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The List: 10 apps for ridiculously lazy people

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LibreOffice 5.2 includes classified documents and a streamlined interface

The Document Foundation is today releasing LibreOffice 5.2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs. Major new features include support for marking sensitive documents as classified and a function for forecasting financial data. It’s still open source and completely free to use. LibreOffice has an estimated 120 million users The Documentation Foundation says it’s seen steady user growth. While it cited ... Read More »

The best second-screen apps for watching the 2016 Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics spawned a digital deluge. There were reportedly 15 million downloads of the official London Olympics app, and 60 percent of visits to the  Olympics website came from mobile devices. Social media buzzed with hundreds of millions of tweets and comments. Thanks to that second-screen surge, Rio 2016 is poised to be the first multi-platform Olympics. To ... Read More »

Tested: Nvidia’s new Titan X is absolutely decadent in SLI

Since day one, Nvidia’s Titan-series of GPUs have never been understood by the masses. Expensive, power-hungry, and overloaded with RAM, Titans don’t make sense to us plebeians. Sure, the cards have always been pitched as GPUs that bridge gaming and professional use, but the truth is, Titans are for the class of people who get to double-park their exotic sports ... Read More »

If Microsoft can’t install Windows 10 on your PC, it’ll give you a new one

As July 29 gets closer and the free Windows 10 upgrade offer reaches its final days, Microsoft is pulling out all the stops in order to convince users to upgrade. It’s even willing to give you a new laptop. As spotted by Neowin, Microsoft retail stores are offering to install Windows 10 on any compatible machine for free. If the ... Read More »

Acer Chromebook 14 review: You can brag a little about this laptop’s luxury details

Acer’s Chromebook 14 is the Chromebook you buy when you want something better than the typical, $200-ish browser laptop, but you’re not quite flush enough to afford the swankier Dell Chromebook 13 or the upcoming HP Chromebook 13. For a midrange price ($299 on Amazon), the Acer Chromebook 14 gives you an all-aluminum chassis and a very nice display, even if its performance and ... Read More »

Quick Tips to Help Your Employees Create Stronger Passwords

One of the most important things each of your employees own is their password. After all, this seemingly ordinary string of characters is one of the measures that can keep unscrupulous individuals away from your company’s confidential information. However, as a business owner, you may be alarmed to know that the prevalence of cyber attacks continues to go up every ... Read More »

How to run a DOS program in Windows 10How,to,run,a,DOS,program,in,Windows,10

6COMMENTS Lincoln Spector | @LincolnSpector Contributing Editor, PCWorld Jul 8, 2016 7:46 AM Madeline absolutely must run a particular DOS program for her medical transcription business. Can she do this in Windows 10?The real issue isn’t whether you’re running Windows 7, 8, or 10. It’s whether you’re using a 32- or 64-bit version of the operating system. Any 32-bit version ... Read More »

One Laptop Per Child redux: Spin-off delivers successors to XO hardware

Non-profit One Education has an ambitious plan in a competitive PC market: to sell Windows 10 tablets and laptops inspired by the innovative spirit of One Laptop Per Child, which designed groundbreaking low-cost PCs almost a decade ago. One Education, an OLPC spin-off, is making what it considers successors to OLPC’s XO devices, which are now out-of-date. OLPC released its ... Read More »

AMD releases Crimson driver fix for Radeon RX 480’s power consumption concerns

The $200 Radeon RX 480 is a wonderful graphics card that launched with a troubling problem: It draws an excessive amount of power through your motherboard’s PCI-E slot, as discovered in extensive testing by PC Perspective and Tom’s Hardware. It shouldn’t be a problem for most PCs, but systems with cheap or dirty motherboards could theoretically be damaged by the highly over-spec ... Read More »