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  • News: Why Is Instagram So Popular?

    If you're an active social-media user, you can't deny the phenomenon of Instagram--its trendy derivatives were a hit with PCWorld readers in 2011--and now the app, already popular among iOS gadget owners, is available for Android users as well.

  • How-Tos: How to adjust Lion's Recent Items menu list

    Last week in Mac Basics we showed how to launch apps automatically at startup. On a related note, there's a way to quickly access apps, files, and servers you've recently used. Under the Apple menu, there's an option called Recent Items, and when you select it, you'll see a pop-up list of apps, files, and servers you've used recently.

  • News: New Trojan variant can install without password

    Flashback, a Mac Trojan horse that's been in the public eye since it was uncovered by security firm Intego last year, has a new trick up its sleeve: It can now infect your computer from little more than a visit to a website.

  • News: Create Engaging Tutorials in a Snap with Snapguide

    Part of running a business smoothly is to have simple processes that users can easily learn and repeat. Whether it’s a process for filing an expense report, or logging a customer complaint, or writing a blog post, there are processes in every business that need to be shared with others so everyone is on the same page and handles tasks consistently. Snapguide makes it easy to create engaging step-by-step tutorials.

  • News: Emerging software tools help boost IT spending projections

    Overall U.S. tech spending is forecast to grow by 7.1% this year and then by 7.4% in 2012, according to Forrester Research.

  • Opinion: Write Space Brings Distraction-Free Writing to Chrome

    Take it from me: Writing is hard enough without a steady stream of distractions ruining your focus -- distractions like your e-mail client, your Web browser, and even all the clutter that your word processor throws up on the screen.

  • Opinion: Advertising in Free Apps Saps Your Smartphone's Battery Life

    As much as 75 percent of the energy spent by some popular smartphone apps, such as Angry Birds and Fchess, is spent on marketing and advertising aimed at you.

  • Opinion: SUSE Linux: 20 Years and Going Strong

    Red Hat may be celebrating its new role as the first open source company to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue, but it's not the only Linux provider to reach a key milestone recently.

  • News: Seeper projection maps animation onto ship-shaped Titanic Belfast museum

    Lightshow can be watched live online to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Titanic

  • News: YouDazzle combines social collaboration, cloud storage

    There are plenty of collaboration software tools on the market, and a growing number of cloud storage options for businesses as well. YouDazzle, a Silicon Valley startup, says it has created a tool that combines the best of both worlds.

  • News: UDID alternatives mooted for mobile ad tracking after Apple rejects apps

    With Apple seemingly blocking apps that access UDID (unique device identifier) data from the App Store, developers and mobile advertising firms are scrambling to find alternative ways to track user behaviour.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: A feast for the senses

    This week’s app roundup is a feast for the senses. Love to laugh, talk, or eat? We’ve got something for you.

  • News: Plangrid brings iPad to construction sites

    Any 5-year-old child can name the standard tools of the trade on a construction site—hammers, saws, drills, and the like. But now you can add the iPad to the list. Thanks to a recently released app, builders and architects could replace reams of heavy, expensive paper blueprints with an Apple tablet.

  • News: Ticket to Ride debuts in Mac App Store

    For a company that cut its teeth making low-tech board games, Days of Wonder has done a surprisingly good job bringing its wares to the technological realm. The new version of Ticket to Ride for the Mac, now available in the Mac App Store, is only the latest example. It follows does editions of the popular train tycoon board game for both the iPad and the iPhone, as well as an excellent iPad adaptation of Days of Wonder’s Small World.

  • News: Does FlashBack really have 600k Macs?

    It's a massive OS X botnet, however F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen had some reservations about the numbers claimed by Dr Web because the company did not explain exactly what it was counting: PCs or IP addresses.

  • News: Four Reasons to Consider FileMaker 12

    Data is the fuel that drives business, and the database is the engine that runs it all. But, just as most people would rather drive a hot new Ferrari than a rusty, dented 1972 Ford Pinto, users are more likely to put the database to use if it looks good.

  • News: Meet the Linux Tycoon tycoon

    If the idea of a game about managing a hypothetical Linux distribution doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, you probably aren't alone. In fact, you'd probably guess, if you had to, that no such game existed.

  • Opinion: Minimize Your Exposure to Email Spoofing

    Your mother calls you to ask why you keep emailing her about "enhancements," and your coworkers complain that you won't stop sending them ads. Does this sound like you?

  • News: Ten ways your smartphone knows where you are

    One of the most important capabilities that smartphones now have is knowing where they are. More than desktops, laptops, personal navigation devices or even tablets, which are harder to take with you, a smartphone can combine its location with many other pieces of data to make new services available.

  • News: Google patches Chrome for second time in eight days

    Google on Thursday patched 12 Chrome vulnerabilities, the second time in eight days that the search company has updated its browser.



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