Articles By Ian Paul

Google downgrades Chrome search results for breaking own rules

Google is giving itself the digital equivalent of 100 lashes by downgrading the search result ranking of the company's own Web browser, Google Chrome, for 60 days.The decision came after recent reports that

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Ian Paul

Four early concerns ahead of Windows 8 beta

Microsoft in August said Windows 8 would be the most significant reimagining of its trademark operating system since Windows 95. But all those changes may not be for the better, at least based

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Ian Paul

HP TouchPad firesale returns via eBay this Sunday

Just when we thought the $99 Hewlett-Packard TouchPad was gone forever, the tablet that refuses to die is coming back for one last sale, according to online reports. A limited quantity of refurbished

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Ian Paul

Microsoft SkyDrive improvements make sharing files easier

Microsoft recently added some new features to SkyDrive, the company's free online file storage service, that make it easier to share and manage your files online.You can now use SkyDrive to easily shareindividual

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Ian Paul

Microsoft aims for painless Windows 8 installation

Microsoft wants to make upgrading to Windows 8 from older Windows versions easier and faster through online delivery, no product key entry for at least one installation method and a process that involves

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Ian Paul

Windows 8 Task Manager offers simplicity and power

Design simplicity is the key for Windows 8, and Microsoft recently discussed on its blog yet another popular Windows feature getting streamlined in Windows 8: the task manager. The new task manager echoes

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Ian Paul

Will Windows 8 be the end of Flash?

Microsoft appears to be taking a page out of Apple's play book saying it will dump plug-ins such as Adobe Flash from Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8. Well, sort of.You'll still be

Published on: September 16th, 2011 Ian Paul

Research in Motion’s future bleak with a chance of clearing

Mike Lazarus, a Sydney-based software design consultant, relies on his RIM BlackBerry daily to manage his contacts database, store important documents, and keep his information secure. "I use my mobile phone essentially as

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Ian Paul

TouchPad fire sale part 2

Hewlett-Packard is planning one last, glorious ride for the HP TouchPad by manufacturing an unspecified amount of the devices "to meet unfulfilled demand" for the discontinued webOS slate. Although HP's tablet never fared

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Ian Paul

Microsoft ‘fan boy’ blabs about quad-core Windows tablet

Microsoft was reportedly showing off an upcoming quad-core Windows slate Thursday during the company's TechEd New Zealand conference in Auckland. Two photos of the device were posted online by self-described Microsoft fan boy

Published on: August 29th, 2011 Ian Paul

5 unanswered questions about Google’s Motorola acquisition

Google has agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility to "supercharge the Android ecosystem" and protect Android against aggressive patent litigation from competitors such as Apple and Microsoft, according to company CEO Larry Page. If

Published on: August 16th, 2011 Ian Paul

Facebook unveiling overshadowed by Google+ surge

Facebook says it has "something awesome" planned for its press event Wednesday, but there's only one thing reporters really want to talk to Facebook about: Google+. The search giant's latest social effort launched

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Ian Paul

Trojan steals virtual currency Bitcoin, Symantec says

Security firm Symantec is warning that more people may end up like Bitcoin user "Allinvain" and find their Bitcoin digital wallets pilfered by malicious hackers.Symantec recently discovered a Trojan called Infostealer.Coinbit lurking on

Published on: June 20th, 2011 Ian Paul

Internet phone scam can cost you over $5,000 says Microsoft

Microsoft is warning about a new Internet phone scam that could cost you $875 in stolen money and as much as $4,800 in computer repair bills to undo the damage.The scammers appear to

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Ian Paul

5 Interesting tidbits about iOS 5 and iCloud

This fall Apple will do battle in the cloud with Google, move further into the so-called post-PC world, and take a shot at one of Research In Motion's most prized BlackBerry features. Apple

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Ian Paul