Technology

Windows: When no growth is an improvement

Microsoft yesterday said that revenue in the September quarter for the More Personal Computing group was down 2%, the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines and the fifth contraction in the last six quarters. Windows revenue, which accounts for the bulk of More Personal Computing’s (MPC) total, was flat. But that was an improvement over the prior quarter, when sales ... Read More »

Fujitsu considers selling its PC business to Lenovo

Lenovo may be about to grow its share of the shrinking PC business again: Japanese IT conglomerate Fujitsu is considering selling its PC manufacturing business, and Lenovo may be the buyer, Fujitsu said Thursday. As part of a strategy to focus on core activities, in February Fujitsu spun out its PC business as an independent operating unit. Such spin-outs are ... Read More »

Hands on with Google Home: Your Google universe in a home-appliance wrapper

It’s impossible to discuss Google Home in a vacuum. It’s a direct, blatant, so-obvious-it-hurts competitor to the Amazon Echo—and if you spend just a few minutes with it, you may come away feeling it’s got the Echo’s number. Like the Echo, Google Home can start playing music with simple voice prompts. But itsounds better than the Echo, with much deeper ... Read More »

The Benefits of Installing Wireless Security and Surveillance Systems

Thanks to the invention of the computer and the rise of the internet, businesses now operate at a speed and efficiency like never before. Unfortunately, this also means that criminals are taking advantage of these technologies in order to get away with illegal activity. It only makes sense that the technology we use to protect our companies should be up-to-date ... Read More »

Salesforce tries to block Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquisition

Microsoft made a splash earlier this year when it announced the largest acquisition in its history, signing an agreement to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. But now, Salesforce is trying to convince the European Union to block the deal. Salesforce Chief Legal Officer Burke Norton will argue to the EU’s competition authority that Microsoft’s control of LinkedIn’s dataset following an ... Read More »

Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD review: Blazingly fast external storage for rich kids

If you’d walked by our test bed while we were testing Akitio’s Thunder3 PCIe SSD, external drive, you’d probably have stopped and done a double-take. 2GBps transfers from an external drive? No way. How could this possibly be, you ask? The Thunderbolt 3 interface is basically PCIe over a wire, and features a massive 5GBps transfer rate. The Thunder3 PCIe ... Read More »

How to turn off Windows Defender’s enhanced notifications in Windows 10

Microsoft’s Anniversary Update for Windows 10 wouldn’t be complete if there weren’t a few annoyances added to great features like Cortana integration and an improvedAction Center. One such annoyance is Windows Defender’s unceasing penchant for telling you what a great job it’s doing. An example of Windows Defender’s enhanced notifications. The new feature is called enhanced notifications, which amounts to Microsoft’s built-in ... Read More »

5 ways to make the most of Reddit for Android and iOS

Credit: Ben Patterson If you ask me, the new official Reddit app for Android phones and iPhones makes for a better Reddit browsing experience than the full Reddit website, particularly once you know what you’re doing. For starters, you can “pin” your favorite subreddits to the top of your list, as well as quickly jump from one “parent” comment to ... Read More »

How to use Firefox’s new simplify page printing feature

There’s a new feature expected to roll out with Firefox 49 later this month that will take help ease ink costs for anyone who likes to print out webpages. The browser is getting a new way to simplify page printing. Currently, if you want to simplify printing you have to first use Firefox’s reading view and then print. The new method removes ... Read More »

It’s football season! These second-screen apps make NFL games even more fun to watch

According to the NFL, 70 percent of fans use a second screen while watching football. It’s easy to understand why: mobile devices—and the apps that run on them—give us easy access to player stats and analysis, provide interactive features to supplement the big-screen experience, and offer a convenient way to communicate with other fans watching the game. We’ve rounded up ... Read More »