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Some of the 1.5 billion Windows users may be slightly confused by Microsoft’s decision to skip from Windows 8.1 directly to Windows 10, but make no mistake—Microsoft knows that in order to bring life to its operating system, the company needs to make a bold move. With the ease-of-use of iOS and the emergence of Chrome and Android as viable alternatives to Windows, Microsoft wants you to sit up... READ MORE
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2 months ago
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Windows 8.1: The Return of the Start Button (sort of) When Windows 8 was released on August 1 of this year, its reception was fairly mixed. With a heavy emphasis on the touch capabilities of tablets and touch-enabled computers, Microsoft unintentionally alienated many of its desktop users. While the multi-touch controls and gestures integrated into Windows 8 worked well with touchscreens, they... READ MORE
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1 year ago
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The Intel Ultrabook is great for mobile use. Its ultraportable design makes it easy to travel with while its Ivy Bridge Intel Core processor and solid-state drive give you the performance you need to stay productive. However, while most Utlrabooks have high-quality screens, they lack size, which may make watching a movie or viewing photos a little lackluster.

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1 year ago
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In the past, consumers shopping for a portable computing solution were forced to choose between either a tablet with a touchscreen interface and a virtual keyboard or a more traditional clamshell notebook computer with a tactile keyboard. Recently however, Intel® has asked the question, why should the consumer have to choose?

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1 year ago
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Whether you’ve just bought a retail computer or built one yourself, there’s one thing that happens to both of them the moment you turn them on: they quickly become obsolete. Technology is always changing and you’ll find yourself constantly trying to keep up with the latest upgrades. A quad-core processor may seem like a fast processor, but now AMD makes an eight-core processor.

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1 year ago
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Looking for a quick gift idea to give to a photography, video or pro-audio fanatic? Check out this no-nonsense list of fifty gifts that each costs less than fifty dollars. There's even stuff in here that grandparents and grandkids will appreciate.

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2 years ago
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Do you need ideas for some awesome holiday gift ideas for students? When you cornered them and asked what they wanted, did you draw a blank? Perhaps they offered to send you a list of gift ideas later, when something came to mind. In the likely event that the list never arrived, we’ve compiled that list of student-friendly suggestions for you.

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2 years ago
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Many students, artists and creative professionals have a strong taste for everything Apple. The Mac computer brand is more a lifestyle than a mere product. People use Mac computers because they are configured to perform in a manner that enhances creativity.

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2 years ago
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It’s holiday time - don’t let the stress of the road and the madness at the airport get the best of you. Don’t let familial obligations prevent you from getting work done. Don’t return home without all your memories captured and adventures documented.

 
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2 years ago
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Since the workflow concerning the primary use of digital cameras differs greatly from traditional film methodologies, new technologies exist to greater benefit this rapidly changing and evolving means of image production. With film-based photography, keeping an archive of your work meant physical, archival storage and required space and hands-on working means.

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2 years ago
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Windows 8 is more than just an updated operating system from Microsoft. While previous versions of Windows usually got a visual bump with each update, it never strayed far from its trademark user interface of a Start button and a task bar.

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2 years ago
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So, we've finally found out what all the top secret hush-hush was about over at Microsoft's Los Angeles press gathering yesterday—the ultra-top-secret-promise-not-to-tell announcement was revealed to be—drum roll please—an iPad worthy tablet competitor named simply—The Surface.

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2 years ago
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The buried lead in Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s keynote address and swansong at the Consumer Electronics Show in January was the announcement of a Kinect peripheral for Windows.

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2 years ago
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Today’s students need a lot more than spiral-bound notebooks and pencils to make the grade. Everything revolves around computers and the Internet; and papers have to be created in a program and printed from a computer—pen and ink was the way your parents wrote for their classes.

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2 years ago
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When I first learned how to use a computer, I used Windows 3.1 and DOS. At the time, Windows was a little unwieldy, especially for someone just learning the basics of a computer, but it did provide a visual interface with which to navigate the folders, files, and applications scattered around your C:\ drive.

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5 years ago