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  • News: CIO Salaries, Satisfaction, and Standing Rise

    Results of a recent CIO survey conducted by executive search firm Harvey Nash show that CIOs are earning more money, expanding their responsibilities, and enjoying greater strategic standing and job satisfaction inside their companies.

  • News: Microsoft-Skype Deal: Three Ways It Benefits Enterprises

    At first glance, Microsoft's whopping $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype may seem like a pure consumer play to bolster Windows Live, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Kinect-- or an extremely expensive way to prevent Google from gobbling up Skype first.

  • News: Rockstar spends big on LA Noire marketing

    L.A. Noire looks like it's going to be kind of a big deal, and Rockstar is certainly helping keep the game's profile up.

  • News: News from Namco: Soul Calibur V, Tekken CG Movie and more

    Namco Bandai's recent Level Up press event in Dubai brought with it a number of interesting announcements, including confirmation of Soul Calibur V and a CG Tekken movie.

  • News: First illegal downloader is convicted in Scotland

    A 58-year-old nurse from Ayr has become the first person in Scotland to be convicted of illegal filesharing.

  • News: Microsoft Exchange-to-Google Apps migration survival guide

    Switching from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps may have many benefits, but the journey is definitely not the reward

  • Opinion: R.I.P. iFlowReader: How Apple Policy Crushed a Company

    As of May 31, 2011, iFlow Reader and BeamItDown Software will cease to exist. The untimely demise of this small company is a tale of a company that played by the rules and achieved success--until Apple changed the rules and killed it.

  • News: Carousel brings Instagram to Mac OS X

    Instagram is a popular photo-sharing app for the iPhone. But suppose you’re sitting at your Mac, longing to browse your Instagram photo feed, but your iPhone is far away, in the deepest recesses of your pants pocket? You no longer need to fear such potential tragedy, thanks to Mobelux’s launch of Carousel, a Mac-based Instagram client.

  • News: Google I/O Day One: A Complete Rundown

    Google is putting on a show for developers at this year's I/O conference and the first day was a bumper one. It was all about Android, including software updates for smartphones and tablets, new movie and music services and a plethora of stats. Here's a roundup of the biggest announcements on the first day of Google I/O 2011.

  • News: Microsoft Word Nightmares--and How You Can Fix Them

    Microsoft Word can keep you up all night, and not only because you've got writer's block. You change the font, and Word changes it back. The columns don't line up. The program freezes up, taking your work with it.

  • News: Will World of Warcraft drive ISP IPv6 adoption?

    Whether IT networking boffins like it or not, one of the biggest drivers toward IPv6 adoption may turn out to be Blizzard’s massively online multiplayer monolith, World of Warcraft (WoW).

  • News: Android Honeycomb 3.1 Details Emerge: Little Things Add Up

    Android 3.0 has its rough spots--many rough spots, in fact. It looks good on the surface, but it needs work underneath. And around the edges. And...well, let's just say I'm glad that 3.1 is here.

  • Opinion: BlackBerry Balance Tilts Consumer Devices To Enterprises

    At RIM's BlackBerry World on May 2, 2011, the company launched BlackBerry Balance addressing the need for companies to support the influx of BlackBerry devices and provide the same security and management you'd expect from the BES, but deliver the end-users the opportunity to utilize their own device and personal content.

  • Opinion: Newspapers for iPad

    One of the pleasures of walking into a library during the 1980s was the sheer abundance of newspapers on display. Even in small towns, one could check out the news from around the state, the nation, and even from obscure corners abroad. Newspapers for iPad, a $2 offering from developer David Earnest, tries to duplicate that experience by serving as a portal to more than 4,000 newspapers in the United States and around the world.

  • Opinion: Manage Disks (Partway) With DiskBoss Free

    DiskBoss is a suite of disk management tools that focuses on searching, organizing, and manipulating files. With TB well on its way to replacing GB, and file counts in the hundreds of thousands being all too typical, the need for tools to deal with that morass is clear. DiskBoss Free, available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, is a stripped-down but potentially useful version of the full product.

  • News: Does ARIN have the right to approve all IPv4 address sales?

    A U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware recently approved Nortel's sale of 666,624 IPv4 addresses to Microsoft for $7.5 million. Despite this precedent, a debate is raging in Internet policy circles about how sales of IPv4 addresses -- particularly the largest blocks of IPv4 address space issued before the Internet became popular -- will proceed in the future.

  • News: The rising use of SSL raises new risks

    As more applications employ Secure Sockets Layer encryption, a certain amount of traffic visibility is lost, making it more challenging to vet those bits for viruses, worms, and other malicious payloads.

  • How-Tos: Convert audio to other formats

    Audio files come in a number of different formats. Some are lossy, such as AAC and MP3; they save space compared to the original files, but some of the original data is lost during compression. Some formats are lossless, such as Apple Lossless, FLAC, and SHN; these files can be converted back to their original form without the loss of a single bit. Finally, some are uncompressed, such as WAV and AIFF; they represent the exact data from a CD or a master.

  • News: Creative design tips for e-mail signatures

    If you consider yourself creative, you've likely considered designing a fancy signature line for your e-mail messages. It's a terrific opportunity to express a bit of your personality without requiring any additional work when composing your message—and without adding extra file size to your e-mail. (Your recipients will appreciate that!) Plus, it makes the e-mail more distinctive, acting almost as a business card, if your recipient wants to print it out.

  • News: Jagex Recruiting Black Rock Layoffs

    Runescape developer Jagex has announced that it will be hosting a recruitment event for employees affected by the recent redundancies at Disney in-house development studio Black Rock.



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