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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

New Samsung NAND slips under 20-nm threshold
— 12:04 PM on November 15, 2012

Samsung has begun producing NAND chips using "10 nanometer-class" process technology. The press release doesn't get more specific about the fabrication process, which...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Bloomberg: Apple eyes homebrewed chips for Macs
— 5:49 PM on November 5, 2012

Over the past several years, Apple has spent a sizable chunk of change to bring iDevice chip development in-house. We've long heard rumblings that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac

— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

Chrome Remote Desktop gains audio, comes out of beta
— 9:38 AM on October 30, 2012

Just over a year ago, Google introduced, in beta form, an interesting Chrome extension dubbed Chrome Remote Desktop. The extension provided cross-platform Remote Desktop-like...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Reports: Apple fires iOS, retail chiefs
— 6:00 AM on October 30, 2012

Wow. Lots of big news this week already: the new Google hardware, the Windows Phone 8 launch, AMD partnering up with ARM, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

Apple earnings grow, still disappoint Wall Street
— 9:47 AM on October 26, 2012

Reading the news headlines out there, you'd think Apple's latest quarterly results were dismal. "Apple Inc delivered a second straight quarter of disappointing results...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Personal tech

Apple refreshes everything but kitchen sink, adds iPad mini
— 2:30 PM on October 23, 2012

Everyone was expecting Apple to introduce the iPad mini at today's event—and maybe a 13" version of the Retina MacBook Pro, too. Apple delivered on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

Deal of the week: 25% off games and a $0.66/GB Samsung SSD
— 12:30 PM on October 19, 2012

Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite games of the year. Just two months after its initial release, the price has been slashed...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage Memory Gaming

Rumor: Mini iPad, 13'' Retina MacBook to launch on October 23
— 9:32 AM on October 15, 2012

Apple will unleash bite-sized versions of two of its products next week, if we're to believe the folks at 9to5Mac. Quoting "a consistently reliable source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

Office 2013 hits release-to-manufacturing status
— 6:00 AM on October 12, 2012

As we've pointed out before, Microsoft isn't just refreshing its PC and phone...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Former Samsung, AMD chip exec defects to Apple
— 5:41 PM on October 11, 2012

Apple has poached another high-profile chip executive. This time, the new hire is making headlines because he's defecting straight from Apple's courtroom foe and smartphone...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mac Personal tech

AMD releases Radeon-branded RAMDisk software
— 11:11 AM on October 10, 2012

System RAM is pretty inexpensive these days. Dual-channel kits routinely serve up 8GB for as little as $40, making it easy for just about anyone...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Software

The Atlantic digs into Google Maps' Ground Truth
— 12:50 PM on October 8, 2012

Google Maps has gotten a lot of praise lately, in part because the Apple Maps app that replaced it in iOS 6 has been somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

Firefox to nag users about plug-in updates
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2012

Not keeping your browser plug-ins up to date can be dangerous. Security holes...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software