downrightnow Monitors Individual Website Status


Website tracker downrightnow lets you know if your favorite website is experiencing downtime or maybe, possibly, it’s just you. While not one of a kind in providing this sort of service, this is the site we turn to if we ever question why we can’t read our Gmail or tweets.


Productivity Apps in Windows 8 – Are They Any Good?

Paul Thurrott published a good overview of the productivity apps included in Windows 8.

Windows 8 Review, Part 4: Productivity Apps

The Power of Apple Compels You



AVG Internet Security 2013 – Is it worth buying?


AVG launched their 2013 version of Internet Security and it features a new interface and support for Windows 8. But what about the quality of their products, do they provide a good experience and good protection? Learn more from this review:

Security for Everyone – Reviewing AVG Internet Security 2013

Internet Explorer 10 (preview) Comes to Windows 7 in November

More details in this blog post from Microsoft: IE10 on Windows 7 available in November

Windows 8 Step by Step – Book Review & Giveaway

If you are looking for a good book about Windows 8, the Windows Club recommends Windows 8 Step by Step, from Microsoft Press. They published a pretty good review about it and are also giving away 5 digital copies of the book.

Windows 8 Step by Step Book From Microsoft Press – Review & Giveaway




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Want Norton 2013? Read this review first

In this article you will learn about the real performance of their latest security suite and some surprising facts about the 2013 version.

Security for Everyone – Reviewing Norton Internet Security 2013

A Look Into the Default Windows 8 Apps


Did you know what the essential Windows 8 apps and their respective functions are? This guide should help you with that.

A Detailed Overview of the Essential Windows 8 Apps

The Lasting Legacy of Steve Jobs


Love him or hate him, you likely respect him. Wired reflects on the legacy of Steve Jobs on the one year anniversary of his passing.


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