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  • 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

  • News: QuarkXPress App Studio arrives

    Quark has launched QuarkXPress 9.1, a free update to QuarkXPress 9, which features its hotly anticipated App Studio.

  • News: Pakistan ISPs told to block VPNs used by militants

    Pakistan’s notoriously censorious telecoms authority has reportedly asked the country’s ISPs to block commercial VPN connections as a way of stopping militants from communicating in secret.

  • News: Samsung Unveils Swappable-Lens and Shape-Shifting Cams

    The past week or so has seen all the big-name camera manufacturers jockeying for position in the holiday camera-sales sweepstakes, and Samsung is the latest company to get in on the game.

  • Opinion: Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype in a Bar

    Remember the iPhone 4 scandal of 2010? Well apparently Apple didn't learn its lesson the first time, and it's misplaced yet another top-secret iPhone prototype. This time, however, it was (supposedly) an iPhone 5.

  • News: Ex-Bizarre Devs' First Game as 'Hogrocket' Released

    Micro-studio Hogrocket, formed from the ashes of Geometry Wars creator Bizarre Creations, has released its first game today.

  • News: Navigon plans improved map management for GPS apps

    With the latest version of its iOS navigation apps, Navigon is getting leaner. But that doesn’t mean fewer features for the 2.0 version of Navigon’s MobileNavigator lineup; instead the company plans to add new map management features to its mobile offering.

  • News: Yakuza 5 Will Explore New Technology and Gameplay

    Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi hasn't shared many details about Yakuza 5 as yet, but early indications seem to be that its gameplay will get a shakeup from its predecessors.

  • How-Tos: How to copy BlackBerry contacts to a PC

    While backing-up the contacts on your BlackBerry to a SIM card is a great way to ensure you don't lose names, numbers and emails if your handset has to be wiped, it doesn't protect you if you lose the smartphone itself.

  • News: Ultima 1-4 and Populous Hit Good Old Games

    Those who have been waiting for an opportunity to return to the creative minds of early-era Peter Molyneux and Richard "Lord British" Garriott -- your time is now.

  • News: Smartphone Wars Hinge on Undecided Buyers

    The smartphone wars are heating up as 40 percent of mobile device users in the United States now own iPhones, Android devices and BlackBerrys instead of feature phones. Handsets powered by Google's Android OS are still tops among American smartphone owners, taking up 40 percent of the market. The iPhone is a distant second at 28 percent, while BlackBerry has dropped down to 19 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S., according to the latest survey from the Nielsen company.

  • News: Taiwan prepares fund to fight patent war

    A Taiwanese research institute plans to create a multimillion-dollar fund to help local technology firms fend off patent infringement lawsuits in response to the ongoing patent disputes between Taiwan's HTC and Apple.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note, stylus driven mobile device announced

    Samsung Electronics Co claims it has invented the future of mobile devices with the stylus-driven Samsung Galaxy Note.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 launched

    Samsung has unveiled a smaller 7.7in version of its tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab, at the IFA technology show, taking place in Berlin this week.

  • News: Microsoft's 5 biggest weaknesses

    Microsoft's position as the dominant provider of software to consumers is at risk. Here are five reasons why.

  • News: Video: Sony launches Android tablets - Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P

    Watch the press conference at which Sony finally announced its arrival in the tablet game. The Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P Android tablets will integrate with other Sony products - so for example consumers can use them as a remote control for their TV. They've also been described as 'the dream tablet for gamers'. Sony may be late to the game, but its used that time to come up with an innovative and interesting design that may yet win a following.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 1st September 2011

    From Apple branding Samsung 'illegal, abusive and anticopmpetitive' to Google announcing plans to launch its internet TV service in the UK, there's been plenty of tech stories to keep Twitter users busy over the past seven days. Here's our top tweets of the week.


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