A MacFixIt reader writes in to ask us how to retrieve his files from an old 400MHz PowerPC Mac tower--a machine that did not include any disc-burning capabilities. He also states that an external CD/DVD burner did not perform well enough to complete backups of the data. Here are some options to try out so you can get your data safely backed up.… Read more
The software development kit (SDK) will be made available to all game developers in April, though it's already been in beta testing with a handful of developers, which Dolby would not disclose.
The technology, which has been available to PC game makers for the past year, adds three-dimensional location to a game's voice chat channel. This gives gamers a sense of where other players are talking from when heard through … Read more
Consumer Reports on Wednesday published results of its latest survey on the best and worst companies for computer tech support.
In January, the survey asked 7,000 subscribers who owned a laptop or desktop computer to rate their computer manufacturer in several categories: problem solved; phone waits; phone staff; and online support.
For laptop computers, Apple scored 86 out of a possible 100. That's 23 points above its nearest competitor, Lenovo, which scored a 63. In fact, Apple scored the highest in each of the Consumer Reports categories.
Rounding out the list after Apple and Lenovo are Toshiba (60), … Read more