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  • News: Anonymous Takes On Mexican Drug Cartel

    In the past, the hacker collective known as Anonymous has launched cyber attacks on government agencies and financial powerhouses like Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal. Now it's threatening to bring its brand of involuntary public disclosure to one of Mexico's notorious drug cartels.

  • Opinion: Go Back to School on the Web

    If you’re looking to brush up your academic skills but can’t quite afford the time or money to go back to school, the following two sites offer intellectual stimulation at no cost, and you can access them at a moment’s notice.

  • News: Improve Your Photo Skills and Post Your Pictures Online

    You can carry your camera and take snapshots all day, but without a place to post them--or input on how you can improve your photos--you might find it difficult to make your work stand out. We asked Jeff Enlow, an editor with Corbis Images and a freelance photographer based in New York, which sites he visits to post his photos, learn about new projects, and get ideas.

  • Opinion: Stream and Share Music for Free Online

    Forget about buying music; streaming your own playlists for free is now the way to go. Rdio is one of those sites that helps you share tunes. It has an extensive library of music, and it lets you add songs to playlists that you can share with followers who “add” you--much in the same vein as Twitter. Although Rdio emphasizes sharing songs within the site (and on Facebook and Twitter), you can also do your own thing and just use Rdio as an Internet radio station, streaming your hand-picked music all the time.

  • News: Save on Travel With These Useful Sites

    Travel can be expensive, and travel planning can be time-consuming. But these five websites can cut down on how much you spend and help you make your time away from home perfect, right down to the view outside your hotel window.

  • News: Find the Best Local Food With These Useful Sites

    Food is more than just a necessary component of life: It’s a way to bring people together, to share something in common. And using the Web to locate the best eats around is simple, if you know where to look. We asked Nicholas Dekker to tell us which sites he uses first when he’s looking for a place to grab a bite. Dekker blogs about breakfast in Columbus, Ohio, and is the author of the book Breakfast With Nick: Columbus.

  • Opinion: Find Out When You Have Outlook Email With Mail Alert

    If you use Outlook, you're probably tired of having to go to its sprawling program window to check for mail. Wouldn't life be easier if you had an assistant telling you every time you've got a new piece of Email? That's exactly what Mail Alert ($7, thirty-day free trial) does.

  • News: Apple's Siri Speaks Also on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G

    The end of Siri's exclusivity on the iPhone 4S may be near. No, I'm not talking about Siri running on the purported Apple television set, but Siri on jailbroken iPhone 4 and -- possibly -- 3GS handsets.

  • News: Canonical to expand Ubuntu for smartphones, tablets

    Canonical plans to expand its Ubuntu Linux distribution so it could be used on smartphones, tablets and other touch interface consumer electronics, said Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.

  • News: 38 Incredibly Useful Sites

    The Internet is an awesome and powerful resource--but only if you know where to look. And that isn't always easy, considering the pace at which websites sprout and grow. This collection of some of the most useful sites on the Web should help you make sense of the vast assortment of sites at your fingertips.

  • News: Put Your Finances in Order on the Web

    Tethering personal financial information to a trusted site is now mainstream, with services such as Manilla and Pageonce at the forefront of the trend.

  • News: Old image resize script leaves 1 million Web pages compromised

    A serious code injection vulnerability affecting timthumb, a popular image resize script used in many WordPress themes and plugins, has been exploited in recent months to compromise over 1 million Web pages.

  • News: Raise Funds for Your Company or Project Online

    Great ideas are plentiful, but the money to make them work isn’t always as easy to come by. One way to get your business idea or project off the ground is to forget about bank loans and instead ask investors--people who actually want to see your idea succeed--for a little pocket money.

  • News: Stay Healthy With These Useful Sites

    These days it isn't enough just to make healthy food choices or to try to squeeze in 30 minutes of exercise a day. Fortunately, health websites are improving, and you can turn to one or more to track your performance, manage your nutrient intake, and choose the right kind of doctor to see when things go wrong. With the following five new and growing sites, you can push yourself to new levels of health and fitness, without straying too far from your daily routine.

  • News: Ditch iTunes Forever With Spotify

    If you're annoyed by Apple’s iTunes, you may finally have a path to freedom.

  • News: Enhance Your Productivity via the Web

    Occasionally, all of us could use a little help staying on the ball while we juggle meetings, handle employee or colleague demands, and navigate the morass of administrative details that pop up to disturb life’s current. Who better to ask about such productivity concerns than someone who owns a business? Here are expert recommendations from Rebecca Reeve, the founder of Rsquared Communication, a boutique tech PR agency based in San Francisco.

  • News: South Korea fines flat-panel LCD display makers

    South Korea's competition watchdog has fined 10 LCD makers a total of 195 billion won ($176 million) for allegedly holding secret meetings to keep the prices for flat screen displays artificially high.

  • News: Oracle: Mobile app developers must factor in security, network efficiency

    Survey of 3,000 mobile users finds increased acceptance of broadband data usage but a lack of confidence in security

  • How-Tos: How to remove an autorun worm

    If your Word documents suddenly have the file extention .exe, rather than .doc, and other files have been converted to link files, your PC has probably been infected by an autorun worm. Our Helproom expert explains what you should do.

  • News: Are you ready for networking in the cloud?

    The two primary forms of public cloud computing, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), are both growing dramatically in popularity. Over the last few years, the primary focus of the IaaS providers has been on offering the basic compute and storage resources required to run applications.


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