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  • Opinion: Quickly open unlinked URLs in Terminal

    Sometimes, you'll encounter URLs in text that aren't active links. That is, you can see the URLs, but clicking on them won't open the requested page in your default browser. Instead, you're forced to copy and paste the URLs, or Control-click (right-click) and choose Open URL from the contextual menu. Hints reader McYukon discovered a Lion shortcut for opening URLs that you come across in Terminal. It could come in handy if, for example, you use Terminal to look at Read Me files or other text documents.

  • News: Microsoft fixes SSL 'kill switch' blooper

    Microsoft re-released an update today for Windows XP to correct a snafu that left users vulnerable to potential "man-in-the-middle" attacks for most of last week.

  • News: Online gamers solve AIDS retroviral puzzle for scientists

    After failing to figure out the crystal structure of an AIDS retrovirus enzyme responsible for how HIV multiplies, scientists crowd-sourced the effort to the gaming community, which was able to decipher the structure in a matter of days.

  • News: Google Flight Search: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

    I'm not cheap, exactly, but I do love to find a bargain. So when I'm thinking about a vacation or a business trip, I search the Web for the best airfare. Since I'm going to Chicago next month, I thought I'd try out Google's new Flight Search feature and see how it stacks up against Kayak, which is generally considered one of the best air fare finders on the Web.

  • News: Google Wallet Mobile Payments Coming: What It Means for You

    In late May, Google, MasterCard, Citi and a handful of U.S. retailers announced the upcoming "Google Wallet" mobile payments service, which will allow consumer to use select Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled, Android smartphones to pay for goods and services. And it looks like Google Wallet may officially launch today--though only one smartphone, the Google Nexus S, will reportedly support the service at first.

  • News: 3 Critical Elements of an Executive Job Search

    More than a few worker bees figure top executives simply sail from one six-figure job to the next, whisked along by suave executive recruiters who coach them on secret job interview tricks and help them negotiate lush compensation packages. Right.

  • Opinion: How Cloud Computing Is Changing Data Center Design, Cost

    If you've read this blog for a while, it's no secret that I believe that one aspect of cloud computing is a dramatic drop in the cost of computing. While many discuss cloud computing's cost advantage in terms of better utilization via resource pooling and rapid elasticity, we believe that there is a more fundamental shift going on as data centers are redesigned to focus on scale, efficiency, and a shift to commodity components.

  • Opinion: Finding Lion's zoom feature

    Reader David Simon can't locate a feature he was accustomed to using with his old Mac. He writes:

  • News: Gmail threatens Microsoft in enterprises, says Gartner

    Google's share of the enterprise email market currently "hovers" at around 1%, but it will reach 10% within a few years, research firm Gartner predicts.

  • News: A tale of two U.S. government data center projects

    This is a story of two federal government data center projects: One, undertaken by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), met its schedule and budget. The other, a U.S. Air Force initiative, went over budget and was late.

  • News: Australian ISP lifts lid on its NBN offerings

    Internet service provider, iiNet, has unveiled its consumer plans for Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN). The ISP will offers three plans with different data quotas, ranging from the entry-level, $49.95 plan with 40GB per month (20GB on-peak, 20 GB off) to one terabyte.

  • News: Starbreeze Working with Renowned Swedish Director on New IP

    The Darkness developer Starbreeze is reportedly working on a new project in collaboration with award-winning Swedish film director Josef Fares.

  • Opinion: Google's Senate Hearing: What's At Stake For You

    Do Google's business practices serve consumers or threaten competition? That's the question before a Senate hearing Wednesday where Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will testify, hoping to halt potential antitrust actions against the company and fend off concerns that Google really is the new Microsoft.

  • Opinion: Why I'm Keeping My Facebook Page After All

    Facebook recently rolled out a variety of tweaks and updates to its social networking site, including adding a Subscribe option. I wrote about embracing Facebook Subscriptions and abandoning my Facebook Page, but after further consideration I think there is a case to be made for maintaining both Facebook entities.

  • Opinion: MobileMe gallery alternatives

    Reader Truman Lyon looks to the future and doesn't like what he sees. He writes:

  • Opinion: Get an Early Taste of Firefox for Android Tablets

    A few weeks ago Mozilla mobile user interface designer Ian Barlow posted some tantalizing mockups of the upcoming Firefox version tailored to Android tablets, but the software wasn't actually available to download at the time.

  • Opinion: Make Your Browser Start Screen Look Like Windows 8

    Microsoft gave a taste of what you can come to expect from Windows 8 at last week's BUILD conference. The most obvious change is a new touch-friendly user interface known as Metro. If you want to try Metro for yourself, you can developer preview of Windows 8, or wait until the final release candidate arrives. Or you can get a taste of it by installing an add-on for your browser

  • News: Netflix apologizes, spins off DVD service

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has two messages for all of you who feel jilted by the company's action this year to split its DVD and streaming video services. First: "It's not you, it's me." Second: "We're doubling down."

  • News: Verizon Wireless Data 'Optimization' Has Begun

    Unlimited data is no longer truly unlimited with Verizon Wireless, which has started slowing down data speeds for its biggest 3G data users at congested cell sites.

  • News: BreakTime tells you when it's time to take a break

    There's been a lot of fuss recently over the best way to stay healthy for those who sit in front of a desk all day. While some of my colleagues have chosen to go the whole nine yards and adopt a standing or even walking desk, not all of us want--or can afford--such a major adjustment in our workflow. Fortunately, there are still healthy options for the deskbound worker, such as excitedpixel's BreakTime.



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