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  • News: OpenText buys Operitel for learning software

    Open Text has purchased Operitel, maker of learning and portal software that is integrated with Microsoft SharePoint, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Opinion: How to Get Free Music From the iTunes Music Store

    I get it: You want some free tunes, but you don't want to be sued by the RIAA or by copyright trolls. Fair enough. Unfortunately, totally free music is rare these days--er, totally free and legal music, that is. But you can find some free music, and you can grab it straight from the music player you're probably already using: iTunes.

  • Opinion: The Netflix Streaming Price Trap

    Oh, Netflix, how far you have fallen. In a matter of months the Netflix name has plummeted from a semi-ubiquitous provider of all things entertaining on virtually every device with a screen, to an "it-will-do-for-now-while-I-shop-for-something-better" service. Sigh.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 4: App, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

    It's all about the apps. With a smartphone, the mobile OS and default apps just form a foundation, but it is the apps that you apply on top that foundation that make the device uniquely yours, and enable it to be the indispensible tool you need it to be. For today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post, I am going to take a look at the apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace that sells them.

  • News: Sony Tablet S to hit UK on September 16

    Sony's first tablet PC, the Tablet S, will be made available through Dixons on September 16.

  • Opinion: AquaSnap Lets You Snap Windows Around

    If you’re still using Windows XP or Windows Vista, you may have seen friends or coworkers snapping windows around with Windows 7’s newfangled hotkeys, and longed for the same functionality for your aging system. AquaSnap (free) delivers this, and more.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 5 Launch: Two Competing Theories

    Will iPhone 5 pre-sales begin in late September with an official launch in the first week of October, or will Apple's next smartphone launch mid-to-late October? Bottom line is I don't know and Apple isn't saying a word.

  • Opinion: Google Doodle Celebrates Freddie Mercurys 65th Birthday

    Google pays tribute to Freddie Mercury with a doodle that celebrates the British rock singer’s 65th birthday. Google honors the late Mercury with a quirky combo doodle and animation, the second longest Google doodle of its kind, that can be viewed around the world on September 5 on Google’s home page. For U.S. Google users the doodle will be featured on the Google search engine a day later, due to Labor Day observations.

  • News: Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite

    Now that the Mac OS has entered the Lion era, its time to bring Macworld’s overall system performance test suite, Speedmark, up to date. With this latest version, Speedmark 7, we’ve updated all of the applications to their current versions, increased files sizes that some tests use, and changed our 3D game test to a more recent title.

  • Opinion: Open Windows 7 Explorer to Your Favorite Location

    Jim Pearson wants to change the default location for Windows 7's version of Windows Explorer, and have it default to opening C:\

  • News: Digital Anarchy releases 3D Invigorator Photoshop plug-in

    Digital Anarchy has released 3D Invigorator 5.0 for Adobe Photoshop, which brings easy-to-use native 3D modelling and rendering tools into Photoshop.

  • News: Hong Kong to get first Apple Store

    Hong Kong will get its first Apple Store this month, adding to the four stores Apple already has in mainland China.

  • News: 8MP camera for iPhone 5 evidence strengthens

    It seems that the next-generation iPhone will have an 8-megapixel camera as reports emerge that Apple has engaged two lens makers as suppliers.

  • Buying Advice: Low-cost printers buying advice September 2011

    Many of us are conscious that the trade-off in buying an inexpensive printer is the high price of its consumables. We investigate the current crop of low-cost colour inkjets.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Mount up!

    This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices has a little bit of everything: Bluetooth keyboards, iPad mounts, even frikkin' lasers. Here's what caught our eye this week.

  • Opinion: A Baseball Sim for Hard-Core and Casual Gamers Alike

    Com2Us's 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 is an excellent title for baseball fans and baseball video game fans. 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 features all of the latest players, their stats, team and coach information, and even batting orders and pitching rotations for the 2011 season. On top of that, it offers a simple-yet-fun baseball simulation for people who are less interested in the numbers.

  • Opinion: Photograph Star Trails With Your Digital Camera

    You probably know that Polaris--the North Star--remains stationary in the night sky, and all of the heavens rotate around it. If you could lie under a cloudless sky at night for several hours, you would see the stars spin around the sky like they were tracks on an old vinyl record. Perhaps it has occurred to you that this would also make a great photograph. In the past, I've told you about how to take other sorts of night photos, so this week let's see what it takes to shoot star trails.

  • News: Laptop Makers Taking a Timid Approach with Ultrabooks

    Fearing slow sales and a market dominated by Apple's MacBook Air, major notebook makers plan to release a limited number of ultrabook laptops in 2011, according to an online report. Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Toshiba are all producing initial shipments of 50,000 units or less, adopting a wait-and-see approach to Intel's new laptop product category, according to Taiwan-based DigiTimes.

  • News: Six Big Windows 8 Features for Small Business

    With Microsoft's big BUILD conference right around the corner on September 12, people are buzzing about the Windows 8 news that's sure to come, and for the last couple of weeks, Microsoft has been parceling out information. So far, the features we’ve seen look colorful, fast, flashy, and flexible—but how much of a difference will they make for small business users?

  • Opinion: Angies List: Is the Service Site Worth Its Fee?

    By now you’ve probably encountered an ad for Angie’s List, the website that lets consumers view ratings and reviews of businesses and service professionals in their area.



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