• Posted on March 20, 2013

Google’s Chrome OS may fail even as it changes computing forever

Google says it is working on an operating system designed for netbooks that boots in seconds, is impervious to viruses, and is designed to run Web-based applications really well. What’s not to like? Plenty–if you’re the number one software maker, Microsoft. Expect a showdown. Google faces an uphill battle rolling out its operating system, Chrome […]

  • Posted on March 20, 2013

Get More Out of Your Kindle Fire Tablet: Five Tips

Five months after Amazon debuted its $200 “game-changing” tablet, the Kindle Fire is feeling more like a McDonald’s hamburger next to Apple’s prime-rib, third-generation iPad. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Since PCWorld’s first roundup of recommended Kindle Fire apps, a cavalcade of new apps, tips, and hacks that breathe new life into […]

  • Posted on March 20, 2013

E-Book Piracy: The Publishing Industry’s Next Epic Saga?

As e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle continue to rise, so follows the publishing industry’s worst nightmare: e-book piracy. For years e-book piracy was the exclusive province of the determined few willing to ferret out mostly nerdy textbook titles from the Internet’s dark alleys and read them on their PC. But publishers say that the […]

  • Posted on February 21, 2013

Will Your Data Disappear When Your Online Storage Site Shuts Down?

Online storage sites, the toast of the Internet circa 2006, are shutting down in droves, putting the data and images of their users in jeopardy. Online storage services that have announced closings in the past ten months include big names in tech: AOL (Xdrive and AOL Pictures), Hewlett-Packard (Upline), Sony (Image Station), and Yahoo (Briefcase). […]

  • Posted on February 20, 2013

In pictures: The strangest sights in Google Earth

 Ever since Google first let people scour the planet from the comfort of their computers through the Google Earth software program, fans have been on a virtual scavenger hunt from the North Pole to the South Pole looking for anything interesting, unusual, or unexplained.From shipwrecks to crop circles, from ads big enough to be read […]