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Should you buy a $2,500 gaming laptop like the Razer Blade?

Oct 2nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Laptop Tweaks and Repairs | 0 Comment

Should you buy a $2,500 gaming laptop like the Razer Blade?

Nobody said PC gaming was cheap. But PC gaming on a laptop tends to be much more expensive than on a desktop PC. After all, desktop PCs have way more room to squeeze in hardware and cooling power, and laptop manufacturers have to be more creative with their space. Those who are interested in buying a gaming laptop might have noticed the new Razer Blade laptop. Razer is a gaming accessories comp

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Want free Microsoft Office applications? LibreOffice can help

Oct 1st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Want free Microsoft Office applications? LibreOffice can help

If you’re like most Windows users, then you depend on programs like Microsoft Word and Excel to perform a variety of tasks. From typing cover letters to compiling spreadsheets at work, Microsoft Office is an inescapable part of our virtual lives. Or is it? Over the last few years, several challengers have emerged to protest the dominance of Microsoft Office. And best of all – these chall

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Chinese hackers attacking US government computers

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Chinese hackers attacking US government computers

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the next war might be fought on virtual battlefields as opposed to physical ones. Today, the White House revealed that government servers had recently experienced a concentrated hacking attack from China. Frighteningly enough, the affected servers included ones used by the military for nuclear commands. According to a blog called Free Beacon, the attac

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Gmail users can now search for information within attachments

Sep 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Computer Help | 0 Comment

Gmail users can now search for information within attachments

One of Gmail’s most popular features is its powerful search tool. By typing some keywords into Gmail’s top search bar, users can easily see all of the emails where those keywords are mentioned. Search looks at more than just subject headings: it also scans the body of each message. But until recently, search was not able to look inside attachment files. So, if an attached .PDF or .DOC file

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Michael Dell slams Microsoft Surface tablet: “The impact will be limited”

Sep 28th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Michael Dell slams Microsoft Surface tablet: “The impact will be limited”

When designing the Surface tablet, Microsoft knew that releasing such a device would make its manufacturing partners mad. After all, companies like Dell, HP, Asus, and others spend millions of dollars per year on Windows licenses for their own tablets and laptops. With Microsoft entering the industry in a big way with the Surface, sales of other Windows devices will undoubtedly suffer. The late

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New zero-day Java bug currently affecting Windows PCs and Mac users

Sep 27th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

New zero-day Java bug currently affecting Windows PCs and Mac users

We’ve been talking about Java vulnerabilities for the past couple months here at the Fix My PC Free blog. A few weeks ago, a Java vulnerability became so serious that PC security experts around the world recommended that computer users completely remove the popular web application. Java, like any computer program, has its vulnerabilities. But what has made these Java security flaws so worriso

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Windows Store reaches 2,000 app mark one month before Windows 8 release

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Windows Store reaches 2,000 app mark one month before Windows 8 release

We’re exactly one month away from the release of Windows 8. Over the past year, Microsoft has been steadily preparing for the release of its next operating system, and one of its largest initiatives has been to encourage the development of its app store. Today, Microsoft started noticing the fruits of those efforts when it reached the 2,000 app mark in the Windows Store. According to this art

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Want to make $5,000 online? Find a bug in Chrome

Sep 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tweak Internet Settings | 0 Comment

Want to make $5,000 online? Find a bug in Chrome

Google is serious about the security of its Chrome browser. Google is so serious, in fact, that it’s willing to offer bounties on any bugs that are discovered on its popular browser. Today, Google’s Chrome team announced that it had paid out another large sum to a ‘bug hunter’ – an independent PC user who has discovered a bug within Chrome’s code. In cases where the bugs pose a seri

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Internet Explorer gets patched to fix critical security hole

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Internet Explorer gets patched to fix critical security hole

When the German government recommends its citizens stop using an internet browser, you know that browser has some serious flaws. Such was the case last week when researchers discovered a security flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer except IE 10. The security flaw allowed hackers to gain deep-level access to a system through an exploit. After access had been gained, hackers had control ove

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Is it the start of a new “Microsoft decade”?

Sep 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Is it the start of a new “Microsoft decade”?

Apple and Google have been dominating headlines in recent weeks. Google’s Android operating system is now the most popular mobile OS in the world, and Apple continues to launch wave after wave of best-selling products. This has been going on for the past several years. However, some analysts believe that the situation could soon change. In a recent article on TechNewsWorld.com, writer Rob End

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