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  • What Mountain Lion offers Apple OSX users

    Mountain Lion went on sale today for $20, downloads only. Mountain Lion makes Mac personal computers work more like iPhones and iPads.

  • Horizons A look at the original iPad prototype

    Thanks to some legal actions, photos of "Prototype 035" -- possibly Apple's first iPad mockup -- were recently made public. Prototype 035, made between 2002 and 2004, is clunky by today's standards but shares a lot of design elements with the modern iPad.

  • Horizons Google Chrome OS lives on with big update, new hardware

    The latest version of Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS resembles a "regular" desktop operating system in a lot of ways. The revamp, and new Chromebook and Chromebox hardware from Samsung, show how much Chrome OS has matured in the three years since its inception.

  • The New Economy Facebook IPO? Flat. Facebook future? Bright.

    Facebook IPO generated no big stock gains on its first day of trading. But Facebook has many of the traits that made Apple, Microsoft, and Google great in the long run.  

  • Switching from a Mac to a PC: Five lessons from an Apple fanboy

    The Internet is filled with testimonials of people ditching their PC for a hip new Mac. Where once they trudged through stodgy spreadsheets, they now write screenplays and edit flashy videos (if the ads are to be believed). But there's almost no material documenting the opposite experience. Most of the personal switching-to-Windows stories are many years out of date and center around now-obsolete "But you can't play games and none of your software will work!" arguments.So, here are the top five things an Apple fanboy learned from two months using Windows.

  • Horizons Windows 8 launches in preview mode

    Windows 8, the latest operating system from Microsoft, is available this week as a Consumer Preview. 

  • Patents case lost, S3 less appealing to HTC

    Patents case lost, S3 less appealing to HTC

    Patents behind HTC's interest in S3 Graphics? Taiwan's HTC reevaluating its purchase of S3 after it lost its patents suit against Apple.

  • Steve Jobs wanted to change the world, and he did (video)

    Steve Jobs wanted to change the world, and he did (video)

    Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday, seemed to know what people wanted even before they did. From those first boxy little Apple computers 35 years ago to the iPhone and the iPad today, he changed the way we work and play.

  • Ice Cream Sandwich, Jaunty Jackalope, and other bizarre code names

    Horizons Ice Cream Sandwich, Jaunty Jackalope, and other bizarre code names

    'Ice Cream Sandwich' sure doesn't sound like a smart phone OS. But Android has kept up a delicious naming convention, one of the weirder examples among tech products. But where does Ice Cream Sandwich fit among the code names from Apple, Ubuntu, and others?

  • Mac OS X Lion: The pros and cons

    Mac OS X Lion: The pros and cons

    Released on July 20, Mac OS X Lion makes it easy to migrate your Windows computer onto a Mac. Should you make the switch?