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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)

Fri
06
Aug
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Easy Duplicate Finder Review

Update 2010/10/04: The free trial download for Easy Duplicate Finder is at the bottom of this article. Click here to go there now , or continue reading our review. Note that the special discount ends Oct 29, 2010 at 11:59PM EST. Get it before it's ... gone! How many files are stored on your computer? Is it 10,000? How about 50,000 or 100,000? Of the files stored on your computer, how many of them are duplicates and which ones are safe to remove? Unless you're unusually interested in computer technology, you probably don't have any idea how many files are stored within your computer system -- let ... (view more)

Wed
16
Jun
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Google Operating System to Run Windows Apps

Google's forthcoming Chrome operating system (OS) will be able to run applications from other operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows. The procedure is a relatively simple technical solution, though one which has practical limitations. The ... Chrome operating system, which has been released in a form developers can experiment with works in a different way than most web browsers. It's designed to run when the computer is online and is, to a major extent, a souped-up version of Google's Chrome web browser. Chrome OS Goes Easy on Old PCs Instead of standalone applications on the computer, most ... (view more)

Fri
04
Jun
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Windows Doomed? MS CEO Responds to Criticism

Yesterday Apple CEO Steve Jobs told a techie audience that Windows was doomed. A day later, Microsoft's head honcho has retorted that he sees PC sales growing as technology adapts to consumer demands. Speaking at the D: All Things Digital Conference ... on Tuesday night, Apple CEO Steve Jobs predicted a steady decline for Microsoft's Windows operating system as more people move towards alternative platforms for their web needs. Rather than power up Windows-based PCs, Jobs said, more and more people will start using smartphones, tablet computers, and more portable options. Microsoft CEO Says PCs ... (view more)

Wed
21
Apr
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Can a PC Virus infect RAM (computer memory) permanently?

Infopackets Reader Ken C. writes: " Dear Dennis, After a virus recently infected my PC, I was forced (once again) to format my hard drive and do a clean installation of Windows. I'm getting better and better at this. My PC is now protected by ... McAfee, supplied by AT&T U-Verse Wireless High-Speed. Aside from an erratic mouse, my PC is operating satisfactory. My question is this: is it possible for a virus to infect memory modules (RAM) of my PC? I ask because a couple of years ago something went amiss, and one of the Dell techies (over the phone) advised me to unplug and then re- ... (view more)

Fri
19
Mar
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Commodore Returns to the PC Market After 16-Year Hiatus

The classic Commodore 64 personal computer is set to make a surprise comeback in the next few months, this time featuring a modern design and some of the latest computer technologies. Commodore USA is a new company that has licensed the Commodore ... namesake from Commodore Gaming. The entire advertisement campaign thus far has played on the former glory of the Commodore 64 to promote the new PC. New Commodore PC Packed with Power Besides the Commodore namesake and similarities in keyboard design, very little is reflective of the 1980's computer model. The new Commodore PC offers up to 500GB of ... (view more)

Fri
13
Nov
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Windows 7 Netbook Battery Life Shorter than XP Systems

When Windows 7 first launched back in late October, Microsoft touted the system as more efficient from the ground up -- making for, it said, longer PC battery lives compared to Vista. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem Windows 7 is quite so generous to ... netbook batteries, particularly when compared to its own, decade-old operating system (OS), XP. Just prior to Halloween, Microsoft had some not-so-scary news for prospective PC buyers: Windows 7 will let you get more out of your laptop battery. That wasn't surprising news, considering Vista, the company's much-maligned 2007 OS, was a veritable ... (view more)

Wed
28
Oct
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Japan Expo: Robots Fold Laundry, Plus Indoor Rain

As part of the Japanese Science and Technology Agency's "Erato" project, students at Keio University have created a robot designed to alleviate the burden of performing one specific household chore: folding the laundry. Visitors at the Digital ... Contents Expo in Tokyo were greeted with a plethora of new tech-based innovations this year. The exhibitors demonstrated ideas that were necessary, practical and futuristic. Foldy the Robot Folder For example, "Foldy" the robot works with a camera mounted above a flat surface, like an ironing board. A person comes along and places an article of clothing ... (view more)

Thu
22
Oct
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'Tweet My Pc', and 'Commands In Demand'

Tweet My Pc Nearly 1 in 5 web users use Twitter or a service similar to Twitter. If you're interested in getting into the action yourself, check out this exciting new program that allows you to control your computer through Tweets. Features include ... Screenshot, Memory usage, IP address, Custom commands, Reply from TweetMyPC and lots more. http://tweetmypc.codeplex.com Commands In Demand Commands in Demand provides non-technical users with easy access to more than 80 Windows commands and features that can be hard to find or time consuming to acquire. The program includes shortcuts to terminate ... (view more)

Wed
21
Oct
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MS Releases Win7 Upgrade Advisor: Is Your PC Compatible?

With Microsoft's highly-anticipated Windows 7 set for release, the Redmond-based company has finally provided a Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a tool designed to examine a user's PC in order to determine if it's ready for the new operating system (OS). ... Microsoft's operating system launches on October 22nd, after at least a year of hype and speculation. Microsoft believes the new OS will bring back the "cool" to PCs running Windows, but early reviews remain skeptical -- some critics, including PC World blogger Jeff Bertolucci, just don't think the upgrade is worth $120 . (Source: pcworld.com ) New ... (view more)

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