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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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iTunes 11 is out for Windows, sucks way less
— 6:00 AM on November 30, 2012

I generally don't mind using most Apple software. Heck, I quite like some of it. There is one glaring exception, though: iTunes for Windows. I...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Cyril wrote a novel! Introducing 'Fluke: Langara's Prize'
— 2:43 PM on November 27, 2012

Over the years, we've worked hard here at TR to hire people who possess the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: Cyber Monday edition
— 11:09 AM on November 26, 2012

We dug up plenty of good deals for Black Friday last week. Cyber Monday can be more hit-and-miss, but this year, we managed to unearth...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Black Friday 2012 edition
— 11:12 AM on November 23, 2012

Black Friday is here, and the deals are plentiful. If you're sitting at home recovering from last night's meal instead of mercilessly stampeding brick-and-mortar stores...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Etc.
— 10:01 AM on November 23, 2012

Hmm. So did any of you do the Black Friday thing? I see Walmart and Best Buy had door-buster deals for $179 laptops....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Alleged Autonomy accounting hijinks to cost HP billions
— 4:36 PM on November 20, 2012

Looks like HP is still suffering the after-effects of Leo Apotheker's brief stewardship. Earlier today, the company said it's going to write off a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Etc.
— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Chrome Remote Desktop gains audio, comes out of beta
— 9:38 AM on October 30, 2012

Just over a year ago, Google introduced, in beta form, an interesting Chrome extension dubbed Chrome Remote Desktop. The extension provided cross-platform Remote Desktop-like...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Friday night topic: Open thread
— 7:34 PM on October 19, 2012

We're fresh out of Friday night topics, so we're going to open the floor.  Discuss.  And behave.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Office 2013 hits release-to-manufacturing status
— 6:00 AM on October 12, 2012

As we've pointed out before, Microsoft isn't just refreshing its PC and phone...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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AMD releases Radeon-branded RAMDisk software
— 11:11 AM on October 10, 2012

System RAM is pretty inexpensive these days. Dual-channel kits routinely serve up 8GB for as little as $40, making it easy for just about anyone...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Software

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The Atlantic digs into Google Maps' Ground Truth
— 12:50 PM on October 8, 2012

Google Maps has gotten a lot of praise lately, in part because the Apple Maps app that replaced it in iOS 6 has been somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Firefox to nag users about plug-in updates
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2012

Not keeping your browser plug-ins up to date can be dangerous. Security holes...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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