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  • Opinion: Straightforward Screen Shots With FastStone Capture

    Have you ever tried explaining over the phone or in an email what exactly isn't working on your computer? Or are you the one that's usually on the other side, trying to get the user to find and click the right button? In either of these cases, being able to share a quick screenshot can save valuable time and get your point across much more clearly. If you're looking for a straightforward and capable screenshot application, FastStone Capture ($20, 30-day free trial) just may be it.

  • Opinion: MultiMon Taskbar Pro: A Second Taskbar for Dual-Monitor Setups

    MultiMon Taskbar Pro lets you place a simple horizontal taskbar on your secondary monitor. It comes with five color schemes, ranging from "Classic Gray Style" all the way to Windows 7. No matter what color scheme you choose, the application always feels like the Windows XP taskbar: Each application gets a wide button with a tiny icon and a long text label.

  • News: RSA Conference 2012 post-mortem: IT security in a "precarious spot"

    One lesson of RSA Conference 2012 is that we are neither winning or losing the security battle. So where do we go from here?

  • News: Warning: you may be an e-hoarder

    Hoarding shows are popular these days. Hoarders, Hoarding: Buried Alive, Confessions: Animal Hoarding and on and on. The images are consistent: Boxes stacked to the ceilings. Piles of newspapers dating back to the Nixon era. Feral cats skittering behind furniture. Empty cans of cat food, beans and soup scattered everywhere.

  • News: 7 office suites for Android devices

    You can take your work with you, thanks to several office suites which let you view and edit your documents on an Android device. Most were originally designed for use on a smartphone, but here are seven that are compatible with most Android tablets that run Android 2.3 (codenamed "Gingerbread").

  • News: CITE Conference to tackle BYOD issues

    Bring-your-own-device policies are forcing companies to confront a myriad of IT challenges related to support architecture, security policies and mobile platforms. Dealing with those challenges is topic No. 1 at this week's CITE Conference.

  • News: Apple App Store reaches 25 billionth download

    Apple’s App Store has hit a milestone of 25 billion downloads since its launch in 2008.

  • News: ASUS confirms Googles Android 5.0 Jelly Bean

    ASUS has let slip that Google’s next version of its mobile operating system will be named Android 5.0 Jelly Bean.

  • News: Informatica, MapR team for Hadoop streaming

    Apache Hadoop users will soon be able to analyze data as it is streamed from its source, thanks to a partnership between data-warehouse software provider Informatica and Hadoop distributor MapR.

  • News: Diskeeper changes name, announces new product direction

    Diskeeper, a vendor best known for its hard drive defragmentation technology, announced it has changed its name to Condusiv and is taking a new product direction.

  • News: Siemens launches new VoIP/UC platform, says it has earned another look

    Siemens Enterprise Communications, which has been rebuilding itself here in the U.S. for the past several years, will punctuate the idea that it deserves another look with the announcement Monday of Version 7.0 of its OpenScape UC suite that enables the VoIP platform to support up to 500,000 users.

  • News: FourSquare drops Google Maps API for OpenStreetMap

    Location-based social media service FourSquare this week abruptly swapped the Google Maps technology underlying its product for the OpenStreetMap, announcing a new partnership with startup MapBox.

  • News: HSBC implements SEPA payments hub

    HSBC is implementing a system from Dovetail, in order to process SEPA payments.

  • News: Citigroup targets 'second tier' cities in multi-million pound broadband investment

    Investment bank Citigroup has entered into a multi-million pound deal to help finance the rollout of fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) gigabit broadband services to 'second-tier' cities across the UK.

  • Opinion: Seven New Features in Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Beta 1

    Exactly three months after the first alpha version of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" made its debut, the project's developers on Thursday launched the first beta release of the operating system.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Threat assessment

    One game maker makes an impromptu retreat from the field of battle, while Apple brings all its firepower to bear on content negotiations and the iPad is strategically deployed in bureaucratic trouble spots. The remainders for Friday, March 2, 2012 are oscar mike.

  • News: Hadoop: How open source can whittle Big Data down to size

    In 2011 'Big Data' was, next to 'Cloud', the most dropped buzzword of the year. In 2012 Big Data is set to become a serious issue that many IT organisations across the public and private sectors will need to come to grips with.

  • News: Disabled Google Apps account deletion mechanism affecting admins, users

    Google Apps customers are finding it hard to delete and reactivate domains in their accounts, after Google unexpectedly disabled the automated mechanism for performing these tasks in mid-January.

  • News: Windows 8: Please Take Our Survey

    The top tech story of the last week has been Microsoft's release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The new operating system is radically redesigned from Windows 7, with a controversial new Metro interface borrowed from Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

  • News: Google's Chrome drops share for second straight month

    The browser battle returned to a kind of normalcy last month as Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which had posted its largest-ever share increase in January, declined slightly in February



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