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  • News: The time is (finally) right for a Mac minitower

    There's been quite a bit of recent speculation about potential upcoming Apple products: TVs, watches, less-expensive iPhones, Retina iPad minis, Retina MacBook Airs, new full-size iPads ... almost every Apple product line is apparently being updated, and a number of new products are supposedly on the way.

  • News: 30 years of PCWorld, 30 pivotal moments in PC history

    Talk about longevity. Thirty years ago to this month, PCWorld published its very first print issue, a 310-page magazine loaded with essential news, reviews, and features about IBM PCs and compatible "clones."

  • News: Apple slashes iMac shipping delays to 1-3 days

    Over the weekend, Apple improved supplies of its new iMacs in the U.S. and several other markets.

  • News: Cook: The only thing Apple won't do is release a lousy product

    Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference. Though--unsurprisingly--he spilled no Apple secrets, Cook did manage to leave room wide open for Apple to introduce a lower-priced iPhone, and reiterated some common company tropes about its focus and goals.

  • News: How to build your own Steam Box today

    Manufacturers have tried to put PCs in our living room for years, with mixed success. One of the most recent example is Alienware's X51, which looks great in a home-theater rack, but delivers underwhelming performance when you use it to play high-end games with all their graphic settings cranked up.

  • News: Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader

    Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation has released software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware.

  • News: Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader

    Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation has released software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware.

  • News: Dell buyout faces backlash from shareholders

    The backlash against Dell Inc.’s $US 24.4 billion leveraged buyout continues, with one of the company’s largest shareholders Southeastern Asset Management Inc., planning to oppose the deal.

  • News: Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

    Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon as possible.

  • News: Counting iPads, Apple bests HP to top PC market, says researcher

    For those that call tablets personal computers, Apple Inc. is the world's top PC maker, according to research firm Canalys.

  • News: Rumors of an HP split-up shot down

    While reports have been circulating that Hewlett-Packard's board of directors is considering breaking up the company, a source close to company said it's simply not true.

  • News: Microsoft's $2B loan to Dell sign of turbulent times in PC biz

    Microsoft's $2 billion loan to Dell, the world's third-largest seller of personal computers, was a signal that the personal computer, Microsoft's Windows, or both, are at growing risk of irrelevance, analysts said Tuesday.

  • News: HP slams Dell, plans to steal its customers

    Just as Dell announced it had finalized its deal to go privatel, Hewlett-Packard came out swinging, criticizing its rival and declaring it's going after Dell's customers.

  • News: HP calls Dell's go-private strategy a 'tough road ahead'

    In the wake of Dell announcement to be taken private by Michael Dell and Silver Lake for $US 24.4 billion, rival PC maker Hewlett Packard issued a statement calling the move will not prove good for its customers

  • News: Quicken Essentials users can switch with iBank update

    Mac users who've felt locked into the much-maligned Quicken Essentials now have another alternative: On Tuesday, developer IGG Software announced that the latest update to its Mac-only app iBank app can import documents from Intuit's software.

  • News: Dell may be close to finalizing buyout deal

    Dell reportedly is closing in on finalizing a deal to take the company private, and all the speculation is shining a renewed spotlight on the PC maker, say analysts.

  • News: $25 Raspberry Pi Model A ships in Europe and soon the world

    Just as Henry Ford revolutionized the auto world with his Model A, the scrappy lot at Raspberry Pi are doing the same with the computing world with their Model A.

  • News: URL detection flaw causes OS X apps to crash

    Over the weekend, reports of a rather curious OS X bug were reported with a mixture of amusement and surprise. Affecting only recent versions of Mountain Lion--including, according to some reports, as-yet unreleased betas of the operating system--the bug manifests itself in the form of a crash every time you type File:/// (with an uppercase F) inside most standard text input controls like those you can find in a Web form or in text editors like TextEdit.

  • News: How to get a new PC that runs Windows 7, not Windows 8

    New Coke, the XFL, the recently canceled ABC drama 666 Park Avenue--all perfectly decent, but they lacked that certain excitement that turns a pimply kid into a Justin Bieber.

  • News: Expo Notes: Ergotron's workstations show off their Mac metal

    Ergotron has long made ergonomic workstation accessories, but never before have those products been so directly aimed at Mac users. Here on the Macworld/iWorld showfloor, the company has set up prototypes of a striking new line of WorkFit Sit-Stand Workstation that include products specifically designed to match Apple's aluminum-body computers.

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