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Rumor: Microsoft mulls native Office for Linux
— 12:57 PM on February 7, 2013

Linux seems to be getting first-class treatment lately. As Valve continues to push its Steam service on the platform, Microsoft may be mulling a native...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Wine shown running Windows app on Android
— 6:00 AM on February 4, 2013

Ever fancied running Windows software on an Android device? If Wine creator Alexandre Julliard has his way, that might soon be possible. During a talk...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

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Firefox to enforce 'click to play' for non-Flash plug-ins
— 5:09 PM on January 30, 2013

Day-to-day web browsing in Firefox is about to get a little different. According to a blog post by Michael Coates, Mozilla's Director of Security...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Catalyst 13.2 beta with frame latency improvements now available
— 3:18 PM on January 29, 2013

The Catalyst 13.2 beta graphics drivers that we previewed a couple of weeks ago are now available via AMD's website. As we've...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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XBMC 12 adds PVR, HD audio support
— 10:39 AM on January 29, 2013

After three release candidates, XBMC 12 is finally ready for prime time. The latest version of the media center software is available for...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Office 2013 is officially out
— 10:26 AM on January 29, 2013

It's been over three months since Office 2013 reached release-to-manufacturing status. Now, the new productivity suite is officially available to purchase. Microsoft is...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Build your own cloud with BitTorrent Sync
— 10:38 AM on January 25, 2013

Cloud-based storage services like Dropbox and Mega just got some fresh competition from an unexpected source. The folks at BitTorrent have announced Sync, a...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Win8 sales 'solid,' help Microsoft post record revenue
— 6:00 AM on January 25, 2013

There's been a lot of doom and gloom about Windows 8's popularity lately, but judging by Microsoft's latest quarterly results, at least some of the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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GeForce Experience now in open beta
— 12:15 PM on January 24, 2013

Last month, we told you about Nvidia's GeForce Experience, a new software package designed to configure in-game graphics settings automatically based on your system's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Any recs for good Windows backup software?
— 10:08 AM on December 19, 2012

So... I have, until my recent upgrade to Windows 8, been using Acronis TrueImage 2012 for my system backups. Then Acronis decided that you'd...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Samsung acquires SSD caching software
— 1:42 PM on December 17, 2012

Samsung is one of a select group of SSD vendors that makes not only its own controller silicon, but also its own NAND. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software

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GeForce Experience optimizes in-game graphics settings
— 11:51 AM on December 14, 2012

PC games typically present users with myriad of graphical detail options that affect not only the visuals, but also the frame rate. Getting the best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Google: No plans for more Windows 8 apps—for now
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2012

When Windows 8 came out in October, Google ran ads promoting its Search...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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iOS finally gets official Google Maps app
— 9:58 AM on December 13, 2012

In case you missed it last night, Google's Maps app for iOS was released last night to a collective sigh of relief from iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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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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