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  • News: Microsoft wraps up ads aimed at Google with IE9 pitch

    Microsoft on Friday wrapped up a three-day campaign against rival Google by claiming its newest browser, Internet Explorer 9, is superior in stopping users from being tracked by online advertisers.

  • Opinion: Get 5GB of Extra Dropbox Storage, Free

    A free account from beloved file-sharing and -storage service Dropbox nets you 2GB of space. Want to boost that to 7GB? You can, and it won't cost you a dime extra.

  • News: Apple iTunes Match Glitch Replaces Explicit Lyric Songs With Censored Versions

    Explicit lyrics might not bother you, but at the moment, they're a problem for Apple's iTunes Match service.

  • News: Snow Leopard update breaks Rosetta, third party offers fix

    In the wake of the recent Security Update 2012-001 for Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, some Mac users are reporting a variety of bugs and compatibility issues with programs that rely on Rosetta, the software that allows programs written for the PowerPC processor architecture to run on Intel-based Macs.

  • News: Rage: Campaign Edition brings mayhem to the Mac

    The makers of the popular—and quite violent—Doom and Quake franchises have brought their latest mutant-slaughtering game to the Mac.

  • News: Office 365's Lync Online to gain interop with consumer IM networks

    Lync Online, the instant messaging, online meeting and PC-to-PC voice and video communications tool in Office 365, will gain interoperability with non-Microsoft IM networks.

  • News: Apple removes, than replaces products from German online store

    Apple on Friday removed some of its products from its online store serving Germany due to a court injunction in its dispute with Motorola, but shortly after it removed the products a suspension of that injunction allowed Apple to again start selling them.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: When email duplication gets unruly

    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves." -- Cassius, in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

  • News: German gov't endorses Chrome as most secure browser

    Germany's cyber security agency today recommended that Windows 7 users run Google's Chrome browser, citing the application's sandbox and auto-update features.

  • News: Smartphone shipments outpaced PCs in 2011 for first time

    Smartphone shipments overtook personal computers -- including tablets, laptops, netbooks and desktops -- for the first time in 2011, according to Canalys.

  • News: Mobile devices drive Twitter use in Africa, report says

    The rapid increase in the number of mobile devices in Africa is driving growth of Twitter usage, as people in the region eagerly adopt social media communications, according to recently released research by Portland Communications.

  • How-Tos: Mac Basics: How to set up Time Machine

    One of the most important things to stay on top of is a regular system backup. If you’re new to Mac usage—or just never bothered to backup before—you’ll want to get familiar with a built-in Mac program called Time Machine. Time Machine works with your Mac and an external drive to regularly save important documents, photos, and even important system files. Apart from keeping spares of every file, Time Machine also keeps a record of how your system looked on any given day, making it easy for a full system restore if something goes wrong.

  • News: Readdle adds Remarks to growing field of note-taking apps

    Readdle has launched a new note-taking app for the iPad, one that lets users share notes with collaborators or view the documents as PDFs on their home computer.

  • News: More Details Emerge on the Fully Open 'Spark' Tablet

    Ever since the news broke last weekend that a fully open tablet is on the way, the excitement has been tangible in the Linux community.

  • News: Managing the unmanageable

    Cloud firewall management vendors unleash new wares aimed to taming virtual firewall sprawl.

  • News: Skype 5.8 For Windows Brings Facebook Video Calling

    Skype’s newest software for Windows allows you to make video calls to all your friends on Facebook, even if they aren't Skype users. Version 5.8 also brings full HD video calling (with compatible webcams), and group screen sharing as a premium feature.

  • News: Leaked EU memo highlights concerns over data retention law

    Digital rights groups in Europe have called for a ban on blanket data retention after a leaked internal memo from the European Commission admitted that there are significant problems with the current E.U. Data Retention Directive.

  • News: Windows Phone 8 Details Leak

    Deep integration with Windows 8 and SkyDrive, NFC support, and variable screen sizes for mobile devices are among the wealth of new features coming to the next version of Windows Phone, including according to two online reports. Speculation about what the next version of Microsoft's mobile OS, dubbed Windows Phone 8 and codenamed Apollo by the company, has been rampant for months.

  • How-Tos: Take Great Product Photos for Your Online Store

    When you're selling items on shopping sites such as eBay and Etsy, presentation and marketing are just as important as producing a high-quality product. Customers are bombarded with images of goods of all shapes and sizes. Since they can’t try things on or test them out, it's important for you to provide a clear, accurate, and appealing representation. Even if the cashmere scarf you knitted is beautiful in person, no one will want it if it appears out of focus, looks poorly lit, or sits wrapped around your unshaven friend’s neck.

  • News: VeriSign Hacked: What We Don't Know Might Hurt Us

    VeriSign – the company behind the root DNS servers that provide the foundation for the Web, and formerly the largest encryption certificate authority – has revealed that it was repeatedly hacked in 2010. Details are sparse thus far, but the revelation calls into question the security of the Internet itself.



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