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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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HP leaves door open for webOS tablets in 2013
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2011

Last Friday, HP finally made a decision on the fate of webOS: the mobile operating system will go open source, with HP providing support...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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HP to keep webOS alive as an open-source project
— 2:42 PM on December 9, 2011

After months of deliberation, HP has finally decided the fate of webOS... and it's not quite what we expected. In an announcement posted earlier...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Android 4.0 sneaks onto the Kindle Fire
— 4:01 PM on December 7, 2011

The Kindle Fire already comes with Android out of the box, but it's not the Android we know—it's a version of the operating system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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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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IDC isn't optimistic about Windows 8's success
— 4:40 PM on December 5, 2011

Microsoft is betting on tablets and touch input big-time with Windows 8, but how will users of conventional PCs respond to the new operating system?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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Rumors point to Intel as latest WebOS suitor
— 11:05 AM on November 23, 2011

Months after announcing its intent to get rid of WebOS, HP has yet to reveal its plans for the former Palm operating system. Numerous...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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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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Intel: Android 4.0 has x86 optimizations
— 6:00 AM on November 7, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich devices with Intel inside are on the way. Barely two months after teaming up with Google to tune Android for Atom...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems 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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Win8 performance monitoring tweaked for multi-core systems
— 12:55 PM on October 28, 2011

Microsoft has made much of the fact that Windows 8 is tailored for tablets. The new Metro interface is definitely designed with capacitive touchscreens...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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