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  • Opinion: Five Good Reasons to Download LibreOffice 3.5

    After many months of widespread anticipation, the Document Foundation on Tuesday announced the arrival of LibreOffice 3.5, the third major release of its free and open source office productivity suite.

  • VLC 2.0 Release Candidate Is Here; Android and iOS Versions Soon

    VLC, the multi-platform video player on Mac, Windows, and Linux, will soon release a big new version 2.0. But you don't have to wait until the official release--a release candidate version has just hit the Interwebs for you to try.

  • News: Mobile Explosion: Wireless Traffic Could Reach 10.8 Exabytes a Month by 2016

    Smartphones, tablets, streaming video platforms and a constellation of expanding high-speed cellular wireless services are poised to drive mobile traffic to an incredible 10.8 exabytes a month by 2016, says network systems manufacturer Cisco. Since we're not really using that word yet, I'll break it down for you: An exabyte is equal to one million terabytes, or one billion gigabytes.

  • Opinion: eM Client: Affordable Alternative to Microsoft Outlook

    If you're looking for the Microsoft Outlook experience without paying an arm and a leg, you should definitely consider eM Client. eM Client is a functional dead ringer for Microsoft's flagship e-mail client and organizer, with e-mail, tasks, contacts, and calendaring, and it's organized in largely the same fashion. If you know Outlook, you'll have no trouble using eM Client, though eM Client has many more features.

  • News: Six Ways to Show Your Love for Free Software Today

    It's no secret that free and open source software is increasingly popular both in the business world and among consumers, and now that it's Valentine's Day, one advocacy group is encouraging fans the world over to show their love.

  • Egg Timer Plus Keeps You on Schedule

    With its bare-bones interface and basic feature set, Egg Timer Plus isn't going to bowl you over. But if you're looking for a simple, lightweight timer tool to run on your Windows PC, this $5 application will meet your needs.

  • News: LibreOffice 3.5 arrives

    The Document Foundation on Tuesday announced the availability of LibreOffice 3.5, which it described as the third major release of the open-source productivity suite derived from the OpenOffice.org codebase.

  • News: Microsoft India Store a Victim of Poor Data Security, Not Hackers

    The online Microsoft Store in India was hacked – allegedly by a group of Chinese hackers. The big story, though, isn’t that the site was hacked, or that customer data was compromised and exposed by the attackers, but that the Microsoft Store was storing the data in clear text and didn’t take basic steps to protect it in the first place.

  • News: What's the big deal about Hadoop?

    Hadoop is all the rage, it seems. With more than 150 enterprises of various sizes using it -- including major companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Google and Yahoo -- it may seem inevitable that the open-source Big Data management system will land in your shop, too.

  • News: Microsoft changes Windows logo

    Microsoft is taking a leap of faith by changing its famous red, green, blue and yellow flag for a strait-laced 2D logo.

  • News: Windows 8 logo - same as Windows 1.0

    If you think the new Windows 8 logo is a revolutionary move away from the original Windows logo you are wrong. Very wrong.

  • Opinion: Hide and unhide Mac App Store purchases

    If you’ve downloaded a lot of applications from the Mac App Store, your Purchases list may get really long—too long to be useful or navigable. If your Purchases list is getting unwieldy, you can hide some of the apps on it. OS X Hints reader rombaldi found a way to do just that—and then undo it later if you wish. Note that this trick is similar to, but distinct from, a technique that works in the iTunes App Store.

  • News: Mobile Coupons Light Up With New Smartphone Technology

    Industry giant Procter & Gamble hopes to revolutionize the coupon industry with technology that allows retailers' existing bar-code scanners to read the coupon code on customer smartphones. Customers won't have to wait for the clerk to manually enter the code.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free apps to watch TV and movies on your Google Android device

    Not only does a smartphone let you watch video clips on the device and surf the web to access video-sharing sites such as YouTube, it also allows you stream TV shows and films to the device when you've got a Wi-Fi or 3G connection, thanks to a number of apps.

  • News: Office for Windows on ARM: Free or not?

    Microsoft's disclosure that it will 'include' four Office apps with Windows on ARM has analysts parsing the news like spies who once tried to figure out what went on inside the Kremlin.

  • News: Startup with heavy Russian connections offers crypto authentication service

    Can a security startup based in Bedford, N.H., which relies on Russian cryptography expertise from Moscow, bring about a revolution in the way that users authenticate to gain access to websites today and secure data?

  • News: Spotify for iPhone offers 320Kbps streaming

    Spotify is offering iPhone and iPad owners that use its mobile app the chance to stream tracks at 320Kbps.

  • News: Rural Payments Agency in plan to turn around IT woes

    The Rural Payments Agency has said it is determined to bring about a better IT setup and much more accurate data, in order to deliver against targets on the EU single payments scheme and turn around some severe technical troubles.

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best programming software?

    PC Advisor reviews the best programming software you can install.

  • News: Nokia Siemens links network and business information for mobile carriers

    Nokia Siemens Networks is offering carriers new ways to view information about their own performance and translate it into action that may improve subscribers' experiences -- or change their rates.



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