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Handy Backup

Handy Backup is an advanced data backup and recovery software for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Server 2012/2008/2003, and Linux. It provides...

April 16, 2014 by Novosoft

The USB malware vector

You're having a coffee and surfing when an apologetic stranger asks if she can charge her Android phone on your USB port. But she's installing malware on your PC. Here's how to stop it.

August 19, 2014 by

At year's end, XP usage plunges as Windows 7 and 8 take over

It looks like PC owners are finally beginning to relax their grip on Windows XP. According to new worldwide usage share data, XP is down sharply, with Microsoft's two fully supported operating systems, Windows 7 and 8, picking up the slack.

January 1, 2014

Why Thunderbolt is irrelevant to PC OEMs

While Apple's adoption of the Thunderbolt high-speed port makes sense given the Mac's appeal to media professionals, it makes no sense for PC OEMs to bother adopting it in the face of USB 3.0.

July 17, 2013

Want the most reliable Windows PC? Buy a Mac (or maybe a Dell)

A new report from Soluto uses data from its massive online database of PC crashes, hangs, and performance metrics to identify the 10 most reliable Windows PCs you can buy today. Surprisingly, a MacBook Pro is at the top of the list. Even more surprising is who's not included.

April 24, 2013

I miss removable batteries

No one is expected to use PCs anymore in this supposed post-PC world, but everyone is supposed to plug in all their post-PC devices into the USB ports of their no-longer-used PCs to charge.

February 21, 2013 by

Cheap PCs are the present and future of Windows

A new slice of data highlights the incredible diversity of the PC ecosystem. Thousands of unique PC models are running Windows 8 and RT. What does it mean that the top slots on the sales charts are dominated by cheap, generic Windows notebooks?

January 17, 2013

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