Category: PC & Linux

AMD Readies New Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor

AMD Readies New Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Processor

AMD has not given up hope in the Phenom II series quad-core processors and is planning to release another high-end Black Edition processor in the Phenom II series. The new Phenom II X4 980 will be clocket at 3.70 GHz and will be based on the Deneb core with a Thermal Envelope of 125W.

Review: Dell Inspiron 15R

Review: Dell Inspiron 15R

For:Great design and build,Good speakers,Nice and easy to use layout,Decent performance,Excellent battery lifeAgainst:Slightly pricey, No discrete GPU Dell is known for making good performance laptops that suit different budgets. The Dell Inspiron 15R is such a laptop that fall under mid-range category. The Dell Inspiron 15R sports a new look by dumping the old plastic look and feel for new sleazy brushed faux-metal finish on the lid. The black matte keyboard and touch-pad are recessed which allows for flat and clean look. The entire keyboard is closer to the screen allowing more room to place your palm.

IE9 Got 2.35 Million Downloads In First 24 Hours

IE9 Got 2.35 Million Downloads In First 24 Hours

Microsoft's latest update of Internet Explorer 9 hits 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours, it's not a big milestone on browser downloads in first 24. But, Microsoft is keen to make it a big hit. A post in the Internet Explorer's official blog make use of the word 'wow' to explain the download numbers of IE9 in a day. But, with 8 million downloads Firefox3 got a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in a day on 2008. Given Firefox for both Mac and PC, but it still beat Microsoft Windows' new browser 3 time over. Anyways we like IE9, but we still think lot of modesty goes a long way.

IE 9 got WebM Plug-in

IE 9 got WebM Plug-in

Google has released a WebM Plug in for Microsoft's latest browser Internet Explorer 9. So, Internet Explorer 9 now got WebM Plug in support with 'Preview' from Google to make Internet videos more friendly. As a technology preview, the users are able to play all WebM videos just like the good Internet overloads intended them to, despite the fact that an additional download is needed. Microsoft said that it will allow for support and it appears to be following up on its word.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Released

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Released

The much touted Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has been released and available for download and is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 with over 39 language support.Microsoft has unleashed Internet Explorer 9 at the South West Interactive (SXSWi) event in Austin, Texas. Corporate VP of Internet Explorer, Dean Hachamovitch, has explained the hardware acceleration of IE 9 in Windows 7 and Windows Vista platforms.

Adobe Finds Critical Security Hole In Flash Player

Adobe Finds Critical Security Hole In Flash Player

Adobe has published a security advisory in reponse to a critical security issue in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability affects the flash player for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Android, it also imapcts authplay.dll componet included in the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X. So the entire population of the internet are affected by this, So the warning was the vulnerability discovered may cause crashes and potentially permit hijacking of systems. This issue also affects the company's Reader and Acrobat Software Products. The better news now is Adobe has found it's being actvely exploited 'in the wild' through .swf file embedded in a Excel spreadsheet, but a fix hasn't been found until the beginning of the next week.

First Update For Windows Phone 7 Expected Today. Improves Software Update Process

First Update For Windows Phone 7 Expected Today. Improves Software Update Process

The first update for Windows Phone 7 is expected to be released today. This update will improve the software update process and eases the update process of the much anticipated March 8 update. The March 8 update will bring several improvements to WP7, copy/paste functionality, performance improvements and improvements to Windows Marketplace Search feature.

Intel Discovers Bug in Sand Bridge (6-Series) Chipsets

Intel Discovers Bug in Sand Bridge (6-Series) Chipsets

Intel Discovers Bug in 6-Series Chipset thatwould potentially degrade the Serial ATA transfers overtime. The problem, as it turns out, a single transistor that is a prone to a higher current leakage than tolerable. It cannot only diminish the performance over the 3Gbps SATA ports, it can actually make everything fail together.

Seethrough Windows LockScreen

Seethrough Windows LockScreen

This seethrough, transparent windows lockscreen works mostly in Windows 7 and Windows Vista versions only. Most of you don't want others to watch your computer in your absence. Here is a new small tool for you to lock the screen. It is a transparent lock called Clear Lock.