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  • Opinion: First Windows 7 touchscreen app on show

    Windows 7 watchers have been kept busy in the week since Microsoft released a pre-beta version of the OS to developers; the software giant has provided us with nuggets of information about Windows Vista's successor on a daily basis (see our Windows 7 spotlight for more). But now third-party software developers are jumping on the bandwagon.

  • Opinion: What's the best way to clean a PC's Registry?

    Has a surgeon ever told you that, although they're an expert and will do the best they can, the operation still has some inherent risks? Imagine replacing the surgeon with some cheap or free software.

  • Opinion: Anti-Apple music industrys latest own goal

    The largest music download sites are taking the fight to Apple iTunes with a new secret weapon to stop the iPod music service - literally - in its tracks.

  • Opinion: BA and Virgin Atlantic staff rant on Facebook

    You'd think after U2 frontman Bono got into hot water when pictures of him cavorting with bikini-clad girls ended up on Facebook, social networkers would be careful about what they post online. Well not when it comes to airline and airport staff.

  • Opinion: Microsoft sci-fi is Kirilling me softly

    Macworld.co.uk editor Mark Hattersley is a self-confessed sci-fi nut. But even he draws the line at a science-fiction show that features Microsoft products as heroes...

  • Opinion: Ballmer sells cloud computing to Obama and McCain

    With next week's presidential election here in the US, the US capitol is about to experience the mother-of-all platform changes, and that's why Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's cloud computing memo, titled "A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution", seems especially well timed.

  • Opinion: Bono caught out by Facebook privacy options

    If you're a Facebook user that belongs to a network, it might be worth checking twice before posting content you may not want others to see, as U2 front man Bono recently found out to his cost.

  • Opinion: Google Android vs Facebook: winner takes all

    A week after the launch of T-Mobile's G1 and there's still no official Facebook app for Google Android. What gives?

  • Opinion: Windows 7 giveth and taketh away

    At a briefing in its London office today, Microsoft explained some of the new features to look forward to the next version of its operating system, Windows 7. So what do we have to look forward to?

  • Opinion: Smug Apple mocks dumb Microsoft ads

    Apple vs Microsoft just got nasty again. After two months of ad silence, Apple has finally responded to Microsoft's $300 million Windows image makeover campaign with two new ads that poke fun at Microsoft's TV ads.

  • Opinion: TomTom offers drivers Top Gear's best routes

    Whether it was Jeremy Clarkson's trip through the Swiss Alps in a Bugatti Veyron or James May's meander though France in a Peugeot, there's no doubt plenty of Brits who would love to be taking a car for a spin along a route in Europe once travelled by the presenters of BBC's Top Gear.

  • Opinion: Prince Charles humiliated by Japanese robot

    Poor old Prince Charles. He hates modern things such as buildings not built with hewn stone, mutant GM crops and his former missus - preferring organic sausages, Palladian villas and talking to plants. Now he has to suffer the indignity of watching a four-foot-high Japanese robot do a little dance and say ‘Hello" in a high-pitched voice.

  • Opinion: Google Street View shuns UK

    Google Street View sounds like fun. It's like Google Earth, just with panoramic views at street level. Some of us have even seen the special Google cars driving around snapping roads, buildings, phone boxes, litter bins, dog mess, lampposts, street signs, vehicles, and even people (mainly with their faces smudged out).

  • Opinion: Eight Windows 7 features Microsoft should announce this week

    Windows 7 speculation starts in earnest this week, with Microsoft planning to give attendees at the Professional Developers Conference an in-depth preview of the operating system. Over the next few days, we can expect further details of a number of the rumoured features of Vista's successor, as well as many we've not heard of before.

  • Opinion: Eight Windows 7 features Microsoft should announce this week

    Windows 7 speculation starts in earnest this week, with Microsoft planning to give attendees at the Professional Developers Conference an in-depth preview of the operating system. Over the next few days, we can expect further details of a number of the rumoured features of Vista's successor, as well as many we've not heard of before.

  • Opinion: After Vista and XP, what then?

    And don't just scream ‘Windows 7', ladies, life's not that simple. There are many and several operating systems in our collective computing future, and not just on your desktop.

  • Opinion: Gay yes, lesbian no, says iTunes

    It's been noticed in certain quarters that the iTunes Music Store has suddenly become curiously coy about even slightly rude words: hot, naughty, balls and lesbian now get the asterisk treatment when you search for songs. But not gay, for some reason.

  • Opinion: Show Mac fanboys why Windows rocks

    Microsoft has had enough of PC-baiting from the pseuds at Apple. Riled by the Mac versus PC, geek versus cool guy adverts Apple has been running for the past two years, it's decided to give its Mac rival a taste of its own medicine.

  • Opinion: Move over, Android. Here comes BlackBerry Bold

    BlackBerry Bold maker RIM doesn't mind stealing Google Android's thunder.

  • Opinion: Ten out of ten for honesty, PC World

    I recently had a surprise when a company told me: "You don't want to buy that here." And the company was right.



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