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Why Windows 7 Based Tablets are Always Treated Harshly at First

March 17, 2012

Oftentimes, when people see a new Windows 7 tablet, the initial reaction to the product is almost always negative, regardless of the impressive overall points of the product. Why do we seem to look down too much on Windows 7 when it starts appearing on tablets? Why such discrimination? Aside from the natural abhorrence of […]

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Trend Micro vs Kaspersky – Which One Is Better?

February 13, 2012

Choosing between two leading antivirus software can be difficult as the market is highly competitive. Kaspersky and Trend Micro have been the leaders in fighting against cyber criminals. If your computer runs on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, then go for Kaspersky because it is mainly designed for it. Business customers can go for […]

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How Facebook Demonstrates the Power of Windows 8

October 10, 2011

Windows 8 is not just another Windows operating system. This might be the reason why they have called it the Re-Creation of Windows. There are many users who have avoided Windows upgrades in the past. There are still many people who are using Windows 2000, for example. The new Windows 8 download, we are going […]

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Why Cloud Computing Is Safer Than Anything Else: Welcome Windows 8

October 6, 2011

Windows 8 is a huge change in the way we will use our computers compared to the past. We were introduced to personal computing by Windows many years ago. The idea was that we would use our computer and application, and we would save our information on our computers. The internet meant we could now […]

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Can the Federal Government Save Some Money by Switching to the Cloud?

September 6, 2011

The Federal government of the United States currently spends about $80 billion annually on the information technology that backs up its innumerable agencies and projects. When President Obama entered office more than two years ago, he created a new federal overseer position for the sole purpose of trying to streamline government communications technology. This new […]

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Microsoft warns against using Gmail from Google

August 1, 2011

In a weird advertisement from Microsoft (for their new Office 365), they warn users against using Google’s free e-mail solution, Gmail. Probably all Gmail users have noticed ads when you’re using the free web-based version of Gmail, but not all might know that the ads are actually based on the content of your e-mails. Google […]

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5 Leaks on the New Windows 8 Smartphone Operating System Improvements

July 3, 2011

The Windows 8 promises some great improvements for those who love to use their smartphone. The new operating system will allow us to have the same operating system on our tablet, laptop and smartphone. This will be the first time we have had this as a reality. The closest thing to this has been Apple’s […]

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Which one is the best adblocker for Google Chrome?

June 13, 2011

All advertisements on every website can easily be disabled in Google Chrome with the help of adblock-extensions that are available for free in the Chrome Webstore. But which one of them is the most efficient in blocking ads on our favorite websites like Facebook and Youtube? The Google Chrome browser is becoming increasingly popular and […]

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Flash no longer included on Macs per default

October 27, 2010

The new MacBook Air from Apple comes without Flash pre-installed, something which Mac’s have had for a long time. But as you might know, Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash and Flash is not even possible on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Apple is now doing the same as Microsoft by […]

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HTC Desire HD vs HTC Mozart – Froyo vs WP7

October 5, 2010

High Tech Computer Corp, commonly known as HTC, is one of the top smartphone brands in the world. Even the iconic Nexus One had been developed by this company, for Google. Both Google and HTC have shared a very steady relationship since the birth of the Android platform. The HTC Dream, was in fact the […]

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Video: Microsoft Created Real-Life ‘Nigeria Scam Letters’ – Teaches New Yorkers A Lesson

August 11, 2010

We continue to see videos like the one below, popping up every now and then and sometimes also as part of certain promotions, but there’s a reason for it – people continue to be stupid when it comes to giving up personal information that should have been kept personal, at all times. In the video […]

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Facebook Doubles Size of Data Center in Oregon

August 5, 2010

Facebook first told us about their plans for building a data center in Oregon back in January this year, a data center more than 13,000 square meters big. They have now decided to add another 14,000 square meters to it, according to IDG News Service. First part of the construction is scheduled to be finished […]

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Internet Explorer Gains Market Share – Firefox Lose

August 2, 2010

New data from Net Applications, who’s in the business of analysis Internet-related stuff, shows that Internet Explorer for the second month in a row has been able to increase its market share, after having been on the decline for several months. In July, Microsoft Internet Explorer accounted for 60.74% of all browsers, up 0.44% compared […]

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Microsoft Giving Free Windows Phone 7 To Its Employees

July 26, 2010

Just like Google and Apple did, Microsoft has (apparently) also decided to give away free Windows Phone 7 phones to their employees, says Gizmodo based on an e-mail they’ve gotten their hands on. Out of the major US-based cellphone providers, only Palm (now owned by HP) didn’t give a free phone to their employees. Microsoft […]

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H.264 Already Won vs Flash – Microsoft Picks H.264 for Internet Explorer 9

May 14, 2010

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past, oh I don’t know, few months, you would already know that there’s quite a battle going on between Apple and Adobe over the use of Flash on iPhone and iPad. Few weeks ago, Apple posted a letter on their site called “Thoughts on Flash” by […]

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First Windows Phone 7 Ad (+ Fun Bonus Video)

March 22, 2010

I don’t watch that many Microsoft TV ads. Maybe because they’re mostly shown in the US or UK? I rarely see them where I watch TV, but every now and then, Microsoft release an ad that’s so bad it’s a must-see. Like the one with Microsoft Songsmith. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can […]

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Microsoft Phone 7 Copies Apple – No Copy/Paste, No Multitasking & No Flash

March 19, 2010

Most advanced Mac users are used to seeing Microsoft copying many of the thinks that comes out of Apple in Cupertino (like Mac OS X Leopard and Windows Vista, as shown in this video by David Pogue). Well, it’s no surprise that Microsoft probably is a bit jealous of Apple’s success with iPhone, so they’ve […]

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Steve Ballmer Compliments Apple On The iPhone !!!

March 9, 2010

This is almost breaking news, because when Apple announced the iPhone, Steve Ballmer laughed at it. Now, a different choice of words are coming out of Steve Ballmer’s mouth, about the iPhone, when he said at a speech at the University of Washington: “Apple’s done a very nice job that allows people to monetize and […]

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Friday Flick Find: Steve Jobs’ Meanest Jokes About Microsoft

February 26, 2010

Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, turned 55 yesterday. Happy Birthday, Steve! I hope you didn’t get a Magic Mouse though 🙂 Because of Steve’s birthday this week, I want to dedicate this Friday Flick Find to him. Well, to his “jokes”, that is. I doubt we will see much of this in the future, unless Microsoft […]

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What Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Think Of Each Other

February 11, 2010

Bill Gates was impressed by the iPhone when Apple first announced it but he’s not quite as impressed by the iPad. When asked, he said it’s not like he thought “Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough”. He thinks the iPad is a nice reader, but nothing he looks at and wished Microsoft would […]

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Windows 7 Resulted In More Satisfied Users Than Snow Leopard

February 5, 2010

Both Microsoft and Apple released their newest operating systems in 2009 and according to a British opinion survey by YouGov, Microsoft’s operating system was the software users were most satisfied with. YouGov followed the “satisfaction rating” for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for the past 6 months. A group of users […]

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Internet Explorer Turns Your PC Into A Public File Server

January 30, 2010

In the beginning of February, the Black Hat Technical Security Conference is held in the US, where Jorge Luis Alvarez Medina will be speaking on a topic that might interest you, it will certainly interest Microsoft. The topic is “Internet Explorer turns your personal computer into a public file server”. In this presentation we will […]

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Windows 3.1 In Your Browser? Try It Out!

January 25, 2010

Nostalgia? Why not take good ol’ Windows 3.1 for a spin in your browser. Michaelv.org has a decent version of Windows 3.1 running and it requires nothing else than your modern-day web browser to use it. Windows 3.1 was first released in October 1992 and later replaced with Windows 3.11 in 1993. A few years […]

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Germany Warns Against MS Internet Explorer

January 18, 2010

After Microsoft admitted it’s Internet Explorer was the weak link in the recent attack on Google’s systems, Germany has responded by warning web users to use an alternative browser than Internet Explorer. Even though spokesman Thomas Baumsgaertner, Microsoft Germany, said that the attacks were by “highly motivated people with a very specific agenda” and that […]

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