Transfer files off phones and tablets without plugging into a PC with this handy dual-port USB stick.
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You've got questions about the Windows 8 upgrade. Can you burn the upgrade files to DVD or a USB flash drive? Is it possible to go from a 32-bit Windows PC to 64-bit? Who qualifies for cheap upgrades? I've got the answers you're looking for.
Flaw in fingerprint reader software called "nothing but a big, glowing security hole." Vulnerability exposes all files, documents on PC.
Microsoft has released mobile versions of its core Office products, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for Symbian smartphone users.Although they are not yet in the Nokia Store, the apps became available for download via the Nokia software update tool and the PC-based Nokia Suite on Tuesday.
Malicious hackers are using rigged Microsoft Excel files to exploit a zero-day flaw in Adobe's ubiquitous Flash Player software.
Recosoft this week released Version 5 of PDF2Office Professional, software that turns PDF files into formatted Microsoft Office files, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. The update supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and offers more than 100 new features, the company said.
On December 11, some Office 2003 users discovered that they couldn't open files that included Microsoft right-management protected content. A day later, Microsoft issued a patch. There is a hotfix for Word 2003 and one for Excel 2003 that are downloadable from Microsoft's Web site designed to fix the issue.
Microsoft partner DataViz has announced that it is now shipping Documents To Go 2.0 for the Google Android mobile platform.
I was all excited to hear more details about the QuickOffice and Documents To Go clients for Android at Mobile World Congress, but was let down a bit when I saw the QuickOffice announcement. I was expecting that these applications would support full Office functionality, but the QuickOffice client is a viewer only for Word and Excel files. It remains to be seen what DataViz can do with Documents To Go.
In addition to meeting with folks and browsing the show floor at CES, I also make sure to attend the Last Gadget Standing competition event. I wasn't able to make it to CES this year and when I went searching around for the winner I thought I was finding the wrong articles in my searches because this year's winner is a variation of the same product that won in 2008. The Eye-Fi wireless card won in 2008 and this year the Eye-Fi Video Card won. This new version supports wireless uploading of both still and video files to your PC or selected websites.
Some of you seem confused about how Windows 7 goes about supporting .VHD files as used by Virtual PC, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. Here's a quick how-to work with .VHD files in Windows 7.
A Microsoft patent application details a business model whereby the user gets a free or heavily subsidized PC but is charged for usage time, application and performance.
If you're a PC pro who needs to recover files off a Mac that won't boot, you might think to try the old PC trick of removing the problem Mac's hard drive and attaching it to another machine. But, there's an easier way.
If you’re a savvy Windows Vista user or IT professional, you’ve probably used Vista’s Complete PC Backup to image your hard disk and you scheduled regular backups through Windows Backup.If you don’t really trust Vista’s built-in tools or just like to have additional copies of your really important files, Vista includes a powerful, but hidden directory replication utility, called Robocopy that makes backing up files a snap.
Asus has confirmed and apologized to customers (press release in Japanese; translated version) for shipping malware on the recently introduced Eee Box desktop computer :"According to an email sent out by Asus, PC Advisor reports, the Eee Box's 80GB hard drive has the recycled.exe virus files hidden in the drive's D: partition.
I upgraded one of my Zunes to the latest 3.0 software and was very pleased to read the latest news that manual sync capability is now a part of the Zune desktop software. In the past I had issues connecting my Zune to my home and work PC and losing content. You can now manually control your content and if you connect your Zune to a PC with limited hard disk space this could actually be quite beneficial. You may now delete large movie files from your PC after getting it onto the Zune and then delete it from the PC drive while it remains on the Zune.
As I noted in the first installment of this series, some of my favorite productivity-enhancing techniques don’t involve custom code or registry edits. Instead, they involve learning how the basic building blocks of Windows work, and then rearranging those components to cut steps out of the tasks you perform most often. In today’s installment of this two-part series, I share some of my favorite tweaks for getting maximum mileage out of Windows Search. I also explain the inner workings of volume shadow copies and how you can make better use of these automatic backups with System Restore and the Previous Versions feature. I show how to get quick access to your local and network data files by combining shortcuts in a single, easy-to-reach location, and I explain why hybrid sleep should be the default on every desktop PC.
The good folks over at Lifehacker have a nifty step-by-step tutorial on how to easily rip your [non-HD] DVDs to your PC. While the back-up files provide nice insurance in case anything ever happens to your original discs, more compellingingly, they make it even easier never to leave your couch.
Rove Mobile introduced PCMobilizr, which lets users have complete access to the files and applications on their home and office PCs. With the PC becoming a peripheral to smartphones (especially those with bright, big screens), PCMobilizr makes a lot of sense.
The Microsoft Security Response Center has confirmed ongoing attacks against Excel and is recommending that users either run files through a tool that strips out exploit code or block Office 2003 and earlier formats except for those from trusted locations.
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- 1 Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)
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