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October 24, 2012  2:31 PM

Great article on USB Troubleshooting



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Sandro Villinger and I have crossed paths many times in the past few years, originally thanks to writing for the same website: Tom's Hardware (originally a German-based PC enthusiast site, now a flagship for...

October 22, 2012  3:47 PM

Lenovo Support RSS Feed Delivers the Goods



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Keeping up with new drivers is always tricky. In general Lenovo does a great job of making drivers available to its customers, but it's not always easy to tell exactly what's new (take for example, the Lenovo

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October 19, 2012  5:02 PM

As GA Grows Ever Closer, More Signs of OS Completion Pop Up



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

In the past couple of weeks, I've noticed an increasing number of signs that Windows 8 really is gearing up for full-scale commercial launch. For one thing, last week Lenovo posted a Windows 8 version of its System Update Facility, which has now been happily downloading updates to my X220 Tablet...


October 17, 2012  9:19 PM

The Continuing Windows 8 Flash Update Saga



Posted by: Ed Tittel
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On October 9, Microsoft pushed an update to Windows Flash for Windows 8, but Secunia PSI still reports that 11.x versions of Flash Player (both 32- and 64-bit now, in fact) still need updating: [caption id="attachment_2663" align="aligncenter" width="343"]


October 15, 2012  3:29 PM

Logitech Introduces Windows 8 Touch Devices



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

In the past several months, Microsoft has introduced special Windows-8 oriented peripherals including a variety of "touch mice" and keyboards designed to help conventional PC users maximize their Windows 8 experience. Last week, Logitech followed suit with a collection of Windows 8 touch devices...


October 12, 2012  4:33 PM

A Better Windows 8 Tablet? Kupa UltraNote



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

As of today -- Friday, October 12, 2012 -- the Windows 8 General Availability (GA) date is two weeks away. On Thursday, Oct 25, or Friday, Oct 26 (there are conflicting reports) Windows 8 will be unleashed upon the world, and all of the Windows OEMs can finally start selling hardware with the new...


October 10, 2012  2:52 PM

MS Puts Win8 on Patch Tuesday Schedule



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Yeah, sure, yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month. As expected, MS dropped a sizable load of updates for currently supported Windows versions (14-18 for my various 32- and 64-bit Windows 7 machines, and 8 for my sole remaining Windows XP VM; I'll check on Vista later when I take my HP...


October 8, 2012  5:12 PM

What Are a Few Zeroes, Between Friends? Windows Store Apps A’Comin Soon!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Over on her ZDnet blog, Mary Jo Foley reports this morning that an MS VP (Keith Lorizio, US...


October 5, 2012  4:25 PM

The Politics of Windows 8 Upgrades



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Until the end of January, 2013, anybody who owns a valid license to Windows XP, Vista, or 7 can pay $40 for a download upgrade to Windows 8, or $70 for an upgrade package with DVD. That certainly removes most financial barriers to jumping into the Windows 8 soup. And at least for Windows 7 users,...


October 3, 2012  8:25 PM

Yes, There Is a Flash Update for IE 10, But …



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Despite MS having promised to provide an update for the insecure version of Adobe Flash integrated into IE 10 in Windows 8 "soon" (see my

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