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  • Kindle Fire, others to get HTML5, CSS3 in 'Kindle Format 8' update

    Amazon is refreshing its staid, black-and-white take on the e-book with a new format that supports HTML5 and CSS3. Kindle Format 8 (KF8) will give Kindle users something a little more colorful to read on the new tablet/e-reader hybrid, the Kindle Fire, which is set to hit stores in time for the holiday season.

    Written by Eric Mack25 Oct. 11 03:17
  • 5 more PC upgrade mistakes (and how to avoid them)

    As PCs get more powerful and easier to use, the challenges involved with upgrading them have remained about the same. For the novice, a hard drive upgrade can appear downright daunting. For more experienced tinkerers, the upgrade itself may be easy, but it's easier still to overlook factors that could streamline the whole process and better protect both the hardware and the data stored on it.

    Written by Robert Strohmeyer29 July 11 00:08
  • Apple reportedly hires MobileNotifier Coder

    Sure, we've all heard that widgets and better notifications may be headed for iOS 5, but it looks like an allegedly new (and notable) Apple employee may further confirm that notification changes are in Apple's future.

    Written by Paul Suarez06 June 11 05:47
  • My five reasons to upgrade to Windows 7 in 2011

    Can we talk? Based on the e-mails I get every day, I know a lot of you are still using Windows XP. I can understand why; it's like a comfortable old shoe. Plus, it's bought and paid for. Windows 7 probably seems stiff and scary, and it's not like Microsoft is handing out free upgrades.

    Written by Rick Broida20 Dec. 10 12:25
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  • Connect a third monitor to your PC

    As I wrote the other day, it's a pretty simple matter to add a second monitor to your PC. But what about a third? That might require a little more doing.

    Written by Rick Broida14 Jan. 11 03:25
  • Laptop tips: Add RAM, recycle a hard drive

    It's been almost a year since I served up some nice, hot laptop tips--and that's inexcusable. I'll make it up to you this week with some useful advice on adding memory to a laptop, turning an old laptop hard disc into an external drive, and using your laptop's power settings effectively.

    Written by Rick Broida21 July 10 23:56
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