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Firefox Extensions Guide: Extend Your Experience

Firefox Extensions Guide: Extend Your Experience

We take a look at the extensions feature of Mozilla's Firefox browser, which gives users the ability to install plug-ins (also known as add-ons), allowing one to transform and customize their surfing experience by several notches. Check out what the team from Hardware Zone had to recommend.

Revisiting Virtualization on the Mac - Fusion vs. Parallels

Revisiting Virtualization on the Mac - Fusion vs. Parallels

Since our last look at the virtualization scene on the Mac in 2007, both VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop have released newer versions. Armed with the new 17-inch MacBook Pro, we revisited both virtualiztion software to find out who's ahead this round.

Internet Explorer 8 Goes Live - Bye Bye Beta! *Updated*

Internet Explorer 8 Goes Live - Bye Bye Beta! *Updated*

We popped by Microsoft's office for a quick look at their newest browser, Internet Explorer 8, which is now out of beta status and ready for your download!

Windows 7: How Low Can You Go?

Windows 7: How Low Can You Go?

With Windows 7 running smoothly on our Atom-based machines, it was time to see what we could do with much older Athlon and Intel Pentium 4-based systems. Will it even run? We take the plunge to find out.

Getting Jiggy With Windows 7 - Installing the Beta

Getting Jiggy With Windows 7 - Installing the Beta

No external optical drive but itching to install Win7 on your Intel Atom-based machines? Fret not, the latest Windows 7 OS from Microsoft allows you to install it from a USB drive. Find out how.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 - Playing Catch up

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 - Playing Catch up

With all the hype that's been surrounding Google's shiny new browser (us included), it wasn't long before software giant and PC overlord Microsoft would summon us to their offices to take a look at their newest Beta 2 release of the upcoming Internet Explorer 8.

Google's New Web Browser: Google Chrome

Google's New Web Browser: Google Chrome

You may have heard the news (or read the article from Google's blog), but here it is, straight from the horse's mouth as we paid Google a visit for their launch of their new browser: the Google Chrome.

Google Android Preview: Too Human?

Google Android Preview: Too Human?

Google's Android platform isn't a life-like robot that most people would assume it to be on first hearing the name. Instead, what you get is something that may change the current mobile phone landscape that we're all too familiar with. Here's a sneak preview of what to expect.

Living it Up with Microsoft Windows Vista

Living it Up with Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft enhances the Windows Vista experience with the Industrial Design Toolkit, a brand new design initiative in collaboration with some of its major partners including Dell. Take a sneak peek at Microsoft's lifestyle branding on the latest devices as showcased in this exclusive coverage!

Windows Home Server - Sysadmin Made Easy!

Windows Home Server - Sysadmin Made Easy!

Aimed at a niche audience with multiple computers at home, Microsoft's new Windows Home Server hopes to automate the mundane tasks involved in home networks, from file sharing to system backups. If you're the unofficial IT troubleshooter at home, this is a must read for it may just save you a lot of hassle.

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