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Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
— 9:33 AM on August 15, 2011

Looks like Google is serious about this whole Android thing. The search giant has coughed up $12.5 billion to purchase Motorola Mobility. Whoa. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Chromium OS tablet UI demoed on video
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2011

With Android invading an ever-growing number of tablets and phones, and netbooks falling out of favor with trendy first-worlders, I've always assumed that Google would...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Haters gonna hate
— 10:00 AM on August 8, 2011

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Some thoughts on Mac OS X Lion
— 10:28 AM on August 5, 2011

I had planned to write a more exhaustive review of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, but alas, other projects and unforeseen setbacks have forced me...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Apple unleashes Lion, new MacBook Air, and more
— 9:29 AM on July 20, 2011

Fresh from telling the world just how much money it makes, Apple has invited everyone to give it some more. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

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Apple posts yet another round of record results
— 5:13 PM on July 19, 2011

Is anyone surprised? Once again, Apple's latest financial results announcement includes multiple uses of the word "record," not to mention growth numbers in the...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

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IDC: Apple now third-biggest U.S. PC vendor after HP, Dell
— 1:12 PM on July 14, 2011

Apple isn't doing too badly for itself these days—sales of iPads are booming, the iPhone is as popular as ever, and Mac sales continue to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years back—not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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'Only' 999 more days left for XP security updates
— 11:07 AM on July 12, 2011

Yesterday marked an interesting milestone for Windows XP. In 1,000 days (or 999 as of today), Microsoft will stop providing security updates for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Ubuntu ushers me out of the Windows XP era
— 11:02 PM on July 7, 2011

Well, it finally happened. Windows XP is no longer the primary OS on any of my day-to-day machines. The last holdout was my laptop,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems

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HP confirms talks to license WebOS
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2011

That certainly didn't take long. Barely a month after publicly entertaining the notion of licensing its webOS mobile operating system to other firms, HP...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Personal tech

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iCloud hurdles an impossibly low bar
— 9:28 AM on June 23, 2011

It's been two weeks and three days since Steve Jobs took a break from designing Apple's new mothership campus to almost...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Steve Jobs dazzles developers with new OSes, iCloud
— 3:33 PM on June 6, 2011

Wow. I've been enjoying Apple keynotes for the better part of the last decade (hey, Steve Jobs is quite the showman), and today's Worldwide Developers...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac Personal tech

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Could Windows 8's new UI be a sign of things to come?
— 1:44 PM on June 3, 2011

If what Microsoft showed earlier this week is any indication, Windows 8 looks set to abandon age-old user interface paradigms and serve up a full-screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Mac

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Up, up and away!
— 10:28 AM on June 3, 2011

Time to hop into your classic (though no longer Jobs-approved) rainbow apple hot-air balloon and preview The Future. The day someone, I suppose, has long...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

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Microsoft demos Windows 8's new interface
— 12:33 AM on June 2, 2011

Late yesterday, Microsoft lifted the veil off Windows 8, previewing a new user interface designed to bridge the gap between conventional PCs and touch-enabled...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Apple readies three major software unveilings
— 9:33 AM on May 31, 2011

Not one to have the spotlight taken away from it, Apple has announced that, on the Monday following Computex—that's June 6—it will unleash a barrage...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

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