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IE6's demise celebrated... by Microsoft
— 5:34 PM on January 4, 2012

Of all people, Microsoft is cheering Internet Explorer 6's long-awaited decline into irrelevance. In a post on the Windows Blog yesterday, the company revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Facebook releases Messenger app for Windows
— 6:00 AM on December 30, 2011

If you're running Windows 7 and trust Mark Zuckerberg to keep your social life cataloged, unwelcome messages from relatives and distant acquaintances can now be...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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XBMC 11.0 now out in beta
— 10:40 AM on December 28, 2011

XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a media player for hacked Xbox consoles. The software is now available in a...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Chrome update brings robust profile support
— 12:26 PM on December 15, 2011

Quick show of hands: how many of you have computers around the house that are used by multiple people? Probably a lot, me included....

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft previews the Windows app store
— 10:47 AM on December 7, 2011

We've heard rumblings about Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 apps store since April. Redmond confirmed its new distribution platform for Metro-style apps

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Web stats firm: Chrome overtook Firefox in November
— 6:00 AM on December 2, 2011

Firefox may not be the world's second-most-popular web browser anymore. According to data released by StatCounter, Google Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Doom 3 source code released
— 9:38 AM on November 23, 2011

After some last-minute rewriting prompted by legal concerns, id Software has finally released the source code to Doom 3. id Technical Director John Carmack...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Next 3DMark to support Windows 8 tablets
— 6:00 AM on November 15, 2011

The next version of 3DMark isn't going to be quite like previous releases. Futuremark has revealed preliminary details about what it tentatively calls 3DMark...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Valve: Steam credit card details, passwords may be at risk
— 10:36 AM on November 11, 2011

While we were busy benchmarking Battlefield 3 yesterday, Valve CEO Gabe Newell sent out a rather disturbing notice to Steam users. Apparently, some clever hacker...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Adobe to discontinue mobile Flash Player
— 9:50 AM on November 9, 2011

Apple got no shortage of criticism for not allowing Flash in the iOS version of Safari, but its stubbornness has paid off. On Adobe's developer blog...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Mac App Store to mandate app sandboxing
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2011

Apple's walled garden may get even taller walls come next spring. The company has notified developers that they'll soon have to sandbox their apps...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Mac

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Paper says HP will kill webOS; HP calls report 'unfounded'
— 9:36 AM on October 31, 2011

A lot of folks breathed a sigh of relief when HP said it would hold on to its PC business last week. The company's...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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Intel SSD Toolbox gets a new look
— 12:10 PM on October 27, 2011

If you have an Intel solid-state drive, you might want to grab the latest version of the company's SSD Toolbox. This helpful little...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Software Servers Workstations

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Microsoft concept video peers into the future
— 11:44 AM on October 27, 2011

Microsoft's Office Division has released an intriguing concept video outlining the company's vision for the future of productivity. Office Division president Kurt...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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WHQL-certified 285.62 GeForce drivers primed for BF3
— 10:40 AM on October 24, 2011

Battlefield 3 is almost upon us, and PC gamers everywhere are priming their systems for its release. GeForce owners will want to grab the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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OpenELEC puts Linux in the living room
— 11:26 AM on October 21, 2011

XBMC is by far my favorite media-center software. Recommending XBMC is easy, too, because it runs on Windows, OS X, and Linux. In...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Microsoft touts record first-quarter results
— 9:51 AM on October 21, 2011

Intel and Apple aren't the only companies to post record financial results. Microsoft, too, has announced the first quarter of its 2012 fiscal year, ended...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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