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Decoding Microsoft Office: Which Office version does what?

Microsoft doesn't make it easy on mere mortals who want to understand which edition of Office software fits their needs. Here's help.

Microsoft's CES no-show: Epic fail or epic foresight?

For the first time in what seems like forever, Microsoft's ubiquitous centerpiece booth and opening night keynote are missing from CES.

The fall of the ultra-hyped ultrabooks in 2012 - can they make a comeback?

Can the Ultrabook bounce back, or will ultra-thin laptops be squeezed out of the PC market?

Is this program malware or a false positive?

What can you do if your antivirus software (in this case Norton) identifies a program as a Trojan, but you're pretty sure it's not?

2012 - The year in quotes

Some of the most interesting, and amusing, tech-related quotes this year were uttered in courtrooms

Twitter unveils the Top Trends and Tweets of 2012

Twitter's 2012 recap uses "both data and editorial signals" to showcase some of the year's most memorable moments and people, according to Twitter Editorial Director Karen Wickre

Upgrading RAM on the new iMac is practically impossible

iFixit gives new 21.5-inch iMac low repair score of 3 out of 10

Five ways the Surface RT beats the iPad

Apple tablet has become virtually indispensable for many users, but Microsoft tablet the Surface RT makes a better mobile device in many ways

Microsoft Windows 8: an operating system for the enterprise?

Windows 8 is not just for consumers, claims Microsoft

Which smartphone is the most secure?

There are unique differences and threats specific to each smartphone - so which is the best?

Windows 8 tablets comparison

A look at some of the first tablets running Windows 8

iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 - A head-to-head tablet comparison

Has Apple really created a new state-of-the-art in small tablets?

10 reasons why the desktop PC will live forever

Desktops are definitely not dead, and tablets and laptops aren't necessarily the future.

Kim Dotcom talks security and privacy at Mega launch

A look at some of the key points made by Dotcom during the press conference at his mansion

The 19 generations of computer programmers

Here is our guide to some of the more dominant tech generations in computer history, as embodied by the programmers who gave them life

12 personal security resolutions for 2013

From Wi-Fi to mobile security, here are 11 things you should commit to doing this year to keep hackers and malware at bay.

Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

Here's an early look at some tech trends and hot products to watch for during the massive trade show.

IBM: In the next 5 years computers will learn, mimic the human senses

By 2018, machines that will experience the world as humans do through hearing, sight, smell, touch and taste

You can lock your flash drives for free in Windows 8 with BitLocker

How Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise users should encrypt their external drives—for free.

Five ways the iPad beats the Surface RT

The Surface RT is a well-engineered tablet with a solid OS, but there are still a number of reasons to choose the Apple iPad

Galaxy Note II tips and tricks - 10 great features of Samsung device

Must-know tips and tricks for Samsung's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 'phablet'

Google Nexus 4 vs. Apple iPhone 5: A head-to-head comparison

How does Google's latest smartphone compare to the Apple's newest flagship? Find out here

Want a security pro? Get politically incorrect and understand geek culture

Computer geeks are discriminated against under hiring rules and legal niceties that often categorise them as undesirables

Windows RT tablets comparison

A closer look of some of the first tablets running Windows RT

Microsoft Surface RT vs Apple iPad - Tablet showdown

How does the Microsoft Surface tablet running Windows RT compare with the Apple iPad on specs and price?

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