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Now that Windows 7 is officially here, Best Buy wants to help you make the transition to the new operating system. In addition to selling the new platform and many Windows 7-equipped PCs in store, the company's Geek Squad is offering Windows 7 upgrade services for just $39.99, excluding the price of the software. Normally, Geek Squad's operating system install service charge is $129.99. Of course, Best Buy is also selling a variety of PCs that come preloaded with Windows 7. A new exclusive bundle from HP is dubbed “PC Home Makeover.” For $1,199.99, you'll get an HP desktop, monitor, laptop, netbook,... Read more...
As margins on actual wares grow slimmer, many retailers are looking to soak up more cash in the form of services. Granted, that's increasingly tough in the DIY universe that we live in, and even tougher in a retailer that looks to save people money. In an odd move aimed to rival Best Buy's Geek Squad, Wal-Mart has announced plans to offer its own form of tech support for shoppers. The mega-retailer has confirmed that it has started up a partnership with N.E.W. Customer Service Companies in order to offer in-home setup services to those who buy their gear from Wally World. In fact, the new offering... Read more...
McAfee recently launched an online backup service that lets you store and encrypt photos, videos, music, emails, and other files. To make things even easier, McAfee Online Backup is a completely automated service that provides unlimited capacity. After installation, the backup process is automatic and takes place in the background at regular intervals so you won't have to worry about remembering to back up your files. Furthermore, since storage is unlimited, you don't have to prioritize data. Should a catastrophe or device failure occur, your files are easily retrievable with a few clicks from... Read more...
Microsoft has provided the world with a sneak peek at its upcoming online synchronization service for Windows Mobile. Some know this service as SkyBox. The service won’t be called SkyBox, however. Instead, it will be called My Phone. The website for the service (getskybox.com) was live earlier but appears down now. The site isn’t fully functional yet, but it did provide a look at what the service will likely offer. Targeted at consumers who want Exchange-like functionality without having to pay for an additional service, My Phone lets you back up your address book and calendar data to a remote... Read more...
Showing it is indeed possible for us to all "just get along," Microsoft and Nokia have made nice.  Nokia phones will be getting mobile versions of Windows Live services on its handhelds, starting today.  Unfortunately for those of us in the United States, it's Europe and the Middle East only for now. Nokia and Microsoft said Thursday they have joined together to provide customers with a new suite of Windows Live services specifically designed for Nokia devices. Starting Thursday Nokia customers in eleven countries with compatible S60 devices can download the new suite enabling access to Windows... Read more...
Google today announced that it has reached a settlement to acquire Postini, a company that provides clients with security services (protecting instant messaging, e-mail, and other modes of communication). The $625 million deal gives Google access to an established clientele of over 35,000 businesses and 10 million international users, and is expected to close by the end of September 2007. “‘With this transaction, we’re reinforcing our commitment to delivering compelling hosted applications to businesses of all sizes,’ said Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt in a statement.” Google believes... Read more...
In a somewhat controversial move, Microsoft will be including a new feature in its messaging services which will allow users to contact police with just a few clicks of the mouse. If you're a resident of the United Kingdom, the new "Report Abuse" icon will appear on your Windows Live Messenger or MSN Messenger, which when clicked will take you directly to a site that will help you get in contact with Police. The new feature has been created with the help of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection(CEOP) Centre, in an effort to help curb inappropriate online sexual conduct.... Read more...
The news is moving at a slow crawl this weekend, but have no fear, it will be back to normal once the week starts. Heh, yesterday a friend brought over his computer because it wasn't working... well come to find out it stopped working when his CPU Fan broke, and he used the computer any ways... while it was overclocked ;) As dumb as it sounds, he's still fairly new to computers and only used it to finish a school report. However this was unlike the time another customer had his CPU Fan stop working, I told him not to use it, and he insisted he had to because of a Pogo.com tournament he had to play... Read more...