Five fabulous tricks to boost your PC’s powers

This story centers on five tricks that will enhance your use of your desktop or laptop, with two networking tips thrown in for good measure.Use Old Internal Hard Drives for Free StorageHave an

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Zack Stern

Eight reasons why you should switch from a PC to a Mac

Contrary to Microsoft marketing honcho David Webster's snarky recent assertion, Macs aren't "washed with unicorn tears" -- at least as far as I know. However, lots of extremely rational reasons exist to choose

Published on: April 28th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Five things a Windows whiz concedes Mac does better

The war between Mac and PC fans at times makes the country's political and cultural wars look like kindergarten spats. As a long-time PC user, I've been in the middle of it. But

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Preston Gralla

Sleeping with the enemy – Windows whiz spends two weeks with a Mac

I've been on the front lines of the Mac-PC war for as long as I can remember. My first work computer was an IBM PC with an 8088 CPU. I liked it so

Published on: April 17th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Texas blackballs Windows Vista — outlaws use in government agencies

The Texas state Senate, on Wednesday, gave preliminary approval to a state budget that includes a provision forbidding government agencies from upgrading to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista without written consent of the legislature.

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Eric Lai

Expert tips for savvy Mac management

Macs as desktops and servers are increasing their penetration in business, even in enterprises. Power users like Mac OS X's interface, bundled apps, and desktop and notebook hardware build quality. Application developers, marketers,

Published on: March 25th, 2009 Mel Beckman

A complete beginner’s guide to Ubuntu Linux

Getting started with Linux can be an intimidating task, particularly for people who have never tried any operating system besides Windows. In truth, however, very little about Linux is actually difficult to use.

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Neil McAllister

Microsoft loses market share to rivals for OS, browser

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows OS last month took its biggest market share dive in the past two years, erasing gains made in two of the past three months and sending the operating system's share

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

How the BlackBerry, iPod and other blockbuster products got their names

Coming up with a great technology product or service is only half the battle these days. Creating a name for said product that is at once cool but not too cool or exclusionary,

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Beauty, brains and brawn – the “unibody” MacBook Pro has them all

The 15-inch MacBook Pro sitting in front of me is largely devoid of the seams common to earlier aluminum MacBook Pros. In fact, the main chassis around which this newest of Apple's laptops

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Ken Mingis

Get Windows and Leopard to Play Nice

Apple Inc. offers two ways to accomplish this task: Leopard's ability to share files and printers with Windows machines, and the ability of Intel-based Macs to run Windows using either Boot Camp (which

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Ryan Faas

How to set up a virtual machine

It's great to have multiple computers. On the first of them, you can install a database or crunch spreadsheets. On another, you can simply browse the Web, listen to music, and check your

Published on: September 15th, 2008 Scott Spanbauer

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

20 features that will turbo-charge your Windows PC – Part 3

We've been helping you mod your Windows system to include all the best features from other operating systems. Dont' miss Part 1 and Part 2 of these turbo-charged tips. Automated Screen ShotsAvailable on:

Published on: August 28th, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer