanese hardware vendor says it will invest US$1 billion over the next five years in Southeast Asia and wants to double sales to US$7 billion.
The next generation of its all-in-one desktops that be can used laying flat feature smaller and cheaper models than the original Horizon. Will they fare any better with consumers?
Dell cribs design cues from its XPS line to bring a 13-inch 2-in-1 to market. Will enterprises bite?
Everyone knows the PC market has been in decline for the past few years. But one segment of that market is doing spectacularly well, and one company has managed to carve out enviable sales and profits by dominating that niche. Guess who?
Sleek and cheap, Chromebooks have been one of the few bright spots in the PC market. Expect Microsoft to fight back quickly.
A 21.5-inch version with a less-powerful Intel Core i5 processor and less hard drive space is $200 cheaper than the previous cheapest iMac.
Like the Alienware Alpha, this living-room PC will make use of Steam Big Picture Mode while it waits for Valve to finish tweaking its Steam Controller and SteamOS.
Two-in-one devices, hybrids, Intel juggling Android and Windows are the common themes at Computex. Sounds like a replay of the PC industry's last two years.
One of the world's largest tech shows takes place in Taiwan this week at an unusual time for the industry. The PC is under pressure, but this is prompting lots of experimentation with new designs, lower prices, and different software platforms. And Computex is the place to see these fresh ideas.
Chrome's encroachment on the desktop continues when HP releases its Chromebox in June.
Best known for its monitors, the company is the latest to try to bring Google's mobile OS to the desktop. Its 22-inch and 24-inch systems start at $299.99.
The computer giant has also announced the B50, G50, Z40, and Z50 notebooks, all starting under $600.
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