Microsoft touts Windows 8 as having a light footprint, light enough in fact, to run well on a last-generation netbook. Can that be possible? Will Windows 8 run on a netbook and perhaps squeeze some life out of an under-powered machine?
Beyond the tile-based user interface (UI) already demoed in past months, Microsoft is leveraging its Build developers conference this week to give a sneak peek at new features that now comes as surprises.
Corel's latest digital photo editing app for Windows is designed with both newbies and pros in mind.
As a big piece of a larger set of Norton product announcements, Symantec on Wednesday launched Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2012, an update to its PC software with new mobile gadget protections.
While Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) is gaining use against other browsers on Windows 7, IE and Mozilla Firefox are both losing ground to Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari in the broader browser wars, according to the latest numbers from Net Applications.
Up against new rivalry from Google+(Plus), Facebook took steps this week to calm user disenchantment with its facial recognition and to beam a bigger smile toward business members.
Some people fret that Google is growing far too nosy, in light of the search engine maven's buyout of face recognition specialist PittPatt, its insistence on "real names" in Google Plus, and its disclosure of the locations of notebook PCs and cell phones worldwide in 'Street View'.
Video chat is no longer just the stuff of Dick Tracy fiction. With options for face-to-face communications from PCs, Macs, iPhones, and Android smartphones, which video chat options are your best bet?
As CEO Steve Ballmer crows about Windows 7 sales, another exec, Stephen Rose, blogged warnings about the final death knell of Windows XP. This all flies in the face of recent Windows 8 sneak peaks, an OS Ballmer calls their "riskiest move yet."
Google is planning further integration between Google+ and Gmail, along with a business edition of its emerging social networking service, two moves that could give Google's lineup a big leg-up against Facebook, Twitter, and even cloud-based office suites such as Microsoft's Office 365.
For SMBs and enterprises alike, IBM plans to launch new cloud-based data recovery services later this summer, at gold, silver and bronze service levels and price points. In an interview with NBR, an IBM exec divulged details of the realtime recovery and restoral service, while also talking up a forthcoming data archive in the cloud.
"To compete, SMBs need an edge," contended Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, at an Office 365 launch event which revolved around how SMBs are starting to use cloud-based online editions of Exchange, SharePoint and Lync for productivity and mobility features that make them look and feel more like big businesses.
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