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  • June 18, 2014 18 Jun'14

    Making the Most of SSD Performance in Windows 8

    Although Windows 8 versions do a much better job of accommodating and adjusting to solid state drives (SSDs) used for system/boot and other purposes as compared to earlier Windows versions, there ...

  • June 16, 2014 16 Jun'14

    The REAL Import of Mobile Computing

    Though this post wanders a little bit off topic -- it actually comes from an app built for iOS and the iPhone -- I just had to write about it because it underscores so much of the real value of ...

  • June 13, 2014 13 Jun'14

    Interesting Hiccup Upon Installing New Intel RST

    I'm a great fan of various web sites that track and announce new software and device drives. Two of my particular favorites include MajorGeeks and Station Drivers. While visiting the former this ...

  • June 12, 2014 12 Jun'14

    OneDrive Gets a Makeover Amidst Latest Windows Updates

    Patch Tuesday has come and gone and along with it, my Windows 8.1 machines have picked up 20-26 new updates depending on what they've got installed (more MS applications generally mean more patches ...

  • June 09, 2014 09 Jun'14

    Rufus Makes Short Work of ISO-based Updates

    In the past few weeks, I've been involved in some BIOS updates and also with upgrading the firmware on a number of SSDs from makers including Samsung, Intel, OCZ, and Plextor. On a couple of ...

  • June 06, 2014 06 Jun'14

    Windows 8.1 Update: Ready or Not, the Deadline Is at Hand!

    Next Tuesday, June 10, is not only Patch Tuesday for the month, but also represents the point in time by which those running Windows 8.1 who get their updates from Microsoft Update or Windows ...

  • June 05, 2014 05 Jun'14

    Surface Pro 3 may leave Windows RT Surface in the dust

    Large organizations across multiple industries committed to Surface Pro 3 for their mobile workers.

  • June 04, 2014 04 Jun'14

    The "Version Gap" For Windows Gets Interesting

    Every now and then, it's a good idea to run a reality check against Microsoft's relentless drive to bring all parties into the Windows 8 fold ASAP. Netmarketshare's latest "Desktop Share by ...

  • June 02, 2014 02 Jun'14

    Thin Tablets and the "Gunslinger Syndrome"

    I'm reading some reports from CompuTex 2014 right now with a degree of bemusement. Among the slew of new product announcements typical of this event, there's news from Asus about a new convertible ...

  • May 26, 2014 26 May'14

    Windows with Bing IS for Real

    A few months back, I posted a whimsical post right here entitled "Windows 8.1 Bada Bing!?" (March 3, 2014). It not only reported on rumors of a low-cost/no-cost version of Windows 8.1 which turned ...

  • May 24, 2014 24 May'14

    SSD Breakthrough Speeds Writes, Saves Energy

    When I saw the headline at pocket-lint.com this morning, my first thought was "marketing/advertising spam!" But when I dug a bit more deeply into "SSD breakthrough makes drives 300 per cent faster ...

  • May 23, 2014 23 May'14

    Ponder This: The Pursuit of Perfection Is an Expensive Proposition

    In the wake of Microsoft's announcement of the new Surface Pro 3 earlier this week, and the blizzard of articles that have followed in its wake, I'm both amused and bemused to understand that ...

  • May 21, 2014 21 May'14

    Chinese Government Bans Windows 8 from Its PCs

    There's been quite a bit of coverage over the past few days about a recent announcement from the Chinese government that it will "ban the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on its computers" (this ...

  • May 19, 2014 19 May'14

    Surface Pro 3 Tomorrow? Could Be Interesting...

    For the past couple of weeks rumors have been flying thick and fast that MS will be introducing a new model of the Surface Pro on May 20, 2014, along with the long awaited Surface Mini. I finally ...

  • May 16, 2014 16 May'14

    TechEd 2014 disappoints IT pros

    By Diana Hwang Microsoft was all about the cloud at this year's TechEd North America 2014 but IT pros wanted something more down to earth: news and previews about the on-premises System Center ...

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