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  • News: Skanska cuts costs through remote management software

    Construction firm Skanska UK is aiming to save £50,000 and reduce carbon emissions by 20 tonnes annually through the use of remote management software.

  • Opinion: Facebook Messenger Gets More Transparent

    Facebook Messenger is increasing transparency and at the same time making it harder to ignore someone's text message without the other person knowing.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Mac tips and tricks, cool new accessories, and plenty more

    There are only so many hours in the day -- at last count, approximately 20 or so. If you didn't find time to read all of Macworld's articles this past week, we can help. As ever, the Weekly Wrap is here to point you towards some of our most interesting stories that you might have missed.

  • News: Facebook Acquisition Points to Future of More Phone Tracking

    Facebook is likely to take its location-sharing feature further and recommend you connect with new people in the real world following its acquisition of Glancee, an app for finding others nearby who share the same friends and interests as you.

  • News: Sage partners with Microsoft Azure to target cloud market

    UK-based software provider Sage has announced that it will be partnering with Microsoft to develop its ERP solutions on the Windows Azure platform in a bid to target the SMB cloud market.

  • News: Greater London Authority runs app tests to improve user experience

    The Greater London Authority (GLA) is using network emulation software to ensure the resilience of its web and networked applications across the organisation.

  • Opinion: Six Good Reasons to Try GIMP 2.8

    Of all the many examples of excellent free and open source software out there, GIMP is surely among the best known examples for offering a no-cost and yet power-packed alternative to an extremely high-priced proprietary market leader.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Mistakes were made

    Microsoft raises the alarm on Macs' vulnerability to malware (sort of); Apple at last acknowledges where it got its maps; and just like average Joes, CEOs like to ... exaggerate on their résumés. The remainders for Friday, May 4, 2012 are totally fluent in French. Nous promettons.

  • News: PC makers mum on Windows 8 upgrades

    The first wave of laptops with Intel's latest third-generation Core processors started shipping this week with Windows 7, but PC makers are quiet about what it would take to upgrade the PCs to run Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8.

  • News: Is Facebook use in the enterprise too risky to allow?

    With an outright ban on social sites nearly impossible, companies need a strong security regime and staff training, say experts

  • Opinion: Fill a Gap in Your Day With Filler 2 Browser-Based Game

    Filler 2 is a Flash game in which you have to fill up the screen with balls while avoiding small circles that bounce around chaotically. It sounds simple, because it is. But it's also lots of fun, and on the lowest difficulty setting, it can even be soothing. Then again, if you are looking for a challenge, later levels on the Hard setting verge on frustrating.

  • Opinion: Four Ways to Celebrate 'Day Against DRM' Today

    Almost a full year has passed since I last wrote about Digital Rights Management (DRM), but the restrictive technology continues to plague users around the globe. To help bring attention to the ongoing negative consequences of DRM, the Free Software Foundation has declared Friday this year's International Day Against DRM.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Wonderful wizardry

    Eat, drink, and be Harry! This week's roundup of iOS apps features new ways to travel, make cocktails, and play games as your favorite Hogwarts wizard.

  • How-Tos: Like Windows Media Center? Don't Upgrade to Windows 8

    As we reported earlier today, the "default configurations" of Windows 8 will not include Windows Media Center. Likewise, Windows 8 won't offer DVD playback capability.

  • News: Oracle wants judge to bar ex-Sun CEO Schwartz's testimony in Google suit

    Oracle has asked a judge to bar Google from using some testimony given by former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz in the companies' intellectual-property suit over the Android mobile OS, saying it has "no legal and factual predicate."

  • Opinion: Google Docs Gets Business-Friendlier with New Fonts, Templates

    It was just a couple months ago that Google Docs improved its spell-check capabilities, making itself that much more attractive to business users seeking an affordable alternative to Microsoft Office.

  • Opinion: DisplayFusion Relieves Windows 8's Multi-Monitor Headaches

    Windows 8's support for multiple monitors is better than previous versions of the operating system, but it still needs improvement.

  • Video: Video: The Byte - Barnes & Noble subsidiary, LG Cloud, Google Street View, Microsoft HomeOS

    Microsoft will invest $300 million in a new Barnes and Noble subsidiary. LG Electronics will launch a beta of its LG Cloud service so users can access content across various devices. Google released an FCC report that investigates the payload data its Street View cars have been collecting. Microsoft started testing its home automation software called HomeOS.

  • News: Gartner says half of enterprises are wasting money on social media

    Getting a positive return on investment from a social media campaign is about more than tracking the number of your Facebook fans and Twitter followers. It's about linking the social strategy to measurable business objectives, according to Gartner, which says most businesses aren't doing this.

  • News: Windows 8 Dumps Default DVD Playback

    Physical discs took another step towards extinction late Thursday after Microsoft announced that DVD playback will not be available by default on Windows 8. The new move adds another wrinkle to Microsoft's previous disclosure that Windows Media Center, the company's PC-based entertainment hub software, would not be included in default configurations of Windows 8. Windows Media Player will continue to be offered in all versions of Windows 8, but without DVD playback capability.

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