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Windows 10 Start Menu Secrets Every Desktop Pro Should Know

We dig deep into the Windows Technical Preview Start menu to fine-tune it so that you don’t have to

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Antique Apple-1 Sold Out of Jobs' Garage Goes on Sale Next Month

A 38-year-old Apple-1 that was sold directly to a buyer out of Steve Jobs' garage will hit the auction block next month.

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3 Power-Sipping Monitors Lower Energy Bills

Today's displays must be bright, fast -- and able to use electricity intelligently. We test three 27-in. power-saving monitors to find out how they perform.

The End of an Era: Windows 7 Consumer PCs Halt Production This Friday

It's the end of an era, as OEMs will soon end production of PCs with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate pre-installed.

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Dell Takes One Last Shot at Selling Windows 7 Home Premium PCs

Just days before Microsoft orders OEMs to stop building new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium, Dell tried one last time to spur sales using the lure of the five-year-old consumer OS.

Want to Upgrade Your PCs to SSD? SanDisk Will Make a House Call

SanDisk offers on-site replacements of HDDs with SSDs.

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Vintage Apple-1 Sells for a Record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

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HP’s Rumored 'Sprout PC' Sure Sounds Similar to this Oddball Printer From 2011

Could the 3D scanner on top of HP's TopShot LaserJet Pro M275 be the roots of the fabled Sprout PC? Perhaps we'll find out soon.

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How a Coworking Space Made Me Rethink My Computing Needs

As our workplaces become more flexible and more customizable to our needs, we need to ensure that we choose the right desktop, notebook, and mobile computing options to be successful in those variable workspaces.


The Security Challenges of BYOPC

Creating a virtual PC will add another layer of security.

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5K Display Aside, Apple's New iMac is Barely Changed From 2013's Desktop

Except for the 14.7-million-pixel display of Apple's new 5K Retina iMac, the machine is virtually the same as last year's model, according to iFixit

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Apple Cracks Top 5 Global PC Sellers List

Apple cracked the top five of IDC's list of global personal computer makers for the third quarter, placing fifth by squeezing out Taiwan's Asus.

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Apple is Now 5th Largest PC Maker in the World

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers--though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree.

PC shipments down just slightly in the third quarter, IDC says

Worldwide shipments fell 1.7 percent from a year ago, beating IDC projections

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As HP Splits in Two, Weaker PC Makers Won't Survive the Shakeout, Analysts Say

Hewlett-Packard's decision to spin off its PC business shows that even historically strong PC makers are having to rethink their commitment to the market -- and that smaller players are already saying, "No mas."


HP Users Say Corporate Split Might Work

The surprise news of HP’s division wins qualified praise from enterprise customers

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HP Split Will Force PC Group to Learn Discipline or Face Irrelevance

HP's PC division has coasted for years with little innovation or impact. As an independent company, it'll need to pick a direction and stick with it.

HP reportedly set to split off PC, printer business

A split would be an about-face on CEO Meg Whitman's original strategy to keep the company together

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