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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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Have lousy motherboard fan control? Install SpeedFan
— 11:56 AM on July 3, 2012

As TR's resident fan-control nerd, I've spent far too much time critiquing how motherboards go about adjusting fan speeds in response to system temperatures. ...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Software

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VLC adds Retina support, Android beta
— 1:01 PM on July 2, 2012

Too cool for Windows media player? Don't want to mess with codec packs for all those, ahem, Linux ISOs you've been downloading from BitTorrent? Good...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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No Flash plug-in coming to Android 4.1—ever
— 3:47 PM on June 29, 2012

What's that sound? It's the death knell ringing for Flash on Android. Adobe announced yesterday that its Flash plug-in doesn't support—and will never support—the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Google Build combines Maps with Lego bricks
— 12:10 PM on June 26, 2012

Here's a collaboration you probably weren't expecting. Google Australia has teamed up with Lego to produce Build, a "collaborative 3D building experience"...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Winamp's decline chronicled
— 12:31 PM on June 25, 2012

More than 15 years have passed since Winamp was first released. The media player software was incredibly popular in its heyday and still receives...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Google makes Maps API cheaper for developers
— 10:39 AM on June 25, 2012

Apple is set to drop Google Maps from its iDevices. Perhaps in response, the search giant has made its Maps API cheaper and easier...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Personal tech

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Firefox premieres new UI look in nightly build
— 9:38 AM on June 20, 2012

When it comes to modern browser design, it seems, all roads lead to Chrome. Mozilla developer Jared Wein has posted an early build of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Chrome being optimized for high-density displays
— 10:15 AM on June 14, 2012

The new MacBook Pro's Retina display is pretty nifty. Few applications are designed to really take advantage of all the extra pixels, but Google is...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Software

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Metro-flavored Chrome coming to Windows 8
— 9:40 AM on June 8, 2012

Folks using the Windows 8 Release Preview will soon have another browser to try out: Chrome, the "dev channel" release of which is about...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Windows 8's antivirus will play nice with third-party tools
— 5:31 PM on June 4, 2012

For three years now, Microsoft has offered its own, free antivirus software—Security Essentials—as an alternative to third-party tools. The company is going one step further...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Rumor: Much of HP Enyo team to leave for Google
— 9:51 AM on May 25, 2012

Last December, after months of uncertainty, HP announced its plans for the ill-fated webOS: the mobile operating system would be surrendered to the open-source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Video mockup shows Metro version of Firefox
— 1:46 PM on May 17, 2012

I apparently missed this last week, but it's worth a look if you haven't seen it. Ever wonder what Firefox will look like in Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Chrome 19 arrives with tab syncing
— 4:57 PM on May 15, 2012

Google has started quietly rolling out the latest Chrome update, and there's a new feature that ought to please folks who juggle multiple PCs...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Mozilla, Google bemoan Windows RT browser lockdown
— 9:46 AM on May 10, 2012

The ARM version of Windows 8 (a.k.a. Windows RT) is meant to feature both the Metro and Desktop environments, and in Microsoft's words, it's

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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It's official: Microsoft to kill its Windows Live brand
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2012

The rumor mill predicted it some time ago, and now, Microsoft has made it official: Windows 8 will herald the death of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Mozilla to unify Firefox visuals across PCs, phones, tablets
— 5:01 PM on May 2, 2012

More user-interface changes are coming to Firefox—and this time, Mozilla isn't just freshening up the desktop version of its browser. In a presentation at the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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