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  • How-Tos: How to speed up Windows Vista boot times

    Our Helproom editor explains how to speed up a PC running Windows Vista.

  • Opinion: World of Warcraft Loses 300,000 Subscribers

    It looks like World of Warcraft, Blizzard's nigh indefatigable roleplaying behemoth, may finally be experiencing some serious attrition. The number of paying subscribers for the online game dropped to 11.1 million between May and July, down from 11.4 million in May and 12 million back in October, 2010. That's nearly a million down in less than a year, despite the launch of Wrath of the Lich King in China and Cataclysm internationally, as well as a new free-to-play angle with a feature paywall.

  • News: Relive Great NBA Rivalries with NBA 2K12

    2K Sports has revealed NBA 2K12's "NBA's Greatest" mode, featuring some of the most memorable rivalries the sport has seen.

  • News: Microsoft Announces "BlueHat" Contest for Better Security

    As any Jedi knight knows, the temptation to turn to the Dark Side is difficult to resist. The same can be true for White Hat hackers--malware fighters who discover vulnerabilities in software.

  • News: Black Hat: Routers using OSPF open to attacks

    A researcher at Black Hat has revealed a vulnerability in the most common corporate router protocol that puts networks using it at risk of attacks that compromise data streams, falsify network topography and create crippling router loops.

  • How-Tos: How to check that your Windows licence is legal

    A reader wrote in to say that her Microsoft Windows 7 licence key is being blocked, but she's convinced it is legitimate. Our Helproom editor explained how to check that it is a legal install, and how to get Microsoft to unblock it.

  • News: Android Users Least Prepared for Rise in Mobile Malware

    An explosion in mobile malware in the first half of 2011 has exponentially increased the chance of an Android device getting infected according to one study. Unfortunately for Android users, another study shows that they are the least aware of security concerns and least prepared to protect their smartphone or tablet from malware.

  • Opinion: Zuckerberg's Sister Exits Facebook to Start Own Business

    After six years as Facebook's director of marketing, Randi Zuckerberg -- the sister of the social networking giant's CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg -- is leaving the company to start a business of her own.

  • News: Top 5 Potential Cyber-enemies for the United States

    Details of "Operation Shady RAT"--a years-long campaign of hacking and cyber-espionage that's targeted the U.S. government, the U.N., the International Olympic Committee, and numerous other agencies and corporations worldwide--were released by security firm McAfee this week.

  • News: Yet More Black Ops DLC: Now With More Zombies

    Later this month, fans of Black Ops' Zombies mode will be able to enjoy a DLC pack filled with crusty undead goodness.

  • News: Researchers show off homemade spy drone at Black Hat

    A pair of security researchers Wednesday unveiled a remote controlled, unmanned aerial vehicle capable of cracking Wi-Fi passwords, exploiting weak wireless access points and mimicking a GSM tower to intercept cell phone conversations.

  • How-Tos: Import photos into Aperture 3

    One of the most important tasks you perform in Aperture is importing images. New users often overlook critical import settings that will impact their workflow. Issues such as where your master files live and the data that’s going to be added to them are easier to deal with up front rather than once a library is bulging with images.

  • How-Tos: How to print emails from Outlook Express

    One thing to try if Outlook Express won't print emails, is re-registering the DLL file, as our Helproom editor explains.

  • How-Tos: Help! Neither iTunes nor Windows Media Player will play my audio CDs

    I recently burned a couple of audio CDs, but I can't get them to play. iTunes doesn't co-operate since I installed Windows 7 64bit, and Windows Media Player reports the error: 'Server execution failed'. I bought the CDs legally, but wanted to play the audio on a PC or smartphone.

  • News: Black Hat: Hackers and crackers needed to counter terrorists

    Hackers and crackers heard a patriotic plea during a Black Hat keynote in which they were portrayed as potential heroes as terrorism shifts from acts of physical violence to cyberattacks that can also cause physical destruction.

  • News: Final Fantasy Tactics Out Today for iPhone

    It's been a long time coming and has seen several delays -- mostly to sort out some technical issues and refine the touchscreen interface, apparently -- but Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is finally available for iPhone and iPod touch. And yes, it costs $15.99.

  • How-Tos: How to share large files for free

    When it comes to sharing large files with friends, family or business associates, sometimes it can cause a headache. You could email them but then you risk clogging up an email account.

  • News: Healthcare industry leads market in IT hiring

    Flush with federal funds and under the gun of federal regulatory deadlines, the healthcare industry is leading the market in IT jobs creation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics job placement services.

  • News: Best Free Software for Protecting Your PC and Your Privacy

    Want to ensure that your PC and all of your files and data stay safe, secure, and private--without breaking the bank? We've rounded up 11 free security and privacy utilities that shield you against malware, protect your data at Wi-Fi hotspots, encrypt your hard drive, and do everything in between.

  • News: Google Exec Says 'Hostile' Patent Campaign Targets Android

    Google’s top legal officer lashed out at Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and other companies on Wednesday, accusing them of fighting a “hostile, organized campaign against Android.”



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