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PC Power Speed Backup

Make sure your photos, videos and contacts are safe with PC Power Speed Backup! Protect your phone with this secure online storage...

April 26, 2014 by Xacti

Can Soluto really make PCs less frustrating?

A tiny software startup in Israel is trying to make your PC less frustrating. The idea behind Soluto is to use the experience of millions of PC users to approximate the knowledge that a Windows expert gathers by trial and error. Can it work?

May 24, 2010 by

Allowing users to 'vote' for browsers could be Microsoft's worst nightmare

There have been a couple of leaks of late in the ongoing Microsoft antitrust trial in the European Union that could spell bad news for the Softies if they're true. On June 8 Bloomberg reported that the EC has distributed a survey to a number of PC makers, asking them about a possible "ballot screen" that it might require Microsoft to include with Windows.

June 8, 2009 by

DVD to Android

Watch Hollywood movies on your phone. Rip DVDs directly to your Android device. DVD-to-Android allows you to watch not only DVDs, but...

November 24, 2011 by Makayama.com

Fixing Windows Vista, Part 4: Get smart about services

In the three previous installments of this series, I discussed ways to improve the performance of Windows Vista by changing some settings (especially those installed by an OEM PC maker). Today's installment is a little different. Mostly, it's about not wasting your time following bad advice. The single most common bogus tip I read at Windows-focused websites is the one that advises Vista users to disable "unnecessary" services. What's an unnecessary service? They can't tell you, so they recommend that you waste yor time with tedious trial-and-error techniques. Bad advice. I'll save you time (and headaches) by identifying four specific circumstances under which you might want to disable services to improve system performance. Read on for the full details.

May 18, 2008 by

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 gives you an easier way to take, organize, and find your notes and information. Like paper, you can take...

April 5, 2004 by Microsoft

SoftMaker Office 2008 beta brings PowerPoint functionality to Pocket PCs

I am in the process of working on a full review of SoftMaker Office 2006 for Pocket PCs in my qwest to turn the HTC Advantage into a full blown portable computer. However, I'll have to adjust my review now since I just received a note that the public beta of SoftMaker Office 2008 for Pocket PCs is now available as a free download for you to try out on your device. The free trial works on Windows Mobile Pocket PC, Classic and Professional devices (not on the non-touch screen devices) and will work until 31 March 2008. An updated beta or the full version will be available after this date.

February 26, 2008 by

MWC08: Boingo announces mobile support for Windows Mobile 6 and UIQ

I was given a trial account of Boingo Mobile to use with Nokia Nseries devices here at Mobile World Congress 2008 and it is a great way to get connected for only US$7.95 per month for unlimited worldwide access. Boingo announced that they have updated their clients to now run on Windows Mobile 6 and UIQ devices so now even more mobile users can enjoy low cost WiFi while on the road. I plan to download this latest client to the HTC Advantage and my T-Mobile Shadow to give it a try here at MWC. If you travel or live in one of the many thousands of areas covered by Boingo Mobile then I highly recommend you check them out as a good alternative for connectivity. FYI, the US$7.95 access is for access from a mobile device and is not the same plan as if you access the Boingo network from a PC (prices starting at US$21.95/month) as I found out at the Newark International Airport.

February 10, 2008 by

Check out the EverNote Windows Mobile technology preview

I was just browsing my favorite blogs and stumbled upon some awesome news over at jkOnTheRun that details the installation process and functionality of the new EverNote technology preview for Windows Mobile. There is a very limited OneNote Mobile client for Windows Mobile devices and I was patiently waiting to see a mobile client from EverNote (a OneNote competitor) and it looks like they surpassed the functionality of OneNote with this preview product. You can check out more details of the Windows Mobile technology preview and even try it on your Windows Mobile 5 or 6 Pocket PC or Smartphone device. You will need the desktop version of EverNote 2.2 and there is a 60-day free trial so you can truly see if it fits into your mobile software arsenal.

November 25, 2007 by

Dell blog discusses shovelware

Many of us spend the first few hours with a new PC removing a ton of trial software, ISP offers, and unwanted applications that are pre-installed by OEMs. In the interest of not running afoul of the FCC, I refer to this as shovelware. Others are less polite (or afraid that blogs will become the next revenue stream for the FCC).

July 21, 2006 by

Adobe, Macromedia to square off in court

Rival software maker Adobe Systems is set to dump a bit of rain on Macromedia's parade Monday. While Macromedia executives tout one of the company's biggest product launches ever--Web design tools Dreamweaver MX--company lawyers will be in court for the beginning of a contentious patent suit against Adobe. Adobe filed the suit in August 2000, alleging that the user interface of Macromedia's Flash Web animation tool infringes on Adobe's patent for "tabbed palettes," a feature that allows users of design software to rearrange the work space on the PC screen. Macromedia responded with a countersuit soon after, charging that Adobe's Photoshop image-editing software and its GoLive Web design software infringe on two patents that Macromedia holds for editing tools. Adobe and Macromedia representatives confirmed that a jury trial for the original Adobe suit is scheduled to begin Monday in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Del., the same venue currently playing host to the star-studded Hewlett-Packard trial. The Macromedia countersuit is expected to go before a jury shortly after the original case is decided. Adobe and Macromedia have emerged as contentious business competitors, with Adobe especially looking to cut into the commanding lead held by Macromedia's Dreamweaver in the market for professional Web design software. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News

April 29, 2002 by

Blockbuster to rent PC games

Blockbuster announced that it has launched a trial program across 14 North American cities to test a new technology that would let the company rent out PC games to its customers. Called NetActive, this new technology will activate rented games for five evenings, after which the game expires.

April 5, 2000 by

Intel, FTC prepare to square off

As the Microsoft trial winds down, PC chip giant Intel Corp. -- the other half of the "Wintel duopoly" -- will find itself in front of a Federal Trade Commission judge on Tuesday, defending itself against anti-trust charges.

March 8, 1999 by

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