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Sun
28
Nov
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Online Holiday Shopping? Read Dennis' Top 10 Recommendations

With over 30 years in computing experience, I'm often asked my opinion about computer hardware. Questions like, "What can I do to speed up my computer?", or "What type of laptop should I buy?" and things of that nature. Like anyone else, I love a ... good deal. In order to find the best deal possible, sometimes I spend an entire day shopping online to compare prices and features of similar components. Unfortunately, many of the "recommendations" I've read recently appear to be forged for the sake of making a sale, which means there's an awful lot of time wasted wading through ... (view more)

Tue
23
Nov
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New MacBook Air Easily Outperforms Win7 Netbooks

Apple's new, 11.6-inch MacBook Air might look a little bit like a Windows 7 netbook, but it sure doesn't perform like one. According to recent reports, the super-light and very small Air easily outperforms its PC brethren, backing up Apple CEO Steve ... Jobs' claim that this piece of hardware is most definitely not a netbook. The new MacBook Air, available in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch models, shipped in mid-October of this year. Within a couple weeks, the company received mixed reviews : some analysts criticized the device for not offering enough processing power for the price at $999 -- which is ... (view more)

Fri
12
Nov
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Windows 8 Likely to Use 3D Gestures, Hack Suggests

Imagine sitting in front of your computer and using hand gestures to control your PC. In the 2002 blockbuster movie "Minority Report," Tom Cruise did just that as he sifted through wads of information using his hands and a 3D computer screen. Fast ... forward to the 2010, and we are on the brink of using similar technology at home, but it's still officially under wraps. Hands-Free Video Game Controller Used on Microsoft Windows Recently, two hackers have found a way to use Microsoft's new Kinect controller-free video game peripheral on a Windows computer rather than an Xbox 360. Whether ... (view more)

Fri
05
Nov
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Acronis True Image 2011: Q&A From Readers

Since our recent review of Acronis True Image 2011 , we've received a number of frequently asked questions from our Readers. This article will answer those questions, namely: 1. " I live outside of the USA. Can I buy Acronis True Image 2011 (ATI ... 2011)? " 2. " Can I download 2 copies of True Image 2011 onto 1 PC for installation on a second computer at a later time? " 3. " Can I buy a copy of Acronis True Image on CD / DVD? " 4. " Can I use 1 copy of ATI 2011 on more than one PC? " The answers: 1. Yes. You can purchase Acronis True Image 2011 for the advertised price using USD (US Dollars) ... (view more)

Wed
03
Nov
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Acronis True Image 2011 Review

Since 2004, Infopackets.com has recommended Acronis True Image to its readers as -the- ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Windows. There are many new exciting changes to discuss with True Image 2011, but first, let's start ... with the basics. What Exactly is Acronis True Image? To put it in simple terms, Acronis True Image is a backup program on steroids. In order to explain how it's different compared to other run-of-the-mill simple backup programs, let me explain what True Image does. With simple backup programs, you can only archive your files onto another ... (view more)

Mon
27
Sep
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Win7 Customer Approval lifts Microsoft to All-time High

A recent survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has found that Microsoft's newest operating system (OS), Windows 7, has brought the company near all-time high approval ratings. It's an ideal outcome for a firm whose satisfaction ... ratings plummeted after the release of its last OS, Windows Vista. Commenting on the findings, ACSI's founder Claes Fornell said: "Windows-based PC brands appear to have recovered from the problems associated with the Windows Vista software," said ACSI founder Claes Fornell. "Barely a year into the release of Windows 7, satisfaction with ... (view more)

Tue
21
Sep
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iPhone App Runs MS Windows on a Mac, by Remote

A new application allows owners of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to run Windows on their portable devices. The catch is that they'll need a Mac computer running an $80 program to do so, though users of previous editions can upgrade for a smaller ... fee. The program in question is the recently released Parallels Desktop version 6. It's virtualization software, which means that users can set their Mac up to act as if it were a PC. This then allows them to install and run a copy of Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, though technically they'll need the appropriate Microsoft license to do so: for ... (view more)

Fri
17
Sep
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Reimage Review

Have you ever considered how much of your work and your life is captured and dependent on your computer? That's why it's foolish, generally expensive, and sometimes just plain crazy to continue relying on your computer without some sort of disaster ... recovery plan -- in case the inevitable happens, and your computer becomes unusable. How disruptive would it be, then, if you were without your computer for a day, a week, or even a month? Registry / System Cleaners / Disk Imagers versus Reimage Repair There are many recovery products on the market designed to improve upon your system's speed and ... (view more)

Mon
30
Aug
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Office 2010 To Breach Windows-Mac Divide

Microsoft has announced it plans to make the PC and Mac editions of Office 2011 as compatible as possible. According to Kurt Schmucker, one of the leading figures in Microsoft's Mac division, the goal is simple: you should be able to print out the ... same document in Office on both systems, put one sheet on top of the other, hold them up to the light, and not spot even the slightest difference. Mac Excel Gets Sparkling Makeover One example of this is a new Excel feature named Sparklines. This is designed to allow users to automatically produce small graphs and charts that appear beside the ... (view more)

Tue
24
Aug
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'PC Wizard 2010.1.95', and 'Q-Dir Portable 4.34'

PC Wizard 2010.1.95 PC Wizard is a utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It's able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is ... periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results. http://www.cpuid.com/ Q-Dir Portable 4.34 Q-Dir is a like a Windows Explorer (file manager) on steroids. With Q-Dir, you don't have to renounce the usual, Drag and Drop, all Views, and other functions of your system. Q-Dir does not have to be installed, and can be ... (view more)

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