Netflix or Hulu? Amazon or iTunes? Which online video service offers the best combination of video quality, selection and price to command your loyalty for (legally) watching movies and television shows on your computer? We break it down in this buyers guide.
If you're buying a PC this holiday season, virtually every vendor will try to up-sell you a license for some version of Microsoft Office 2007. Not only should you not buy MS Office 2007, you shouldn't pay for any office productivity suite this year. Here are five reasons why.
Microsoft is going to war with Facebook. That's the hidden message in the launch of the Outlook Social Provider, a surprisingly un-Microsoft-like feature debuting in the beta release of MS Office 2010 today.
Believe it or not, there is a bigger software question this holiday season that "Do I need to upgrade to Windows 7?" As in, what software stocking-stuffers to buy for a new (or old) PC? We rate the best software application in six key categories -- Security, Office Suites, Photo Editing, Video Editing, Online Backup, and Personal Finance -- and offer free alternative apps in each sector for those of you shopping for software on a recession-friendly budget.
Microsoft is offering a downloadable version of its new Windows 7 operating system for netbooks and other PCs without an optical drive.
Windows 7 hits the streets Thursday, and with it something rather new from a recent Microsoft operating system: Positive reviews. Does this mean you should definitely update your OS -- and maybe your entire system -- just for the sake of embracing Windows 7? Or is this just another hypefest that will end in tears a la Windows Vista? We break it down in this buyer's guide.
Windows 7 comes in six different flavors -- with a few more niche alternates just for good measure. We've told you why (or why not) to buy Windows 7, but which Windows 7 edition is right for you? We breakdown the feature sets in this buyers guide.
With the pending release of Windows 7 comes DirectX 11, a new iteration of Microsoft's programming interface for 3D games. DirectX 10 debuted with Windows Vista to a stunning "meh," and has since then proven itself to be...meh. Will DirectX 11 redeem the franchise, or just cement the DirectX reputation as mere Microsoft gaming vaporware? We break it down in this preview.
Microsoft today announced the Windows 7 logo program, which is designed to help customers make better buying decisions.
As the small business and home user become more dependent on technology, it is a great time to consider an online backup service. The question becomes: Which one do I use? Where will my money go the farthest? In this buyer's guide, we have reviewed six online backup products for use in home computing and small business settings.
Over the past few weeks, we have reviewed six backup and recovery utilities each with their own capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Some programs worked perfectly while others fell flat on their digital faces. We have a new appreciation for how difficult it is to get backup and recovery software right. Read on to see our recommendations!
After a recent deal with Google, Sony will ship its VAIO PCs pre-loaded with the Google Chrome Internet browser.
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