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New Report Suggests Moving to Cloud Computing Is Harder than Many People Think

New Report Suggests Moving to Cloud Computing Is Harder than Many People Think

If you’ve visited any cloud computing service websites lately, then you’ve probably marveled at how fast and easy it was to switch your business to cloud computing. And did you hear about how much money you could save? But the truth is – moving to cloud computing might be slightly harder than you think. A consultancy firm named KPMG International published a report called Cloud Survey whi

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Microsoft And Other Antivirus Developers Fail Major Antivirus Test

Microsoft And Other Antivirus Developers Fail Major Antivirus Test

When you buy antivirus software from a major brand, you expect that software to protect your computer better than free software you could download online. Unfortunately for PC users, it looks like we’ve all been duped. Recent antivirus software testing performed by a German security company called AV-Test resulted in fail grades for a number of so-called ‘top’ antivirus programs. Who fai

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How to Shop for the Perfect New PC Case

How to Shop for the Perfect New PC Case

Building your own computer has a number of powerful benefits. Those benefits include saving money, choosing the exact parts you need, and learning a lot about computers in the process. But before you build a PC, you’ll need to choose the right case. And if you have ever shopped around for PC cases before, then you know there are an overwhelming number of options and designs available on the m

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Microsoft Urgently Patches Windows Explorer Flaw – Or Why You Shouldn’t Use Internet Explorer If You Care About PC Security

Microsoft Urgently Patches Windows Explorer Flaw – Or Why You Shouldn’t Use Internet Explorer If You Care About PC Security

As far as internet browsers go, Internet Explorer has a bad reputation. Some might think this bad reputation is undeserved. After all, what did poor Windows do to deserve such hatred? But any time we start feeling bad for Internet Explorer, we’re reminded why it earned the title of “world’s worst major internet browser.” We were reminded once again today as Microsoft urgently patched a

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How to Charge Your Tablet Using Your Laptop

How to Charge Your Tablet Using Your Laptop

It’s happened to most tablet owners: you’re on a vacation and you can’t find your tablet charging cable. “It’s okay,” you think. “I can just plug my USB cord into my laptop and charge it that way.” Excited, you pull out your USB cord, attach it to your laptop and your tablet, and wait for the charging icon to appear. Tragically, it never does. And you’re forced to watch your t

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How to Add Traditional Windows Functions to Your Windows RT Tablet By 'Jailbreaking' It

How to Add Traditional Windows Functions to Your Windows RT Tablet By ‘Jailbreaking’ It

If you recently purchased a Windows RT tablet, then you may be a bit shocked at how limited its functionality can seem. Sure, you have access to the colorful Metro interface and all of the apps in the Windows App Store. But where are your old favorite desktop programs? Where’s the Start button? How do you run an app that hasn’t been specifically authorized by Windows? These are all good

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Windows RT Is Falling Fast – Or Why You Should Buy a Windows 8 Tablet

Windows RT Is Falling Fast – Or Why You Should Buy a Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft has spent well over a billion dollars advertising its newest operating system – Windows 8. But included in the Windows 8 marketing hype is a smaller kernel operating system called Windows RT. And if you’re like most consumers, you have no idea what the difference is between Windows RT and Windows 8. Before we get to the difference between RT and 8, let’s tell you some funny s

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What Is Crapware and Why Should You Avoid It At All Costs?

What Is Crapware and Why Should You Avoid It At All Costs?

If you spend some time on PC blogs – like the one you’re currently reading – then you have probably encountered the term ‘crapware’ at some point. Crapware refers to any software that is downright crappy. It doesn’t provide any real value to your computer and it almost always installs itself in a sleazy fashion. Crapware on brand new PCs For years, brand new PCs have been plagued

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How to Avoid the Dangerous New Red October Virus

How to Avoid the Dangerous New Red October Virus

Although the name “Red October” might remind you more of Sean Connery than your computer, that might soon change. A recently discovered virus called Red October has been sweeping across the world over the past few years. And unlike most malware, the Red October virus is focused on stealing top-secret information from governments, energy industry companies, nuclear power plants, and even peo

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Should You Buy the Microsoft Surface Pro? Let Us Help You Decide

Should You Buy the Microsoft Surface Pro? Let Us Help You Decide

Microsoft recently unveiled the Surface Pro, which is a massive upgrade over its little brother, the Surface RT. In fact, the Surface Pro is basically a powerful Windows 8 Ultrabook squeezed into a compact tablet frame. And after the Surface RT received mixed reviews from the press, the Surface Pro could save the brand’s image – along with Microsoft’s hopes for Windows 8. Today, we’ll h

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