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  • News: Updated Marked improves document previewing

    Earlier this year, I reviewed Marked, a standout utility for previewing HTML- Markdown-, and MultiMarkdown-formatted files. Take a file you're working on and open it in Marked, and the app shows you exactly what that document will look like when rendered as HTML in a Web browser--and that preview is updated in real time as you edit the document.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux Comes Preloaded on Two New Laptops

    As a fan of Ubuntu in particular and Linux in general, I'm always interested when new devices come out with my favorite operating system already installed.

  • News: Microsoft retires Vista, Office 2007 from mainstream support this week

    Microsoft will shift Windows Vista and Office 2007 into what it calls extended support over the next two days.

  • News: OpenStreetMap posing surprise threat to Google Maps

    The announcement last week that the Wikimedia Foundation will switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap for its cartographic needs marks the latest in an increasingly long line of high-profile defections.

  • News: Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion

    Since its debut in 2010 as an iPhone application, Instagram has been one of the most-popular photo-sharing services around. Monday, that popularity paid off: Facebook announced it was buying the service for a cool $1 billion.

  • News: Cisco adds IP multiplexing to mobile satellite package

    Using VoIP via satellite links can have bandwidth issues, but Cisco today said it's introducing an IP multiplexing technology for its Cisco Mobile Ready Net package that dramatically improves the number of IP-based calls on a satellite link.

  • News: Flashback malware infects 2% of all Macs

    Nearly 2% of the Macs whose owners have checked their computers have been infected with the Flashback malware, according to a Russian antivirus company.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Ending Windows Vista Mainstream Support on Tuesday

    If you need to make a warranty claim or get incident support on a Windows Vista PC, now's the time.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Hands Out "Free Time" in Windows Phone Stunt

    What do Kourtney Kardashian, Vernon Davis, and Stephanie Izard have in common: They're all shilling for Microsoft as part of an usual marketing stunt running today only, Monday, April 9, to frame recently launched Windows Phones like the Nokia Lumia 900 as simpler and faster than the competition.

  • News: USC's Web-based Classes Go Mobile

    USC is enhances its online education option with a mobile app.

  • News: BAT signs £132m deal for cloud-based SAP

    British American Tobacco (BAT) has signed a seven-year €160 million (£132 million) cloud-based SAP business software deal with Deutsche Telekom's IT subsidiary T-Systems.

  • Opinion: Online Privacy Debate Heats Up

    Online privacy concerns are real, but users of Facebook, smartphone apps and the Internet at large are best protected when they are careful what they post and understand the degree to which their personal data is a commodity.

  • Opinion: Google Glasses All Hype or Reality?

    Google fans hope the Internet search leader's proposed augmented reality glasses are more reality than hype, even if history shows companies are more often releasing videos touting technology that may take years to actually come to life.

  • Opinion: Mac Malware Outbreak Is Bigger than 'Conficker'

    An estimated 600,000 or more Macs are currently compromised and part of a massive botnet thanks to the Flashback Trojan. To put the size of the threat in some perspective, the Flashback Trojan botnet is even bigger than the massive Conficker botnet...relatively speaking.

  • 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.



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