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Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

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Just as smartphones roared past PCs by the end of 2010, the tablet market is powering ahead even while shipments of PCs have begun to waver - which could prove a problem for MicrosoftHere's a graph to worry Microsoft - and hearten Apple and Google. It shows smartphone, PC and...
Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

Review: Remove Empty Directories sweeps the trash out of your Windows OS

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One of the downsides of using Windows is that, as time goes on, a lot of crud builds up in the nooks and crannies, eventually slowing the whole PC down to a crawl. One example of this is the empty folders left behind by things such as uninstalled software...
Review: Remove Empty Directories sweeps the trash out of your Windows OS
Coming Soon: Desktops Hosted On The Cloud, Usable Anywhere

Redbox Instant for Verizon officially launches beta test (exclusive video inside)

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Redbox Instant by Verizon, the Netflix competitor with the name we still can’t quite get used to, officially launched its private beta test Wednesday. The site’s splash page is touting an $8-per-month subscription, which includes four DVD credits redeemable at Redbox kiosks. Android and iOS apps have also popped up...
Redbox Instant for Verizon officially launches beta test (exclusive video inside)
Dell & HP together on a long road to nowhere

Strategy Analytics: 3 million Windows tablets shipped in Q1 2013

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A report from research firm Strategy Analytics claims that three million tablets with a version of Microsoft's Windows OS shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. Read more...    ...
Strategy Analytics: 3 million Windows tablets shipped in Q1 2013

Stolen Laptop Tracking

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Stolen Laptop Tracking

Do we need another Windows OS?

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Microsoft made a case this week for Windows RT. Is it necessary? [Read more]...
Do we need another Windows OS?

Last.fm updates its Windows, Mac and Linux desktop Scrobbler apps with new look and more social features

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Last.fm has rolled out new versions of its desktop apps for Windows, OS X and Linux computers, sporting new features and a snazzy new look. As before, the desktop apps offer easy access to Last.fm’s Pandora-style radio feature and allow users to log (scrobble, in Last.fm parlance) all the songs...
Last.fm updates its Windows, Mac and Linux desktop Scrobbler apps with new look and more social features
Bain Capital Ventures Arrives on Campus

This Is the Year Android Topples Apple in Tablet Market

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Given the steady onslaught of challengers, it was only a matter for time before Apple’s iPad ceded dominance of the market it created. And now it seems that time is nearly up. A new report from IDC claims that tablets running Google’s Android operating system will finally knock the iPad...
This Is the Year Android Topples Apple in Tablet Market
Wrist envy: Can Sundar Pichai and his smartwatch finally give Google hardware cred?
Microsoft’s new Windows 8 logo looks like it was created in MS Paint
Boxee TV now supports DLNA streaming, 3D movie rentals

Microsoft Previews Windows 8 Embedded

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Rounding out its line of recent Windows 8 releases, Microsoft has posted a community technology preview of the next Windows OS for embedded systems, Windows......
Microsoft Previews Windows 8 Embedded

Despite Today’s Announcement, Microsoft Needs Nokia

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Today, Microsoft shattered any speculation that it was about to release its own Windows Phone device. There was a lot of expectation after the previous week’s Surface announcement that the company may have the Windows Phone 8 enter the market dressed in its own hardware. But those rumors have been quashed by...
Despite Today’s Announcement, Microsoft Needs Nokia
VLC 2.0 available now, includes faster decoding and experimental Blu-ray support

Microsoft's $731 million fine could have been higher

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Microsoft may have to pay out a a substantial €561 million (US$731 million) fine over its business practices. But the total bill could have been even higher, according to Europe's antitrust chief. The software giant was hit with the fine by the European Commission for failing to offer a...
Microsoft's $731 million fine could have been higher
XBMC 11.0 'Eden' officially released with AirPlay support and Addon Rollbacks

TweetDeck version 1.5 arrives with columns, lots of columns (video)

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Version 1.5 of TweetDeck has arrived, with a heavy emphasis on ensuring you can navigate those columns easily. The update adds arrow buttons, a horizontal scroll bar and gesture support if your trackpad is similarly enabled. There's also a new action button appended to each tweet, which will give...
TweetDeck version 1.5 arrives with columns, lots of columns (video)

Broadcom to bring 5G WiFi to the masses with entry-level combo chips

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As we've mentioned before, 5G WiFi, aka 802.11ac is a good thing, unless you hate speed and range. After launching its integrated BMC4335 chip on flagship handsets like Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One, Broadcom has announced new 5G WiFi combo chips for lower-end smartphones, PCs, notebooks...
Broadcom to bring 5G WiFi to the masses with entry-level combo chips
LG Prada Phone 3.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update available now in Germany and Italy

IDC projections for PC and laptop sales look extremely weird - again

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IDC published a new report on connected devices this week. It was largely devoid of surprises, but one very strange aspect of IDC’s forecasting immediately popped out: Once again, IDC is projecting PC and laptop growth that is cheerfully out of sync with everything we know is happening in the...
IDC projections for PC and laptop sales look extremely weird - again
Torchlight debuts on Linux along with the rest of the latest Humble Indie Bundle
Why Microsoft is failing with Windows RT (and what it can do about it)

Web Servers In A Can: Now In Stock At Mac App Store

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Web developers using OS X, take note: If you want to create a fully contained server stack in which to build and test your latest ideas on Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, you're just one click away from creating such an environment. Four Different Choices Within the App Store for OS...
Web Servers In A Can: Now In Stock At Mac App Store

Norton Identity Safe locks your passwords in the cloud, spares your failing memory

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Norton's Identity Safe is a free online service that aims to end the curse of forgotten passwords. If you've got a few social networking accounts, then keeping track of all your keys can be tough. This service remembers all of your log-in details and inputs them automatically when you...
Norton Identity Safe locks your passwords in the cloud, spares your failing memory
Chromebook app launcher coming to future releases of Chrome browser

Would you use a cloud-based version of Windows?

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It's been two years since Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS appeared on store shelves. So far, Google's plan--to turn your Web browser into an operating system and websites into desktop-app replacements--does not appear to be catching on But what if instead of accessing just websites, Chromebooks connected to a...
Would you use a cloud-based version of Windows?

Reuters: RIM could open up BlackBerry network to others, Ballmer

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The Q1 earnings news from RIM of layoffs and a delay in its next generation of handsets has unsurprisingly led to some rumors from the usual "people familiar with the situation," according to Reuters. The options reportedly being considered by the board probably also won't shock you, like the...
Reuters: RIM could open up BlackBerry network to others, Ballmer
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