Windows 7 RC downloads will end today

Microsoft will turn off the download spigot for Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) on Thursday around 11 a.m. ET, the company confirmed on Tuesday.The company has been sending out e-mails to users who

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer and Martin Heller

Use this free tool to check if your PC is ready for Windows 7

Microsoft has released the beta version of its Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a free utility that tells you if your PC is ready to run Windows 7. It scans your computer, checking internal

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Pirated Windows 7 RC contains Trojan

Pirated copies of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) on file-sharing sites contain malware, according to users who have downloaded the upgrade.Windows 7 RC, which Microsoft Corp. will officialy launch tomorrow, leaked two weeks

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Get Windows 7 RC for free and try it out for more than a year

On Tuesday, Microsoft will post Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) for the general public.The milestone is important, since it's the one-and-only release candidate Microsoft will issue for Windows 7, making it the last

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Toronto developer’s Viigo top download on BlackBerry app store

Viigo, a mobile phone application from a Toronto developer of the same name has smashed its own download records in the first week of being hosted on the new BlackBerry App World.Viigo has

Published on: April 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry App World launches … and here’s a first glimpse

Right on schedule, Research In Motion's (RIM) new on-device, BlackBerry mobile application store, BlackBerry App World, opened its virtual doors for business yesterday, in time for the Spring 2009 CTIA Wireless event in

Published on: April 2nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Twitterfall – the coolest thing since sliced bread

Twitter is the place to go for idle Internet chatter -- for example, what could be more fun than following a Congressional representative who twitters about President Obama's speech in real time? However,

Published on: March 5th, 2009 Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and Abbie Lundberg

Windows 7 is faster than Vista, offers better interface

Yesterday at CES, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the public availability of the Windows 7 beta release. We've been running our own evaluations of the forthcoming replacement to Microsoft's much-derided Windows Vista for

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Robert Strohmeyer

MySpace takes on iTunes – launches free “on-demand” music streaming site

Social network MySpace lobbed a shot across the bow of Apple iTunes last night with the launch of MySpace Music, a new site that offers free on-demand music streaming along with MP3 downloads

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

15 great tools that optimize Microsoft Office

What's the most popular application software in the world? Most likely, Microsoft Office. You use it, your colleagues use it, your relatives use it, and just about everyone you know uses it. You

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Preston Gralla

Canadians want printable Web coupons, grocers deny them

Canadians want to stop clipping coupons out of the weekend newspaper and start downloading them from the Web, but many grocers won’t accept printed-at-home coupons because of the risk of fraud, experts say.

Published on: September 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

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

Throttling P2P traffic is shortsighted, experts say

Throttling is a short-sighted strategy to deal with peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic congestion, computer science experts say. Instead, they say, a new model for file sharing on P2P networks would not only result in

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Six surefire fixes to Vista and XP hassles

Had enough of Windows' shenanigans? I'll show you how to print elegant folder lists, dispatch Balloon Tips and annoying icon wizards, and copy files that won't copy. Plus, I debunk a performance hoax

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Steve Bass