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  • Opinion: Digital Signatures Let You Ditch That Old Fax Machine

    Even when faxes were in widespread use, dropped calls and shaky transmissions made them an ineffective means of communication. In the 21st century, you generally don't need a fax machine in the office unless your industry demands it.

  • News: New RIM CEO must first execute strategy, analysts say

    A lot is riding on Thorsten Heins, who's been charged with resuscitating stumbling Research in Motion as its new CEO.

  • News: Deleting files within Lion's Applications folder

    Reader Ted Adams is particular about what is and isn't in his Mac's Applications folder. He writes:

  • Opinion: 10 Things to Look Forward to in LibreOffice 3.5

    Hard on the heels of the release of the bug-fixing LibreOffice 3.4.5 last Monday, the Document Foundation on Friday published a release candidate version of LibreOffice 3.5, which will be the next major version of the office productivity software.

  • News: iPad, iPhone App Promises to Secure Confidential Documents

    The BYOD popularity of iPads and iPhones can put at risk confidential documents stored or accessed from those consumer devices. The WatchDox iOS app is designed to let enterprise users in financial services, manufacturing and other industries securely view documents on Apple's mobile devices.

  • News: Ruby on Rails 3.2 aids the developers

    Those who maintain Ruby on Rails have released a new version of their popular open-source Web application development framework, one that features a number of improvements to help developers build applications more quickly.

  • News: The Oracle flaw: Clarifications and more information

    In the wake of InfoWorld's exclusive story on a flaw in Oracle's flagship database product, Oracle weighs in and new developments emerge

  • News: Startup Piston 'ready for fight' with VMware

    Having just released its new cloud operating system, Piston Cloud Computing finds itself in a contentious position -- and company co-founder Josh McKenty says that is exactly where the company wants to be.

  • Opinion: Did Anonymous Trick You into Crashing Sites for MegaUpload Bust?

    Many of you were clearly rooting for hacktivist group Anonymous when it took aim at the U.S. Department of Justice's website (among others) after the DOJ busted file sharing site MegaUpload for alleged copyright infringement, but did you unwittingly participate in the hack group's illicit attacks?

  • News: Infor details mobile strategy, launches new apps

    Infor on Monday announced details of its Motion mobility platform as well as the availability of two new mobile applications, Road Warrior and ActivityDeck.

  • How-Tos: How to get that lomo look

    Digital cameras are better and more easily affordable than ever, yet analogue photography is increasing in popularity. We explain how to achieve that lo-fi look.

  • News: The new rules for enterprise apps

    An insurance company decided to roll out an application for its sales reps. The new app would give them a wider selection of products to offer customers when out in the field. Information on those products was stored in a legacy mainframe system, so the company created a Web interface that let reps query the database to get details on offerings.

  • Opinion: Why Can't I Access This Web Site?

    Deedrio couldn't access a particular Web site that had never before been a problem, and turned to the Web Browsing and Email forum for help.

  • News: RIM's new CEO wants to focus more on consumers

    RIM's new CEO, Thorsten Heins, wants the company to improve its product development while also becoming better at marketing, he said during a conference call on Monday.

  • News: Three warning signs of a user-unfriendly app

    A user-friendly interface is paramount if you want employees and external users to adopt an enterprise application. But what, precisely, makes an app user-friendly? That's a complicated science, with detailed books and research papers devoted to it. But if your app has any of the following three elements, that's probably not a good sign.

  • News: App spotlight: British Airways' iPad app improves customer service

    Can deploying a user-friendly enterprise application solve customer service problems? For British Airways, the answer appears to be yes. In August, the airline conducted a pilot test in which about 100 crew members were given iPads loaded with its new Enhanced Service Platform app. After a successful test, the airline is now distributing 2,000 iPads with the app to senior crew members across its route network.

  • News: London Stock Exchange proximity service swoops below 100 microsecond barrier

    The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has dramatically slashed round trip latency times for proximity hosting, in collaboration with Colt, on its Novell SUSE Linux-based MillenniumIT matching engine.

  • News: NY hotel boosts Wi-Fi with wall-mounted switches

    A five-star hotel room high above New York's Central Park sounds like a nice place to spend the night, but if your iPhone doesn't work, it may seem like little more than a gilded cage.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free apps to aid revision

    If you're a student, then perhaps your smartphone is providing an unwelcome (or possibly welcome?) distraction from cramming for your latest test.

  • News: Upstart Mobile OS Tizen Previews Code

    An alpha release of the source code for the Tizen open-source operating system, aimed at giving Android and iOS a run for their money, is now available for download.



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