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Google makes 4,000 Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots free across the US in September, excludes iOS and Windows Phone

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Boingo is offering consumers free Wi-Fi at more than 4,000 hotspots across America as part of a collaboration with Google Play. However, it looks like iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry users aren’t invited. The hotspots will be available for all Android users, as well as those running OS X or...
Google makes 4,000 Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots free across the US in September, excludes iOS and Windows Phone

Surface Pro Reviews Are Overwhelmingly Negative (MSFT)

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The reviews are in on Microsoft's Surface Pro and the prognosis looks rather negative. The resounding criticism is that its weak performance doesn't line up with its top-notch physical appearance. Heavyweight tech pundit Walt Mossberg still prefers Microsoft's first release, the Surface RT. Business Insider's own Steve Kovach calls it...
Surface Pro Reviews Are Overwhelmingly Negative (MSFT)

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Is Microsoft Screwing Its Hardware Partners? (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Falling In A Down Market    Markets are falling after PMI falls to lowest levels in a year and initial jobless claims miss expectations. Shares of MSFT are opened in the positive...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Is Microsoft Screwing Its Hardware Partners? (MSFT)

The Real Problem With The Windows 8 User Interface - And It Isn't Touch

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I just finished setting up my second Windows 8 computer. The first one, a Lenovo Yoga ultrabook/tablet, has a touchscreen. The second one, a Lenovo desktop tower, is hooked up to a standard Dell flat-panel LCD monitor that I bought a few years ago. While I installing the last piece...
The Real Problem With The Windows 8 User Interface - And It Isn't Touch

If You Buy A Windows Computer After June 2, You're Going To Have To Pay $15 To Get Windows 8 (MSFT)

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If you buy a new PC after June 2, you'll be able to upgrade to Windows 8 for $15, reports Supersite For Windows. That's pretty cheap, but it's not free and Microsoft has historically given away its OS for free to people who buy a new PC a few months...
If You Buy A Windows Computer After June 2, You're Going To Have To Pay $15 To Get Windows 8 (MSFT)

Windows development now more social with Github support

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And some said it would never happen. Github, the popular repository for many open-source code projects, now has a brand-new, first-ever Windows client. That means Windows developers building Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and pre-release Windows 8  applications can now share their work on the popular code bank. The beauty...
Windows development now more social with Github support
HP's Chromebook is the biggest yet -- still sort of useless
How to use your iOS device as your PC's second display

WindowsAndroid goes above and beyond Bluestacks, lets you run Android 4.0 natively on your PC

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WindowsAndroid is a very cool tool from the Beijing-based startup SocketeQ that lets you run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) as a native application on your on Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 machine. The creators tell us they have a deep background in virtualization, operating system, and graphics...
WindowsAndroid goes above and beyond Bluestacks, lets you run Android 4.0 natively on your PC

Sonos' new controller apps now available for kicking out those jams

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Remember those revamped Sonos apps the company teased last week? Now they can be yours whenever you choose to update the software on your OS X or Windows computer. As well as a refreshed user interface, you'll get unified search, drag-and-drop functionality and one-touch party mode -- although it...
Sonos' new controller apps now available for kicking out those jams

Review: Switch lets you shut down any Windows computer remotely, even using Twitter

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You know what's frustrating? When something that's supposed to be really simple turns out to be complicated to the point of impossibility. For example, remotely shutting down a Windows computer: This is not rocket science. In fact, it's something built into Windows, and Microsoft even provides an extra tool...
Review: Switch lets you shut down any Windows computer remotely, even using Twitter

Windows Version of Quicken on the Mac

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Q: The only hesitation I have about switching to the Mac concerns Quicken. I have used that program on Windows for over 20 years. All the reviews on the Mac version are less than favorable. If I install Windows on the Mac, would I still be able to run my...
Windows Version of Quicken on the Mac

Protect All Your Devices

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Malware is everywhere, and just one unprotected device can leave your whole world exposed. Kaspersky ONE secures your Windows computer, Mac, Android tablet, and smartphone with a single license so you can shop, surf and socialize online with confidence....
Protect All Your Devices

Brutal Chart For Microsoft: All The Kids Want iPads, Almost None Want The Surface (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG, AMZN)

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Apple is going to dominate holiday shopping in the U.S., once again, according to the latest data from Nielsen. The first table below shows what kids 6-12 are interested in "buying" in the next 6-12 months. (By "buying" we assume Nielsen means, "getting," unless these are some industrial kids who...
Brutal Chart For Microsoft: All The Kids Want iPads, Almost None Want The Surface (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG, AMZN)

Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don't Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer

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This could be yours, college kids! If you think the products on Kickstarter were terrible, just wait until you see how Microsoft completely ruined (disrupted?) the crowdsourcing paradigm. Introducing Chip In, a program from the computer giant that lets college students amass donations from people that go toward the purchase of...
Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don't Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer

With Younity, access your PC's data from your iPhone or iPad

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Move over iCloud, there's a new app in town. Younity, a personal cloud service, launched a public beta today of its mobile app that enables iPhone and iPad users to  access data seamlessly from Mac OS X or Windows PCs. The premise is fairly simple: Download Younity on your...
With Younity, access your PC's data from your iPhone or iPad

How To Play AVI Files with Subtitles On The PlayStation 3

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If you ever tried, you’ll know it’s not too easy to watch a subtitled movie on your PlayStation 3. For starters, the PlayStation fails to recognize most video files with embedded subtitle streams. Installing a subtitle ‘interpreter’, like we’re able to on a regular computer, holds no avail either....
How To Play AVI Files with Subtitles On The PlayStation 3
Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix is the laptop/tablet hybrid you want, but it's too damn expensive

Create Your Own App Collection Installer With FreeApp

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FreeApp is an online service that offers a simple concept. Pick all your favorite applications from the list of offered apps to create a custom installer that will install all those applications on the target system once executed. The idea is not new as there are other services like Ninite...
Create Your Own App Collection Installer With FreeApp

'Air Display' to Let You Use the New iPad as a HiDPI 'Retina' Display for Your Mac

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Avatron, the makers of the popular Air Display app for iOS, revealed today that they will be updating their utility to fully support the 3rd Generation iPad. Air Display allows you to use your iPad (or iPhone/iPod Touch) as an extra display for your Mac or Windows computer. This old...
'Air Display' to Let You Use the New iPad as a HiDPI 'Retina' Display for Your Mac
CHART OF THE DAY: Will Microsoft Lose The Next Generation Of Computer-Buyers?

Insert Coin: Playsurface open-source multitouch computing table

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. A Microsoft Surface in every office? Yeah, fat chance. At $8,000,...
Insert Coin: Playsurface open-source multitouch computing table

Is Windows Phone 8 the secret to greater Windows success?

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Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have more than just a numeral in common. Take one look at the two operating systems, and you can tell that Microsoft wants to unify Windows Phone devices, Windows 8 tablets and PCs, and its Xbox game console. If looks aren't proof enough,...
Is Windows Phone 8 the secret to greater Windows success?

Still don't believe Google Chrome is a platform? This video will change your mind.

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Is Chrome your browser of choice? For many around the globe — 39.1 percent as of April, according to StatCounter — it is, which gives Google quite a computing mandate. I’ve been watching Google’s Chrome strategy unfold for some time now. Chrome isn’t just a browser for the company, it’s...
Still don't believe Google Chrome is a platform? This video will change your mind.
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Security team finds malware that hijacks USB smart cards

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A team of researchers have created a proof-of-concept piece of malware that can give attackers control of USB smart card readers attached to an infected Windows computer over the Internet. The malware installs a special driver on the infected computer which allows for the USB devices connected to it...
Security team finds malware that hijacks USB smart cards

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Moving From PC to Mac

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Moving data from a Windows computer to a new Mac is easier than it used to be, thanks to a helping hand from Apple....
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Moving From PC to Mac

How Flame has changed everything for online security firms

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The Flame virus went undetected for two years by every online security firm. Now they need to find a new way to protect the world's PCs from malwareHere's a question: if you connect an unprotected Windows computer to the internet, how long will it take before it is infected by...
How Flame has changed everything for online security firms

iPad or Touchscreen Laptop Computer?

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iPad or Touchscreen Laptop Computer? is a post from Chris PirilloSo asks Andrés Pizá:After following your “coverage” of the iPad launch with the pass of the hours during your extensive review, a slight idea came to my mind: buying an iPad. I haven’t tried any Apple device enough to self-declare...
iPad or Touchscreen Laptop Computer?

After finding Chinese malware, AlienVault gets $8M round

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AlienVault, developer of open source security software, announced an $8 million second round of funding after recently identifying Chinese Malware infecting the Department of Defense. The round comes from Trident Capital, which was most interested in AlienVault’s SIEM (security information and event management) software. SIEM is, in essence, what watches...
After finding Chinese malware, AlienVault gets $8M round
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