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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

Skype preview starts rolling out to Outlook.com users

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The productivity convergence has begun. Microsoft began rolling out Skype functionality to Outlook.com late Monday after promising the functionality to Outlook users nearly a year ago. A preview version of Skype for Outlook.com is currently available to a select group of users in the United Kingdom. The company plans...
Skype preview starts rolling out to Outlook.com users
Windows 8 on the desktop—an awkward hybrid

Review: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMware Fusion 5

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When Apple switched to Intel processors, Windows switchers as well as Mac users who needed to run the occasional Windows app rejoiced. That's because the chip switch was soon followed by the release of virtualization software that would let those users run Windows as if it were just another...
Review: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMware Fusion 5
Windows 8.1: Microsoft confirms Start button's return and desktop bootup, plus new details
Windows 8 basics: Tips, tricks, and cures

SimCity for Mac pushed back to August

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To put it mildly, the EA Maxis team has learned a few hard lessons about launching only when ready. The company is putting that theory into practice: it's delaying the launch of SimCity for Mac from June 11th to August. The OS X version just isn't "ready for primetime,"...
SimCity for Mac pushed back to August

Here comes Windows 8: What's at stake for Microsoft

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Later this morning, at a launch event in New York City, Microsoft will introduce Windows 8 to the world. Tomorrow Windows 8 will debut in stores. This is the biggest change in Microsoft operating systems since the move from MS-DOS to Windows more than 25 years ago, and the...
Here comes Windows 8: What's at stake for Microsoft

Firefox 12 goes live with quiet updates, WebGL boosts

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Mozilla has posted the finished release of Firefox 12. The browser has a key update each for Mac and Windows users. Windows' update is most conspicuous and doesn't need the user to confirm the update in a User Account Control prompt on Vista or 7. Mac users see a lift,...
Firefox 12 goes live with quiet updates, WebGL boosts

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop Screen Sharing Service Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Real-Time Audio For Windows

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Google just announced that it is taking its Chrome Remote Desktop screen sharing service out of beta. As the name implies, the Chrome Remote Desktop app runs in Chrome and allows you to share your desktop with others or control theirs to see presentations or, as Google notes, become the...
Google's Chrome Remote Desktop Screen Sharing Service Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Real-Time Audio For Windows

Poll: Are you upgrading to Windows 8 before prices rise?

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If you’re thinking about upgrading your existing Windows PC to Microsoft’s Windows 8, time is running out to do it on the cheap. Later this week, Microsoft will raise the price of the Windows 8 upgrade editions, ending the promotional pricing of $39.99 for an online upgrade to Windows 8...
Poll: Are you upgrading to Windows 8 before prices rise?

Windows 7 surpasses 10% market share

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Last month, Windows 7 crossed into double-digit market share numbers. Microsoft disclosed that it sold more than 60 million copies of Windows 7 by the end of 2009, and now we know this very quick growth has continued through the first quarter of 2010. On the whole, between February...
Windows 7 surpasses 10% market share

Adobe confirms zero-day exploit bypasses Adobe Reader sandbox

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A recently found exploit that bypasses the sandbox anti-exploitation protection in Adobe Reader 10 and 11 is highly sophisticated and is probably part of an important cyberespionage operation, the head of the malware analysis team at antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab said. The exploit was discovered Tuesday by researchers from...
Adobe confirms zero-day exploit bypasses Adobe Reader sandbox

How Microsoft solves touch on the desktop

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Here at ExtremeTech we’ve talked fairly extensively about Windows 8, particularly about how the changes coming to the operating system will affect longtime Windows users. This certainly remains a concern, and the Building Windows 8 blog has been keeping us informed with semi-regular, gargantuan epistles, but I’ve still been thinking...
How Microsoft solves touch on the desktop

Free Gauss Detection Tools Offered

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Two security organizations have released online tools that let Windows users check for possible infections by the surveillance malware Gauss....
Free Gauss Detection Tools Offered

Steve Ballmer's Pitch For Windows 8: 'Touch! Touch! Touch!' (MSFT)

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Asked what business customers like about Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system, CEO Steve Ballmer had a simple answer: "Touch! Touch! Touch!" Even with Windows 8's touchscreen-friendly user interface, though, he conceded that business customers are "going to be slow adopters," he said in an interview with LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman...
Steve Ballmer's Pitch For Windows 8: 'Touch! Touch! Touch!' (MSFT)

Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

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Alan Cleaver Hackers penetrated network servers belonging to Opera Software, stole at least one digital certificate, and then used it to distribute malware that incorrectly appeared to be published by the browser maker. The attack was uncovered, halted, and contained on June 19, according to a short advisory that Opera...
Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software

Editing web pages in Windows 7 and accessing old websites with IE10

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Chris has upgraded to Windows 7 and complains that he can no longer edit HTML files in Notepad, while Steve has upgraded to Internet Explorer 10, and his wife can no longer access the old NHS site she needs for her job...I run a big, rather busy website, and need...
Editing web pages in Windows 7 and accessing old websites with IE10
Windows 8 SmartScreen leaves user data exposed, says researcher
By the numbers: Apple's new iMac vs. the Windows 8 all-in-one competition

Windows 8 now up to 4.27% market share, but not at Windows 7′s expense

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As we move closer to the middle of 2013, Windows 8 is still growing its share steadily but slowly, as Windows XP and Vista decline. Last month, Windows 7 managed to regain some share, showing that despite its recent declines, it’s still going to be used for quite some time....
Windows 8 now up to 4.27% market share, but not at Windows 7′s expense

Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

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Computers just aren't selling like they used to, and many critics, analysts, and longtime Windows users point the blame finger at one culprit in particular: Windows 8. Nobody's using Windows 8, they say. It's worse than New Coke, they say. PC shipments are cratering and it's all Windows 8's...
Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

Survey: 42% of PC upgraders plan to buy Mac, iPad instead

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A survey conducted by Avast has found that immediate interest in Windows 8 may be weak, and nearly half of the upgrade-ready respondents are eyeing a Mac or iPad rather than another PC. The survey, which was referenced by USA Today, polled 135,000 Windows users last month ahead of the...
Survey: 42% of PC upgraders plan to buy Mac, iPad instead

Yammer's First Acquisition - oneDrum.com - Will Boost Office Collaboration

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Corporate microblogging and enterprise social networking tool Yammer has taken some of its latest investment funding and made its first acquisition today: a small British software engineering firm called oneDrum. The idea is to extend its features to the desktop, improve collaboration and give Google Docs a bit of a...
Yammer's First Acquisition - oneDrum.com - Will Boost Office Collaboration

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

Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

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Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon...
Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements 11 debuts for Mac, PC

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Adobe late Monday announced the new Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11, the company's consumer-level photo-editing and video-editing programs. The new versions have both been given makeovers in the user interface once again, with modes separated by skill levels (three in PS Elements, two in Premiere Elements) and new...
Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements 11 debuts for Mac, PC

Review: Chocolatey offers easy software installation and updating

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Chocolatey is a free command-line application that tries to make it easier to obtain, install, and update software, especially for developers. Installing a new piece of software is something most Windows users can do easily, but before you can step through the familiar "next-next-next-finish" setup wizard interface, you need...
Review: Chocolatey offers easy software installation and updating

Congratulations to Soluto for winning Techcrunch Disrupt

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When we got to Israel we heard from lots of people that Soluto was a great company and had a great approach to a sizeable market: Windows users. I’m very happy that we got the first video interview of this company in their Tel Aviv, Israel, headquarters and congrats...
Congratulations to Soluto for winning Techcrunch Disrupt

TNW's Daily Dose: Windows 8 on track for October launch, Facebook App Center rolls out further, and more

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Windows 8 will be released to manufacturers next month ahead of a late October launch, Microsoft Office is now on one billion machines worldwide, and Facebook’s App Center rolls out to all English-speaking countries. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday...
TNW's Daily Dose: Windows 8 on track for October launch, Facebook App Center rolls out further, and more
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