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Crucial Adrenaline SSD cache drive boosts PC speed

If you want to speed up your PC but don't want to deal with a new hybrid hard drive, one way is to simply add an SSD cache drive to your PC. These

Published on: May 10th, 2012

Western Digital pushes laptop storage to 1 TB

Whether you have a Windows- or OS X-based laptop, one glaring flaw in either genre (and in laptops in general) is the capacity of the hard drive. A year ago, it became possible

Published on: October 17th, 2011

CIOs must not fight IT consumerization, says Google CIO

In a recent issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, Google CIO Ben Fried penned an ode to letting go.That may sound a bit "Zen Buddhist," but it's becoming a critical message for the modern CIO.

Published on: October 4th, 2011

Charlie Sheen, and 14 other possible replacements for Microsoft’s CEO

Hedge-fund muckety-muck David Einhorn ignited a firestorm when he called on Microsoft to oust its long-time CEO Steve Ballmer. Though Microsoft's Board of Directors has publicly expressed support for Ballmer, that hasn't prevented industry

Published on: May 31st, 2011

City chooses Exchange Online over Google Apps

The City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has never owned an Exchange server, but starting on Memorial Day it will roll out Exchange and Outlook e-mail for 2,700 of its workers.Winston-Salem - population 230,000

Published on: May 24th, 2011

What mobile rules does your business have?

You remember the office -- that place you used to go every day.In 2010, according to a survey of 5,500 business technology end-users by research firm Forrester, 78 per cent of workers work

Published on: February 18th, 2011

Four pitfalls to avoid when upgrading to Office 2010

A Microsoft Office upgrade can be intimidating, particularly for companies still using Office 2003. The distance between Office 2003 and Office 2010 can incite fears of compatibility problems and business disruptions in the

Published on: January 19th, 2011

Four ways Windows 7 tablet can beat the iPad

Initial reactions to the iPad earlier this year may have been mixed, but Apple's (AAPL) elegant tablet PC has since caught fire, racking up a devoted following and monster sales. Between March and

Published on: September 2nd, 2010

Tests disprove Apple’s faulting of other smartphone antennae

When reports began flooding in that Apple's new iPhone 4 suffers from a serious antenna problem that disrupts voice and data signals, Apple fired back at its critics and competitors by claiming that

Published on: August 4th, 2010

There’s no one way to quit smoking

As MicrosoftCIO, sees the software giant's security, infrastructure, and messaging and business applications, and helps support the product and corporate business groups as well as Redmond's global sales and marketing organization.So you know,

Published on: June 8th, 2010

Questions answered about Windows Intune cloud-based management tool

Microsoft yesterday announced Windows Intune, a cloud-based PC management and security service designed for the midmarket.Through a Web-based console that can be accessed anywhere an Internet connection is available, IT administrators can manage

Published on: April 27th, 2010

Top 10 hilarious PC pranks to pull this April Fool’s Day

Avoid: It's late in the day and your buddy is dozing. It's the perfect time to launch Avoid. Every time your pal tries to click on the Start button, it jumps away. The

Published on: April 1st, 2010

Microsoft exec’s gaffe gives Apple a whack of attack ammo

Let's play "Simon Says." Simon says Windows 7's design was based on the Mac OS. Ooops. The Simon in question is Microsoft's partner group manager Simon Aldous, who in an interview with tech

Published on: November 17th, 2009

Microsoft’s subtle strategy to make you buy a pricey laptop

A survey published this week by consumer shopping site Retrevo puts Windows 7 Starter on trial for disappointing netbook users who were expecting more features and fewer restrictions.With Windows 7 now available to

Published on: November 16th, 2009

Windows Mobile 6.5 a “fine-tuning” rather than full-scale upgrade

Today's release of Windows Mobile 6.5 is not the complete overhaul that users have been demanding. For that the smartphone-using public will have to wait for Windows Mobile 7, scheduled to release in

Published on: October 8th, 2009