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Windows 8 Desktop to ditch Aero
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2012

Microsoft's Aero interface managed to survive the transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7 mostly unscathed, but it's nearing the end of its run. Just...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Video mockup shows Metro version of Firefox
— 1:46 PM on May 17, 2012

I apparently missed this last week, but it's worth a look if you haven't seen it. Ever wonder what Firefox will look like in Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Chrome 19 arrives with tab syncing
— 4:57 PM on May 15, 2012

Google has started quietly rolling out the latest Chrome update, and there's a new feature that ought to please folks who juggle multiple PCs...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Mozilla, Google bemoan Windows RT browser lockdown
— 9:46 AM on May 10, 2012

The ARM version of Windows 8 (a.k.a. Windows RT) is meant to feature both the Metro and Desktop environments, and in Microsoft's words, it's

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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It's official: Microsoft to kill its Windows Live brand
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2012

The rumor mill predicted it some time ago, and now, Microsoft has made it official: Windows 8 will herald the death of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Mozilla to unify Firefox visuals across PCs, phones, tablets
— 5:01 PM on May 2, 2012

More user-interface changes are coming to Firefox—and this time, Mozilla isn't just freshening up the desktop version of its browser. In a presentation at the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New Steam beta offers remote library management
— 10:48 AM on May 2, 2012

Valve has made a habit out of deeply discounting games on Steam. There's a new deal every day and often a multitude of games...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Internet Explorer unpopular but maybe not that bad
— 12:53 PM on May 1, 2012

Internet Explorer seems to have been largely shunned by PC enthusiasts. Google Analytics tells me that only 18% of our traffic for the last month...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Firefox 3.6 to get auto-updated to Firefox 12
— 6:00 AM on April 30, 2012

Still using Firefox 3.6? That might not last for much longer. ComputerWorld reports that Mozilla will roll out Firefox 12 as an automatic update...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Google Drive becomes official
— 4:15 PM on April 24, 2012

I guess the rumors were right—this time. Google has officially taken the wraps off its Drive service, which promises 5GB of free cloud storage...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Adobe CS6 supports OpenCL acceleration
— 12:23 PM on April 24, 2012

Applications that support OpenCL are still relatively rare. The API is designed to allow software to tap graphics horsepower for general-purpose computing tasks. ...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software

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Windows 8 Release Preview due early June
— 9:41 AM on April 24, 2012

Two months after the Consumer Preview, and seven months after the Developer Preview, Microsoft is getting ready to release a third preview build...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Latest Chrome beta gets tab sync
— 6:00 AM on April 11, 2012

Chrome has been getting more and more synchronization features over time, and now, Google is adding the icing on the cake: tab synchronization across multiple...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Deal of the week: Newegg cracks for Easter
— 4:52 PM on April 6, 2012

We'll keep it simple this week: go here to visit Newegg's weekend DIY PC sale page, which offers promo codes for discounts of 10-15%...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Power Storage Software

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Mozilla shows Firefox-on-Metro progress
— 12:20 PM on April 3, 2012

Last month, we told you all about Mozilla's plans for a Metro version of Firefox. Now, Mozilla's Brian Bondy has updated his blog...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Internet Explorer is gaining share again
— 11:56 AM on April 2, 2012

After many months of slow decline at the hands of Firefox and Chrome, Internet Explorer might be starting to gain popularity again. The latest...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Adobe to charge Flash devs for 'premium' 3D features
— 9:48 AM on March 28, 2012

As we saw earlier this month, the latest version of Flash has all the right bits and pieces to allow for a playable Unreal...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Windows blocks IMs with links to The Pirate Bay
— 9:34 AM on March 27, 2012

I suppose this counts as a new kind of copy protection. Or is it malware protection? According to The Register, Microsoft has confirmed that it...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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