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Auslogics Driver Updater

Auslogics Driver Updater is an advanced tool that helps automate the task of getting all device and hardware drivers updated to the...

October 13, 2014 by Auslogics Software

Desktop PCs and the Windows desktop: Endangered species?

The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."

July 15, 2014

sMedio True Blu-ray Touch

This player enables you to enjoy high quality Blu-ray and plenty of DVD titles with your PC. Ideals for Tablet PCs and touchscreen...

October 8, 2014 by SMedio

Leveraging proprietary software at the expense of customers

I've posted a few articles on why using proprietary software can hurt or damage customers. Today, I ran into an experience with a software vendor who called regarding a software package that runs on Windows, that is used on about 40 Windows PCs, and explained that it will be out of upgrade support in 5 days.

August 25, 2010 by

TweakBit PCSuite

PCSuite runs a complete checkup of your entire system locating junk files, speed-reducing issues and causes of any system or application...

June 27, 2014 by TweakBit

Driverless eSATA cards: worth the wait?

Experience with a bad eSATA driver got me thinking: why do eSATA cards need drivers? PCs already have SATA drivers. Thanks to the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) it is now possible to buy driverless eSATA cards. How well do they work?

February 16, 2010 by

AMD announces ATI Theater HD 750 "HDTV on a chip"

Some owners of home theater PCs (HTPCs) want as much of the same experience as a typical cable user as possible, which means they need to install CableCards into their systems to access scrambled digital channels and the like. For those whose TV needs are less demanding, a PC with a TV tuner can get you unscrambled cable channels and over-the-air HD stations.

June 2, 2009 by

Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" beta - making life easier for Windows users

One of the barriers to Linux adoption is the fact that many people find the idea of wiping their Windows installation a daunting thing. Sure, the widespread adoption of the Live CD with allows users to boot into a working Linux environment has made taking a Linux distro for a test drive easier, but a Live CD experience falls far short of what you can expect from an installed Linux experience. Ubuntu 8.04 beta "Hardy Heron" has made Linux adoption much easier by making it easy for Windows users to install Ubuntu onto their PCs without affecting their Windows installation.

March 24, 2008 by

Aleutia E1

The Aleutia E1 is a creditable effort at creating a compact, low-power desktop computer. However, the current hardware platform seems a little underpowered for anything other than the most basic tasks.

February 21, 2008 by

Microsoft set to roll out 2.0 'Origami' pack for ultra-mobile PCs

At the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) last year, Microsoft officials shared their vision for what users might expect from hardware vendors via their next-generation ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs). At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Microsoft showed its planned advances for some of its own next-gen UMPC technologies via the 2.0 release of the Origami Experience Pack.

January 8, 2008 by

30 things I've learned from using Linux ...

I began My Linux Experience back at the end of February and over the past five months I've managed to spend a fair bit of time dabbling and experimenting with a variety of Linux distros. Over these months I've learned a lot - a lot about Linux, a lot about the Linux community and a lot about myself and how I look at and interact with PCs.

August 6, 2007 by

Wanted: IT Pros for Cuba Cycle challenge

Computer Aid International, the IT charity which takes old PCs from UK companies and refurbishes them for the developing world is organising a charity cycle ride in Cuba next year.I took part in a similar event in Kenya this year and it was a brilliant experience - not just the amazing countryside but meeting the children and teachers who would benefit from the computers we were helping to donate.

May 25, 2007 by

Is there any "wow" left in the Tablet PC?

Rob Bushway at GottaBeMobile.com wrote a thoughtful piece the other day pondering where the "wow" has gone in the Tablet PC segment. It's a well-balanced look at what he sees as a mature product segment lacking in significant new innovations that are likely to drive large numbers of new adopters to the platform. I've been using Tablet PCs for about as long as Rob – I first got my hands on the original Toshiba entry into the space (the Portege 3500) back in 2003 and I remember the "wow" experience it delivered.

April 29, 2007 by

The Vista Experience Pack for Tablet PCs

Just looked at the latest issue of the Mobile PC Newsletter from Microsoft and saw the long-awaited news that the Microsoft Experience Pack for Windows Vista has been released for Tabelt PC owners. If you use a Tablet and have upgraded to Vista, go forth and add to the experience.

February 9, 2007 by

OnTheRun with Tablet PCs show #28

James and I are back with OnTheRun with Tablet PCs show number 28 talking about Tablet PC news, the release of Vista RC1, creating a "near-Vista" experience right now, and squashing a nasty IE7 bug.

September 4, 2006 by

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