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How to use benchmarks to troubleshoot Mac performance

Most of the time when people mention "benchmarking," they are referring to ways to compare one computer's performance against another's under the same software conditions. While this is useful to find the fastest RAM, quickest hard drive, or any other component that will give you the best bang for the buck, it can also be used to outline when the computer is running slower than expected.

By October 18, 2010


Benchmarking-software industry remains profitable

A new survey suggest that SaaS companies can remain highly profitable, even in a down economy.

By September 1, 2010


Benchmarking performance in a virtualized world

SPEC releases a new benchmark for measuring the performance of virtualized systems. This is the first time there's been an industry-standard metric for this purpose.

By July 15, 2010


Benchmark group tackles server energy efficiency

Now that power consumption is of growing financial, practical, and environmental concern, an industry group hopes to shine a light on how efficient computers are.

By February 5, 2010


Firefox mobile browser gets new Android interface

Mozilla has churned out a significant update to Firefox for Android smartphones and Nokia devices. This version updates the interface, adds new features, and makes the app much quicker to install.

By November 4, 2010


IE9 the best browser? Not so fast

Browsers are more important than ever, but misinformation, new standards, and evolving tests make it hard to rate them.

By November 3, 2010


Firefox 4 release slips to 2011

In a fiercely competitive marketplace, Mozilla gives up on its hope to release its overhauled browser this year.

By October 28, 2010


Nvidia helps China to supercomputer crown

Processors from Nvidia play a big role in powering what the graphics chip supplier claims is now the fastest supercomputer in the world. The China-based machine has achieved 2.507 petaflops.

By October 27, 2010


AMD, Nvidia duke it out in run-up to new Radeon 3D cards

Ahead of new AMD GPUs, AMD and Nvidia fight over pricing in e-mails.

By October 21, 2010


Mario celebrates 25 years with Wii, DSi bundles

Nintendo plans to release a Red Wii bundle a Red Nintendo DSi XL bundle on November 7. Also coming: a Wii Remote Plus for better control of on-screen action.

By October 21, 2010