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Deal of the week: Windows 8, displays, storage, and games
— 5:52 PM on January 18, 2013

Bad news: Microsoft has announced that its Windows 8 upgrade promotion will end on February 1. From then on, prices for Windows 8 and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Windows

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Deal of the week: Monitors, PSUs, games, and more
— 5:19 PM on January 11, 2013

We have plenty of news from CES to keep us occupied this week, but we wouldn't want to skip our weekly deal post—especially considering some...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Gaming Windows

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Win8 share reached 1.72% in December
— 6:00 AM on January 2, 2013

December usage share numbers are in, and according to Net Applications, Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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HTC may be planning 7-, 12-inch WinRT tablets
— 6:00 AM on December 21, 2012

Look like another phone maker has a Windows RT tablet up its sleeve. Earlier this week, we heard that Nokia has a 10" device...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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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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Microsoft: Windows 8 was thought up before the iPad came out
— 9:43 AM on December 14, 2012

One could easily assume Microsoft designed Windows 8 in response to the iPad. After all, tablets were seen as an iffy proposition before the iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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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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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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Windows 8's pre-launch adoption beat Vista's
— 5:27 PM on November 26, 2012

We're still waiting for figures comparing Windows 8's post-launch uptake to that of previous releases. November numbers aren't out yet, and October data doesn't tell...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Newegg chimes in on Windows 8 retail success
— 5:30 PM on November 19, 2012

There's been some debate out there about early Windows 8 sales numbers. On one side, we've heard Steve Ballmer publicly tout early adoption of...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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