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Why Orbitz' sneaky web tracking is your problem, too

Orbitz, the online travel site whose business model is built on the word "cheap," says it treats you differently depending on whether you're a Mac or a PC. That's just the start of a privacy problem most people never think about.

June 26, 2012

Symbian gets mobile Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps

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.

April 11, 2012 by

Cost of making PCs is rising

The cost of making a PC is moving higher as DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) and hard drive prices remain high, according to Barclays Capital.

April 1, 2012

Dell announces fast compact Alienware X51

Dell has launched a small console-style Alienware X51 that, while part of its games-oriented range, could appeal to other users who want an affordable, upgradeable Windows PC for video and graphics processing. It packs a full-size graphics card into a small box, and the options include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 5551 with a gigabyte of GDDR5 video memory.

January 18, 2012 by

FOTOBOX Plus creates slideshows from USB device

Honestech, a digital media software company, has just released FOTOBOX Plus, a USB device that enables the creation of multimedia slideshows from photos and videos. The gadget contains an integrated memory card reader and embedded PC software (thus, not compatible with Mac OS) with Flash memory, which can automatically run without any installation.

October 15, 2009 by

Windows 7 in the real world: 10 PCs under the microscope

When the slow-motion launch of Windows 7 finally ends and it hits store shelves next week, will it erase the memory of Windows Vista? Over the past three months, I’ve been test-driving the final version of Windows 7 in my home and office on six desktops and four notebooks. Will it suffer from the crashes, glitches, and slow performance that doomed Vista in the six months after its launch? Or will this one make PC users happy? Here's my report.

October 14, 2009 by

Windows 7 demo: Taskbar features

Sociologists say that multitasking has shortened our attention spans and made us more easily distracted than ever. Apparently it's a losing battle. With 4GB or more of memory in the standard Windows PC these days, it's possible to open dozens of windows at once. The challenge for Windows users is how to keep track of all those windows without losing focus. ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you how some new features in Windows 7 can help you multitask more effectively.

September 28, 2009 by

Word ban threatens industry? Not mine

PC World, along with several other sources, reported today on Microsoft's dire warnings that an injunction imposed on Word sales would threaten an entire industry. In particular, the Microsoft statement that made me chuckle was"Even if the injunction will not affect Microsoft's existing Office customers, consumers and businesses who require new copies of Office and Word would be stranded without an alternative set of software.

August 19, 2009 by

More Windows 7 XP Mode questions and more Microsoft answers

Over the past few days -- since word of Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC went public -- Microsoft has provided so far only the barest of details about its planned Virtual XP Mode functionality for Windows 7. Slowly but surely the company has started releasing additional details.

April 28, 2009 by

Toshiba

The company that has made its mark in flash memory and PC manufacturing is also a keen provider of digital products, electronic devices and components.

November 27, 2008 by

Check out the ultimate ultra mobile PC buyer's guide

Are you considering an ultra-mobile PC this holiday season? If so, then I highly recommend you check out the 11,000 word, 28-page Ultra Mobile Computing Buyer's Guide put together by the biggest fan of UMPCs I have ever seen, Steve "Chippy" Paine. He initially posted this in a 4-part article and has now assembled it all into a single PDF document that you can download and use as an essential reference tool.

November 10, 2008 by

Demo exploits posted for unpatched MS Word vulnerability

A security researcher has released demo exploits for what appears to be a critical --  unpatched -- memory corruption vulnerability affecting the ubiquitous Microsoft Word software program.The proof-of-concept exploits accompany a warning that the flaw affects Microsoft Office 2000 and Microsoft Office 2003.

June 23, 2008 by

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