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OS X Mavericks boasts a much improved built-in dictation tool. But how improved is it, really? David Sparks pits it against the established Mac transcription champ, Dragon Dictate.
The mobile app will help users measure the broadband speed they get, providing aggregate data to FCC.
A visualization technique called a flame graph can be effective for charting how system resources such as CPUs and memory are used.
Security firm Rapid7 recently found and reported vulnerabilities in seven popular open-source software applications that together have been downloaded millions of times.
EasyRes is a nifty menu-bar utility for switching screen resolutions. Unlike other similar utilities, EasyRes shows you how a resolution change will affect your screen...before you actually make the change.
Microsoft has come out with its own remote desktop client for Android and iOS devices, but our initial go-round with the software suggests that you might want to consider easier options first.
Puppet has added some visual pizzazz to its namesake open source IT automation software, providing a graphic event inspector for administrators to see at a glance where trouble spots in their systems reside.
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Flutter makes a desktop app for controlling various programs through hand motions.
Microsoft yesterday acknowledged yet another problem with its Sept. 10 updates, confirming that one of those fixes broke Office 2010 Starter Edition by changing the file associations of already-created documents.
The head of Intel's perceptual computing group says that functions like speech, gestures, and recognition will take advantage of Intel's existing microprocessors, but require dedicated chips as well.
Online file locker services that, like Rapidshare, have a business model that provides an incentive to share copyright protected materials must monitor incoming links to discover infringing files, the German Federal Court of Justice has ruled.
Parallels is best known for letting you run Windows on your Mac. Now, with Parallels Access, it's entering the more crowded niche letting you run your Mac's apps remotely from your iPad. Here's our first look.
Orb Networks and its streaming technology broke ground in the early 2000s. But the company has quietly been acquired by an anonymous company, and will be shut down.
Orbit Downloader's DDoS component is used to attack websites and can cause Internet connection problems for users, according to security researchers.