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  • Opinion: Why can't 32-bit Windows access 4GB of RAM?

    32-bit processors and operating systems, in theory, can access up to 4GB of memory. So how come Qasim Zaib's PC, with 4GB installed, only sees 3GB?

  • News: How to pick the best desktop display for Windows 8

    Windows 8 doesn't require a touch-sensitive display, but once you begin using a monitor that supports all those groovy new touch gestures, you'll find that the OS offers a completely different (and more engaging) experience.

  • News: How to maximize battery life when you travel

    Admit it: Your carry-on bag is stuffed with digital gear that you can’t bear to leave at home. Your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook will keep you entertained while en route, and it’ll make a great navigation, research, and photo tool when you reach your destination. But keeping these devices charged when you’re constantly on the go or stuck in the air can be a challenge. Luckily, you can do a few things to extend battery life and conserve power.

  • News: STORE: Data storage holiday gift ideas

    If you're gadget fans like we are, all of this digital content creation leads us to need more places to store the stuff we're making.

  • News: China's Baidu to bring free cloud storage to devices built with Qualcomm chips

    China's largest search engine Baidu said on Monday the company would provide 30GB of free cloud storage to Android devices built with certain Qualcomm chips, in what's the latest move by the company to carve out a presence in the country's mobile services sector.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks in doldrums

    Though U.S. political leaders managed to spark some good news for the economy Friday, technology stocks are down for the week, showing a continued lack of confidence in the sector.

  • News: Microsoft adds selective sync to SkyDrive cloud storage

    Microsoft updated its SkyDrive app for PC desktops that lets you pick specific folders to sync with your computer instead of downloading all your SkyDrive files at once.

  • News: The top 5 issues with the top 5 cloud storage services

    A new survey by technical support website FixYa indicates that users of the top five cloud storage services are most concerned about capacity, security and missing files.

  • News: How to make your own Fusion Drive

    A Fusion Drive gives you the best of two worlds: the high storage capacity of a traditional platter-based hard drive, and the speed boost of a solid-state drive, without you having to manually manage files. Apple offers the Fusion Drive as build-to-order options for the $799 Mac mini and the upcoming iMac, but if you are willing, able, and have the parts, you can make your own Fusion Drive.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Rack 'em

    Samsung says it's not jacking up Apple's prices, a German board game company is whacking iOS apps for trademark violations, and Apple is packing stores into two new countries. The remainders for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 aren't lacking.

  • News: Samsung releases smaller, faster 64GB smartphone memory

    Samsung on Thursday announced a new 64GB memory chip for smartphones and tablets, which it says is 20 percent smaller and a third faster than current technology.

  • News: Texas Instruments to switch focus from cellphones, cut 1,700 jobs

    Texas Instruments will lay off 1,700 employees as it refocuses its efforts away from the wireless sector -- including cellphones and tablets -- and toward embedded systems, the company announced Wednesday.

  • How-Tos: Restore your data from the cloud

    Online backups are a useful component of a well-balanced backup strategy. Whether you rely primarily on cloud storage for backups (see "Backup Basics") or use the cloud to supplement local backups such as bootable duplicates (see "Bulletproof Backups"), it's crucial to understand how you will go about restoring your data after disaster strikes.

  • How-Tos: How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

    Now that you've been using Time Machine regularly to back up your computer, you should be fully prepared if your Mac crashes or if you need to move data from one Mac to another. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.

  • News: Japan's Sharp is seeking investment from Intel, others

    Japan's Sharp is seeking an investment from U.S. chip giant Intel and other companies.

  • News: AMD denies reports company is for sale

    Advanced Micro Devices is denying reports that executives have taken steps that could lead to the company's sale.

  • News: FileLocker offers 25GB free end-to-end encrypted cloud storage

    If recent cloud storage breaches have you wondering if the web can be trusted with your files a new service launched Tuesday called FileLocker, that provides encrypted cloud storage, may give you new faith.

  • News: WD releases Mac desktop drives with USB 3.0, 4TB capacity

    Western Digital introduced a new My Book Studio desktop drive for Macs that offers USB 3.0 connectivity as well as 4TB of storage capacity in a single drive.

  • News: SugarSync online storage service releases 2.0 beta

    Synchronization service firm SugarSync has dramatically overhauled and simplified its user interface in the new 2.0 release out in a form of software public beta today. The revised software bears little resemblance to the previous version, and adds a number of features in a consolidated, simplified Mac OS X application. Product manager Drew Garcia said, the firm went back "to square one from a design perspective to make the cloud as simple as possible."

  • News: How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

    Now that you've been using Time Machine regularly to back up your computer, you should be fully prepared if your Mac crashes or if you need to move data from one Mac to another. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.



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