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Test drive Windows 8 now with Microsoft’s consumer preview
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Test drive Windows 8 now with Microsoft’s consumer preview

March 1st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
This pre-release version for consumers should give everyone a good look at the upcoming OS that is supposed to offer both the familiar PC mouse interface and a touch-based feel on tablets and phones....
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Goondu DIY: Recovering data “lost” in a hard drive

January 27th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Of all the things that can happen during Chinese New Year this week, I accidentally made the data on my network attached storage (NAS) device unreadable – and could easily have wiped out all the years of reports, financial...
2012 is shaping up to be a year of ultrabooks
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2012 is shaping up to be a year of ultrabooks

January 15th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
If 2011 was remembered for shiny new tablets that made people part with their hard-earned cash, then 2012 may just be the one where the craze for these thin and light yet powerful and affordable ultrabooks takes off big time. At...
Predictions for the new year – five tech trends for 2012
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Predictions for the new year – five tech trends for 2012

January 1st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
If 2011 was a big year in technology, the coming 12 months promise to be even more interesting, as portable devices morph into all-in-one gizmos and Windows 8 heralds a new era in computing. Here are five trends to take note in...
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Intel’s new CPUs roll out in geeked out Dell Alienware gaming desktops

December 19th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
On the new Alienware Aurora R4 desktops, the LGA2011-based CPUs are water-cooled, and where possible, factory overclocked as...
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Recycle your used printer toners with Project Homecoming

December 5th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
What do you do with your printer toners after they run out of ink? For most of us, it’s straight to the trash for these spent cartridges. But did you know that they can be recycled and re-made into useful products? To encourage...
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Run Windows applications on a Mac with WinOnX

December 4th, 2011 | by Aaron Tan
If you need to use a Windows program occasionally on a Mac but don’t want to cough up US$80 for Parallels Desktop 7, a new Mac app by NES Software might be worth considering. Dubbed WinOnX, the US$4.99 app is based on the...
Weekend pick of the Sitex 2011 deals
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Weekend pick of the Sitex 2011 deals

November 26th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Before you head down to Singapore's last quarterly IT bazaar this weekend, check out some of the standout deals...
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Hands-on: Lenovo U300s ultrabook joins the tussle for your holiday spending

November 19th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Eschewing the wedge-shaped design championed by Apple and ASUS, Lenovo’s take on the ultrabook is a sensible book-shaped machine that has a nice heft and overall...
Toshiba joins the ultrabook party with the Portege Z830
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Toshiba joins the ultrabook party with the Portege Z830

November 14th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Asus and Acer may have been slightly earlier to the game, but the battle for the slimmest, lightest and most powerful laptop is just getting hotter with new arrivals like Toshiba's new Portege...
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