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Keeping Your Computer Healthy

By / December 2, 2009

Your car, microwave, washing machine…everything runs down over time. So does your personal computer. Why most of us do not realize this is because technology moves so fast that we tend to upgrade before the computer shows any serious telltale signs of problems. But with the economy going down the drain, most users cannot afford… Read more

HP Jump Starting Compaq Brand with Ultra-Cheap Machines

By / November 27, 2009

Hewlett-Packard bought over Compaq in 2002, but never promoted it in any way except as a secondary brand. Choosing to keep it alive mainly in Asia where the brand is very popular, HP, more or less, ignored the brand. But that train of thought has now changed. HP now aims to position Compaq not just… Read more

MSN Direct to shut down in 2012

By / November 26, 2009

It is official, Microsoft has announced that the MSN Direct service will be shut down in 2012. The announcement was made via the MSN Direct Support blog which revealed that the service would come to an end on January 1, 2012. So what happens to the subscriptions? If you have paid for beyond 2012, a… Read more

Want Windows 7 for 30 bucks? Go to college

By / November 21, 2009

Sounds too good to be true, but you can legally get an upgrade copy of Windows 7 Home Premium for $29.99. So why is Microsoft being so generous and dropping the price from an almighty $119.99? Well the catch is that it is not for everyone; you have to be a student, specifically, a college… Read more

Apple approaches TV networks on $30 subscription model

By / November 13, 2009

According to multiple anonymous sources, Apple executives are trying to create some interest from the big broadcast and TV networks for a $30 a month all-you-can-watch buffet of TV programs on iTunes. The rumors put the launch of the service at some point early next year. However, that particular date is in doubt as not… Read more

Movies on USB flash drives arrive

By / November 13, 2009

It was only a matter of time before it happened, and so Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has the honor of being the first movie on a USB thumb drive. The product is the result of the deal between Paramount Digital Entertainment and Kingston Digital. “This unique agreement enables PDE to make available its entertainment… Read more

TwitterPeek: A $99 handheld for Twitter, and only Twitter

By / November 8, 2009

From the makers of the Peek email only handheld device comes the TwitterPeek, a device that lets you keep tabs on the Twitterverse while on the move. On sale now at Amazon, the mobile device is priced at $99. Features of TwitterPeek include battery life of about 3 – 4 days, a QWERTY keyboard and… Read more

A review of Apple's Magic Mouse

By / November 8, 2009

Apple attempts to reinvent the mouse with its new Magic Mouse, which offers multi touch gestures and scrolling. However, with the magic mouse you lose a few useful features from Apple’s older mouse. The Magic Mouse is a wireless, Bluetooth mouse that is powered by batteries. It is easy to setup and configure and brings… Read more

Firefox surpasses IE6 in browser share

By / October 29, 2009

It has been a long time coming but Firefox has finally surpassed Internet Explorer 6 in market share. Standards advocates and designers have been trying for years to have IE6 removed, but somehow, due to those who just use the browser that comes with windows and choose never to update, it just has not died…. Read more

Make your Firefox more like Google Chrome with Pin Tabs

By / October 28, 2009

One of the best features or visual components of the Google Chrome browser are its tabs. Called pin tabs, they are compact tabs that are not very wide, barely the width of a favicon and allow the user to have a lot more tabs open compared to the standard fare in other browsers like Firefox…. Read more

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