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10 Windows 8 apps you should download first

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Windows 8 is all about the apps, so it's important to find the best ones for your unique needs. Unfortunately, you need to sift through a lot of crap apps in the process, especially if you're not using a Windows 8 tablet; desktop and laptop PC users don't need to...
10 Windows 8 apps you should download first
AMD contends its split-personality PC brains are better than Intel’s
Wikimedia readies its 'WYSIWYG' visual editor for English-language Wikipedia articles starting early July

5 Basic Things to Consider Before Moving Your Startup to the Cloud

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Although by no means a new technology, cloud computing retains the buzz as one of the latest innovative - and potentially transformative - elements of the industry. But there remains quite a bit of confusion about what exactly is meant by cloud computing, often making the question of whether or...
5 Basic Things to Consider Before Moving Your Startup to the Cloud

Tablets Passing Laptops On Black Friday, Says Analyst

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Black Friday could produce a milestone, this time in the PC market. If NPD DisplaySearch is correct, today, the super-shopping bonanza after Thanksgiving, will be the day that tablets outsell laptops in North America. The rest of the world's economies are expected to follow in 2015, when nearly 276 million...
Tablets Passing Laptops On Black Friday, Says Analyst

Leave early on Friday: time-saving PC tips and tricks

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What's the best way to tell an expert PC user apart from a bumbling amateur? The expert doesn't waste time. Time is money, after all, and there are tons of ways to speed up even the most basic computing tasks. We're going to contribute to your expert education with...
Leave early on Friday: time-saving PC tips and tricks

End is in sight for Intel's Atom netbook-specific processors

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Intel's Atom processors designed for netbooks could be on their last leg, with analysts saying that the chip maker could be tweaking its product road map as PC sales tumble and tablet adoption widens.Intel's most recent Atom processor targeted at netbooks, code-named Cedar Trail, may not be refreshed to...
End is in sight for Intel's Atom netbook-specific processors

Oracle Has Big Plans To Beat Salesforce And Amazon In A $72 Billion Market (ORCL)

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Oracle this week explained its plans to push into the $72 billion cloud-computing market. During a phone call with reporters on Monday, Oracle president Mark Hurd gave more detail on the plan the company had first unveiled on January 15. Oracle is trying to grab a slice of the "infrastructure-as-a-service"...
Oracle Has Big Plans To Beat Salesforce And Amazon In A $72 Billion Market (ORCL)
HP to end 'HP Compaq' branding; Compaq name will live on for 'basic computing at entry-level pricing' in 2013
The PC had a really, really rough holiday quarter

How to shut down Windows 8

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If you read my post the other day and decided to test-drive Windows 8 by setting up a dual-boot configuration, you've probably encountered the same conundrum as every other user: How the heck do you shut down your PC? In pretty much every version of Windows prior to this...
How to shut down Windows 8

Amazon moves spook partners and customers

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The more features that Amazon Web Services adds, the more nervous its partners — and even some of its customers — get. AWS is the go-to public cloud infrastructure for many businesses. But as the company adds workflow services and richer databases, the fear of cloud lock-in grows. What brought...
Amazon moves spook partners and customers
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