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  • How-Tos: How to install Windows 7 with a USB flash drive

    A complete guide on installing Microsoft Windows 7 from a humble USB drive, with a extra trick.

  • News: Google Earth Adds Balloon, Kite Imagery

    Google has added balloon and kite imagery to Google Earth to complement its satellite and aerial images. The high-resolution imagery comes from The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, which shared the results from its grass-roots mapping work with Google.

  • Opinion: Fibble for iPhone and iPad

    Fibble feels like what Pixar might come up with if the animation studio tried its hand at a puzzle game. The premise behind the game from Crytek even kind of sounds like a Disney movie waiting to happen: When a lovable alien the size of a marble gets knocked from orbit, it has to navigate its way through the hazards of a human household as efficiently as possible. Also, there’s a lot of hugging. And an octopus with a monocle.

  • News: Extensis launches Suitcase Fusion 4 font manager

    For design pros who need to keep tabs on their font collections, and who are constantly on the lookout for fresh fonts for new projects, Extensis has announced the availability of Suitcase Fusion 4, a brand new version of its professional font manager.

  • News: Twitter wanted to buy Instagram, but won't copy Facebook

    Twitter expressed an interest in buying Instagram long before the photo sharing app was snapped up by Facebook for $1 billion, but the company will not be looking to make a rival acquisition, according to chief executive Dick Costolo.

  • News: Windows 8 will be offered to consumers in three versions

    Windows 8 will be offered to PC users in standard and Pro editions, backed up by a pre-installed ‘RT’ version for tablet computers based on the ARM chip, Microsoft has announced.

  • News: Livescribe adds Dropbox integration

    Livescribe has announced that Dropbox cloud storage is available with its Echo smartpen.

  • News: Adobe to launch Creative Suite 6 (CS6) and Creative Cloud on Monday

    Tune in for expert previews and step-by-step guides to the new tools.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Windows RT: An Unfortunate Name for Windows on ARM

    Microsoft has finally taken the wraps off of its naming scheme for Windows 8. And while Microsoft deserves kudos for keeping things simple and giving us just two editions for x86-based systems--Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro--the company takes a step backward with its plan for Windows 8 running on ARM-based processors.

  • How-Tos: How to Use Microsoft Word to Create an Ebook

    Microsoft Word has lots of features that make creating ebooks easy. You can use styles to format an ebook or update its formatting to work on a different platform. You can use the References tool to create a table of contents automatically. And you can produce a design template that's ready for repeated use, so you can spend more time creating content and less time futzing with layouts. Once you've mastered these steps, you can create great ebooks effortlessly. I'll show you how.

  • News: Mozilla blocks Java in Firefox for some Mac users

    Mozilla this week began blocking outdated versions of a Java plug-in in Firefox for some Mac users after calling the threat posed by the Flashback malware "evident and imminent."

  • How-Tos: Speed up and clean up your PC

    It’s easy to your boost PC’s performance with the right software. From removing unnecessary startup programs, defragmenting your disks and cleaning up the registry to permanently deleting unwanted files, PC Tools Performance Toolkit can help.

  • News: Gmail hit by worldwide disruption

    Google has confirmed that its Gmail service suffered from 'disruption' yesterday.

  • News: New Julia language seeks to be the C for scientists

    Developers seek to provide one dynamic language for high productivity, performance

  • News: RIM releases BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.1

    Research in Motion (RIM) has released a software update for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: Which Version Should You Choose?

    Microsoft revealed in a blog post what the different versions of Windows 8 will be when the OS officially launches. The news from Microsoft clears some things up, but it also raises some additional questions and may still leave some wondering which version of Windows 8 is the "right" one.

  • News: What's the fastest browser? Maybe you're measuring wrong

    Most of today's browser speed tests focus on aspects such as JavaScript speed, HTML5 performance, or web page loading times. Supposedly, these tests are here to tell us something about a browser and help us either be proud of our choice or convince us to switch. In this article, I'll question typical browser benchmarks, such as SunSpider or V8, and show you why they're no more than meaningless values that are likely affected by an ocean full of non-controllable variables. Second, we'll talk about the memory footprint of web browsers and why this often-overlooked metric matters more than you think.

  • News: Farewell, Apple. Hello Linux Mint!

    That's right, I packed it in. My MacBook Pro is now on the shelf. In a while, it goes on Craigslist -- not because it's been obsoleted by the latest version of Mac OS -- Mountain Lion as mine will work okay (some MacBook Pros will not). Instead, there's a cushy comfort zone that's dangerous for a product reviewer to fall into.

  • Opinion: Bing Translator App Gets Cool Augmented Reality Tool

    Microsoft has just unveiled the most practical use of augmented reality (AR) technology to date, at least for globetrotters.

  • Opinion: Make Gmail and Dropbox Easier to Use

    Maybe it's because I don't like change, or maybe it's because I hate it when software developers assume that everyone can figure out their cryptic icons, but I wasn't a fan of Gmail's recent makeover.


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