20 features that will turbo-charge your Windows PC – Part 4

Here's the final instalment of our comprehensive feature on new capabilities you can add to your Windows PC to make your experience on it both exciting and profitable. And while you're about it

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer

License misuse is also piracy, says Microsoft

After years of hammering the message that software piracy can send users to the slammer, Microsoft Corp is shifting gears to encourage greater partner buy-in in its battle against counterfeiters.The Redmond, Wash.-based software

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Six fabulous presentation tips for IT professionals

If anyone needs to convey complex information to get the approval of peers or higher ups, it's CIOs and the managers who report to them. Yet, before a presentation, what do you do?

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Tom Bunzel

Windows Vista mirrors XP in slow user adoption rate

Twenty-one months after its initial release, what do we know about Windows Vista? That home users hate it, businesses are uninstalling it and - according to Gartner Inc. - it's proof that the

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Eric Lai

20 features that will turbo-charge your Windows PC – Part 2

In Part 1 of this feature we presented some fantastic capabilities that aren't available with Windows right now – but that you could easily add to your copy of XP or Vista right

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer

How to boost your PC’s performance with Windows registry cleaning

Let's start with a little quiz. I say "Big, bloated, and full of errors." What do you say? Right, "Windows Registry." One more: "Messing with it is risky." If you guessed the Registry again, you pass. While

Published on: August 21st, 2008 Steve Bass

Workopolis .Nets itself a winning Web site

Patrick Sullivan learned the definition of "growing pains" when his company, Workopolis, tried to launch a new Web-facing infrastructure on its own.The president of the Toronto-based Web site that bills itself as "Canada's

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s whopping update fixes 26 bugs in Windows, Office

Microsoft Corp. today released its largest security update in 18 months to patch 26 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer (IE), Windows Messenger and other software."Today is a perfect storm of client-side issues,"

Published on: August 18th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Court issues notices to Microsoft, Google, Yahoo for gender selection ads

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were issued notices by India's Supreme Court on Wednesday, following a complaint that they were promoting techniques and products for the selection of an unborn child's gender through advertising

Published on: August 15th, 2008 John Ribeiro

Inside the corporate social networks of four tech companies

Microsoft calls it TownSquare. Deloitte hosts D Street. IBM has its Beehive, and Best Buy its BlueShirt Nation. No, it's not a real estate explosion. In industries from retail to high tech, banking

Published on: August 13th, 2008 Mary Brandel

Total Windows XP makeover…for free – Part 2

 In Part 1 of this feature we talked about immediate steps you could take to give Windows XP a little spit and polish. Now we delve a little deeper into this theme –

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Preston Gralla

How to make Windows XP faster and more reliable…for free – Part 1

Microsoft may have given up on Windows XP, but that doesn't mean you have to. While there's plenty of life in the old operating system, there's also a good chance XP may start

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Preston Gralla

15 Turning Points in Tech History

Or if Steve Jobs had never taken his fateful tour of Xerox PARC? Had he not seen PARC's GUI in action he might never have created the Macintosh. And then where would Windows

Published on: August 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

Big businesses ignoring Vista, survey shows

Fewer than one in 11 of the PCs being used in large or very large enterprises run Windows Vista, according to survey results released Wednesday by Forrester Research Inc. Of the 50,000 enterprise

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Eric Lai and Preston Gralla