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Top Windows 7 Gadgets
Though the Windows Sidebar featured in Windows Vista was a bust, Windows 7 came back with innovative desktop gadgets that actually performed. Windows 7 stopped trying to knock off Mac’s dashboard appearance and instead created its own proper platform. Unlike the unpopular sidebar, Windows 7 gadgets have a purpose... Read more
5 Concepts that Were Far Too Ahead of the Curve
Apps and technology accessories are nothing new to today’s consumer. In fact, with hundreds of apps releasing each month it is next to impossible to imagine there ever being such a thing as an app too far ahead of its time. Unfortunately, many app ideas released too far ahead... Read more
Dropbox Latest Security Offerings
In mid-July, a few hundred Dropbox users started to receive spam emails for online gambling sites. Though some did not realize the connection, others started to figure out that these spammers got their information from Dropbox. Two weeks later, Dropbox confirmed that it had been hacked and that these... Read more
The MS Office Store
This week the MS Office Store opened itself up for business offering productivity and business-boosting applications for professionals. Computer users have known that the release was coming, but they didn’t expect the release results that Microsoft Office’s Store was able to produce. They didn’t just open – they flung... Read more
Java Patch Frailties

Java Patch Frailties

InternetNews September 17, 2012

The end of August sparked panic for Java’s creator, Oracle and users when an emergency Java 7 patch opened the door for attacks. Though Oracle may not like to admit it, it seems that this news only showcased a previously undisclosed vulnerability that Oracle knew about all along. Oracle... Read more
Industries That The ‘Cloud’ Will Kill
Most consumers born before 1985 remember floppy disks. These now obsolete products were once all a user had to backup important information from their computer’s hard-drive. When the floppy was replaced with hardware items like external hard drives and USB flash drives, it seemed that computer hardware was going... Read more
Adobe Flash’s Fall From Mobility
Before the days of mobile supremacy Adobe Flash software dominated the computing landscape. In fact it was nearly impossible to load a website, power certain applications and work in general without it. That supremacy quickly changed when Apple’s iPhone series entered the market. Realizing that Adobe was a power... Read more
RIP Windows XP

RIP Windows XP

News September 14, 2012

Microsoft Window XP, the most popular operating system of all times has two more years to live and then it will become history.  The longest lived operating system will rest in peace on 8th April 2014 as announced by Microsoft. The beginning of the two year countdown until the... Read more
Chrome Versus IE 10

Chrome Versus IE 10

InternetNews September 11, 2012

The browser wars have been going on for how long now? Back in the day – sometime in the early 90s, Netscape’s Navigator was the dominant browser . Then came Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which eroded the influence and market share of Navigator in the late 90s. Thus the concept... Read more
What to Expect From Windows 8 [HINT: It’s the New Windows Vista]
Windows 8 has been hyped to high heavens and beyond for a while now. Whether or not the operating system lives up to the hype, we are yet to find out. Opinions vary, naturally, but there is one thing every camp can agree on: Windows 8 is the biggest... Read more
Never Get Lost Again! Google Maps Indoors Has Arrived
Most consumers know that Google Maps is the go-to mobile application for finding their way around town and through city streets. Since Google Maps can help a consumer find their way to a local restaurant with turn-by-turn instructions and even reroute from traffic or construction, it was no wonder... Read more
What’s The Next Instagram?
Since Facebook’s purchase of Instagram for $1 billion, speculation over the next billion-dollar tech company is increasingly at the heart of evaluating tech startups. Social networking and mobile apps create value by solving problems that address fulfilling human social needs, and many tech startups focus in these two arenas.... Read more
Is Outlook.com Better Than Gmail?
Microsoft has struggled against Gmail in the email sector for years, something Microsoft hopes to remedy with the release of Outlook.com, the company’s answer to its own aging Hotmail.com service.  Launched with a beautifully crafted user interface Outlook.com looks more like a Google product than a Microsoft platform. The... Read more
How To Turn Around Yahoo?
Marissa Mayer takes content and makes it better. Yahoo’s new CEO does not evolve that content by finding better editors or hiring stronger writers, instead her job has always been to create the platforms on which the content can be discovered, enjoyed, shared and expanded upon. During her time... Read more