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Get Ready For A Superslim Windows 8 Tablet

The recently announced 10.1″ Windows 8 Samsung ATIV Tab 3 tablet takes its design cues from the popular Samsung GALAXY design but its stand-out feature is its low profile 8.2mm (0.3″) depth and 550g (1.2 lbs) weight. Comparisons to the Apple iPad are inevitable particularly as the Tab 3 is lighter and slimmer than the […]

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Review: Anonymizer Universal, Privacy and Identify Protection

Anonymizer Universal

The Geeks received an invitation to test Anonymizer, Inc.’s new consumer-based online privacy and identity protection service called Anonymizer Universal which was released in June. Anonymizer Universal creates a secure and encrypted VPN tunnel between the user and The Anonymizer Network to prevent interception of identifiable information, or “packet sniffing.” The technology protects the user […]

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Microsoft makes patch for Windows 7 to run WinXP Mode without special hardware

Here’s a good piece of news for those of you running Windows 7 or worried about migrating to it. Microsoft has just put out a patch so you can run apps in Win7 Pro’s XP Mode without specialized hardware. Prior to this patch, Win7’s XP mode needed a PC with hardware-assisted virtualization. Of course, most […]

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Laplink’s PCmover migrates your Windows data & settings from 1 PC to another

PCmover by Laplink is a software migration utility that helps you move your programs, files and settings from your old PC to your new PC, and your old PC can be a WinXP box and your new PC can be a Windows 7 machine. By now if you’re in the market for a new Windows […]

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Google Releases Beta Versions of Chrome Browser for Mac and Linux

The Google Chrome team has released beta versions of its browser for the Mac OS X and Linux platforms. You can download the latest versions from the Chrome website. In addition, there are now over 300 extensions that are available for the Windows and Linux platforms for extending the browser’s functionality.

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MSI Wind U110 Netbook has a 14-hour Battery Life

MSI continues to be a leader in the Netbook market, now with their MSI Wind U110 ECO. The #1 selling point is has to be its extensive battery life – this one claims over 14 hours! And all this is from a regular six cell battery. The Wind U110 runs on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom […]

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Windows 7 outsells Vista by 234% during initial days

According to 1 market research outfit, Windows 7 has outsold Windows Vista by 234% in their first few days of sales. Not surprising is it? The question is whether or not this is sustained and makes significant inroads into the business market where Microsoft makes a great deal of its income from operating system and […]

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Uh-oh – Even Microsoft’s Windows 7 launch has bugs in it

Oh Microsoft. It’s really not a good sign that your launch celebration of Windows 7 with cascading dominoes had ‘bugs’ in it! (If you don’t feel like watching the whole way through, I’ll give away the ‘bugs’ – there were sections where the dominoes didn’t fall and in one case, someone had to manually push […]

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Skype needs to run as administrator or with administrative privileges

After pulling my hair out for a while, I discovered that the Skype client needs to be run as a user with administrative privileges (I’m using version 4.x). I don’t see why this is necessary, but oh well, I’ll live. I’m not happy with Skype as I’d rather not have to run my applications with […]

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Microsoft to allow downgrades from Windows 7

We’ve reported in the past about Microsoft not only extending Windows XP support but also downgrade rights from various editions of Vista. To their credit, Microsoft is being forward-thinking and also extending downgrade rights to Windows 7. Ironically, this move will probably help rather than hinder Microsoft in their efforts to get people to adopt […]

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