Cortana Can Be Your Own Personal Translator in Windows 10

One of Cortana’s capabilities that you might not noticed yet is the quick translation feature. Microsoft’s engineers recently upgraded this part of Cortana’s functionality, so you can now get multilingual help with words, phrases and sentences, assuming Cortana is supported in your part of the world (U.S. English and… »11/06/15 10:55am11/06/15 10:55am

Hunt Down and Remove Duplicate Files from Your PC

Duplicate files can cause all kinds of problems on your computer, taking up precious storage room, confusing your photo or media manager apps, and generally getting in the way of searches and other operations when you’d rather they didn’t. You don’t have to accept duplicate files as an inevitability of running a PC,… »7/02/15 11:20am7/02/15 11:20am

Skype Just Fixed the Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin, or digital service you use: When you're actively Skyping, the app's notifications will only go to the device you're currently using. Why didn't this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago? »8/20/14 1:36pm8/20/14 1:36pm

Are iMac and Mac Pro Redesigns in Our Future, After All?

Today was like an Apple ChristmaHanuKwanzaakah, with a bounty of dreamy new machines and upgrades unveiled in all their slim, retina-displaying, functionally superior glory. Not included among the redesign group, however, were the iMac and the Mac Pro (though Mac Pro did get a quiet, unannounced internal upgrade, in… »6/11/12 10:40pm6/11/12 10:40pm

The Mac Pro Is Half-Dead: Apple Has Kind of Updated One of Its Most Venerable Lines

Apple defied expectations by introducing an updated Mac Pro today. But it didn't warrant a mention at the WWDC keynote, which falls in line with the earlier indication that Apple would kill it off. While this is the first refresh the super-powerful computer of choice of creative professionals has gotten in two years,… »6/11/12 3:25pm6/11/12 3:25pm