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Apple shows signs of sales stress: Is a missing retail chief to blame?

The iPhone and iPad maker has been without a retail chief for almost a year. During that time, visitors to Apple Stores have declined, and revenues and sales are flat. While nobody has yet fit the bill to replace the retail boss, is Apple simply not in a rush to find a replacement?

August 2, 2013

Microsoft's attempts to clarify Office licensing policies fall short

Microsoft's new "no transfer" policy for Office 2013 has left some customers asking what happens if the original PC fails and needs replacement. A corporate blog post tries to "add clarity" to the issue, but what the company really needs to do is change the license terms themselves. UPDATED: Microsoft reverses policy, will allow transfers after all.

February 22, 2013

A look back at ZDNet's most popular posts in 2012

A look back at 2012, where governments grappled Internet controls, Windows 8 was released, the iPhone 5 finally arrived, and the post-PC era stormed ahead as the PC withered away.

December 7, 2012

Roccat Power-Grid puts controls for your PC games on your iPhone

Given this week's news, the death of PC gaming appears to be greatly exaggerated. First, we hear that Valve is working on a Steam Box console to put PC games on your HDTV, and now gaming peripherals maker Roccat has introduced Power-Grid, software that allows you to control your computer games via your smartphone.

March 6, 2012 by

Lost your Windows discs? How to get replacement media, legally

Did your most recent Windows PC come with reinstallation media? Many do, some don't. But contrary to what you might have read, creating replacement Windows discs is easy, and every major PC maker will supply backup discs, sometimes for free. I have details.

January 5, 2012

HP ordered to repair defective Pavilion Elite desktop PCs

Do you own a high-end Pavilion Elite desktop PC from HP? If it's suffered from blue screens or lockups, you might qualify for a free replacement, thanks to a court-ordered settlement now underway. But hurry, the clock runs out on March 1, 2012.

January 4, 2012

iPhone tracks your every move - How worried are you?

The iPhone is tracking your every move, and secretly logging this information to a file kept on the handset. When you sync your handset with your PC or Mac, that file is copied over to your system. Anyone with access to your handset or computer could get their hands on this information.How uneasy does that make you feel?

April 20, 2011

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