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  • Six reasons you still need a desktop PC

    Now that you've been liberated by the mobile age, you may be ready to consign your clunky desktop PC to the scrap heap. Not so fast. Though it's certainly past its prime, the desktop PC is far from useless. For some tasks, it's actually still the superior tool. Here are six compelling reasons to keep the old workhorse around.

  • Opinion: Surface RT can help small businesses reduce IT costs

    Microsoft caved to market pressure and sagging demand this week by slashing the price of the Surface RT tablet by 30 per cent. The Surface RT is better-equipped for business than rival tablets, and at $US350 ( $US470 once you add a Touch or Type keyboard cover, which it requires to be truly functional) it straddles the line between tablet and PC, and could help business customers rein in IT costs.

  • 8 essential features you need in a business router

    A router is the heart of your network, so it deserves to be chosen carefully. Any router will share your Internet connection amongst your computers and other networkable devices (smartphones, tablets, and so on), but better models provide features that will enhance your network and its performance. Whether you're seeking a business- or consumer-class router, here are the eight most essential features to look for.

  • Google tablet with Chrome OS would be a bad match

    If Google is planning to launch a tablet device in the near future, it should bypass its embryonic Chrome OS and instead go with Android, the company's other mobile operating system that's taking the smartphone market by storm.

  • Has the mouse outlived its usefulness?

    A German retailer has prematurely posted (and very quickly taken down) details and product shots of the upcoming Microsoft Arc Touch mouse. The Microsoft peripheral is innovative more in its form than its function, but along with the Apple Magic Trackpad it hints at a future where the mouse may no longer have a role.