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Windows 8 Release Preview out today

Windows 8 Release Preview out today

Despite reports that the Windows 8 release preview wouldn’t be announced for another few weeks, Microsoft accidentally let slip a blog post earlier today that announced an earlier release date for the preview. That “accidental” blog post claimed that the Windows 8 Release Preview would be released June 1 (tomorrow), but earlier this afternoon, the Windows 8 Release Preview was uploaded on

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Chrome desktop computer from Samsung – will the PC be as fast as the browser?

Chrome desktop computer from Samsung – will the PC be as fast as the browser?

Just after Chrome became the most widely used browser in the world last week, Samsung has announced that it is working on a special Chrome desktop computer. How can you make a desktop computer around an internet browser, you ask? Here’s how: basically, the Samsung Series 3 Chromebox doesn’t have an operating system installed on it. Instead, the operating system is hosted in a remote cloud s

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‘Flame’ most complex virus ever created

‘Flame’ most complex virus ever created

If you haven’t heard about the Flame virus, then you might be hearing a lot about it soon. Despite having infected only a few thousand PCs (many of them in the Middle East), the ‘Flame’ virus is being heralded as the world’s most complex piece of malware. It’s so complex, in fact, that the United Nations is urging PC security firms around the world to cooperate in order to find a solutio

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Dell’s biggest, fastest all-in-one computer ever

Dell’s biggest, fastest all-in-one computer ever

Fans of Dell’s all-in-one desktops have a new PC to drool over. Today, Dell announced that they have created an all-in-one (AIO) computer that features a massive 27 inch screen and some impressive architecture inside. Just how good is the new Dell XPS One 27? Well, it’s got an astonishing 2560x1440 resolution (called Wide Quad HD). It’s also got Intel Core i5 and Core i7 options (with an

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Want a fast PC but don’t want to pay for expensive hardware?

Want a fast PC but don’t want to pay for expensive hardware?

If you like playing video games but don’t like paying thousands of dollars for higher end video cards, CPUs, and other components required to play the latest games, then Nvidia has a solution for you. Using the power of cloud computing, Nividia plans to release a service called the GeForce Grid, which basically allows gamers to access the processing power of computers in a remote location while

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22 inch Android tablets now available

22 inch Android tablets now available

The tablet PC market is exploding with growth, and it seems like every company is trying to get a piece of the action. Today, electronics manufacturer ViewSonic announced plans for a massive 22-inch Android powered tablet. Once released, the ViewSonic 22-inch tablet will be the largest in the industry. It’s being advertised as a “smart business tablet monitor” – whatever that means. How

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What’s the difference between malware removal tools and antivirus programs?

What’s the difference between malware removal tools and antivirus programs?

If you’ve been researching the features in PC Cleaner Pro, then you may have noticed that it offers malware removal for your PC. But what does this mean? And how is it different than a typical antivirus program? Let’s find out. Effectiveness In general, antivirus programs and malware removal tools are just as effective at removing malware from your computer. However, programs that focus

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Software piracy in China declined in 2011

Software piracy in China declined in 2011

Good news for anybody in the software industry: piracy in one of the world’s leading illegal software markets has gone down this year. Traditionally, the piracy rate in China (measured by the number of illegal programs installed as a percentage of legal programs) is above 40%. In 2011, that figure went down by 3 percentage points to 38%. While it’s easy to see this as an isolated developmen

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Use PayPal? Get ready to speed up your life with a new smartphone app

Use PayPal? Get ready to speed up your life with a new smartphone app

Despite its status as “the world’s most loved way to get paid”, PayPal certainly has some disadvantages. Its high fees and brutal exchange rates are enough to rattle any one’s cage. However, apparently those fees have gone towards a semi-worthy cause. Today, PayPal announced plans to expand its mobile payment system to include a few new retail stores. This follows off of last year’s n

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How to prevent identity theft on the internet

How to prevent identity theft on the internet

Many internet users have been victims of identity theft. In fact, it’s one of the most common online crimes in the world. Thousands of people have their identities stolen every day, and many of them may not even realize this until years later. So what can you do to protect yourself from identity theft? Well, the best thing to do is to wipe out any tracking software from your computer. You

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