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  • News: Poll: 50% totally against smartphone location tracking

    A PC Advisor poll of 282 visitors to the site found considerable opposition to the practice of location tracking (smartphones that log people's location in a saved file, for instance). Half of voters said they were 'Totally against it: I won't have anything to do with companies that track my location'.

  • 500GB Seagate Hard Drive Streams to 3 iPads

    Seagate has a new wireless external hard drive that lets you access movies and music on your iPad without worrying about the tablet's puny onboard storage.

  • News: Microsoft BPOS Outage Shows Danger of Trusting the Cloud

    Microsoft's Business Online Professional Services (BPOS) experienced a series of major outages spanning days and impacting productivity for BPOS customers. The outage is just the latest demonstration of the potential issues with moving entirely to the cloud.

  • News: Samsung touches Africa with smart technology

    With a population made of entreprenual people with diverse cultures, projections by the International Monetary Fund shows that Africa will have an economic growth rate of 5.5% in 2011. It is perceived as a land of rich commerce markets. Samsung electronics have an objective of Africa, to be a 10 billion USD company and contribute to its economic growth.

  • News: SOE Says Welcome Back

    Now that PSN is well on the road to recovery, Sony Online Entertainment's services are also coming back online.

  • Opinion: Lazarus Add-on Recovers Lost Form Data in Firefox

    This is an update of a post from a couple years back. Once you read it, you'll understand why I felt compelled to run it again.

  • News: Lords of Football's Lifestyle Gameplay

    Italian developer Geniaware has announced its new game, which puts an interesting new spin on the typically spreadsheet-like sport management genre.

  • News: Government hires BT to support Public Sector Network

    The Cabinet Office has hired BT to become a provider of the core network underpinning its ongoing Public Sector Network (PSN) programme, a secure “network of networks” specifically for the public sector.

  • News: Opposition responds to budget, slams NBN

    Shadow communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has continued the Opposition's post budget reply attack on the National Broadband Network (NBN), claiming that billions of dollars will be pumped into the national infrastructure project.

  • Opinion: Day 15: Google Docs Discussions

    We have reached the half-way point for the 30 Days With...Google Docs project. On Day 14, I discussed the Discussions feature introduced in Google Docs earlier this year, and today I spent some time seeing how it works in the real world.

  • Opinion: Droid X2 may Arrive Next Week

    Motorola's Droid X2, the follow-up to one of Verizon's most popular Android phones, is set to launch in stores on May 26, according to internal documents.

  • Opinion: Protect Your Kids Online

    Tru006 asked the Web Browsing and Email forum for suggestions on monitoring and controlling children's browsing habits.

  • News: Asda launches gadget trade-in service

    Supermarket Asda has launched a gadget trade-in service that allows Brits to get cash for their old technology.

  • News: HP picks USB 3.0 over Intel's Thunderbolt for desktops

    Hewlett-Packard considered using Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect in new desktop PCs announced Monday, but is sticking with USB 3.0 because of wider support, a company official said.

  • News: Teens sentenced for vicious attack on UK hosting firm

    Two UK teens have been sentenced to a suspended prison term and community service for a vicious online campaign that caused an online hosting company to go out of business.

  • News: Veeam adds backup support for Microsoft Hyper-V

    Virtual infrastructure management firm Veeam Software has added Backup & Replication support for Microsoft Hyper-V, in an important move in the virtualisation market.

  • Opinion: Day 13: Google Docs on the iPhone

    I am really pushing the envelope on this mobile computing thing now. Here I sit, typing a 30 Days With...Google Docs post in Google Docs on my iPad over a Verizon 4G MiFi portable hotspot while sitting in the middle of a field at my daughter's soccer practice. But, we can push that envelope just a bit farther, so today I am going to examine using Google Docs on a smartphone--specifically my iPhone.

  • News: e-waste being illegally dumped in Ghana

    e-Waste from the UK has been illegally dumped abroad including in Ghana and Nigeria, says the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

  • Opinion: Day 14: Google Docs Discussions--Comments on Steroids

    One of the newer elements of Google Docs is Discussions. In March of this year, Google rolled out the Discussions feature to streamline collaboration, and improve the concept of commenting, and that is what I am going to check out next on my 30 Days With...Google Docs odyssey.

  • Opinion: TheBatchWatermarks Protects Photos With a Text Overlay

    It's very easy for people to steal photographic work that has been posted online, without crediting the author, unless that work has been watermarked (overlaid with semi-transparent text). Watermarking is a feature so common among photo editing and management utilities that it's essentially a bullet-point on the list of things virtually any photo management tool can do. So the mere existence of this eponymous product is a curiosity, but only just that. Alas, the primary function of TheBatchWatermarks is to, well, watermark large numbers of images all at once.



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