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  • News: SAP's 'Ramp-Up' program fingered in ERP lawsuit

    Officials in Marin County, California, are claiming SAP enticed them into joining a "Ramp-Up" early adopter program for a new ERP (enterprise resource planning) software suite, a move that helped send the project on a road to ruin.

  • News: Obama softens stance on accused UK hacker McKinnon

    President Obama has thrown a nugget of hope to accused U.K. hacker Gary McKinnon, describing the long-running extradition case as being "in the hands of the British legal system."

  • Feature: How to clean up - and speed up - your PC

    Over time your PC will pick up grit and grot and generally get bogged down. We look at ways to get a flagging PC back on track.

  • News: IDC: Google knocks off Yahoo as US display ad leader

    Yahoo, the perennial leader in U.S. display advertising, has lost its number-one spot in that market segment to arch-rival Google, according to an IDC report released on Thursday.

  • News: Mac Malware is Back. Your Move, Apple

    Apple may have conquered the Mac Defender malware with an official support page and a promise to wipe out the problem through a software update, but that's not stopping malware authors from fighting back.

  • Opinion: Dumping Steve Ballmer: Microsoft's Pros and Cons

    At least one Microsoft investor isn't happy with chief executive Steve Ballmer's performance. David Einhorn, hedge fund manager for Greenlight Capital, called for the Microsoft chief to step down on Wednesday during a speech at an investor conference. Ballmer's presence is the biggest drag on Microsoft's stock, according to Einhorn. The high-profile investor also blamed Ballmer for wasting billions on research and referred to Bing as a "sinkhole," according to The New York Times. Microsoft's stock is widely considered undervalued at under 10 times its expected earnings, according to Reuters.

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 26/05/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • News: Researchers tackle multi-core computer chip shortcomings

    Multi-core processors promise a big performance boost for servers, PCs and even smartphones, but much work remains to get the most out of these new chips. North Carolina State University researchers are among those seeking to maximize what multi-core processors have to offer.

  • News: Skype voice service crashes; users offered fix instructions

    Skype offers fix in first crash after Microsoft acquisition

  • News: BMA: Electronic record plans threaten privacy

    NHS plans for storing electronic patient records pose a huge threat to individuals’ privacy and could quickly erode public trust in the health service.

  • Opinion: An Old Hard Drive and OS in a New PC

    Terry Marshall asked if he could move his old hard drive, unchanged, to his new home-built PC, boot his existing, "very stable" XP installation, and skip Windows 7 altogether.

  • Opinion: Ballmer Needs to Step Down, Says Hedge Fund Manager

    What's the biggest "overhang on Microsoft's stock," according to hedge fund manager David Einhorn? The continued presence of Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer.

  • News: The ABCs of printer inks

    Buying a printer shouldn’t be difficult, but often, it is. That's partly because of the vast abundance of technologies, manufacturers, and models to choose from.

  • News: Skype suffers outage

    Voice over IP service Skype, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, has suffered an outage.

  • News: US online ad market up 23 percent in Q1

    Online ad spending in the U.S. reached a record high in the first quarter, as companies expand their digital marketing budgets in reaction to people's increased Internet usage and engagement.

  • News: HP signs deal to acquire Printelligent

    A story on Wednesday about HP's plans to acquire Printelligent misstated the number of documents that the company claims to manage annually for its clients.

  • Opinion: Google Maps Adds Buttons, Gets Foursquare Feel

    Google Maps looks a little bit more like Foursquare this week with new "check-in" and "rate and review" buttons on Place pages. The new buttons feature prominently on each locale's page and make it easy to check in and give a star rating with just two taps.

  • News: Windows Home Server 2011: What It Is and How to Use It

    Microsoft's original Windows Home Server was both crude and groundbreaking. When it debuted, it had limited hardware support, no 64-bit version, and weak built-in capabilities beyond file and app storage. On the other hand, it offered robust backup, reasonable security, and drive extender--a feature that simplified the tasks of adding and pooling hard drives.

  • News: Pressure SCADA developers on security

    The discovery of a number of what have been described as serious vulnerabilities within industrial control systems built by manufacturing giant Siemens AG -- and the subsequent nixing of a presentation about those very vulnerabilities -- has raised questions about how the nature of vulnerability disclosure should -- or shouldn't -- change when it comes to the security flaws in industrial systems.

  • News: E-Book Prices Fuel Outrage--and Innovation

    An e-book that costs the same as a printed book doesn't feel right. No trees died to make it. No heavy machinery ran to print it. No planes flew to ship it. You might need to buy one of those new $139 Barnes & Noble Nooks, announced this week, to be able to read it. So why should you have to spend as much as you would for a heavy hardcover book to own it?



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