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Firefox 16 Pulled and Rereleased
Always diligent about updating and improving on their software, Mozilla released Firefox 16 last week. However, within 24 hours of the initial browser release, the company pulled the new version offline after discovering a potentially harmful security flaw. Mozilla’s spokesperson informed the public that the issue is being fixed... Read more
Using Tablets at School?
I have always thought that the tablet is a perfect educational tool, although I have to admit that it just might be the most expensive mobile gaming device I have ever owned. When it comes to children, however, a tablet can be put to much more better use than... Read more
Top Reasons Your PC is Slow
No matter what you use your PC for, you want to be able to get things done in a timely manner. There is nothing more annoying than trying to be productive when your PC is running slow enough that turtles finish before you do. Trying to be patient with... Read more
Best Bargain Priced Virus Scan Programs Of 2012
Flame, Stuxnet, DNSChanger, Gauss, if those names scare you its because you understand the nature of the computer virus market in 2012. If those names mean nothing to you it’s probably time to look over this list and pick one of our choices for best virus scan programs of... Read more
Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade to Windows 8
With Windows 8 set to become the talk of tech town, it is time you start deliberating whether or not you will be jumping on the bandwagon. Windows has been a reliable operating system for many years, no doubt but with iOS, Mac and Android challenging it, it has... Read more
KIDO’Z: The App for Android Kids
Kids today perceive technology as fundamentally human. That was the finding of research firm Latitude when they conducted a study earlier this year. It really should not come as a surprise, if you pause to reflect on it. Babies are born into a world where the use of technology is... Read more
Internet Browser Alternatives for This Generation
This generation is one that is used to having everything served up in an instant. Forget emotional intelligence. What can be acquired now will be received with impatience. This is not the generation that seems to have YOLO as its mantra for nothing! And speaking of living, many people’s lives... Read more
The Biggest Patent Lawsuits Of 2012
2012 was the year of the patent wars. Apple won $1.1 billion, Research In Motion was accused and found guilty of violating a patent for the type of technology that made it billions of dollars and Google paid $12.5 billion to purchase a company that it would later use... Read more
Facebook’s 5 Biggest Failures in 2012
With 1 billion users finally reached, new ad spots for web and mobile platforms helping increasing revenue and plenty of acquisitions and talent hired you would think that 2012 was the best year in Facebook’s short corporate life. Unfortunately for employees 2012 was also the focus of some very... Read more
Critical Updates Your Computer Needs Regularly
I often become annoyed by the constant “update” reminders my Windows based desktops and notebooks throw my way. The truth is, regular critical updates are a necessity if you want your computer to avoid viruses and to function with today’s top technologies. Whether you need to update your virus... Read more
The Best Project Management Software
Three different names in project management software to help you keep track of your team and handle your projects and tasks in a more efficient manner. Collaboration is one of the critical activities in any team. It is even more crucial to have clear and transparent channels of communication... Read more
Biggest Tech Turkeys Of 2012
From a classic American photography company on the brink of extinction to a mobile mapping system that can barely map a users requests the biggest tech turkeys of 2012 have angered customers and investors while leaving the future of at least one cell phone manufacturer hanging in the balance.... Read more
Free iPhoto Alternatives
At the outset, let me say that I am totally happy with iPhoto. It is compatible with practically any digital camera, and you simply have to plug and play. It organizes photos and videos without any complications. You can resize and edit photos without requiring expert knowledge. That does... Read more
Minecraft May Not Be Compatible With Windows 8
The announcement of Microsoft Windows 8 has certainly made a few game makers speak out against this famous operating system. One of those game makers being the Minecraft creator, Markus Persson. Through his Twitter account, Persson discussed how Windows 8 was an open platform more than an operating system... Read more
Photogotchi – Tamagotchi For The New Millennium
When the Tamagotchi was released by Bandai in 1996, the company probably didn’t think it would be the hit it became. I certainly was surprised when I learned that as of 2010, more than 76 million Tamagotchis had been sold all over the world! The egg-shaped toy brought a... Read more
2012’s Worst Computer Viruses and Malware
2012 was the year of the computer virus thanks to cyber warfare being encountered at the international level and hacktivists groups such as LulzSec and Anonymous attacking websites on a daily basis. With computer viruses and malware on the rise we take a look at three of 2012’s worst... Read more
Managing Your Laptop’s Battery Life
You’re on the go, but your laptop doesn’t seem to be keeping up. You purchased the bigger battery with extra life, yet your battery seems to last for a total of 30 minutes – not enough time to get anything done on the road. While you are struggling to find your... Read more
Is Linux No More?

Is Linux No More?

News October 2, 2012

Not everyone owns a computer with a Linux desktop, but those who do love what they have. Linux has a reputation for better performance and since their operating system is smaller, things seem to move at a better pace. Linux applications are always controlled and most errors associated with... Read more