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The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today

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The clamshell laptop is finally joining the beige desktop in the museum of computer artifacts. The basic hinged design made its first appearance in a device called the Grid Compass way back in 1982, so no one can scoff at the clamshell's longevity. Nonetheless, times are finally changing, which...
The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today

How Google Drive Compares With Other Storage Services

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Google is in the clouds today as it unveiled its long-anticipated online storage service, Google Drive. Google Check out the review from WSJ personal technology columnist Walt Mossberg here, then take a look below at how Google’s product compares with the other file-sharing and storage services out there. Google Drive...
How Google Drive Compares With Other Storage Services

Marketing Day: January 16, 2013

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Report: Mobile Travel Callers Convert At Much Higher Rates Than PC Users Call-based ad network Marchex has released an interesting travel... Please visit Marketing Land...
Marketing Day: January 16, 2013

The Enterprise Tablet Party Is Over For Apple

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In 2010, Apple captivated PC users with the release of the iPad. The thin and light tablet with exceptional battery life, ease of use and attractive design became the must-have mobile device for many corporate executives and employees. With nothing comparable in the Windows PC world, Apple had the business...
The Enterprise Tablet Party Is Over For Apple
Here's How People Are Shopping With Their Phones And What Business Can Do To Grab Them

Autodesk's new 123D Design app turns everyone into 3D modellers

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The Next Web was recently privy to a pretty cool demo of Autodesk‘s latest 3D apps, designed to let iPad, Mac and PC users create and order 3D models entirely of the user’s own design. These apps officially roll off the Autodesk conveyor belt today, and they’re aimed squarely at...
Autodesk's new 123D Design app turns everyone into 3D modellers
After Alpha Attracts 1M, BlueStacks Goes Beta To Bring 450K Android Apps To Your PC

Time Warner Cable TV app for iOS now streams video on demand

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When it comes to Time Warner Cable, it seems that late is better than never. While Xfinity subscribers have had on-demand programming on mobile platforms for the better part of two years, Time Warner Cable customers (with iOS devices) now have similar access. Subscribers can download the TWC TV...
Time Warner Cable TV app for iOS now streams video on demand

Backup service Backblaze triples its hard drive restore program limit to 3 TB

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Backblaze, a Silicon Valley backup service provider, has announced that it is upgrading its drive restore package. Beginning today, customers can receive large hard drives containing copies of their files should the need arise. For just $189, instead of receiving a 1 TB hard drive, customers now will be shipped...
Backup service Backblaze triples its hard drive restore program limit to 3 TB

Windows 8 to officially kick off at 12:01 am Friday

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PC users looking to upgrade to the OS or buy a new Windows 8 PC or tablet wil get their chance first thing Friday. [Read more]...
Windows 8 to officially kick off at 12:01 am Friday

Samsung SSD 840 Pro caters to speed seekers with faster random access

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It's difficult to thrive in the solid-state drive world. Unless you've got just the right controller and flash memory, most performance-minded PC users will rarely give you a second glance. Samsung muscled its way into that narrow view with the SSD 830 last year; it intends to lock our...
Samsung SSD 840 Pro caters to speed seekers with faster random access

Soluto: self-serve PC tech support, done right.

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Would you pay $50,000 to end your PC frustrations?  Luckily, you don’t have to because TechCrunch already did. Meet Soluto. Israel-based Soluto, as we covered yesterday, just won the TechCrunch Disrupt competition, and 50 grand along with it.  The company’s  innovative “Anti-Frustration” software is and works like a dream for...
Soluto: self-serve PC tech support, done right.

ET deals: Dell Vostro 270s slim PC with dual LCDs for $606

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Bundle deals are often the best way to buy a new PC. Manufacturers are more inclined to run special offers and include extras if they’re guaranteed to move a few extra units off the shelves and, as a result, consumers win out.An especially advantageous bundle is one involving a new...
ET deals: Dell Vostro 270s slim PC with dual LCDs for $606

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is… Soluto!

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It’s that time. After seeing 20 startups plus two audience choices present at TechCrunch Disrupt, last night, that list was whittled down to five finalists: Betterment, MOVIECLIPS, Publish2, Soluto And UJAM. And now it’s time to announce a winner. Without further ado, the runner-up is UJAM. And the winner...
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Is… Soluto!

Zuckerberg touts mobile during Facebook's earnings announcement

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Mark Zuckerberg thinks mobile devices represent a big opportunity for Facebook to expand user engagement while bolstering the social networking company's ad revenue. "Our opportunity on mobile is the most misunderstood aspect of Facebook today," he said on Tuesday during a conference call to discuss his company's quarterly earnings....
Zuckerberg touts mobile during Facebook's earnings announcement
5 Ways Microsoft Could Fix The PC (and Windows 8)

Windows 8 interface called 'disappointing' by usability expert

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An expert on user interface design has called Windows 8 "disappointing" for novices and power users alike. Jakob Nielsen, principal of the Nielsen Norman Group, studied how a dozen experienced PC users interacted with Windows 8, and the conclusion was not good. "Windows 8 on mobile devices and tablets...
Windows 8 interface called 'disappointing' by usability expert

Dell, EMC, Cisco Tackle BYOD With Desktop Virtualization

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As the Bring Your Own Device trend gains traction, Dell and EMC/Cisco are taking different approaches to desktop virtualization. Generally, Dell aims for PC users in the midmarket, while the EMC/Cisco partnership may work better for enterprises that have to consider the iPad. Both tacks are worth a look, though....
Dell, EMC, Cisco Tackle BYOD With Desktop Virtualization

BBC iPlayer will allow radio content to be downloaded for offline access from 2014

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The BBC launched its new standalone iPlayer Radio app for UK users last October, kicking off with iOS. While the Android incarnation finally followed suit in May this year, both apps still lacked one significant feature – downloads. As things stand, you must have an Internet connection (WiFi or 3G/4G)...
BBC iPlayer will allow radio content to be downloaded for offline access from 2014

Actually, Not Every Review Of Windows 8 Is Horrible (MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows 8 is shaping up to be the most controversial product in tech this year. It's a radical overhaul of the world's most popular operating system. Instead of the traditional desktop software we're accustomed to from Redmond, it will emphasize tiles similar to what it uses for its Windows...
Actually, Not Every Review Of Windows 8 Is Horrible (MSFT)

Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the "Seekbar"

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At this year's CES, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that Kinect was coming to the PC – and on February one they introduced Kinect for Windows. Even though we're not quite sure what Kinect for Windows will offer PC users, a new Microsoft patent application reveals that Kinect will in...
Microsoft Invents New Kinect Feature Called the "Seekbar"
Arrest half the world: More than 50% of computer users pirate software, study finds
Android On Your PC: Qualcomm Invests In BlueStacks After Beta Sees 1M Downloads In 10 Days

BlueStacks store brings Android apps to PCs

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PC users cringed at the news that the Windows 8 app store has just 2,000 apps ready to go, but fear not: The free AMD AppZone store is today bringing 500,000 Android apps to PCs. Software developer BlueStacks and partner AMD are touting the AMD AppZone store as the...
BlueStacks store brings Android apps to PCs

Portal – a gaming masterpiece – free for Mac and PC users – Telegraph Blogs

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Portal – a gaming masterpiece – free for Mac and PC users – Telegraph Blogs

Boot up: Security firm backtracks on Android malware claims, Facebook's $3bn mystery, and more

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Plus Windows Phone 8 feature list, and Henry Blodget asks: is Facebook worth $100bn?A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSymantec recants Android malware claims >> ComputerworldFollowing from last week...Symantec has backtracked from assertions last week that 13 Android apps distributed...
Boot up: Security firm backtracks on Android malware claims, Facebook's $3bn mystery, and more

FTC targets scareware scammers

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Technologically sophisticated readers may find it difficult to believe the myriad ways in which unsuspecting PC users fall prey to online scams, but it happens all the time. The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday cracked down on telemarketers who bilked consumers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars under...
FTC targets scareware scammers

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, And Social Media Marketing: Three Trends

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Yesterday Orbitz CEO Barney Harford defended his company's targeted pricing -- offering Mac users more expensive hotel options than those offered to PC users -- by using Twitter to send out a clarification.  As Harford's succinct response shows, social media has grown beyond a conversation tool to help companies manage...
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, And Social Media Marketing: Three Trends

Three New Year's resolutions for PC users

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A new year is upon us, and that can mean only one thing: resolutions. For most folks, these tend to be of the "get in shape" or "quit smoking" variety. But if you're a PCWorld reader, consider adding some PC-specific resolutions to the mix....
Three New Year's resolutions for PC users

How to create a picture password in Windows 8

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Tablet and PC users alike can create a picture password in Windows 8 as a visual way of signing in. Here's how... [Read more]...
How to create a picture password in Windows 8
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