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  • News: Nokia Answers Lumia 900 User Complaints With Software Update, Bill Credit

    Smartphone maker Nokia has issued a software update to resolve data connection problems reported by users of the new Lumia 900 and it is offering a $100 AT&T bill credit to anyone who currently owns the handset or buys it before April 21.

  • News: ISACA releases business IT governance framework COBIT 5

    International IT security managers' organisation ISACA has released a new business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT.

  • News: 5 Ways to Put LinkedIn to Work for Your Business

    As one of the web's "big three" social networks, along with Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn has grabbed its slice of the limelight as the space where professionals strategize their next career move. But that's an unnecessarily limiting way to view this powerhouse network. Over the last few years, LinkedIn has introduced myriad tools -- some free, some paid -- to help small businesses drive word of mouth about their brand. Here are just a few ways you can get started.

  • News: App Draw: Will Paper for iPad be the Next Instagram?

    The Paper for iPad design app may remind you of popular photo app Instagram, which Facebook has agreed to acquire for roughly $1 billion in cash and stock, and the new offering is creating a lot of buzz since it became available for download a few weeks ago from Apple's App Store.

  • News: Google adds new options for viewing data in Fusion Tables

    Google is trying to popularize the somewhat obscure art of data visualization by adding more user-friendly options to its Fusion Tables app.

  • Opinion: Why Switching OS Platforms Is Not a Security Fix

    It has been a rallying cry against Microsoft Windows for years: to avoid malware and security issues, just stop using Windows. The mantra has traditionally been embraced by both Mac and Linux users, but as Mac OS X users deal with the fallout from the Flashback malware attack, some Linux supporters are turning the tired attack even against the Apple OS.

  • Opinion: Try Calligra 2.4 for a New Microsoft Office Alternative

    Microsoft Office may be the dominant productivity suite in much of the computing world, but it's not for a lack of alternatives.

  • News: Why Open Source Is the Key to Cloud Innovation

    In the 25 years since Richard Stallman wrote the GNU General Public License, free and open source software (FOSS) have become pervasive in computing: Linux, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL and more can be found in large numbers of enterprises across the globe. And open source is now increasingly undergirding cloud computing as well.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Opening (very) old AppleWorks and Word documents

    You've managed to dodge the bullet of obsolete storage media. All your data from floppy disks (or whatever) is now safely on USB flash drives, terabyte backup drives, or in the cloud. But another pitfall awaits if and when you ever try to open those old files. What if a file's data format is so ancient that you no longer have any applications that can read the format? I recently tripped over two examples of this dilemma. Here's how I solved them:

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks waver despite strong sales news

    Concerns about the economy appeared to outweigh promising sales news from major IT players including SAP and Google, as computer stocks, along with other sectors, ended a losing week Friday.

  • News: Leaked Microsoft roadmap shows 2013 launch for Office 15

    A leaked Microsoft roadmap shows that the next version of Office won't ship until the first quarter of 2013, according to the Dutch developer who found the document.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Something to Crow about

    This week's roundup of apps will make you laugh! Make you cry! Help you organize your business receipts! The last one might be less dramatic, but it's actually quite helpful.

  • News: Hospitals seeing more patient data breaches

    A bi-annual survey of 250 healthcare organizations shows that the percentage experiencing a patient data breach is up. And with the growth in electronic records-keeping, more of those problems are originating from laptops and mobile devices rather than a human slip-up in handling paper documents.

  • Opinion: Apple Flashback Malware Removal Includes Innovative Approach to Reducing Risk for Macs

    Better late than never? Apple has released the third Java update in a week for Mac OS X, and this one contains the tool to remove the Flashback malware from infected systems. Beneath the belated fix to help users eradicate the threat, Apple has introduced a proactive approach to reducing security risk that other vendors should take note of.

  • News: Freedom from Torture develops own case management system

    Freedom from Torture, the human rights charity, has developed a case management system that it said could be used by other mid-sized organisations.

  • News: IBM embarks on ambitious Africa growth plan

    IBM has embarked on an ambitious growth plan in Africa, opening up new offices and making efforts to build skills and a culture of innovation across the continent.

  • News: Guide to Windows 8

    It seems every day there is something new to report on Windows 8 and so far the reviews have been positive. But the Microsoft operating system is far from ready to be put out in the wild.

  • Feature: Windows 8: Guide to the Windows Store

    Here's a quick pictorial guide to the Windows 8 app store: the Windows Store.

  • How-Tos: Work offline on Google Docs

    Google Docs is great - if you have a live internet connection. But what if you don't? We examine the options for working offline.

  • News: Kaspersky fixes Flashback-fighting tool; Norton joins the fray

    The fight against Flashback continues. Kaspersky Lab said late Thursday that it had fixed the problems that caused it to suspend the Flashflake Removal Tool earlier in the day; the anti-malware program is once again available for use. Mac users can go to the company's Flashback Checker site to see if their computer is infected.


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