Remote desktop access tools are nothing new. Even Chromebooks have had a few third-party remote access solutions for quite sometime now. However, we have always been more interested in the first-party remote access capability that Google promised last year. This past Friday, Google finally delivered on that promise, releasing Chrome Remote Desktop beta version. Hit the jump for more.
We're already nearing the halfway point of October, and that means another Patch Tuesday. To help prepare for tomorrow's deluge of updates, Microsoft has issued its Advanced Notification for this month, which lays out eight security bulletins outlining 23 security holes across a range of software, including Windows 7/Vista/XP/Server and others.
Microsoft has been pretty clear in its message regarding the system requirements for Windows 8. If it will run Windows 7, it will run Windows 8. Promising to add new features, all while keeping the OS footprint steady is no easy task, but why stop there. In a blog post yesterday, Microsoft announced isn’t looking to just hold the line on resource usage; they actually believe it’s possible to make Windows 8 even more efficient than 7. When compared to Vista….. lets not go there.
Take a look around and it's easy to come to the conclusion that Apple's iPad is what the masses want. After all, nobody's standing in line overnight to purchase a PlayBook. Next on the list is Android, though only if the price is right (and Amazon's Kindle Fire is priced right). Where does Windows fit in with all this? Maybe much higher than you think.
In an increasingly complex world we’re expected to think faster, do more, and rest less than ever before. In most occupations, multitasking is a must, making the ability to manage one’s time and tasks effectively arguably the most vital skill any employee can bring into the modern workplace—and that’s just during the work week. After hours and on weekends (if you’re lucky enough to have them), keeping track of family events, time with friends and personal projects can be enough to bring those with even the sharpest of minds to their knees. Fortunately, there’s a ton of technology in place to help you make the transition from being a failed life planning chump to an organizational champ. To get you started, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite organizational apps. No matter whether they’re web-based, free or bound to your PC, they all have one thing in common: They’ll help you organize that herd of cats you call a life.
Dropbox and SugarSync snatch up all the headlines, but they aren’t the only cloud storage solution in town; for the past few years, Linux lovers looking to access their files on the run could turn to Ubuntu One, a service offered by Canonical, the private company that provides commercial backbone for Ubuntu Linux. There was one small problem, though; Ubuntu One only worked on Linux computers, which kind of sucks when you remember that, you know, most computers run Microsoft operating systems. All that changed last night with the launch of an Ubuntu One Windows client.
All the other articles list the top ten Windows Annoyances. I’m going to list the bottom ten. These are things that work, but they’re sloppy.
Maybe the programmers thought good enough was good enough. It isn’t. Maybe the programmers forgot to stress-test their work. They should have. Maybe they didn’t think about the actual work environment where their software would be running. Oops.
And perhaps, some of these behaviors are my fault—things that are particular to my machine, quirks that have developed over time as the detritus of heavy use piles up like scree at the bottom of a cliff. Whatever the case, they’re still annoying.
In a typically detailed post on the Building Windows 8 blog Monday, the Windows 8 team underlined the advantage of using a Windows Live ID to sign into different Windows devices. According to Katie Frigon, the group program manager of the You-Centered Experience team at MS, doing so will let users have “a truly personal experience that seamlessly bridges their online and offline tasks, is simpler to set up and use, and persists across their set of Windows 8 PCs.” Hit the jump for more.
I’m writing this right now using Microsoft Word on the recently released Windows 8 Developer’s Build. I’m using a real PC, not a tablet, and it’s a system any Maximum PC user would be proud of: a Core i7 990X system running 12 GB of RAM plus an eVGA GeForce GTX 580SC. The system also has a pair of 1080p monitors attached. The goal was to live with the OS for a few days as my primary operating system and see just how usable it is in its current state.
The bottomline: not ready yet. Read on to find out why!
The PC community has already begun rallying around Gordon’s impassioned “Post PC My Ass” blog post from last week. Galvanized by his trenchant outburst against all the silly post-PC era talk out there, Michael Dell recently rubbished the whole idea of the still ubiquitous PC being on its deathbed in an interview with the Financial Times. However, for some odd reason, Mr Dell neither said what inspired his latest comments - which we strongly believe to be our Senior Editor’s highly affecting piece - nor leave any hints to that effect. Hit the jump for more on this.