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Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 -- now in public beta -- is the newest version of Microsoft's browser. Compared with IE 8, it's faster, with a streamlined interface. But it's also still A beta, and unsurprisingly, some areas still need refinement.

Written by Nick Mediati16 Sept. 10 03:01

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 9 Public Beta

With all the attention paid to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in recent years, it's easy to forget that Internet Explorer is still the World's most widely used Web browser.

Written by Nick Mediati16 Sept. 10 03:02

Trend Micro Revamps Entire Product Line With 'Titanium'

Following up Norton's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/205000/norton_releases_2011_security_products.html">new product launch</a> early Wednesday, Trend Micro announced an overhaul of its entire home user product line on Wednesday, under the moniker "Titanium." The new products, Titanium Internet Security, Titanium Maximum Security, and Titanium Antivirus+, include new features that use cloud computing for malware detection.

Written by Nick Mediati09 Sept. 10 03:46

Norton Releases 2011 Security Products

Norton on Wednesday announced its 2011 versions of its Norton Internet Security suite and Norton Antivirus software. Norton also announced a new application--Norton Power Eraser--that is designed to remove the increasingly common fake antivirus malware.

Written by Nick Mediati09 Sept. 10 00:08

Privacy in iTunes Ping

Ping is Apple's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/204734/ping_on_itunes_not_so_hot.html">music-centric social network</a> that is integrated into <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/204645/apple_announces_itunes_10.html">iTunes 10</a>. From a privacy standpoint, it's pretty straightforward--as opposed to Facebook's multitude of privacy settings--but then again, Ping is also very limited as to what services it offers. In either case, here's a quick run-down of the privacy features present in Ping.

Written by Nick Mediati03 Sept. 10 07:52

Palm releases WebOS 2 details

After some initial uncertainty about the future of WebOS immediately after the Palm-HP merger, it's looking more and more like WebOS has a real future ahead of it.

Written by Nick Mediati01 Sept. 10 05:51

Android game is a spy app in disguise

Researchers with F-Secure discovered an Android app that is a spy app disguised as a Snake game. The Snake spy app is for use with GPS Spy, an Android spy app. The idea is that you'd download and install the Snake spy app onto the Android phones that you'll want to spy on; from there, the Snake app will run in the background and keep tabs on that phone.

Written by Nick Mediati18 Aug. 10 08:03

Which Web browser is best?

Of all the software on your PC, the Web browser may be the most important tool you use each day--but you may not give it much thought.

Written by Nick Mediati12 Aug. 10 15:58

Lab Notes: The Inside Scoop on Browser Speed Testing

If you're a regular PCWorld reader, you may have noticed the Browser Blowout story we posted last week. In it, I looked at various aspects of the major Web browsers, including features, interface, security, and performance.

Written by Nick Mediati03 Aug. 10 10:28

Microsoft Releases IE 9 'Platform Preview'

Microsoft today released a platform preview of Internet Explorer 9. This isn't an IE9 beta, mind you; it doesn't have the features you'd expect in a browser. It doesn't even have an address bar for that matter. Instead, the IE9 Platform Preview serves as a sneak peek at some of the new Web technologies and standards that Microsoft is working on building into its flagship browser.

Written by Nick Mediati17 March 10 06:25

Windows 7 Performance Tests

Windows Vista never was particularly speedy in most people's eyes. Whether it deserved the reputation or not, the word on the street was that Vista was both slow and bloated.

Written by Nick Mediati01 Oct. 09 16:18

Will Apple's new iTunes put you on cloud nine?

Earlier today Apple introduced iTunes 9 at the "It's Only Rock and Roll, But We Like It" media event. iTunes 9 has a number of new features, such as iTunes LP (which tries to bring full-blown album art, liner notes, and so on to the digital world), Home Sharing (which allows you to sync your music across computers in your household), and the redesigned iTunes Store. Though these new features make iTunes an even stronger media-playback app, you may find this version a little disappointing if you were hoping for a major revamp.

Written by Nick Mediati10 Sept. 09 16:01

Is Chrome OS the future of computing? I hope not.

Google's idea of an operating system sounds pretty cool: Lightweight. Speedy. Secure. Web-centric. But while I'm sure Chrome OS will pick up some fans, I have a hard time seeing this as the way of the future for computing.

Written by Nick Mediati09 July 09 06:43
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