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  • News: Five Outlook Nightmares (and How to Fix Them)

    You use Microsoft Outlook to manage your email, your appointments, your contacts, and your to-do lists. In other words, you use it to manage your work life. So when this program doesn’t behave the way it’s supposed to, you have a nightmare.

  • Opinion: Make a Better Black-and-White Photo

    There are a lot of things you can do to your photos with a single click in your photo editing program. Last week, for example, I showed you how you can use the Color Replacement tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements to change specific colors in an image. And in the past, I've explained how easy it is to convert any photo to a stylish black-and-white composition by setting the saturation to zero in any image editor.

  • Opinion: Lion, Time Machine, the death of the iPhoto interface

    Reader Ian Martin is perplexed by one of Lion’s “features.” He writes:

  • News: iFixit's Dozuki aims to reinvent online manuals

    The geniuses of disassembly, documentation, and delightful wit behind iFixit have targeted a new tool that needs improvement: online manual and knowledge base content management. Their new project, Dozuki, lets companies use the CMS behind iFixit to build own colorful guides with step-by-step instructions.

  • News: New Nintendo 3DS With Less 3D Coming Soon

    Rumors are circulating that Nintendo will have a complete system redesign as early as next year.

  • Opinion: Soothe Sore Eyes With Fluxs Time-Sensitive Lighting

    When you spend more than 10 hours a day staring at a computer screen, you’ll welcome anything that can help reduce the risk of eye strain. A cool cross-platform utility called F.lux can do just that.

  • News: Delayed IT upgrade causes pensioners to be underpaid

    Around 5,000 retired members of the armed forces have been underpaid their pensions due to a delay in upgrading an IT system managed by HP Enterprise Services.

  • News: Australian MP accuses Apple of ripping off customers

    Australian MP Ed Husic has demanded an inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into price discrimination. While the investigation is geared towards all technology companies in Australia, King specifically mentioned Apple in the Australian parliament.

  • Opinion: Open Finder folder in Terminal

    We've published a variety of hints over the years about opening a Terminal window that's already focused on the folder of your choosing. But Hints reader ceej discovered that Apple's built a new Service into Lion that can make this task even simpler.

  • News: iPhone 5 Expected to Have Dual-Mode Capabilities

    The latest iPhone 5 rumors say the next iteration of Apple's smartphone will almost certainly be a CDMA/GSM dual-mode “world phone.” An unidentified iOS device has popped up in the usage logs for at least one popular iOS app sporting identifiers that suggest the device can run on CDMA and GSM networks. The unknown device is running iOS 5 and is believed to be the iPhone 5, according to TechCrunch.

  • News: iFixit's Mac Mini kit lets you add a second hard drive

    iFixit’s teardowns are always a fun read—not just for the sometimes-gory shots of computer innards, but also for the little tidbits discovered along the way. Case in point: The company’s Mac Mini teardown revealed space and a cable port for an additional hard drive. Now, if you have a brand new Mac Mini and are wondering “Why, I’d love to add an additional hard drive to my Mac Mini without paying $750 for a solid-state drive addition or $999 for a Mini with Lion Server,” never fear: iFixit has the $70 kit for you.

  • Opinion: Freebie PC Wizard Tells You What Device Manager Can't

    Contrary to the implications of its moniker, there's really no wizardry involved with PC Wizard. Unless of course you consider a comprehensive querying and report on your system's hardware magic. This free utility from CPUID relays a lot, and I mean a lot of info. Much of said info may be found in Windows Device Manager, but a lot of it can't.

  • News: Sonic CD Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

    Major Nelson let slip that Sonic CD is on its way to Xbox Live Arcade, and you'll be able to try it out at PAX this weekend.

  • News: Good Old Games Teases Further EA Rereleases

    The team at Good Old Games are masters of the teaser. Today the site has revealed that a new batch of EA titles will hit its store on Thursday.

  • News: Indie Games Summer Uprising Title: Battle High: San Bruno

    The second Indie Games Summer Uprising title releases later today, offering SNK-style fighting action for just 80 Microsoft points.

  • News: RIM announces three new BlackBerry Curve smartphones

    Research in Motion announced three new BlackBerry Curve smartphones running the latest BlackBerry 7 mobile operating system with its faster Web browsing experience.

  • News: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Coming to XBLA, PSN in 2012

    Sega has announced that a "grand update and expansion" to Virtua Fighter 5 will be released as a standalone XBLA and PSN title.

  • News: Android now most attacked mobile OS, McAfee reports

    Google's Android operating system is now the most-targeted mobile platform for malware, according to McAfee's latest threat report.

  • Opinion: Review Roundup: Everybody Loves Deus Ex Human Revolution

    You might as well know, I only ever dallied with the original Deus Ex. It sat on my sub-GHz Pentium III PC's hard drive just long enough to load and for me to wander briefly (around the deck of a boat in the harbor of a major Manhattan-like city, if memory serves). Alas, I gave it short shrift and flipped back to Shogun: Total War, or maybe it was Diablo II. Nothing about it really grabbed me, and though I loved Warren Spector (the game's co-designer), my cyberpunk heart belonged to Doug Church's (and Spector's) System Shock—that, and Beam Software's 1994 Super Nintendo sleeper, Shadowrun.

  • Opinion: 8GB iPhone 4 in the works, rumours suggest

    Apple has started manufacturing an 8GB iPhone 4 model that could be sold alongside the brand-new iPhone 5 this fall, according to a Reuters report. The 8GB flash drives for the low-end iPhone 4 are being manufactured by a Korean company, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.



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