Processors and RAM are fixed entities in a PC, but right from day one data is incessantly eating away at your storage space. And it's not just your data (which you can manage) but endless gigabytes of temp files and cached junk.
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In addition to showing media files and running games from the Google Play store, the micro-console can make use of Razer's new Cortex: Stream software to stream PC games -- but at an additional cost.
Transfer files off phones and tablets without plugging into a PC with this handy dual-port USB stick.
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.
The bigger question here is whether technology buyers---consumer and corporate---are going to have much patience for Wintel trial and error as the PC and tablet experiences come together.
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?
Another netbook that made its debut at CeBIT last week was the Asus Eee PC 1005PR, a standard 10.1-inch netbook with a few features that makes it stand apart just a little.
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.
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.
PC World columnist Scott Nichols summarizes the MPAA's arguments in Capitol Records v. Thomas as saying that proof is not required in a trial.
Blacktown Hospital has run a trial of a tablet PC designed specifically for the healthcare industry — even blood and guts won't slow it down.
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.
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.
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