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    The Microsoft executive who heads the company's Windows division said Wednesday that the next edition of the operating system will let users treat the traditional desktop as 'just another app' that loads only on command.

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    Get your hands dirty, and you can get a lot more from your PC hardware. We look at how to tweak a processor, install a faster CPU, switch to a more powerful graphics card or cool things down for improved efficiency.

  • News: University tests ERP on new Dell cloud

    University of Kentucky CIO Vince Kellen is considering moving some of the university's SAP work to a cloud environment, which would make him a relatively early adopter of ERP in the cloud.

  • News: Age bias in IT: The reality behind the rumors

    Age bias: Some consider it IT's dirty little secret, or even IT's big open secret.

  • Test Centre: What's the best student laptop?

    Heading off to uni? Not got your own laptop yet? Well have a quick glance at this before you splash your loan on a mega expensive laptop. The chances are that one of these laptops will be good enough for all of your student needs.

  • News: Gmail Offline Is Back: Should You Care?

    Happy day! The long wait is over and Google has finally delivered a way for you to sync and access your Gmail offline--with Google Calendar and Google Docs to follow soon. Users who rely solely on Web-based tools are at a disadvantage when there is no Internet connection available. Of course, most Gmail users don't have to rely on the Web to get email.

  • News: Apple's Cue becomes SVP of Internet services and software

    Just a week ago, Tim Cook was elevated to Apple’s CEO spot; on Thursday, another of the company’s prominent executives, Eddy Cue, was promoted to senior vice president of Internet software and services. One of the perks of that gig, beyond reporting directly to Tim Cook, is his very own bio page on Apple’s site.

  • News: Age bias in IT: Should you sue?

    Age discrimination complaints are on the rise. In the last 10 years, according to figures from the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the number of age discrimination charges filed with the commission rose from roughly 16,000 in 2000 to more than 23,000 in 2010.

  • News: Permadeath iPhone Game Gets Two Sequels

    Controversial "permadeath" game One Single Life for iOS devices has two sequels on the way this month.

  • News: Samsung Unveils 5.3-Inch Phone, Tablet Crossover

    Samsung did not get the memo when Dell axed its 5-inch phone, because it has introduced its own 5.3-inch smartphone-tablet crossover called the Galaxy Note. The slender Android 2.3 device blurs the line between phones and tablets and comes with a bundled stylus for those who don’t want to use their fingers.

  • News: Capcom Wants to Charge You $2.99 for Palette Swaps

    Capcom has announced a range of DLC for Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition, including a few packages of questionable value for money.

  • Opinion: Aggressive DRM-Maker Attacks Aggressive DRM?

    Valve president and CEO Gabe Newell says aggressive digital rights management is "backwards." Half of you are probably nodding your head. The other half are probably wondering what Newell thinks Steam is.

  • News: iPhone 5 prototype lost, police called in

    Police were called in to search for an iPhone 5 prototype lost in a Mexican restaurant, according to reports.

  • News: 9 Handy Utilities for Optimizing Your Desktop and Display

    Screen real estate seems to be getting less expensive by the day. I recently bought a pair of 24-inch LCD monitors for a very affordable price, whereas a few years ago I could only dream of having such a setup. On the other end of the spectrum, more and more people are toting tiny netbooks with 10-inch displays. But no matter the size of your Windows desktop, you can get more out of it with the help of free and low-cost tools.

  • News: How to Google Like Google Googles

    Google made the best search engine on the Web and then went on to create (arguably) the best email and mapping apps, too. But as you might expect, these services are filled with cool features that don't stick out on the surface--including some of the most useful features offered by the apps.

  • News: Fujifilm Takes a Shot at the Premium Point-and-Shoot Crown

    Announced today, the throwback-styled Fujifilm X10 aims to outgun competing cameras in the "premium point-and-shoot" class. Because of its size and feature set, it's more of a competitor to the larger Canon PowerShot G12 and the Nikon Coolpix P7100 than to more-compact options such as the Olympus XZ-1, the Nikon Coolpix P300, the Panasonic Lumix LX5, and the [

  • Opinion: Apture Instantly Searches Phrases You Highlight

    So you’re reading an article online and you’d like a little background on something mentioned in the text. If you’re like most people, your first instinct is to pop open a new tab and google the phrase. But if you have the Apture plugin installed in your browser, you can simply highlight the phrase and let Apture do the searching for you without even leaving the current tab.

  • News: Quark announces QuarkXPress 9.1

    Quark has announced the availability of QuarkXPress 9.1, a free update to QuarkXPress 9 that features App Studio.

  • News: Salesforce.com moves to make enterprise more social

    When you hold the world's largest software technology conferences in the world, you expect to announce a few innovations to your flagship product. True to form, Salesforce.com has announced several additional products and services based around the theme of 'the social enterprise' at its Dreamforce 2011 event in San Francisco.

  • Opinion: GoodGuide Toolbar Helps You Choose Healthier Products

    GoodGuide.com is a free database for consumers who wish to determine, before they buy, how safe, healthful, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible various products are. These are the things that most of us buy on a regular basis, from household items like shampoo and pet food to cars and electronics. The site provides an overall aggregate score (using a 0 to 10 rating system) for each item, compared to other products of its type, and breaks out individual scores in categories such as Controversial Ingredients, Fair Trade, Energy Efficiency, and Labor and Human Rights. Using the GoodGuide Transparency Toolbar, a free browser add-on for Chrome and Firefox, online shoppers now have on-the-fly access to the GoodGuide product ratings



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