Software

Accessing the internet is one of the most basic tasks for any computer, but webpages in 2020 are incredibly complex so how the browser interprets the code and renders it as a viewable webpage is no simple task. Modern browsers have both a rendering or layout engine, as well as a scripting engine, and both factor into how well the browser can handle any particular task.

Sparrow: An OS X IMAP Client for Gmail Users

If you’re a Mac power user, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Sparrow, a new IMAP client for OS X that has garnered quite a bit of...

22 by Andrew Cunningham on 4/7/2011

Google Chrome: Performance and First Impressions

Google made a browser and we tested it.

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2008

Eight Months of Gaming

What lies in store for the remainder of 2008? In a word, plenty! We put together a list of sixteen titles we're looking forward to seeing this year. Let's...

59 by Eddie Turner on 5/8/2008

Grand Theft Auto IV - Anand's Thoughts

2007 proved to be an amazing year for gaming and 2008 is shaping up to be no different with an early start thanks to Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto...

62 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2008

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage

Futuremark's 3DMark graphics test suite returns after a one year hiatus. What's new and what can we look forward to for the coming ORB competitions?

19 by Jarred Walton on 4/29/2008

Rocking out with Rock Band: 2/19 & 2/26 DLC Review

We missed a week due to GDC, but we're back to make it up with our latest installment of Rock Band downloadable content coverage.

2 by Derek Wilson on 2/26/2008

Rocking out with Rock Band: 2/12/08 DLC Review

Further down the rabbit hole with more rock band commentary and content reviews.

9 by Derek Wilson on 2/12/2008

Rocking out with Rock Band: 2/5/08 DLC Review

Delving into the world of musical video games. We begin an exploration of Rock Band's downloadable content.

18 by Derek Wilson on 2/5/2008

Futuremark: of Benchmarks and Gaming

Futuremark has been pushing polygons through our 3D cards for over a decade; now they're ready to take a stab at something more than tech demos.

18 by Jarred Walton on 1/30/2008

A Messy Transition (Part 2): Windows XP, Vista, and the 2GB Barrier

Based on reader requests we take a look at how Windows XP is affected by the 2GB barrier, with very surprising results

57 by Ryan Smith on 7/19/2007

A Messy Transition: Practical Problems With 32bit Addressing In Windows

As applications begin to approach the 2GB barrier in Windows, we take a look at the problems and the solutions

68 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2007

One More Thing: Safari for Windows

Apple brings their web browser for Mac OS X over to Windows, but how does it stack up to the competition?

28 by Ryan Smith on 7/6/2007

Windows Vista Update: Build 5472 Preview

Microsoft recently rolled out a new build of Vista. Today we take a look and see what Microsoft has been doing since the initial Beta 2 release.

45 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2006

Adaptive Game Bundles: Sapphire Select

Sapphire is bringing out Trymedia's technology designed to give customers a choice in bundle software. Here's our first look at what they have to offer.

24 by Derek Wilson on 6/8/2005

Software Spotlight: Ontrack's PowerDesk 4

AnandTech's first ever Software Spotlight debuts today with a quick look on a solid file management utility.

0 by Paul Sullivan on 9/5/2001

BeOS Review

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/20/1998

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