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Windows App Store is on the way

Microsoft has been firming up its answer to Apple’s user-friendly and easily navigable platform for digital computer downloads. When Windows 8 comes out next year, it will have a standardized outlet for consumers who want to buy direct downloads of PC applications. As anyone who owns a PC today knows, this process is far from […]

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UK prompt gas prices rise on cold weather

SymbolPriceChangeALITS.NX0.030.00DBK.DE30.24+0.16NG.L605.00-2.50RDSB.L2,327.50+19.50^REURUSD1,224.460.00{ * Norway outage lifts market in early trading * Forward gas still low on weak economy LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – UK prompt gas prices rose on Monday morning as colder weather pushed up demand above the seasonal norm. Britain’s Met Office said it expected cold weather across the UK for most of the […]

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Operating systems don’t matter much anymore

Computerworld – For decades now, we’ve been fussing about operating systems. “Mac OS X is better than Windows!” “Why upgrade to Windows 7 when XP works just fine?” “You’re all wrong. Linux rules.” Such arguments are about to become history. Thanks to advances in virtualization, cloud technology and the Web, it matters less and less […]

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SonicWALL Launches Mobile Connect App for iOS [Computer News Middle East]

(Computer News Middle East Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SonicWALL, a provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today announced the SonicWALL Mobile Connect App is now available on the App Store for download to Apple devices such as iPad and iPhone, the company announced today. For users of SonicWALL’s SSL VPN and Next-Generation Firewall product […]

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On consumer PCs, crapware is still a performance-sapping nuisance

The weakest link in the PC ecosystem is, without a doubt, the one right before the hardware reaches your desk. That’s the conclusion I’ve drawn over the past two months as I’ve compared three pairs of modern PCs. What made this experiment especially interesting was comparing the software installations provided by the PC manufacturers with […]

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On consumer PCs, crapware is still a performance-sapping nuisance

The weakest link in the PC ecosystem is, without a doubt, the one right before the hardware reaches your desk. That’s the conclusion I’ve drawn over the past two months as I’ve compared three pairs of modern PCs. What made this experiment especially interesting was comparing the software installations provided by the PC manufacturers with […]

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This Week In ETFs: December 4th Edition

Investors were in for wild ride this week as stock markets skyrocketed to record-high week levels not seen in almost three years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked during Wednesday’s trading session, gaining a remarkable 490 points while the SP jumped 4.3%. Major stock indexes continued to rally through the end of the week with […]

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