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Firefox 19 introduces home-brewed PDF viewer
— 6:00 AM on February 20, 2013

One thing I love about Chrome is the integrated PDF viewer. I don't have to watch Adobe Reader stall my browser anymore—and once PDF files...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Which Blu-ray player software for Windows?
— 10:09 AM on February 18, 2013

Hey, all. News will be slow around here today, since it's President's Day. I do have a question for you, though. What do you...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Microsoft to begin retiring Messenger on April 8
— 4:16 PM on February 15, 2013

I don't know many people who still use Microsoft's Messenger service. Starting April 8, though, that number is going to shrink rapidly to zero. Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Firefox nightlies now include Modern UI browser
— 11:38 AM on February 14, 2013

The Modern UI version of Firefox for Windows 8 has been ripening for a while. Development began last March, and experimental builds appeared...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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BlueStacks brings Android apps to the Surface Pro
— 12:29 PM on February 12, 2013

The Surface Pro may not have a ton of available storage out of the box, but at least you can fill it up with...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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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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