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Has the full version of Windows 8 already been leaked?

Aug 2nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Has the full version of Windows 8 already been leaked?

Yesterday, we told you that Windows 8 had reached its ‘RTM’ (Released To Manufacturers) stage. We also mentioned that this stage, in the past, has been where illegal versions of Windows start to appear online. While a Windows 8 leak isn’t unexpected, nobody expected it to happen this quickly. Today, on August 2, one day after Windows 8 was released to manufacturers, it looks like the full

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Windows 8 hits RTM stage

Aug 1st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Windows 8 hits RTM stage

Windows 8 reached a significant milestone on its path to being released later this year. Microsoft announced that it had released its final build of Windows 8 to manufacturers. Called the ‘RTM’ stage of development (Released To Manufacturers), this allows Microsoft’s hardware partners to start optimizing their devices for release later this year. Over the next few months, hardware manufac

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The Pros and Cons of Google Fiber

Jul 31st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

The Pros and Cons of Google Fiber

Last week, Google announced a new internet service called Fiber. Not only is Google Fiber priced affordably (the basic package is actually free), but it’s 100 times faster than the average ISP speed in the United States. As of now, Google Fiber is currently in pre-launch mode in Kansas City (of all places). If Google Fiber attracts enough interest (which it should), then it will quickly appea

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What is remote tech support?

Jul 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Affordable PC Repair Blog Quick Help Software Fixes | 0 Comment

What is remote tech support?

Modern technology has given us a number of important advantages. However, one of the biggest advantages of modern technology has been remote tech support. Instead of dragging a computer down to your local PC repair shop, remote tech support allows users to experience top-quality PC repair from the comfort of their own home. Remote tech support is the term for any PC repairs that take place over

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Do hackers control your computer?

- by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Do hackers control your computer?

It’s no secret that viruses have become more and more dangerous in recent years. However, recent PC security assessments have become increasingly frightening. The annual Black Hat conference took place this past week in Las Vegas. The conference focuses on topics related to the hacking industry as a whole. One presentation by Toucan Systems CEO Jonathan Brossard frightened PC users around the

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Valve’s Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a “catastrophe”

Jul 28th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Valve’s Gabe Newell calls Windows 8 a “catastrophe”

If you’re not already familiar with Gabe Newell, then you’re probably not into the PC gaming scene. Newell is head of Valve Software, creator of popular games like Portal, Left 4 Dead, Half Life, Team Fortress 2, and CounterStrike Source, among others. Of course, that’s not to mention ‘Steam’, which is Valve’s flagship PC gaming platform. It allows users to buy new PC games, transfer s

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Is antivirus software actually worth it? Recent study says no

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

Is antivirus software actually worth it? Recent study says no

When most users install antivirus software, they just assume their computer will be safe from that point forward. After all, many of these users have just paid $50 or $60 towards a year’s subscription for antivirus services, and they deserve to feel protected after spending that much money. Unfortunately, a recent study claims that most antivirus programs provide a false sense of security. In

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Premium Xbox 360 HDMI cord has antivirus protection…or not

Jul 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Premium Xbox 360 HDMI cord has antivirus protection…or not

If you’ve ever shopped for an HDMI cord, then you might have been shocked by the number of options in front of you. You might have walked into Best Buy just looking for your run-of-the-mill HDMI cord to hook up to your Xbox 360, but suddenly you start seeing ‘high-quality’ HDMI cords, LX edition HDMI cords, and other distractions. What’s the difference between all of these HDMI cords? F

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OS X Mountain Lion versus Windows 8: What can Microsoft learn?

Jul 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

OS X Mountain Lion versus Windows 8: What can Microsoft learn?

OS X Mountain Lion was launched earlier this week. For those who don’t know, OS X is Apple’s flagship operating system. Each new update comes with its own code name. On Wednesday, July 25, Apple released the ‘Mountain Lion’ update. While Mountain Lion, unlike previous updates, was not a huge leap forward for Apple, it did add some notable refinements to OS X. PC World recently publis

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Windows 8 will make it easy to fix your PC for free

Jul 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Windows 8 will make it easy to fix your PC for free

We all like getting things done for free. From free food to free computer software, it’s hard to pass up a free deal. In Windows 8, Microsoft has put an extra emphasis on free PC error support options. This will make it easier for customers to recover their computers from any PC problems that come their way. From Blue Screen of Death lockdowns to general performance errors, Windows 8 looks to

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