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  • Opinion: Free 3DMark Basic Benchmarks Your Gaming PC

    You know the only reason you lost that deathmatch was because your hardware just isn't up to snuff any more, but how do you prove it? You download and run 3DMark Basic, a free benchmarking program from Futuremark, makers of the PCMark family of products. 3DMark Basic performs a series of high-performance tests on your computer and provides a number which you can then go online to compare to other people's numbers. (For optimal psychological benefit, run it just before and just after sinking a few hundred dollars into a new graphics card, so you can see just how much better your system is.)

  • News: Apple ditches Samsung for A6 chip building

    According to Merrill Lynch analyst Dan Heyler, Apple will be using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to build the next generation of chips in 2012.

  • News: World of Warcraft coming to iPad, iPhone

    The popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft could be coming to the iPhone and iPad.

  • News: iPhone 5 production starts August – analyst

    According to a new analyst report, the next generation iPhone will go into production "mid to late August"

  • News: iPhone top smartphone in Europe with 40 per cent share

    The results paint a picture that suggests that Apple will continue its lead in the European smartphone market with 40 per cent of new buyers, followed by Android in second place with 19 per cent, Blackberry in third place with 17 per cent and Nokia with 15 per cent in fourth place.

  • News: Skype is coming to the iPad

    Skype expects the iPad Skype app to have similar success to the iPhone version which has said had a "userbase that doubled in just a month" following the launch.

  • News: Facebook founder 'looked up to' Apple's Steve Jobs

    Former Facebook designer reveals Zuckerberg's idol and explains notorious business card design

  • News: Apple's 'stumbling block' in Amazon Appstore case

    A judge has said that Apple has a "stumbling block" in struggling to find proof that it is causing confusion in the market.

  • News: Apple responds to Final Cut complaints via Pogue

    Apple's release of Final Cut Pro X earlier this week was hit by negative reviews and complaints from professional video editors, many calling it nothing more than iMovie Pro. New York Times's technology columnist, David Pogue, has fed back on Apple's answers to these complaints in a post.

  • Opinion: Free Player MusicBee Floats Like a Butterfly

    Your music collection may be gigantic, but your music player doesn't have to be. That's the idea behind MusicBee, a free music player for Windows PCs that's designed to deliver a simple but powerful way to manage your music collection.

  • Opinion: Wikipedia Looking for 'Love' to Lure Volunteer Editors

    Online encyclopedia Wikipedia believes a little love will go a long way toward encouraging volunteer editors to update entries more often.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: (Mostly) Natural edition

    We're back with another edition of our weekly iPad case roundup—this time with a heavy dose of natural materials such as bamboo, hemp, and the ever-popular leather. If you love the feel of the stuff Mother Earth has given us, well, it's your week.

  • News: Apple's iPad Owns Tablet Market, But Competitors Abound

    Apple's iPad owns the tablet market, according to a new study of Internet traffic in the U.S., but that doesn't mean the competition is going away.

  • News: Apple Enthusiasts Buzz About Possible iPod Touch Upgrade

    The latest Apple chatter suggests an upgrade is on the way for the iPod Touch -- and that could mean the company's new mobile operating system iOS 5 running on it.

  • Opinion: Google Antitrust Scrutiny: The Price of Success

    It was revealed this week that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun an antitrust investigation of Google business practices. Whether or not Google is guilty of unfair practices or not, the very fact that antitrust assertions are being made is a sign of success. Congratulations Google! You've officially made it to the big time.

  • News: Game Over: Five Reasons the iPhone 5 Will Dominate

    Apple reinvented the mobile phone, and revolutionized the smartphone when it introduced the iPhone. It has been surpassed in overall market share by the me-too, copycat Android OS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is a worthy challenger as well, but this fall Apple has an opportunity to set the bar for the industry once again, and leave the competition in the dust with the iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 26: Connecting Peripherals

    What good is a PC if you can't print, or scan, or if your webcam doesn't work. When any new OS comes along, the compatibility of hardware and peripherals can make or break the perception and success of that OS--just ask Windows Vista. So, for today's 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux post, I'm going to take a look at connecting some devices.

  • News: Can You be Cyber-Stalked? The 30-Minute Google Challenge

    A blog here, a screen name there, an old social-networking profile or two--the more you use the Web for work and play, the easier it is for others to dig up dirt on you. And while you may not worry much about a few errant comments or tags, you'd surprised at how complete a portrait someone can paint of you with a few quick Google queries.

  • News: Russian CEO arrested for alleged DDoS attack on rival

    One of the most controversial figures in Russia’s online world, ChronoPay co-founder and CEO Pavel Vrublevsky, has been arrested on suspicion of ordering a DDoS attack against a rival firm.

  • News: They're back! Data breach notification bills resurface

    Following a string of high-profile data breaches, lawmakers push (again) for federal data breach disclosure.



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