launch

Wed
22
Apr
John Lister's picture

Windows 10 Could Be Out In July

A key PC hardware firm has let slip that Windows 10 will be ready at the end of July. That may not be the date the public will get its hands on the new system, but suggests that Microsoft has taken additional steps towards the final launch date. The ... timeline revelation came in an investor conference call from AMD, one of the leading makers of computer processors. Chief executive officer and president Lisa Su made reference to the company's forecasts - particularly, when it will need to supply processors to computer makers with respect to Windows 10 launch date. "What we also are ... (view more)

Thu
04
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Early Adoption Rate: Windows 8 Far Behind Windows 7

The official launch of the Windows 8 operating system (OS) is just a few weeks away. However, given early adoption numbers for the OS, Microsoft may be in for a major disappointment. According to industry research firm Net Applications, in September ... 2012 only 0.33 per cent of computers running Windows (or about one Windows computer in 300) were using Windows 8. Initially, this may not appear to be a significant statistic. After all, Windows 8 won't be released to the wider public until October 26. Windows 8 Early Adoption Rate Hardly Impressive However, it is currently available in Release to ... (view more)

Tue
17
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

New Web Provider To Defend Against Gov't Snooping

A man who wants to launch an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that puts privacy first has raised more than $40,000 in a single day. However, he says it will take at least $1 million before the company can get off the ground. The project, known as the ... Calyx Institute, was stimulated by a 2004 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) request for an ISP to provide information about its customers, accompanied by an order not to reveal that such a demand had been made. Nicholas Merrill was running that ISP, and he was stunned by the request. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ... (view more)

Fri
11
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Internet Explorer 9 Release Date Confirmed

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will be released on Monday, March 14, 2011. However, both the date and the chosen venue for the official launch are a little surprising. The final version of the new browser will be available to ... download from 9PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) March 14th. To mark the occasion, Microsoft is holding an official launch part in Austin, Texas as part of the SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) Festival. (Source: windowsteamblog.com ) The setting is a surprising choice. For one, the festival is a tech-based spinoff from a better-known ... (view more)

Sat
05
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

Wed
18
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

How Vista's Annoying UAC Made Windows 7 a Success

Compared to Windows XP and previous Microsoft operating systems of years previous, one of the major differences of Windows Vista and Windows 7 is the User Account Control , or "UAC" for short. If you've used Windows Vista with UAC enabled (by ... default), then you know how annoying the feature can be. In fact, many users associate the failure of Windows Vista with the ill-functioning UAC simply because they felt it broke functionality and usefulness of the operating system. (Source: zdnet.com ) Recently, however, Microsoft defended its widely-criticized operating system Windows Vista, ... (view more)

Wed
07
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Apple CEO Apologizes for iPhone 4 Shortages

With thousands waiting in line to get their hands on the iPhone 4, it's no surprise that Apple struggled to meet demand over its June 24th launch. According to the Cupertino-based company, 1.7 million units of the device shipped in its first three ... days of availability. The iPhone 4 marks Apple's most successful iPhone launch. Both the 3G and 3GS managed to sell over one million units in their first three full days on the market, but neither had the sales strength of this most recent device. The incredible sales feat beats most predictions made in the days prior to the launch. (Source: wired. ... (view more)

Thu
28
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

iPhones Set To Conquer The World

Thus far, Apple has launched the iPhone in 22 new countries with plans for a future Russian launch that could guarantee 1.8 million sales a year. The news has prompted one analyst to forecast the new 3G version of the device will sell 45 million ... units next year. The new markets opened up this week range from Argentina to Venezuela and include several countries in Eastern Europe and Africa. The Philippines was first to receive the phone legally, with reports of sold-out launch parties. Perhaps the most unusual launch came in Greece, where local laws meant the phone had to be sold unlocked. In ... (view more)

Tue
25
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

'Speed Up Windows Vista', and 'Launch Apps Using The Scroll Wheel Button'

Speed Up Windows Vista If you're unhappy with the speed of Microsoft's newest and most controversial operating system, Vista, on a machine where Windows XP used to scream, these tips will help. http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Speed_Up_Windows_Vista ... Launch Apps Using the Scroll Wheel Button Registry Hack! Assign any applications to the scroll wheel button. http://unlockforus.com/2008/ (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'Xs Launch', and 'Quasi Vnc'

Xs Launch This Explorer add-on operates from the taskbar to launch the Windows Explorer as you want it. http://bluefive.pair.com/ Quasi Vnc QuasiVNC is a free remote computer screen viewer. It was designed as a support tool, to allow the supporter ... to view the screen of the person he or she is helping. With ordinary VNC software, a port-forwarding / NAT router can complicate direct connections considerably. With QuasiVNC, you won't have to worry about complicated router setups. http://www.hollmen.dk/content/view/39/31/ (view more)

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