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  • Opinion: Rent-to-Own PCs Watch Their Users Via Webcam?

    If you rent a PC from Aaron's or another rent-to-own store, do not surf the Internet naked.

  • News: Smartphone Spying Reality Check

    It sounds like a B-grade movie plot: Millions of smartphone owners are being tracked by their phones. Their mobile apps are eavesdropping on them, too. And information about their whereabouts is being sold to third parties.

  • News: Hardware Tips: USB-to-IDE/SATA Adapter, Laptop Parts on eBay

    The battery on my Asus U6S laptop is just over three years old. Unsurprisingly, it can barely hold a charge anymore, in part because the person who used it most (I'm looking at you, Mrs. Hassle-Free PC) kept it plugged in all the time. As I've mentioned in the past, that's a surefire way to reduce a battery's longevity and capacity.

  • News: Apple refreshes iMac line-up with Sandy Bridge processors

    Apple has updated its iMac range of desktop computers, with upgrades to processing, graphics and connectivity. The new 21.5in and 27in iMacs use quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs and include the Apple-exclusive Thunderbolt connectivity standard -- updates that were rumoured last week. The Apple Magic Trackpad can also now be selected as one of the bundled peripherals with an iMac at no cost, where it was previously a $99 extra.

  • Opinion: Quiz: Who Said It--Cult Member or Fanboy?

    Some tech fanboys and fangirls become so lost in the technology of their choice that it becomes a big part of their identity. Cult members do something similar, only with a spiritual belief system or philisophical concept.

  • Opinion: Android, Apple, BlackBerry: Are They Cults Yet?

    It's not often that a company of any kind is accused of inspiring cultlike devotion. But that's certainly the case with at least one tech giant: Apple is widely considered to have a cultlike following among its customers. How else can you explain the fact that the release of the white iPhone 4 was such important news? Especially when the white iPhone 4's distinguishing attribute is its being...white.

  • Opinion: Day 3: Thanks for the Help, But...

    I feel compelled to start today's entry by reiterating the premise of the "30 Days With..." project.

  • News: Report: FBI needs more skills for national security cases

    The multi-agency task force responsible for investigating attacks of national significance falls short, according to a government report.

  • News: How to capture audio with Soundflower

    Your Mac is capable of producing sound as well as playing sound channeled from outside sources—devices plugged into the Mac’s USB- and sound input ports as well as audio streamed from the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great if you could captures some of those sounds for later listening? You can. And you can for free with Soundflower. Here’s how it works.

  • News: Microsoft-RIM Alliance Is No Easy Boost for BlackBerry Brand

    In a move to secure fraying market share against their bourgeoning competitors, RIM and Microsoft are partnering. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise keynote earlier Tuesday at the Blackberry World expo in Orlando, Fla. Microsoft will integrate its Bing search and map application at the device operating system level, he said. "We're going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform."

  • Opinion: Wii Price Drop Confirmed, 'Select' Value Line Launched

    If you're thinking of buying a Wii, best to hold off a bit longer, because Nintendo just confirmed speculation its little white box would drop in price mid-May. As expected, that drop amounts to a 25% cut, from $200 to $150, and you'll be able to pick one up for as much starting Sunday, May 15th.

  • News: Osama bin Laden's Death a Boon for Online Crooks

    Intense public interest in the death of Osama bin Laden has created fertile ground for scammers looking to exploit the world's most wanted terrorist's death. Bogus images and videos of bin Laden's corps serve as bait for malware peddlers on Facebook and in e-mail inboxes. Major security companies and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation say gullible victims that click on links risk infection by Trojan software applications designed to infect your PC and monitor your online banking activity.

  • How-Tos: Use Automator to shoot a time-lapse movie

    Movies created through time-lapse photography can be stunning. And for some people in the sciences they can also be a useful tool. While there are a variety of applications that allow you to create time-lapse movies of your own, none of them are built into the Mac OS save this one: Automator. The following workflow allows you to automate not only the shooting of your images, but their conversion into a movie.

  • News: X Factor contestants warned after 250,000 data breach

    Would-be contestants of Simon Cowell's US X Factor might have got more public exposure than they bargained for with the news that the details of 250,000 of them have been lost after an attack on the TV show's database.

  • News: Microsoft issues first Windows Phone security update

    Microsoft has released the first security update for Windows Phone 7, replicating for smartphone users a patch the company gave Windows desktop users six weeks ago.

  • News: Business, IT collaboration drives new BI system at Toyota

    A business intelligence project at Toyota Motors challenges a growing perception that IT organizations are no longer able to keep up with the BI demands of their business units.

  • HTC Sensation gets Vodafone debut

    The 8Mp HTC Sensation Android Gingerbread cameraphone is to launch on Vodafone in the UK. Preorders are being taken ahead of its 19th May debut.

  • Feature: The five best downloads for programming

    Whether you're a beginner or a pro at programming and software development, there's some great free tools available to help make your job easier. Here's five of the best.

  • How-Tos: How to arrange and order files in Windows 7

    I have transferred a large number of slides on to my new Windows 7 laptop. In XP, I was able to sort them into a logical order in several different folders by dragging-and-dropping photos into their required position. Windows 7 seems to want to auto-arrange them. How can I continue to arrange them as I wish? I don't feel comfortable tweaking the Registry, as some forums have recommended.

  • How-Tos: How to view battery usage on an Apple iPhone

    Smartphones are known for zapping their battery power pretty quickly . However, most handsets, including Apple's iPhone, offer a battery usage option that displays which services or functions of the phone are using the most battery life. Here's how to view your battery usage statistics.



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