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Free ebook teaches IT pros the Windows 8 basics

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If you handle the IT chores for your business, you've no doubt heard by now that Windows 8 is a little, um, different. For example, there's no Start button. The traditional desktop has been supplanted by a tile-heavy, tablet-style interface. And what's this whole Charms bar thing? Even IT...
Free ebook teaches IT pros the Windows 8 basics

MATE 1.4: The GNOME 2 Desktop Clone Gets a Key Update

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Now available for numerous Linux distributions, this traditional desktop environment just gained several new features....
MATE 1.4: The GNOME 2 Desktop Clone Gets a Key Update

Google adds Chrome OS app launcher to Windows taskbar

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Google is invading the traditional desktop with a new feature for Chrome that lets you launch Web apps and Chrome standalone apps directly from the Windows taskbar without starting your browser. The new app launcher is ported from Google's browser-in-a-box operating system, Chrome OS, and puts all your Chrome...
Google adds Chrome OS app launcher to Windows taskbar

BII REPORT: Here's How Microsoft Is Trying To Win Mobile In The Enterprise

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No other company has been hurt more by the rise of new devices in the enterprise than Microsoft. The iPad is a particular threat, as it could replace a significant number of Windows PC sales, and could loosen the company's hold on other enterprise business software. A recent report from BI Intelligence explains how this...
BII REPORT: Here's How Microsoft Is Trying To Win Mobile In The Enterprise
Surface tablets will have ‘little impact’ this year, ABI says

Make No Mistake, We're Seeing The Death Throes Of Google's Chromebook (GOOG)

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If at first you don't succeed, release another Chromebook.  That seems to be Google's thinking with today's announcement that it will start selling a new laptop powered by its Chrome operating system for just $249. Chromebooks have been around for more than a year now, but still haven't seen much...
Make No Mistake, We're Seeing The Death Throes Of Google's Chromebook (GOOG)

Zillow revenue rises 75% as mobile usage keeps surging

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Zillow this afternoon posted revenue of $27.8 million for the second quarter, an increase of 75 percent from the same quarter a year ago. The real estate information and services company’s average monthly user base grew to 33.5 million, up 61 percent from the previous year. Profits fell to $1.3...
Zillow revenue rises 75% as mobile usage keeps surging

HP's Windows 8 tablet has a fatal flaw

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HP's upcoming ElitePad 900 tablet seems like a solid option for Windows 8 business users, until you read the fine print. HP's ElitePad 900 The ElitePad 900's 10-inch screen has a resolution of 1280 by 800. Most Windows 8 tablets we've seen so far have a higher resolution than...
HP's Windows 8 tablet has a fatal flaw

How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows

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What is a “personal computer” in 2012? Do tablets count? Most of the major technology research firms say no. As reflected in the chart above, they count PCs and tablets separately when reporting their data. “Media tablets” such as the iPad and Kindle Fire are separate from traditional desktop and...
How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows

Yahoo exec: We'd be crazy not to make a Google Glass app

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Yahoo is showing today a renewed focus on design for mobile devices. And when the Yahoo team talks about mobile devices, they’re not just referring to the tablets and smartphones you’re using today. They’re also talking about the smartwatches, visors, and God knows what else you’ll be using next...
Yahoo exec: We'd be crazy not to make a Google Glass app

Hassle-Free Photo Books in One Couch Sitting

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Though digital photos give us the instant gratification we crave, they’re all-too fleeting, quickly forgotten after they’re posted or left buried on phones, memory cards and desktop programs. For this reason, physical photo books are big crowd pleasers. But they can take days or weeks to finish. I speak...
Hassle-Free Photo Books in One Couch Sitting

Mobile App Marketplace: $17.5 Billion by 2012

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According to a study commissioned by mobile application store operator GetJar, the mobile application market will reach $17.5 billion by 2012. By then, the number of mobile application downloads will have also grown to nearly 50 billion from just over 7 billion in 2009. Although those numbers may seem high,...
Mobile App Marketplace: $17.5 Billion by 2012

Google Releases Details On How You Convert a Website into an Installable Web App

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Last week at Google I/O, Google announced the Chrome Web Store, an upcoming “online” store for web apps built into Chrome.  There are a lot of questions about how this would actually work and whether or not, good or bad, the web store would be exclusive to Chrome.  The web...
Google Releases Details On How You Convert a Website into an Installable Web App

Windows chief's comments hint at a desktop resurgence in Windows Blue

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Don't give up hope just yet, all ye desktop faithful. While news of 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold may make Microsoft seem less likely to implement any backward-looking changes into its divisive new operating system, comments from Windows honcho Tami Reller in a series of interviews hint at...
Windows chief's comments hint at a desktop resurgence in Windows Blue

Microsoft's Purported Windows RT Firefox Ban: A Quick Explainer

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Mozilla is complaining that Internet Explorer will be the only browser on Windows RT allowed to run in the traditional desktop environment. Here's what that means....
Microsoft's Purported Windows RT Firefox Ban: A Quick Explainer
First look at Chrome in the Windows 8 Metro environment

Intel's new mobile lineup: Desktop performance in portable packaging

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Intel unleashed its fourth-generation Core processors today, and the focus is overwhelmingly on mobile chips. The chip giant revealed information on ten new mobile processors, and the lineup (code-named Haswell) emphasizes processing performance, power-efficiency and integrated graphics--precisely because the traditional desktop PC is dying, and Intel's future is tied...
Intel's new mobile lineup: Desktop performance in portable packaging

Report: Microsoft update will give Windows 8 users option to boot directly to desktop

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As concessions from Microsoft go, this one would be pretty significant, even if it is symbolic. The upcoming “Windows Blue” update for Windows 8 will give users the option to boot their machines directly to the desktop, skipping the new Start screen, according to a report this morning from The...
Report: Microsoft update will give Windows 8 users option to boot directly to desktop

Google Confirms It’s Working on Chrome for Windows 8

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Google says it’s working on a version of Chrome that will run in the Metro environment of Windows 8. The news follows the revelation that Mozilla is building Firefox for Metro as well. A Google spokesperson told Mashable that the new version of Chrome would be based on the...
Google Confirms It’s Working on Chrome for Windows 8

Intel to wind down desktop circuit board business

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The chipmaker says it will leave the traditional desktop PC circuit board business. As a result, the venerable tower PC will likely begin to fade. [Read more]...
Intel to wind down desktop circuit board business
Mozilla moving forward with Metro-style Firefox for Windows 8

Boot up: iPads are PCs (Microsoft says), patent trolls unmasked, Denmark's snoopers, and more

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Plus HTC v Samsung's displays, Turkey throttling social web?, Twitter moves, and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe future is killer devices connected to amazing cloud services >> The Official Microsoft BlogFrank X Shaw, head of Microsoft PR, was...
Boot up: iPads are PCs (Microsoft says), patent trolls unmasked, Denmark's snoopers, and more

Google bends on Chrome OS, adds taskbar and windows

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Google's latest developer channel release for Chrome OS has revealed pressure to bring it back to more of a traditional desktop. A new window manager, Aura, now gives it a Windows-like taskbar ("shelf") and multiple windows, much like the conventional operating system it was hoping to avoid. A button on...
Google bends on Chrome OS, adds taskbar and windows
Can accessory makers improve Windows 8 on desktops and laptops?

The Windows 8 UI: How do interface and usability experts rate all the changes?

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When Windows 8 debuts on October 26, users will be confronted with the most radical changes to the look and feel of Windows in nearly 20 years. The traditional desktop has been relegated to second-class status, hidden beneath Windows 8's new touch-centric Start screen. And that's just the first...
The Windows 8 UI: How do interface and usability experts rate all the changes?

Here’s What “Post-PC” Looks Like: Over Half Of Info Workers Use 3 Or More Devices At Work

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We’re on post-PC watch here lately, tracking the many warning signs that we’ve crossed the imaginary line separating PC’s heyday from that of a new landscape scattered with multiple mobile devices; it’s a place where the traditional desktop and laptop computer is seeing decreasing importance. That’s why this new Forrester...
Here’s What “Post-PC” Looks Like: Over Half Of Info Workers Use 3 Or More Devices At Work

Customer satisfaction with Microsoft software declines slightly after Windows 8 launch

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New data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index shows satisfaction with Microsoft software declining slightly this year, falling 1.3 points to a score of 74 on a scale of 100. The result follows the release of Windows 8 last fall, with a new interface that creates a learning curve for...
Customer satisfaction with Microsoft software declines slightly after Windows 8 launch

Guest Post: major growth ahead for mobile advertising in China, but fragmentation looms

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Editor’s Note: Mingge Ma is the Head of Advertising of CocoaChina. Prior to CocoaChina, Ma led the development of ad delivery and targeting systems at Yoyi, a major Chinese online advertising firm. Ma also held a senior technical position at Youku, responsible for their video transcoding and advertising systems. With the...
Guest Post: major growth ahead for mobile advertising in China, but fragmentation looms

A New View on Windows

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Q: In Windows 8, what is the relationship between desktop mode and the start-screen mode with the new user interface? I find it confusing that, when opening a picture, it goes to the picture app in the start screen instead of opening in the regular Windows photo viewer. The same...
A New View on Windows

Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)

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Windows 8 will probably not be a  killer success right out of the gate. But that doesn't really doesn't matter. This week two more stories circulated that made people cry out "Windows 8 is doomed and Microsoft is doomed with it!" Intel CEO Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that...
Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)
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