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Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Major Antivirus Testing

Dec 5th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Major Antivirus Testing

Microsoft has invested a lot into its development of Windows 8. One of the most important parts of that operating system is Microsoft Security Essentials, which provides users with a basic first line of defense against viruses, malware, and other threats. Well, at least that’s what Microsoft wants you to think. According to recent testing, Microsoft Security Essentials might not provide a goo

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BitTorrent Wants to Become Legal in 2013

Dec 4th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

BitTorrent Wants to Become Legal in 2013

Despite waves of lawsuits and plenty of angry letters from the RIAA and MPAA, among others, Bit Torrent continues to thrive. But throughout 2013, the world’s best mass distribution system hopes to become legal and legitimate. How does Bit Torrent plan to do that? Apparently, Bit Torrent has been “trying to groom the entertainment industry to think about BitTorrent as a partner.” Despit

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What’s new with iTunes 11

Dec 1st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

What’s new with iTunes 11

If you’re an iTunes user, then you may have recently been prompted to download iTunes 11. But what’s the big deal about Apple’s latest upgrade to one of its most popular software programs? Is it worth taking a few minutes to download? Here are all the new features Apple has included with iTunes 11: No more sidebar We probably didn’t have to tell you about this change because it’s im

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How to Test Out Microsoft Office 2013 For Free For 60 Days

Nov 18th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

How to Test Out Microsoft Office 2013 For Free For 60 Days

2012 is shaping up to be quite the year for Microsoft. The world’s largest software company released a new version of Windows along with updates to popular programs like Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. If you want to test out Microsoft Office 2013, you can do so for free for 60 days. Microsoft recently made a 60 day free trial available online. Microsoft Office 2013 can only be ins

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Microsoft disables Windows Live Messenger, forces us to use Skype

Nov 8th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Microsoft disables Windows Live Messenger, forces us to use Skype

If you’re one of the few people who continue to use Windows Live Messenger, then you’re in for a rude awakening: Microsoft recently announced that it was getting rid of Windows Live Messenger and focusing solely on Skype as its method of communication between users. Windows Live Messenger will stop servicing all countries in the first quarter of 2013. At that point, Messenger users can swit

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Steam for Linux enters beta testing

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Steam for Linux enters beta testing

Valve’s CEO Gabe Newell made headlines when he trashed Windows 8 in the media. He blamed Microsoft for removing one of the PC’s greatest assets – its openness – and replacing it with an unfamiliar interface. As a result, Newell said that his company would begin developing games for Linux as opposed to only Windows operating systems. Well, Gabe wasn’t kidding. The Steam for Linux beta

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How to enable Do Not Track on Google Chrome

Nov 7th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

How to enable Do Not Track on Google Chrome

Google is the world’s largest online advertising company. It generates billions of dollars of revenue per year tracking users across the internet. It would be logical to think that Google would want to avoid installing anti-tracking devices on its software. However, after Microsoft added standardized Do Not Track protection to Internet Explorer 10, Google decided to add the same feature into

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Steam now features more than just PC games

Oct 3rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Steam now features more than just PC games

Many PC users are familiar with Steam, the popular free gaming platform created by Valve. Steam has been out for several years, but until today, it only gave users the ability to buy games from its online store. That is no longer the case. If you log onto Steam (or visit the store here) you’ll find all sorts of new software programs available. Steam promises that the software will help you:

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Another Microsoft $199 rumor – Would you pay $200 for Windows 8 Pro?

Aug 23rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Another Microsoft $199 rumor – Would you pay $200 for Windows 8 Pro?

Microsoft has been quiet about pricing for its upcoming Windows 8 tablet – the Surface. But we know even less about the Windows 8 operating system itself. Sure, upgrading to Windows 8 from an existing Windows system will cost $40 – but how much will it cost for the full ‘Pro’ version of Windows 8? According to recent rumors, Windows 8 Pro will cost $199. But here’s the catch: it will

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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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