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  • Opinion: Make more elbow room on the desktop

    Reader Brad Cramblett has a question about space and his Mac’s desktop. He writes:

  • News: Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview Software With Free Apps

    Microsoft used the backdrop of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Wednesday to launch its long-awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview. In doing so, Microsoft makes a big statement about where it sees Windows' future role on mobile devices--tablets and laptops, but no mention of phones, yet.

  • News: Texas man gets prison time for software copyright infringement

    A Texas man who sold supposed backup copies of Adobe Systems, Microsoft and Autodesk software through multiple websites has been sentenced to serve nearly five years in prison and ordered to pay more than US$402,000 in restitution, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have announced.

  • News: Windows 8 offers no management help for ARM devices

    Organizations looking to deploy Windows 8 on ARM-based (WOA) devices will have to do so without being able to manage them, according to a Microsoft advisory outlining the business benefits of the new operating system.

  • News: Raspberry Pi demand overwhelms website on launch day

    After five years of largely obscure development, the Raspberry Pi Linux computer for schools went on sale this morning, almost immediately overwhelming the project’s website as the public tried to buy the first units.

  • News: Use Android? Three Ways to Make It More Free

    Google's Android mobile platform is clearly a lot more open and free than Apple's competing iOS is, but proprietary drivers and data-collecting apps still pose a significant threat to users' freedom.

  • News: Startup scene in Singapore not quite Silicon Valley

    The growing startup scene in southeast Asia is a bit different than its counterpart in Silicon Valley.

  • News: Next iteration of governments CloudStore will be open source

    Chris Chant, Director of the government’s G-Cloud programme, has confirmed to Computerworld UK that the next iteration of the recently opened CloudStore will be based on open source software.

  • News: Windows 8 on ARM on track, Microsoft says

    Anyone can take Windows 8 for a spin now that Microsoft has launched the so-called "consumer preview" version of the software at an event in Barcelona on Wednesday.

  • News: Microsoft shows Windows on ARM tablet designs

    Windows on ARM-based reference design touchscreen tablets made an appearance on stage at Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview event at Mobile World Congress.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone Owners: No Windows 8 for You...Yet

    Microsoft showed off the Windows 8 Consumer Preview today in Barcelona on the third day of Mobile World Congress. As the PCWorld phone editor, the whole event felt incredibly familiar. XBox live support? Apps that work together? A dynamic start screen? It sounds a lot like Windows Phone.

  • News: Microsoft ships Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Microsoft launched the Windows 8 Consumer Preview today at 9:30 a.m. ET, opening the gates to users who want to try the desktop edition of the company's upcoming upgrade.

  • Opinion: Skype Launches GroupMe for Windows Phones

    Skype this week launched the GroupMe app for Windows Phone, following its August acquisition of the tool that enables free, real-time group texting. GroupMe lets you communicate instantly with up to 25 colleagues using chat, photos, and location sharing.

  • News: Microsoft launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview: full details

    Full details of Microsoft's launch of the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. The Windows Store, which will be the marketplace for acquiring applications for Windows 8, launched today too, with free apps for all.

  • News: How to email groups with Mail

    The world can be a tedious place. Some of that tedium, such as long lines at the market and unyielding traffic jams, is unavoidable. But there are waits that you needn't suffer, particularly when working with your Mac. Take adding multiple recipients to a single email message, for example. Of course you can add each recipient, one address at a time. But doing so is about as interesting (and necessary) as watching paint dry. With the power of address groups at your disposal you can quickly add many recipients to your message in one go. Here are answers to frequently asked questions:

  • News: Firefox Add-On Collusion Shows Who's Tracking You Online

    If you're concerned about advertisers tracking you across the Web, Mozilla can now help you see exactly who's following you online with a new experimental Firefox add-on called Collusion. The browser extension creates a real-time graph of all the tracking cookies being deposited on your browser as you move around the Web.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available Now

    Warm up your cable and DSL modems, they’re about to get busy. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview (read: beta) is ready for the general public to download and install. The Consumer Preview is definitely not a fully complete and tested copy of Windows 8, so make sure you don’t do anything crazy like wipe out your existing Windows installation or run it on a machine you use for mission-critical work.

  • News: Infor Refreshes Its Lineup for 'Micro-Vertical' Industries

    COMPANY: Infor

  • Opinion: Polycom's RealPresence Video Conference App Comes to iPhone 4S

    Polycom’s video conferencing and collaboration app for the iPad and Android tablets is now heading to your phone. The RealPresence app is a secure, high-quality HD video collaboration app that lets you meet with your coworkers no matter where you are. The app is now available for the iPhone 4S with other Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones to follow.

  • News: Qualcomm boosts augmented reality technology with new brand, SDK

    Qualcomm has released a version of its development kit for augmented reality apps, which from now on will be marketed under the Vuforia brand name.



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