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How to back up and restore your Windows 8 Start screen layout

If you've taken the time to carefully customize your Windows 8 Start screen layout, backing it up might be a good idea.<p>The Windows 8 Start screen is the gateway to your PC and usually the first thing you see when you log in, unless you've chosen to go directly to the desktop. The update to Windows …

Microsoft Windows

Check out the best laptops and hybrids of CES 2014

From dual-OS hybrids to tabletop PCs, see that latest wave of PCs.<p>Computers are always a big part of CES, and 2014 is no exception. While this isn't as pivotal a year for PCs as the 2013 launch of Windows 8 and the giant wave of hybrids that accompanied it, or the big ultrabook push from a few …

Consumer Tech

Surface Pro 2 now shipping with faster processor, just two months after launch

Microsoft has started updating the Intel processor in its Surface Pro 2 tablets. The software giant originally released the Surface Pro 2 on October 22nd, and after just two months the latest retail units now contain a processor clocked at 1.9GHz instead of the stock 1.6GHz Intel i5-4200U chip that …

Mobile keyboards: Know when to fold 'em

Folding Bluetooth keyboards can help restore speedy text input to your mobile device on the go, but be prepared for mushy keys and other compromises.<p>While software keyboards continue to improve and speech recognition becomes a more viable option where it does not create social stigma, text input …

Rechargeable Batteries

Google Takeout Expands Its Menu, Adds Downloadable Gmail And Appointments

As part of its Google Takeout service, Google now allows users to download their Gmail and Google Calendar data. You can save all or just some of your email and appointments—the former in MBOX format, the latter in ICS (iCalendar)—right alongside any other Google Takeout archives you desire, …

New discovery fills gap in ancient Jerusalem history

Archaeologists have discovered the first ruins of a building from the Hasmonean period in Jerusalem, filling a gap in the ancient city's history, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.<p>The building's remains were uncovered during an extensive dig at the Givati Parking Lot, located in …

Microsoft releases Office Remote to allow you to control your PowerPoint presentation and more from your Windows Phone

Sounds pretty good right? Office Remote will be immensely useful for anyone giving a presentation and needing to control the slides, view speaker …

Software

Microsoft's Office Remote lets you control Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with a Windows Phone

Microsoft has just unveiled Office Remote, a new app that lets users control Word, Excel, and PowerPoint presentations with any Windows Phone 8 device. It's basically SmartGlass for the company's productivity suite, and is a joint effort between Microsoft Research and the Office team. “We want to …

Dell refresh of XPS 13 arrives with Apple in its sights

Dell started selling the refresh of its svelte MacBook Air rival: the XPS 13 with a touch screen. Dell also began selling another potential Air challenger: the XPS 11.<p>Dell has begun selling the refresh of a strong rival to Apple's MacBook Air, the XPS 13. It has also launched the super-svelte XPS …

MacBook Air

The Security Fence, the Anti-Terrorism Barrier, the Wall

The troubles of the Holy Land have taken a toll on both sides. While one man's terrorist may be another man's freedom fighter, the fact is that in recent decades, both sides have suffered terribly: Palestinians have killed Israeli Jews, and Israelis have killed Palestinians.<p>Since 2003, Israel has …