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Microsoft apologizes, fixes embarrassing Skype bug

Microsoft apologizes, fixes embarrassing Skype bug

Have you ever sent an IM to someone and then immediately checked to see if you sent it to the right person? In most cases, your IM will get to its intended recipient. However, a recent Skype bug may have caused certain Skype IMs to be sent to a random recipient. Obviously, bugs like this have the potential to be embarrassing and even devastating. Whether you’re communicating with your employe

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Next version of Microsoft Office will not support Windows XP and Windows Vista

Next version of Microsoft Office will not support Windows XP and Windows Vista

If you’re one of many people who still use Windows XP, then don’t expect to use Microsoft’s new Office 2013, which is set to come out later this year. Microsoft recently announced that the flashy features in the next version of Office would only be available to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Of course, that also means that the small percentage of people who still use Windows Vista will

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Summer is here! Speed up your PC by cooling it down

Summer is here! Speed up your PC by cooling it down

It’s the middle of July. For most regions of the northern hemisphere, that means high temperatures, heat waves, and air conditioning. Unfortunately, it also means overheating computers. If you want to speed up your PC this summer, then one of the first things you should do is cool it down. A hot PC can lead to all sorts of performance problems, and in some cases, it can even lead to long term

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PC security breach at Nvidia forums forces them to shut down

PC security breach at Nvidia forums forces them to shut down

Certain sections of the Nvidia forums were shut down today after a serious password leak exposed user data. Specifically, the ‘General’ and ‘Developer’ sections of Nvidia’s forums were closed after “unauthorized third parties” were able to gain access to sensitive user data. What did these so-called “unauthorized third parties” manage to steal? According to Nvidia, the hackers

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Going into war and need a rugged tablet? Check out the T7Q

Going into war and need a rugged tablet? Check out the T7Q

At the Speed Up My PC blog, we love tablets. They’re fast, easy to use, and feature all sorts of fun and cool apps. However, tablets have one problem: they’re not bulletproof. That’s why GammaTech launched a new tablet called the T7Q. Designed for people who need tablets in rough situations, the T7Q features sealed magnesium casing and several layers of screen protection. And yes, there

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Clean up your PC desktop widgets with new Microsoft tool

Clean up your PC desktop widgets with new Microsoft tool

Some people use special Windows gadgets on their desktop. Introduced in Windows Vista, widgets allowed users to see information like the time and calendar from their main desktop screen. The widgets were officially called ‘Desktop Gadgets’. Unfortunately, it looks like Microsoft has had a change of heart when it comes to its Desktop Gadgets. The company recently revealed the Windows 8 would

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How to fix the DNSChanger Virus

How to fix the DNSChanger Virus

The biggest virus news story of the week has been the DNSChanger fiasco. Yesterday (Monday, July 9), the FBI shut down the internet for hundreds of thousands of computers still infected by the DNSChanger virus. What is the DNSChanger virus? The DNSChanger virus infected millions of computers around the world over the last few years. The virus was operated by a group of Lithuanian hackers. After

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Could 3D displays and touch screens be the next step for Ultrabooks?

Could 3D displays and touch screens be the next step for Ultrabooks?

Ultrabooks have become increasingly popular in recent years. Intel’s line of premium laptop PCs has been gaining ground on competitors like the MacBook, and sales figures have been on a consistently upward trend since the first Ultrabook was released. However, as with any product in the tech industry, companies must constantly innovate in order to keep up with the competition. With new versio

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Windows 8 $40 Upgrade Offer Includes Windows 8 Release Preview Users

Windows 8 $40 Upgrade Offer Includes Windows 8 Release Preview Users

The biggest news last week in the tech industry was the fact that Microsoft was giving away Windows 8 upgrades for $39.99 to existing users of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. However, earlier today, it was also revealed that the Windows 8 $40 upgrade offer would include users of the Windows 8 Release Preview. What is the Windows 8 Release Preview, you ask? Well, it’s a free demo

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Good news for fast PC users: SSDs will become ‘mainstream’ in 3-5 years

Good news for fast PC users: SSDs will become ‘mainstream’ in 3-5 years

If you’ve been following our Speed Up My PC Free blog lately, then you’ve probably heard us talking about SSDs. SSDs are an incredibly powerful type of data storage device that are much faster than traditional hard drives. Today, SSDs are found in some PCs, Macbooks and other high-performance laptops. The only problem with SSDs is that they’re really expensive. This means that, for now, S

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