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  • News: Corel debuts AfterShot Pro photo management software

    While Adobe and Apple have thus far been the reigning sovereigns of Mac-based photo management and workflow, Corel has now put some fresh competition into the arena with its new AfterShot Pro.

  • News: Passwords aren't dead, though maybe yours should be

    Despite all those "death to passwords" chants, some say it's still a solid form of authentication -- when users aren't being stupid about theirs.

  • News: Select and copy text within Quick Look previews

    Quick Look is a delightfully simple way to browse the contents of the files on your Mac without launching their parent apps. (Select a file, press the space bar, that's it.) But if you’re looking at, say, a PDF or Word document, Quick Look can frustrate, because it doesn't provide any way to select and copy text; if you find a snippet of text you’d like to copy and paste, you still need to launch the parent app. Unless, that is, you know a secret shared by Keir Thomas (author of the excellent Mac Kung Fu).

  • News: One Last Kodak Moment? Kodak Intros Wi-Fi and Hybrid Cameras

    Kodak has certainly seen better days in its impressive 131-year history; by now, you've probably heard the rumors that the company has fallen on hard times. It's a sad fact, but this year's CES may mark the last camera announcements for the company as we know it.

  • News: Google patches Chrome, beefs up malicious file blocking tech

    Google last week patched Chrome 16 and improved the download warnings in the impending Chrome 17.

  • How-Tos: Use services in Mac OS X

    One of the little-known time-saving features of Mac OS X is services—hidden, single-feature commands that you can access from a special Services menu, or, sometimes, from a contextual menu. These features are generally provided by applications—built-in OS X applications or third-party programs—and let you quickly preform actions that usually require launching additional programs and taking many steps. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about how to find, use, and manage services.

  • News: Cloud Services Emerge as CES Trend

    Lenovo and Acer are following software giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft into the cloud with services that make your music, videos, photos, and documents available instantly across all your devices. The two computer makers separately announced new online personal data storage services at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which officially opens Tuesday.

  • Test Centre: HopStop for iPhone

    A few weeks back I was finishing up a job in mid-town Manhattan and planning how I was going to get to another location in lower Manhattan without spending a fortune on cabs. I asked the people I was working with what my best options were, and, while nobody knew which subway I should take, everyone knew what app I should grab to figure it out. “HopStop!” was the one answer they all had.

  • News: Rickroll emails didn't come from me, says Stratfor CEO

    Emails in which security consultancy Stratfor appears to invite customers to rate its response to a recent security breach are not actually from its CEO, the company said.

  • How-Tos: How to set live wallpaper on a Google Android 2.2 device

    Smartphones offer plenty of customisation tools, ensuring you can personalise the device so it looks exactly how you want it.

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps to turn your smartphone into a Swiss army knife

    Smartphones are great, they not only let you make phone calls and send texts while you're on the go, but you can also listen to music, watch videos, surf the web and read documents.

  • News: Lenovo gets a jump on Apple in smart TVs

    Lenovo on Sunday announced its first smart TV that will recognize voice commands and run Android 4.0 applications, getting a jump over Apple's rumored pursuit of TVs with advanced features.

  • Opinion: 5 Things You May Have Missed About Windows Phone

    Microsoft's mobile operating system has been getting a lot of buzz among the media and consumers ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- some good, some not so good.

  • News: Google Honors 'Graveyard Guru' Charles Addams With Doodle

    Google is giving a nod to the Addams Family.

  • News: Mandriva Linux Maker Could Face Bankruptcy in 10 Days

    It was just a few months ago that Mandriva Linux 2011 made its official debut, but now it looks like the company behind it may soon be forced to close its doors.

  • Opinion: See Ya, CDs: Digital Music Sales Overtake Physical Media

    Downloading music online is finally more popular than purchasing a CD in the United States. And yes, it really took this long.

  • How-Tos: Troubleshoot a DVD Drive That Windows Sees as a CD Drive

    Reader Deborah has a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. A few weeks ago, the system starting treating the DVD-ROM drive as a mere CD-ROM drive. It could play and burn CDs, but wouldn't have anything to do with DVDs.

  • News: JP Morgan unnoticed IT integration failure results in £1.4m fine for auditor

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been fined £1.4 million by regulators, after it signed off a report containing serious rule-breaking client money practices at JP Morgan Chase – the result of a major IT switchover that failed to keep pace with changed business processes.

  • News: Microsoft scraps 'Where's my phone update?' site

    Microsoft disappointed some Windows Phone users on Friday by saying it would stop providing specifics about who will get software updates and when, and announcing vaguely that a new update is "available to all carriers that request it."

  • News: Lawsuits, competition weigh on Motorola

    The cost of patent lawsuits and a more competitive market weighed down Motorola Mobility's fourth-quarter financial results, the company reported Friday in releasing preliminary numbers.



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