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  • News: Apple can benefit from lukewarm Windows 8 reception

    A funny thing happened recently. A survey of 45,000 PCWorld readers found that a majority prefers Apple laptops. While that's just one perspective from one audience, it represents a trend that Microsoft and Windows PC OEMs should be concerned about.

  • News: Consumer Reports makes case for Windows 7 PCs

    Windows 7 may be the better choice as a PC operating system on new systems than the just-released Windows 8, Consumer Reports magazine said this week.

  • News: Mac users get an official Ubuntu One client

    Google's Drive file storage and synchronization service may often claim a larger share of media headlines than Canonical's competing Ubuntu One cloud service does, but this week Ubuntu One gained a critical competitive edge.

  • News: Apple and Lenovo desktop PCs tops in satisfaction

    In our 2012 reader survey of tech satisfaction, reliability, and service, the results for desktop PCs painted a somewhat different picture than our poll in the laptop category. Here, performance clearly remains a critical feature, although softer issues such as design and peripheral quality are still areas of discussion.

  • News: Former executive convicted for LCD price fixing

    A former executive at Taiwanese LCD marker AU Optronics has been convicted of participating in a worldwide conspiracy to fix the prices of LCD panels, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • News: Raspberry Pi gets app store

    The Raspberry Pi maker has launched an app store for the credit card sized PC called the Pi Store.

  • News: Microsoft: Most PCs running pirated Windows in China have security issues

    Microsoft has launched a new anti-piracy campaign in China, which intends to highlight the security risks of buying counterfeit software.

  • News: Logitech announces new Bluetooth keyboard, trackpad for Mac

    Accessory vendor Logitech on Wednesday announced two additions to the company’s line of Mac-focused input devices, the $100 Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard for Mac, iPad and iPhone and the $70 Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac.

  • News: Christmas project: build a new PC for $700

    The end of the year is usually as good a time as any to build a new budget PC. Many stores put on specials before they shut for the holiday period, and some also provide free delivery depending on how much you spend.

  • News: Find My iPhone update brings direction support

    If you've ever misplaced your phone, you know all too well the feeling of panic that experience can induce. Apple's Find My iPhone app makes it easy to track down your wayward iOS device or Mac; with the latest update the company's made it even simpler to get back to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

  • News: 10 killer PC upgrades for less than $250

    The holidays present an excellent opportunity to trick out your laptop or desktop PC, especially if Santa, your boss, or your favorite gift-giver directs a sudden influx of cash your way. And even if your holiday haul was heavy on sugarplums and light on spending money, you still don't have to break the bank to add some meaningful system upgrades. These days, you can stretch your PC upgrading dollar farther than ever before—as the items on our list clearly demonstrate. Here are ten meaningful hardware upgrades with a ceiling of roughly $250 (and in some cases a lot less) each.

  • News: Buying Guide: 2012 Macs

    It’s the holiday shopping season, and if you’re reading this article, you’re thinking about buying a new Mac and in need of a little guidance. Fortunately, we’ve tested (almost) every standard-configuration Mac model currently in Apple’s lineup. We’re quite familiar with Apple’s Macs, and we’re happy to help you choose the right Mac for you.

  • News: When good Macs go bad: Steps to take when your Mac won't start up

    My friend Julian Velard is a musician and a geek. But as hard as JV drives his MacBook Pro—and he does push it to its limits, using live audio plug-ins for his keyboards onstage–when the computer acts up, I’m the one he texts for support. (Fair’s fair: If I can’t remember how to play a minor major seventh, Julian’s the one I call. We’re all experts in something.)

  • News: Top 10 tech stories of 2012: a busted IPO, spotlight on workers, titans in transition

    Change in any industry involves conflict. Evolution and revolution in tech this year took place not only in the marketplace but also in the courtroom, the factory, and on the Web. Here are the top news stories of 2012 as selected by the editors of the IDG News Service.

  • News: Google Now coming to desktop near you

    Google's personal assistant for its Android Jelly Bean mobile operating system is coming to the Internet search leader's Chrome browser.

  • News: Apple posts holiday shipping deadlines

    If you're planning on giving the gift of Apple products this holiday season, you might want to fire up your calendar. The company has posted the deadlines for customers to order products if they want to receive them before Christmas.

  • News: New 27-inch iMac orders won't ship until January

    If you didn't already order your new 27-inch iMac, it looks like now you won't get to meet your big, thin computer until January. As first reported by Ars Technica, the product records on Apple's website now indicate that the 27-inch iMac is "available to ship" in January.

  • News: 8 of 10 customers choose Windows 7, says PC builder

    Given a choice, customers of a Pacific Northwest PC system builder overwhelming pick Windows 7 over the newer Windows 8, the company's president said Thursday.

  • News: AMD cuts chip orders to GlobalFoundries as PC market slumps

    Advanced Micro Devices has cut orders to contract chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries, expecting a "choppy demand environment" in the next few quarters.

  • News: New iMac 2012 review round-up: what the critics say

    Apple's 2012 iMac models began shipping on Friday, and some have landed in the hands of experts who have put the all-in-one desktop computer to the test. Here's a round-up of what the critics had to say about the brand new iMac.

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