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.
Believe it or not, there is photo editing software available between the price and functionality extremes of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and MS Paint. We've given four consumer-grade image editing applications the once-over. Whether you're an aspiring design professional or just looking for the perfect app to spruce up your family photos, we've got the scoop on which software is right for you.
NSS Labs has conducted benchmarks on web browsers and found that Internet Explorer 8 has better malware-blocking capabilities than any other browser.
Sony has intentionally disabled hardware virtualization on all Sony VAIO notebook PCs, which means that they will not be able to use Windows 7's XP mode.
Given the current state of the global economy, now is probably a great time for you to consider organizing your household budget -- and maybe even your investments -- with some personal finance management software. The question thus becomes: Which finance app offers the most bang for your buck, especially when some of them are available for free. We separate the toxic assets from the sound financial instruments in this buyer's guide.
Google today announced its Chrome operating system, an extension of the company's Chrome Internet browser that launched just under a year ago.
We've spent the past few weeks reviewing six video editing and publishing software options for aspiring videographers and filmmakers, and now it's time to crown our best in show. Which software suite reigns supreme in this year's consumer video editor market? Our buyer's guide has the answer.
According to a DigiTimes report, netbook manufactuers may not offer upgrades to Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system on their Intel Atom N270/N280-based netbooks.
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