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  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • Google Graveyard 2013

    One of the great things about Google is that it supplies us with a seemingly never ending list of products, many of them free. One of the most maddening things about the company, though, is that every once in a while it kills off a favourite. Here's a look back at more than a dozen products killed off by Google in 2013.

  • How Windows Red can fix Windows 8: The right strategy for Microsoft

    When Microsoft first outlined its strategy 32 months ago to bridge the old style of PC computing with the new world of tablet computing, we were optimistic. Although Apple had revolutionized computing with the iPad, creating the fastest-adopted technology ever, its approach walled off the tablet from the PC, with two different operating systems, user interfaces, and applications. Instead, Microsoft promised a unified, adaptive approach that would satisfy everyone.

  • Why Office 365 is a better deal than Office 2013

    The new Microsoft Office is here. As with the previous versions, you can get Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more as a locally installed suite of applications or as Office 365, a cloud-based subscription. However, choosing between Office 2013 desktop software and the new Office 365 is a dramatically different decision than in the past.

  • Decoding Microsoft Office: Which Office version does what?

    Once upon a time, bright boxes of the latest Microsoft Office pleaded for your attention in big box stores. Now, as with music albums and best-selling books, Office is going the way of the download. With the debut of the new Office on Tuesday, Microsoft is pushing Office as a subscription service rather than as a physical product plucked from a shelf.

  • Not ready for Office 2013? Here are five open alternatives

    Between Microsoft's October launch of Windows 8 and Tuesday's rollout of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365, there's no denying that it's been a decision-filled few months for PC users.

  • Five ways the Surface RT beats the iPad

    I've had a month to play with the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT tablet. Microsoft faces a serious challenge to compete against devices like the Apple iPad, Google Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD 8.9, and other full-size tablets. But, Microsoft deserves some kudos for engineering a very solid, capable device to show off the Windows RT platform.

  • Why you should upgrade to Windows 8

    Microsoft?s new operating system may look like a radical departure from Windows 7, but it works, it makes sense ? and it?s the future.

  • 10 features in Windows 8 that you won't find in Windows 7

    Microsoft's radical shift to touch-centric computing in Windows 8 is far from the only difference between the new operating system and its predecessor.

  • Microsoft Surface RT vs Apple iPad - Tablet showdown

    Microsoft Tuesday announced that it is accepting online orders for its ARM-based "Surface with Windows RT" touch tablet. This is the first Microsoft-designed and -sold mobile device, due to ship Oct. 26 with the formal launch of Windows 8.

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