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How to know when it's time to replace your router

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How's your home network these days? Does it seem slower than usual, or just plain slow? Do you find that you don't get good coverage in all corners of your house? Do you intermittently lose your connection to your ISP? Any of these issues may be a sign that...
How to know when it's time to replace your router

Check Out MoviePass, The App That'll Let You Go To The Movies As Often As You Want For One Monthly Price

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MoviePass, an app that lets you pay a monthly fee to watch a movie a day in theaters, is launching publicly starting today. Think of it as Netflix for movies still playing in theaters. The service costs about $30 per month, depending on your location, and lets you reserve tickets...
Check Out MoviePass, The App That'll Let You Go To The Movies As Often As You Want For One Monthly Price

Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service is now available for businesses

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Back when Microsoft released its Office 365 subscription service for home users, it said the business version would be arriving on February 27th. Sure enough, today's the 27th, and Microsoft's issued a press release explaining the pricing for Office 365 ProPlus, Midsize Business and Small Business Premium. At the...
Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service is now available for businesses

WD offloads some desktop hard drive assets to Toshiba

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Western Digital struck a deal late Tuesday to divest some of its 3.5-inch desktop hard drive assets to Toshiba. The pact would see WD buy Toshiba's storage group in Thailand, as well as give away other elements, as a condition of WD's buyout of Hitachi's storage group. By the completion...
WD offloads some desktop hard drive assets to Toshiba

Microsoft reports a big jump in Skype usage, up 50%

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Microsoft reported its first-ever quarterly loss this week, thanks to the huge writedown of its 2007 aQuantive deal. But one acquisition, Skype, is turning out to be the little engine that could for the Redmond giant, at least based on the information Microsoft is providing. According to Microsoft’s Q4 earnings report,...
Microsoft reports a big jump in Skype usage, up 50%

Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

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The Portuguese government is considering a tax on digital storage devices. This is an apparent action to try to fight copyright breaches, but it also rather looks like an attempt to gather funds in a time of economic crisis. According to a report in TechEye the legislative update is being proposed...
Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

Say Goodbye to Windows Home Server

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The cloud edges out traditional on-site storage for home users, as Microsoft discontinues its nerve center for a PC-centric home....
Say Goodbye to Windows Home Server
FreedomPop's $89 Burst 4G home wireless router with free 1GB of monthly data now available

Social Shopping Site OpenSky Adds Former GSI Exec as CTO

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OpenSky has snagged Michael Schnapf, former SVP of Product and Technology at GSI Commerce, as its CTO. That’s on top of adding Simon Black, formerly of Eddie Bauer and HSN, as its head of merchandizing last week. The 10-month old e-commerce company has amassed 1.3 million users who buy half...
Social Shopping Site OpenSky Adds Former GSI Exec as CTO

Pogoplug service turns your computers into private cloud

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Pogoplug launched a service today that allows small and medium-sized businesses, as well as home users, to turn their PCs and servers into pools of storage accessible from the Web....
Pogoplug service turns your computers into private cloud

HP net profit drops 44%, CEO hints at fewer products

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HP reported results for its quarter ended January that reflected a bruising in the PC business regardless of category. Its net earnings dropped 44 percent to $1.5 billion following a seven-point loss in revenue to exactly $30 billion after the core Personal Systems Group saw its revenue down 15 percent...
HP net profit drops 44%, CEO hints at fewer products
New Year, new system: 20 things you can do to make this year your most productive

Microsoft Office 365 tops 1M Home Premium subscribers

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Microsoft changed up its Office product in January by offering the productivity suite as a subscription for home users for the first time — pay a recurring annual fee of $99.99/year rather than a one-time license. So how’s it going? The company just announced that Office 365 Home Premium has surpassed 1 million...
Microsoft Office 365 tops 1M Home Premium subscribers

End is in sight for free Microsoft Office 2013 Preview

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The party will soon be over for anyone enjoying the free Office 365/Office 2013 Preview, and Microsoft is getting serious about convincing people to buy or subscribe to the new productivity suite before the trial ends. For the past few weeks, Microsoft has notified preview users about the close...
End is in sight for free Microsoft Office 2013 Preview
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Microsoft pushes software subscriptions on home users--whether they like it or not

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Office 2013 is going to be, for most users, a fairly minor evolution of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite, except for one little thing: with Office 2013, Microsoft is pitching Office subscriptions to consumers. The company has already been courting enterprise users with its Office 365 platform for a little over...
Microsoft pushes software subscriptions on home users--whether they like it or not

Multimorphic shows off its modular, open-source P3 Pinball machine at SXSW

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When we spoke to Gary Stern way back in January at CES, the pinball exec let it be known that his was the only company currently producing pinball machines -- and while that may be accurate so far as actual shipping systems go, there are a handful of startups...
Multimorphic shows off its modular, open-source P3 Pinball machine at SXSW
Facebook plans on fixing Home so that Android users feel (wait for it) at home

McAfee to Reimburse Consumers for Downtime

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McAfee to Reimburse Consumers for Downtime is a post from Chris PirilloA few days ago, I wrote about the McAfee update disaster and what it could cost to clean up. Today, the company has announced that they are willing to reimburse home consumers for any out-of-pocket expenses they may have...
McAfee to Reimburse Consumers for Downtime

Pogoplug taps Amazon Glacier for archiving

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After Amazon announced Glacier,  its slow-but-cheap data archiving service a few weeks ago, it was only a matter of time before third-party service providers would take advantage of it. Now Pogoplug appears to be the first to do so. The San Francisco startup, which made its name with its shared storage service for...
Pogoplug taps Amazon Glacier for archiving
Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer Will Cost Just $247 For First 350 Backers

Advertisers Are Worried Facebook Is Going To 'Invasive, Tedious' Ads On Your Phone

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Advertisers warned Facebook today that its Home application needs to avoid irritating users with its adverts. "Invasive, tedious or over-frequent marketing in such a personal space will be an instant switch-off for Home users," Angus Wood from iProspect, a digital marketing agency, said. "Facebook are unlocking a vast amount of...
Advertisers Are Worried Facebook Is Going To 'Invasive, Tedious' Ads On Your Phone

Bad Kaspersky antivirus update prevents business and home users from accessing websites

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A faulty antivirus update issued by Kaspersky Lab on Monday left many of its home and business customers unable to access any websites on their computers....
Bad Kaspersky antivirus update prevents business and home users from accessing websites
Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)

Charles Wolf: Don't Forget The Mac

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With all the attention around Apple focused on the growth of the iPhone and handicapping the potential fortunes of the forthcoming iPad, Charles Wolf, analyst at Needham and Co. in New York reminds us that Apple's Mac business is not only still strong, but getting stronger. In his latest "Wolf...
Charles Wolf: Don't Forget The Mac

Microsoft launches special Chinese version of Surface Pro aimed at home users

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Microsoft is hoping to build momentum behind its Surface Pro tablet in China by launching a special edition including Office Home & Student 2013--but with Windows 8 Standard, rather than Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft's Surface Pro 128 GB version goes on sale in the country this Tuesday. But along...
Microsoft launches special Chinese version of Surface Pro aimed at home users

Microsoft Office: which version should I buy?

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ML Gomes is getting a new PC running Windows 8, and wants to know which version of Microsoft Office is best for his needsWhich version of Microsoft Office should I use on Windows 8? I am buying a new laptop and need to use Outlook.ML GomesMicrosoft usually brings out new...
Microsoft Office: which version should I buy?

Samsung HomeSync brings Android to TVs, adds content storage

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Samsung has unveiled a new set-top box that acts as a central media center, at the same time as revealing its new smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8.0. The HomeSync, running on Jelly Bean, provides a way for home users to use Android games and apps on a HDTV, as well...
Samsung HomeSync brings Android to TVs, adds content storage

Sky reveals streaming TV plans for non-subscribers, plus Sky Go Android app

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Sky has revealed a new on-demand streaming TV service, offering subscription-based and pay-per-view content to those who haven’t signed up to the network’s satellite TV option. Set to launch in the UK in the first half of this year, the new Sky internet TV service will stream content to computers, tablets, mobile...
Sky reveals streaming TV plans for non-subscribers, plus Sky Go Android app

Microsoft's Windows group returns to profit in record winter

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Microsoft saw its Windows unit partly return to form on Thursday as it once again reported gains. Following Windows division losses in the fall, the group has seen its revenue go up four percent to just over $4.6 billion. The segment succeeded mostly on the back of business desktops and...
Microsoft's Windows group returns to profit in record winter
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