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  • 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

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Messages Beta on a Mac

    Messages is a new app coming this summer as part of OS X Mountain Lion (10.8). Until then, you can download a free beta version of the program that will run in OS X Lion (10.7). The new software replaces iChat (it deletes iChat as part of the installation). Don’t worry about losing iChat; Messages essentially duplicates all of its features. In addition, Messages on the Mac adds a major new feature: it works with the Messages iOS app, syncing with the iOS version so that messages sent or received on any one device can show up on all devices.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Ring that bell

    Everything old is new again in this week's app roundup: iPad apps are debuting on iPhone. iPhone apps are launching on the iPad. Old games are getting new life on both devices. Even the humble doorbell is now being replaced by iOS.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: Training Required

    Every new version of Windows has included interface changes. Most of these have been minor--an icon moved here, a toolbar added there. Windows 8 will be different, using a completely new Metro interface as the primary environment, and removing important elements like the Start menu from the older but still accessible "desktop" interface. Even IT pros may need to do some web searching to figure out some features. What questions will your workers have, and will you have the answers?

  • Opinion: Is Chrome Overtaking Firefox? Not So Fast.

    It's been predicted for many months now that Google's Chrome browser would soon overtake Firefox in terms of market share, but that still hasn't happened--at least not according to Net Applications.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 Has What it Takes for 3G/4G Mobile Broadband

    Microsoft has built a ton of new features and capabilities into Windows 8 that make it a prime OS for mobile devices like ultrabooks and tablets. Aside from the Metro UI that is designed to be tapped and swiped on a touchscreen display, Windows 8 also includes new features for connecting to and managing mobile broadband connections.

  • News: How to add additional desktop spaces

    Spaces is a feature in OS X Lion that allows you to have multiple desktops, which can be handy when you’re working in more than one application and in different documents. Spaces is also handy if you have only one display to work with.

  • News: Archive Meetings and Presentations Like Never Before with Audiolio for iPad

    It's one thing to take notes during a meeting or presentation. But what if you could not only take notes, but also record audio, adding bookmarks along the way to easily revisit different topics and discussions?

  • News: FCC asks for comments on mobile network shutdowns for public safety

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comments on whether it's ever appropriate for law enforcement agencies to shut down mobile networks in the name of public safety, as Bay Area Rapid Transit did last August.

  • News: PHP 5.4 aspires to elegance

    PHP, one of the most widely used languages for building websites, has been updated with a number of improvements to ease development and speed performance.

  • 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: Judge hints at stay of Oracle-Google trial until patent reexamination is over

    The judge overseeing Oracle's intellectual property lawsuit against Google wants Oracle to provide "a clear answer" as to why the trial shouldn't be postponed until a number of patent reexamination processes are fully played out, according to a filing late Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • News: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Hits 1 Million Downloads

    Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview saw more than one million downloads during the first day of its release, the Building Windows 8 team said via Twitter late Thursday. The beta version of Windows 8 posted on Wednesday morning; it's not clear whether the first million downloads occurred within or just beyond the first 24 hours of availability. Microsoft recorded three million downloads of the Windows 8 Developer Preview between September and December, 2011.

  • Opinion: Display Your Love for Nature With Free Nature Conservancy Theme

    The Nature Conservancy does good work protecting the environment and defending wild lands worldwide. It also sponsors an annual photography contest that we featured last year in a popular Windows 7 theme. Our Nature Conservancy 2011 Windows 7 theme features photographers who were finalists or given honorable mentions in the 2011 photo contest and were kind enough to grant us permission to use their work.

  • News: 12 Ways to Make Your Online Profile Work for You

    Like it or not, your digital identity is what defines you to potential employers and recruiters seeking you out online. And if you’re interested in pushing your career forward, experts suggest that you take your digital identity seriously. The right words, photos, and social media banter online can impress a prospective employer or recruiter, while the wrong ones may turn them off.

  • News: Creative Suite 6 or Creative Cloud: Which one is best for you?

    Adobe has its head in the cloud and it wants you to, as well. That's because Adobe sees the cloud as the future—its primary delivery system for software, services, social networking, community, and ultimately, increased value to its customers.

  • News: Spinnaker expands third-party support for Oracle software, aims at Rimini Street

    A company that has been providing third-party support for Oracle's JD Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) software is undergoing a significant expansion of its efforts, despite the ongoing cloud of litigation over the market.

  • How-Tos: How to set up BlackBerry Bridge 2.0

    Research in Motion (RIM) recently launched BlackBerry Bridge along with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. The Bridge feature connects any BlackBerry smartphone to the PlayBook over Bluetooth to be used for different functions.

  • News: Supersize me: Hadoop upgrade will handle even bigger data

    Apache aims to have the upcoming 0.23 release this year be able to run on 6,000-node clusters



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