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Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

July Patch Tuesday

Critical Updates to IE, Edge and Adobe Flash Player for July Patch Tuesday

I think that we were all hoping for a “boring” Patch Tuesday for this July update cycle. With “only” 11 updates, six rated as critical and the remaining patches rated as important, this month does provide some relief from the very...


Modern meetings: How to share your screen to your conference TV

Apple TV, Chromecast, and Miracast can take you some of the distance; AirParrot and Ditto a little further.


WWDC: Let's explore what's inside Apple's new Photos app

Apple’s Photos improvements will certainly impact almost every Mac or iOS user, so let's take a look at what's inside

Adobe Photoshop CC 2016 2015.5

New Adobe Photoshop CC looks awesome

Adobe Systems retouches its software. Photoshop CC 2015.5 and other Creative Cloud parts get some exciting new stuff, for your media-fiddling enjoyment. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers turn that frown upside-down...

6 apple photos tips you need to know

6 Apple Photos tips you need to know

Six useful tips to help you get much more from Photos on an Apple Mac

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Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses

Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.

WhatsApp Windows Mac OS bloatware

What's WhatsApp's desktop app? A bloated, pointless, Windows/Mac download, that's what

WhatsApp now has a desktop app, for Windows 8 and up or Mac OS 10.9 and up. But as a 60 MB download, it's incredibly bloated, given its lack of functionality. I can't see the point of using this over the Web app. Can you?


Microsoft is becoming an Apple iPad Pro accessory

And it likes it that way

Twitter terminates TweetDeck for Windows

Twitter today said it would halt updates to the Windows version of TweetDeck in four weeks.

Quicken 2016

Intuit sells Quicken to private equity firm in management buyout

Intuit hs sold its Quicken personal finance software unit to H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based private equity firm.

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Pricey gaming desktops and laptops thrive in slumping PC market

In a declining PC market, high-priced gaming desktops and laptops are thriving.

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Review: Nuance Dragon for Windows offers strong voice recognition

The latest version of Dragon, Nuance's pricey but powerful voice recognition software for Windows, shows real improvement. Our reviewer offers a full analysis.

11 cool os x el capitan tips to use today

11 cool OS X El Capitan tips to use today

You’re only ever a few Preference Settings away from getting the Mac you need.

Just kidding -- of COURSE it deletes them!

This community college is in the process of upgrading to Microsoft Office 2013, and that's generating uncertainty all over the place -- and not just among users.

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24 essential OS X El Capitan utilities you need

Welcome to this collection of essential utilities for OS X El Capitan Macs.

10 steps to improve contacts in os x el capitan

10 steps to improve Contacts in OS X El Capitan

Your Contacts should be your prized possession, so let’s try to get them under control (and make better use of them).

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Apple apologizes to Mac devs for App Store certificate screw-up

Apple has apologized to developers for the snafu that sent Mac users scrambling last week to reboot and re-enter Mac App Store credentials when their apps refused to launch.

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Dragon for Mac 5: Despite bugs, an upgrade worth making

Dragon for Mac 5 is a state-of-the-art speech-recognition product for the Mac that offers marked improvements over its predecessor, but there are also gaping holes where it needs improvement.

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