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  • News: New AT&T app blocks SMS junkies from texting while driving

    AT&T is now providing a detox service for SMS junkies who just can't help responding to text messages while driving.

  • How-Tos: How to build a DIY media server

    Access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how to create a home media server from an old PC

  • How-Tos: How to set up a dedicated home media server

    With a dedicated box, you can access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how, using a WD TV Live Hub.

  • News: Modern Warfare 3 to Use Dedicated Servers on Day 1

    When Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on PC on November 8, it will make use of Valve's Steamworks service. This means it will support offline play, auto updating, achievements and "more" according to Valve -- this may well include facilities such as cloud saving, allowing players to start a game on one computer and continue it elsewhere later. Steamworks will be used on both digital and retail PC copies of the game, also providing the handy side effect of incorporating an unobtrusive DRM solution which most PC gamers don't object to.

  • News: Americans Favoring Texting Over Talking, Study Says

    Americans are spending more time texting and less time talking on their cellphones, and it may be because networks are riddled with dropped calls and audio issues, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study.

  • News: Guild Wars 2 Allowing Private PvP Servers?

    Dedicated servers are one thing that is expected by most PC players coming to a multiplayer game. It's through these custom rulesets and game modifications that a lot of today's top developers first learned their skills, after all, and it's a big part of PC gaming history. This is why those who play shooters on the PC raise such a big fuss when console ports don't ship with dedicated server support.

  • News: Dell offers hosted apps for SMBs

    Just one day after Dell announced its first infrastructure-as-a-service offering, the company is jumping deeper into the cloud. Dell will offer a family of hosted software applications for small and midsized businesses, through partnerships with Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Intuit and others, the computer maker announced Tuesday.

  • News: Android Devices Exposed: 7 Ways to Thwart Hackers

    Take a deep breath. There's a new report out highlighting a huge spike in threats against Google's Android platform. Yes, it's something to be concerned about. But don't freak out or return your cool new Samsung Galaxy Tab.

  • How-Tos: How to master formatting and layout in Microsoft Word

    A well-structured document gives the impression of a professional author. We offer tips on how to show off your impeccable standards using Microsoft Word.

  • News: VMworld: Security, regulatory concerns still a challenge in virtualization

    While VMware users harbor little doubt about the cost savings and productivity gains brought by virtualizing their networks, security concerns still exist on many fronts, whether it's figuring out how to meet regulatory compliance with auditors, or evaluating cloud services.

  • How-Tos: How to share a 3G web connection

    Fed up with a flaky Wi-Fi connection preventing us from getting things done, we explain how to get online via the mobile web

  • How-Tos: How to use internet tethering

    We show you how to tether a Google Android or Apple iPhone smartphone to a laptop.

  • How-Tos: How to speed-test your 3G connection

    If you're considering using a smartphone to get online on the move, check first that your 3G connection speed is up to scratch.

  • News: Kevin Butler is Back with New Sony Campaign

    Sony's launched a new PlayStation marketing campaign, and brought a familiar face out of his four day retirement to do it.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 Hits 30,000 Apps

    Microsoft's Windows Phone has managed to amass 30,000 apps in its Marketplace, despite occupying a mere sliver of the smartphone market.

  • News: IBM's 120 petabyte drive could help better predict weather

    The development of the world's largest single-file name data repository could help predict weather and prevent overhyping of hurricanes like Irene.

  • Opinion: Performance art

    Performance is a rather intangible concept. When we look at computing technology, it’s seen as a worthy goal – but how do you quantify it?

  • Feature: Five of the best Android apps for shopping

    Here are PC Advisor's Top 5 Android shopping apps to get your started in the world of mobile commerce.

  • Opinion: Safeguarding what's yours

    Just as tech companies have a vested interest in controlling their information and intellectual property, we need to start using tools to control valuable, saleable information about ourselves.

  • News: The technology career path

    Kirk Bresniker is a "technical steward", but also fronts up to customers, analysts and development partners all over the world -- "talking about everything from operating system calls to photonic interconnects".



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