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  • News: Chromebooks to Ship with Offline Versions of Google Apps

    One of the problems with the marketability of the Chromebook -- that it only functions when connected to the Internet -- is also a misunderstanding. Google's Chrome OS doesn't have any locally installed apps like a word processor or spreadsheet manager, so many believe that Chromebooks are dependent on and useless without Wi-Fi or cellular data connectivity. But when Chromebooks ship on June 15, they'll come packaged with offline versions of Gmail, Docs, and Google Calendar.

  • News: Omni Group releases OmniOutliner for iPad

    If you see yourself as an on-the-go info junkie who’s itching for an iPad tool worthy of the Omni Group’s name, I am happy to say that you finally have a reason to get your iTunes Store password ready. We previewed OmniOutliner for iPad in January at Macworld Expo 2011, but as of Thursday, you can now get your fingers on a downloadable version of the mobile outlining app.

  • News: BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat Behind the Firewall

    If you're attempting to employ RIM's brand new BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat application while connected to a corporate network, but keep experiencing connectivity issues, your problems could be related to blocked ports or port forwarding in your enterprise firewall.

  • News: Apple Sued Again Over iOS Location and Data Sharing

    Apple is in the hot seat again in a new lawsuit that says iPad and iPhone user location data and other personal information is being shared with third-party advertisers. Apple is accused of aiding and abetting the "intentional taking and transmitting" of user data to third parties. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico, also names Pandora Media and The Weather Channel, but leaves the door open to name more defendants at a later date. This latest lawsuit was first reported by The Loop.

  • How-Tos: Quickly delete iPhone photos from your Mac

    It's easy to take lots of photos with your iPhone. But when you're ready to wipe the slate clean—without wiping out other photos you've synced to your device—there's no obvious way to completely (or even selectively) use your Mac to delete the photographs you've taken with the phone.

  • News: FAQ: IPv6 for enterprise networks

    With the availability of IPv4 addresses drying up, enterprise IT managers know they need to move to IPv6, but the migration raises all sorts of questions. In this excerpt from the book 'IPv6 for Enterprise Networks,' the authors answer many of those questions.

  • Edifier Sound to Go portable laptop speaker

    Edifier has launched the Sound To Go, a portable speaker for laptops and netbooks.

  • News: Facebook launched smear campaign against Google

    Social network Facebook has admitted it hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about Google in the media.

  • News: Typesafe aims to bring Scala development to enterprises

    Startup company's JVM-compatible Scala-based software stack is geared toward parallel and distributed computing environments

  • How-Tos: Transfer files to and from an iPad

    It’s true that you can use your iPad instead of your Mac to take care of many common computing tasks. But unless you’re ready to ditch Mac OS X entirely, you’ll still need to transfer files back and forth between your iPad and your Mac if you’re going to get work done.

  • Opinion: How Do I Know If My Router Is IPv6 Compatible?

    A41202813 asked the Answer Line forum if his router is ready for the new world of IPv6 Internet addressing.

  • Buying Advice: Chromebooks: UK buyer's guide

    Laptops from Samsung and Acer sporting Google's Chrome OS will hit UK store shelves on June 24, with prices starting at £349. If you're thinking about buying a Chromebook next month, here's a breakdown of everything you need to know.

  • News: The Pirate Bay Blocked by Comcast? ISP Says 'No'

    The Pirate Bay is unavailable for customers of Comcast, even as the torrent site remains online for other users.

  • News: Google Android, Apple iOS devices corralled by new device manager

    Android and iOS mobile devices now can be corralled by a Smith Micro device management application unveiled this week at the Interop show in Las Vegas. Client-side code makes even personally-owned devices visible to enterprise IT managers.

  • How-Tos: How to use a QR code

    You may have started to notice square, barcode-like boxes scattered throughout adverts, magazines and so forth. These are QR Codes, and they are only going to get more popular. Here's what QR Codes are, and how to use them.

  • Feature: Google Android Market: what you need to know

    Google’s online store makes it easy to find and buy the apps you need.

  • Opinion: Day 11: How Google Docs Saved My Life...and Not

    Google Docs saved me today. OK--"saved my life" is a tad melodramatic and sensational. No, it didn't give me the Heimlich Maneuver, or prevent me from seeing that Rebecca Black video, but it did enable me to roll with the punches and remain productive even though I am not using my primary computer today.

  • News: Protect Your Data From the Breach Epidemic

    In late April, users of Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) or Sony Online Entertainment, were victimized by a series of data breaches that exposed sensitive information about 100 million customers, as well as tens of thousands of credit card numbers. The breach grabbed headlines around the world, but incidents of this type are more common than you might think.

  • Opinion: Essential Boot Disk Program Also Tests Memory

    Parted Magic (free) has been my go-to Linux boot disc since I first downloaded it several years ago. Not only does it boot quickly and provide easy access to the Gnome partition editor, GParted, it provides access to the Memtest86+ memory testing utility and numerous other handy apps on board.

  • Opinion: Get Answers to Your Windows Media Center Questions

    As a longtime fan of Windows Media Center, and someone who's encountered more than a few problems with the software, I'm shocked and saddened by the loss of The Green Button.



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