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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?

  • Which smartphone is the most secure?

    These days, it is almost impossible to meet someone who doesn't own a cell phone. More specifically, smartphones, whether it be the trendy iPhone, corporate favored Blackberry or modern Windows Mobile, almost everyone has joined the smartphone frenzy - and with good reason. A smartphone offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary phone.

  • 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.

  • Why small business is a prime target for hackers

    If you run a small business, and think that none of your data was of interest to a hacker, consider this: what if a hacker could take stolen bank account or credit card information from your computer and package it with the same information from a hundred or a thousand other small businesses? Would it be worth something then?

  • Ultrabooks still trying to find their niche

    Despite backing from the top PC makers, high prices and a disorganised software and hardware ecosystem could slow adoption of ultrabooks over the next few years, analysts said this week.

  • Fewer reboots in Windows 8 is a patching shell game

    Microsoft revealed in a post on the Building Windows 8 blog that the next-generation Windows OS will require fewer reboots for Windows patches and updates. To anyone who has lost hours of work thanks to an unexpected automatic reboot, that probably sounds awesome. But, there is a reason the system reboots, and the solution proposed by Microsoft doesn't solve the issue.

  • Computer infected? Blame yourself, Microsoft report concludes

    Zero-day exploits are nerve-racking for IT professionals but are far less dangerous than unpatched older vulnerabilities for which fixes are available, Microsoft says.

  • Why Windows 8 on ARM matters

    If Windows 8 works successfully on ARM-processor-equipped systems, expect to see thin, light, and innovative devices coming our way. This includes ultra-thin laptops with impressive battery life, and incredibly light, large-screen tablets.

  • Intel accelerates mobile chip strategy to compete with ARM

    Intel is speeding up the release of tablet chips in an attempt to close the power and performance gap with ARM, which dominates the tablet market, analysts said this week.

  • Ten free open source programs to treasure

    Want to know the best 10 free open source products? Here's a pretty good list





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