Computer Software

Software refers to the programs your computer uses to perform the actions you want it to. Learn all about computer software, from Web browsers to the latest operating systems, with our explanations, reviews, videos and prices.

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The days of the great divide between Mac and Windows operating systems are over, thanks to Boot Camp. What does it take to install Windows on an Apple computer, and how does Boot Camp help you do it?

By Stephanie Crawford

Before the graphical user interface, we needed text commands to operate our computers. But it may not be long before we can do our work by gesturing with our hands. What tools make it possible?

By Jonathan Strickland

Imagine you have a movie marathon weekend -- while you're hooked up to a functional MRI machine. Now imagine that a computer could guess what you were watching after gathering all that MRI data, and you have an idea what some researchers are up to.

By Marianne Spoon

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A computer program is the key to the digital city: If you know the language, you can get a computer to do almost anything you want. Get the scoop on how C works and why it's so important.

By Marshall Brain & Stephanie Crawford

Linux is a free computer operating system that has been increasing in popularity. The same can be said of Ubuntu. There's a relationship between the two, but what is it?

By Jonathan Strickland

Google Maps is widely recognized as a source of accurate map information. But what happens when Google's information conflicts with established borderlines between countries?

By Wesley Fenlon

Your passwords are basically the digital equivalent of your house keys -- so you wouldn't want them in the wrong hands. How can you keep them safe?

By Stephanie Crawford

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DIDO is a software technology most people have never heard of, but the fields of aerospace, robotics and chemical engineering all make use of its incredible optimal control applications. What are some of the most amazing examples of DIDO in action?

By Stephanie Crawford

HTML5 isn't just another HTML revision, but a comprehensive standard for how Web pages work. What sets it apart from previous versions?

By Stephanie Crawford

Although numerous computer languages are used for writing computer applications, the computer programming language, C, is the most popular language worldwide. Learn more about the benefits of learning C programming from this article.

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Apple has introduced a new video chat app called Facetime. Learn more about FaceTime in this article.

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Is Google Chrome poised to take over the browser market with its lean, mean contender, or are users too attached to their feature-loaded browsers to make the switch?

By Stephanie Crawford

If you want to download videos off the Internet, you may want to know how to use peer-to-peer video sharing. Learn how to use peer-to-peer video sharing in this article.

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Do you use the Linux operating system and wonder how to print from a Linux? Learn how to print from a Linux in this article.

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If you want to create handouts, notes or an outline, you may need to know how to print PowerPoint presentations. Learn how to print PowerPoint presentations in this article.

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You've heard about music and iTunes and you want to learn how to put music on iTunes. Here you will find out how to put music on iTunes.

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Whether you want to share, keep a backup or just listen to music, knowing how to add songs to iTunes is a great way to build your own personal music library. Read this article to learn how to add songs to iTunes.

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Learn how to remove iTunes protection, and you can enjoy your downloaded music and movies wherever you choose. Learn about how to remove iTunes protection in this article.

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You want to sing solos to the music that's on your iTunes, but you don't know how to remove the vocals from songs on iTunes. This article will tell you how to remove the vocals from songs on iTunes.

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You'd like to learn how to make the background image on your computer screen bigger. Read here to learn how to make the background image on your computer bigger.

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You'd like to learn how to watch free movies on your computer. Read here about how to watch free movies on your computer.

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You'd like to learn how to reinstall Windows without losing your data. Learn about how to reinstall Windows without losing data in this article.

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If you know how to upload a video to a computer you can enjoy your VHS home movies from a computer screen. Learn about how to upload a video to a computer in this article.

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You want to consolidate all the music you have and create a music library on your computer. This article will teach you how to create a music library on a computer.

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Learning how to combine PDF documents with other files. Learn about how to combine PDF documents in this article.

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