Popular Consumer Articles for 2012
While Microsoft's new Windows 8 Media Center lets you play back DVDs and Blu-rays, it won't necessarily solve all of your multimedia woes. Here are some tips.
Even before CES opens its doors on Tuesday, the show is already evidencing novel uses of new operating systems, such as Tobii's Gaze "look and tap" UI for Windows 8,[...]
Microsoft is previewing the first home edition of its Office 365 online suite. Is Home Premium for you, or should you buy Office 13 instead? Read the full review.
Windows 8's missing start button is only one change in a long list. Here are tips on how to cope with the tile-based user interface (UI) in Microsoft's latest OS.
Looking at running Windows 8 on your existing PC? Microsoft is now offering Windows 8 Pro upgrades (that includes Media Center Pro for DVD and Blu-ray disc playback) at special[...]
CyberLink Media Suite 10 delivers media-related PC tools for video, audio, photo and disc utilities. Is it right for you? Read the full review.
As part of the rollout of eight Windows 8 PC models, Samsung took the wraps off the first two entries in its new ATIV Smart PC line-up of touch tablet[...]
This is one of the classiest Ultrabooks we've laid eyes on to date - but can that make up for its subpar keyboard and high price tag? Read our full[...]
Here are five of the hottest software packages for PCs and Mac for August 2012. Categories include office suites, graphics, storage, videoconferencing and cool tools.
Today Dell officially took the wraps off its first ultrabook, the Dell XPS 13. Although the XPS 13 shares some design elements with the popular XPS 14z and XPS 15z,[...]
Attackers in 2012 will range from criminals to "hacktivists," governments, and employees. Here are five top security threats that emerged from the RSA Conference.
If you've ever wanted to transform your laptop PC into a desktop computer when you're working at home or the office then the Kensington Adjustable Laptop Stand and Universal Docking[...]
Microsoft's new Outlook.com email service is an upper crust cousin to the old Hotmail.com. But can it outperform Gmail?
Want to copy video from a DVD to a PC, an iPad, or another DVD? AVC Ultimate can handle this well, if you can deal with its idiosyncracies. Read the[...]
Dell today announced its new Inspiron laptop portfolio. The ultraportable Inspiron 13z and 14z, stylish Inspiron 15R and 17R, and the impressive Inspiron 15R Special Edition and 17R Special Edition[...]
PlayLater lets you use a PC to record streaming video from the Web and play back TV shows and movies when you want. How well does it work? Here's our[...]
Eight Windows PCs previewed by Samsung this week will include two new ultrabooks, plus new editions of the Series 3 and Series 7 notebooks updated for Windows 8.
Looking for a notebook that serves both travel and entertainment purposes equally well? These two thin-and-light 14-inch consumer models start at just $699 and weigh around four pounds; see which[...]
You've probably used PDF readers, but you might not know as much about PDF creation tools, which let you do much more. Here's a roundup of five product choices.
Conceivably the most value-packed video editing software ever, Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 supplies loads of advanced features at low pricing. Read the full review.