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Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant […]

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PC problems? Microsoft is glad to help for a hefty fee

Apple’s Mac computers and operating systems have always had a reputation for being easy to learn and use. Windows PC’s, not so much. But after years of relying more on computer makers to provide service and support, Microsoft has quietly launched a new online help service. But you’ll have to pay, prompting some to wonder […]

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Mac App Store Downloads Hit 100 Million

Apple said Monday that downloads for its Mac App Store have topped 100 million, just shy of its first birthday. “In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, […]

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Apple releases Thunderbolt Display firmware update

If you own a Thunderbolt Display with an overactive fan, Apple has an update for you. The company on Monday released version 1.1 of its Thunderbolt Display firmware, which specifically addresses fan noise affecting a number of displays and improves overall stability. The 942 KB download is available via Software Update and on Apple’s support […]

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Teradici upgrades PC-over-IP firmware for zero clients

IDG News Service – Teradici has upgraded the firmware for PC-over-IP-based zero clients to provide smoother authentication, improved USB performance and support for Internet Protocol version 6, the company said on Monday. PCoIP is a remote display protocol used to access virtual desktops hosted on a server from a number different clients and VMware’s View […]

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Mac App Store eclipses 100 million downloads

In less than a year, Apple has managed to convert enough people to its computer software digital download platform to reach 100 million downloads. That’s an average of around 200 downloads every minute since the platform went live on January 6. The Mac App Store was Apple’s way to bring the seamlessness and simplicity of […]

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Intel lowers 4th-quarter revenue outlook citing hard disk drive supply shortages

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Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 review

The Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1’s core specs are on a par with those of the other big eReaders, too. In spite of this model’s handy buttons, however, it stumbles in overall usability and navigation. The Reader Wi-Fi carries a competitive price of £130. One of the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1’s distinguishing attributes is the row […]

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Top PC Component Picks of the Year

This year has been a busy one for do-it-yourself PC enthusiasts. Between Intel’s Sandy Bridge, AMD’s Bulldozer, and a series of ever-faster GPUs, we’re surrounded by options. Of course, that can make the planning process for the new PC build even more complicated. Should you buy the best CPU your motherboard can handle, or should […]

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NCIX.com: First Samsung Partnership Store in North America

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — On Sunday, December 18th, 2011, NCIX Canada’s largest computer component retailer, will be partnering up with Samsung Canada, to launch the first ever Samsung Partnership Store in North America. This store will serve as both a retail store and a showcase with the full line of authorized, eco-friendly Samsung TV’s and Electronics. […]

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