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Couch-friendly Big Picture UI comes to Steam
— 11:54 AM on September 10, 2012

We first heard about Steam's Big Picture mode last February. At the time, Valve promised a couch-friendly user interface for its popular game...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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$5 Win8 app skips Metro on startup
— 6:00 AM on September 6, 2012

If you were reading the news last month, you might have heard that the release version of Windows 8 won't allow folks to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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UPDATED: Entire OnLive staff laid off
— 2:58 PM on August 17, 2012

Could the days of cloud gaming service OnLive be numbered? It's too early to know for sure, but according to a report by Mashable...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Software

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Metro is now 'Modern UI style'
— 9:58 AM on August 10, 2012

Talk about an unfortunate name change. Last week, we learned that Microsoft was in the process of deprecating its Metro brand, possibly because of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Chrome gets more stable, more secure Flash plug-in
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2012

Flash may be on its way out in the mobile world, but it's still going strong on the PC. Now, Google says the version of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Steam to start offering non-gaming apps next month
— 2:08 PM on August 8, 2012

Valve has been busy lately. Its CEO, Gabe Newell, is publicly bashing Windows 8 and trying to build up Linux into a compelling alternative....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rumor: ARM version of Office 2013 will be pared down
— 6:00 AM on August 8, 2012

Last month, Microsoft confirmed that an ARM-compatible version of Office 2013 Home...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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Deal of the week: Cheap storage, bargain IPS displays, and more
— 4:17 PM on August 3, 2012

1TB and 2TB hard drives still cost more than they did prior to last year's Thailand floods, but oddly enough, 3TB models seem to be...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Software

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Microsoft revamps webmail with Outlook.com
— 4:52 PM on July 31, 2012

Goodbye Hotmail, hello Outlook.com. Microsoft has launched a preview of its new web-based e-mail service, and it looks... surprisingly not-awful. Microsoft has streamlined the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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UPDATED: Ubisoft DRM allegedly installs backdoor
— 10:06 AM on July 30, 2012

Isn't it great when game publishers push overly invasive DRM? Not only does...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Intel, Nvidia top Steam Hardware Survey
— 11:15 AM on July 26, 2012

The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey is out, and it paints an interesting picture of the PC landscape—or, at least the part that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Gaming Software

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Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Microsoft posts first quarterly loss—ever
— 9:48 AM on July 20, 2012

If you read through Microsoft's latest earnings release, you'll see the company gloat about record revenue for both its fourth fiscal quarter and its...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Office 2013 Customer Preview now available
— 3:54 PM on July 16, 2012

Not content with revamping Windows and Windows Phone this year, Microsoft is also cooking up a major new release of Office, too. During his a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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EU court rules software downloads can be resold
— 6:00 AM on July 5, 2012

Is your Origin folder overstuffed with games you don't play anymore? Did you get carried away during the last Steam sale and end up...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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