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WSJ: Staples, others, adjust prices based on location
— 9:53 AM on December 24, 2012

This summer, the Wall Street Journal broke a story about Orbitz featuring different deals for Mac and PC users. The Journal is now...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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iOS finally gets official Google Maps app
— 9:58 AM on December 13, 2012

In case you missed it last night, Google's Maps app for iOS was released last night to a collective sigh of relief from iPhone...

Type: News story Tags: Software Personal tech

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: All I want for Christmas...
— 5:45 PM on December 7, 2012

So... We've posted our gift guide and offered our thoughts. The question is: what's on your Christmas list this year? Discuss.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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I wrote a novella! Here are some things I learned
— 2:01 AM on December 7, 2012

Fluke: Langara's Prize will be free to download on Amazon.com (and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Steam's Big Picture mode out of beta
— 1:55 PM on December 3, 2012

It's official: Steam's Big Picture mode is finally ready for prime time. The couch-friendly user interface for Valve's game and content distribution service was revealed...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Friday night topic: Slimy software companies
— 5:47 PM on November 30, 2012

I'll admit it. I actually bought a piece of software from Corel today. I decided to upgrade to Paint Shop Pro X5 from...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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iTunes 11 is out for Windows, sucks way less
— 6:00 AM on November 30, 2012

I generally don't mind using most Apple software. Heck, I quite like some of it. There is one glaring exception, though: iTunes for Windows. I...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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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

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Cyril wrote a novel! Introducing 'Fluke: Langara's Prize'
— 2:43 PM on November 27, 2012

Over the years, we've worked hard here at TR to hire people who possess the...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Deal of the week: Cyber Monday edition
— 11:09 AM on November 26, 2012

We dug up plenty of good deals for Black Friday last week. Cyber Monday can be more hit-and-miss, but this year, we managed to unearth...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Deal of the week: Black Friday 2012 edition
— 11:12 AM on November 23, 2012

Black Friday is here, and the deals are plentiful. If you're sitting at home recovering from last night's meal instead of mercilessly stampeding brick-and-mortar stores...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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Etc.
— 10:01 AM on November 23, 2012

Hmm. So did any of you do the Black Friday thing? I see Walmart and Best Buy had door-buster deals for $179 laptops....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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