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  • CyberLink Media Suite 12 Ultimate: A great value-for-money bundle [Review]

    31 July 2014, 2:12 pm by: Mike Williams

    After almost 20 years developing multimedia software, it’s no surprise that CyberLink has some impressive products. But they can seem expensive. PowerDVD is definitely a versatile and feature-packed media player, but if you’re used to freeware then its…
  • Windows Phone is like OS X a decade ago -- gaining respect, finally

    31 July 2014, 1:34 pm by: Joe Wilcox

    Four years ago, I asserted: "Windows Phone 7 series is a lost cause", and it was. But you gotta give Microsoft credit for persistence. Today the foundation is solid, and app developers are finally starting to notice, like they did in 2004 with Apple's flagship…
  • Endpoint management is very much alive

    31 July 2014, 1:06 pm by: Ashley Leonard

    There are plenty of IT managers who would argue that device management -- for PC, laptop and tablet fleets -- has long gone the way of the Dodo. In fact, Info-Tech analyst Mike Bassista agrees, recently suggesting that "organizations should treat IT as…
  • How to overcome the main challenges faced by IT departments

    31 July 2014, 12:34 pm by: Sabelline Chicot

    IT departments always used to be the butt of jokes. Perhaps this was because being nerdy and geeky wasn't hip and cool until social media took the world by storm and made multimillionaires out of self-confessed geeks like Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and…
  • Logitech TogetherWeGame will make you a game developer -- no skills needed

    31 July 2014, 12:27 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    Growing up as a computer nerd, I remember thinking that I would learn how to program, so I could develop my own video games. I think this is a dream that many nerds share. I remember that my dad bought me a huge book on programming and after about 5 pages, I…
  • Google Chrome 64-bit Beta arrives, edges closer to final Windows release

    31 July 2014, 7:25 am by: Nick Peers

    Google has moved its dedicated 64-bit Windows build of Chrome one step closer to its final release with the launch of Google Chrome 37.0 Beta (64-bit). The new release requires Windows 7 64-bit or later to run. The new build, which is also available in 64-bit…
  • J butterfly joins HTC's premium Android lineup

    31 July 2014, 6:59 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Today, HTC introduces a new smartphone in its premium Android lineup. Called J butterfly, the device features similar specs to the One (M8) flagship, but without making use of the latter's 4 MP UltraPixel main camera, employing a 13 MP unit instead. Pixel…
  • XP is still used in 53 percent of businesses

    31 July 2014, 6:39 am by: Ian Barker

    It's around three months since Microsoft pulled the plug on support for XP, yet according to a survey carried out by Adaptiva at May's TechEd North America, 53 percent of respondents are still running the old OS in their organizations. Just under half (43…
  • It is game over for Windows Phone

    31 July 2014, 6:09 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Microsoft, it is time to reconsider your Windows Phone plans. The tiled smartphone operating system's market share came in at a tiny 2.7 percent in Q2 2014, dropping from the 3.8 percent it claimed in the same period of last year. As a result, Windows Phone…
  • Google Glass: The pinnacle of wearable technology? [Review]

    31 July 2014, 5:09 am by: Alysia Judge

    Begin a sentence with the phrase "most anticipated gadget ever" and tradition dictates the words "Google" and "Glass" must follow shortly after. Unceremoniously launched into public consciousness from a plane hovering over Google I/O, Google Glass has been one…
  • Big data is transforming every industry, from health and education, to farming and energy

    31 July 2014, 4:56 am by: Gil Allouche

    Big data is already making a big impact all over the world. Large corporations, world organizations, and governments have hopped aboard the big data bandwagon, hoping to utilize new sources of data to improve operations and increase productivity among many…
  • Canonical joins forces with Nokia HERE for A-GPS on Ubuntu Linux distribution

    30 July 2014, 9:18 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    We all know Google is the darling of the mapping world. If you are going on a trip, the search-giant's navigation solutions are arguably the best. However, it is dangerous to allow one company to essentially own an entire aspect of technology. Luckily, there…
  • How to access Windows 8.x emoji on a desktop PC

    30 July 2014, 3:06 pm by: Wayne Williams

    The touch screen keyboard available on Windows 8.x tablets -- like Microsoft Surface, for example -- gives you access to a wealth of emoji you can use in chats, emails, comments and so on. As well as the usual smileys, there are hand signs, hearts, cartoon…
  • BitTorrent releases Bleep for Windows, a closed Alpha chat client

    30 July 2014, 2:31 pm by: Alan Buckingham

    Recent revelations, courtesy of Edward Snowden, have given insight into just how much citizens need to worry about NSA activity, and it was an alarmingly large amount. BitTorrent has been working to mitigate these issues, at least as best as possible, with a…
  • Logitech reveals the world's fastest gaming mouse -- G402 Hyperion Fury

    30 July 2014, 12:59 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    PC gaming is a really awesome pastime. While some people prefer console gaming, it is strictly a matter of preference. I like both, but I particularly like the gamification of PC gaming hardware. In other words, the actual building of the gaming PC and buying…
  • Why I'm still right about the BlackBerry Passport (and other things)

    30 July 2014, 12:41 pm by: Randall C. Kennedy

    What a firestorm! I sort of knew going in that my previous entry, "Do NOT buy a BlackBerry Passport until you read this", would evoke a heated response from the BB faithful. However, I never imagined there were still so many dedicated BlackBerry fans out…
  • Jitterbit connects SAP to the cloud

    30 July 2014, 9:11 am by: Ian Barker

    SAP is the world's most popular ERP (enterprise resource planning) system, but a recent survey by HCL Technologies shows that integration with their existing solutions was the biggest obstacle to 45 percent of SAP users when implementing cloud technologies.…
  • Smartphone market sees stiffer competition

    30 July 2014, 7:47 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    The competition is heating up in the smartphone space, as, in Q3 2014, a dozen vendors have what it takes to shake up the top five smartphone makers list, according to a new report from research firm IDC. Judging by the standing from Q2 2014, the likely…
  • SUPERAntiSpyware 6 reveals new System Investigator

    30 July 2014, 6:33 am by: Mike Williams

    Support.com has updated its popular malware hunter SUPERAntiSpyware to version 6.0. The major new feature is System Investigator, a tool which highlights files of interest in the most common infection points: startup programs, browser extensions, installed…
  • Internet of Things devices open up new avenues for hackers

    30 July 2014, 6:30 am by: Ian Barker

    We're constantly being told that the internet of things is set to revolutionize the world we live in. Gartner has predicted that it will have around 26 billion units by 2020, but with this rapid growth comes added risk. A new study from HP shows that 70…

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