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  • News: Mozilla to launch enterprise Firefox this month with 7X slower pace

    Mozilla on Thursday said it will kick off a slower-paced Firefox release schedule for enterprises at the end of this month. Insider (registration required)

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Solving a strange file sharing error

    Recently, I tried to connect my Mac Pro to my MacBook Air via OS X Lion’s file sharing capabilities. On most days, this would be no problem. This was not one of those days.

  • News: Microsoft aims Windows 8 storage at enterprise data centers

    Windows 8 includes a storage scheme suitable for business deployment that can treat hundreds of disks as a single logical storage reservoir and ensures resiliency by backing up data on at least two physical disks.

  • News: Three Benefits of Windows 8 Storage Spaces

    Small and midsize businesses often can’t afford file servers, and struggle with the best way to provide their users with enough space to store data and keep it safe from hardware failure. Windows 8's new feature called Storage Spaces has three benefits: bringing the safety of RAID to the desktop, creating an expanding space to store files, and providing these features at lower cost than other hardware options.

  • Opinion: Web Developer Add-On Helps You Debug Web Pages in Firefox

    Modern Web browsers are designed to provide the fastest browsing experience possible for users. They use technologies such as caching (saving parts of the page locally for future visits) that are great for end users, but can be major annoyances when developing websites. To switch these features off selectively, I use Web Developer for Firefox.

  • Opinion: Debug Web Pages in Firefox With Firebug

    For Web developers like me, one of the most burning questions is "why does the page look like this?" Firebug is a free add-on for Firefox that can answer that question very quickly and in great detail. With over 1.6 million users and a five-star review average from 1,144 user reviews, Firebug 1.8.4 is a must-have Web development utility, especially when you consider the price tag (free).

  • News: The road to Hadoop, Part 1: Skill sets and training

    Big data is a concept that's been as widely hyped as cloud computing, and perhaps just as misunderstood in regards to its capabilities and limitations. One of the aspects of big data that is not clearly understood is how existing databases can be used with data storage engines that are non-relational in nature. What's involved in moving data from a relational database management system (RDBMS) to distributed systems? And, perhaps more of interest to IT staff, what's the best way to learn about these big data systems, to determine the best way to use them in an organization?

  • News: Chrome 17 Beta Starts Loading Before You Finish Typing

    Version 17 of Google's popular Chrome browser entered the beta channel on Thursday, packed with an array of new features designed to improve the software's speed and security.

  • News: Warner Bros. Expected to Delay DVD Rentals By 56 Days

    Planning to skip theatrical releases for this year's hot Warner Bros. movies such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit to watch them at home on your HDTV a few months later? Better add another four weeks to your wait if you rent DVDs from Blockbuster, Redbox, or Netflix. Warner Bros. has reportedly reached a deal with the three DVD rental outlets to double the waiting period from 28 to 56 days between when a DVD goes on sale and when it can be rented, according to AllThingsD.

  • Western Digital My Book Live Duo launched

    Western Digital has announced a new personal cloud storage system that combines shared storage and remote access with backup technology.

  • News: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu: Which Linux desktop is for you?

    There are more interesting Linux desktop distributions to choose from than ever before. However, if you're looking for major distros with a great deal of support, you'll want to look at the big four: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

  • News: Windows 8 Reset and Refresh: Microsoft's New Ways to Restore Your PC

    You've got to respect Microsoft for making a big deal out of Windows 8's reset and refresh features. Useful as they are, the main reason these features exist is because sometimes, PCs can go haywire.

  • News: Mobile Technology Will Dominate Everything

    At this year's CES, tablets will get cheaper, laptops will get thinner, and cameras will become more like phones. Apps will be everywhere, including in cars. And Microsoft's phone-inspired Windows 8 will edge closer to release.

  • Opinion: Gaze Lets You Control Windows 8 Just by Looking

    Pretty soon, you may find yourself launching programs and controlling apps with your eyes. The mad-genius team at Tobii managed to create a Gaze Interface for Windows 8 that lets you interact with your computer using nothing more than, well, your gaze.

  • News: Is Siri Really a Data Hog on iPhone 4S?

    Users of the iPhone 4S download almost three times more data than iPhone 3GS owners, a study from network firm Arieso shows, placing the blame on Siri, the voice-enabled assistant exclusive to Apple’s latest smartphone. Even compared to iPhone 4 owners, iPhone 4S users are the hungriest, using twice as much data -- but is Siri really to blame?

  • News: Mobile fragmentation drives HTML5 adoption: Kony

    HTML5 looks set for rapid growth in 2012, driven by the need for cross-platform development as a result of increasing mobile market fragmentation, according to new research by Kony.

  • News: PicFrame for iPhone and iPad

    PicFrame by Active Development is a simple and easy-to-use app that lets you create and share customized photo collages. While PicFrame is certainly not the only photo-framing app around, its usability and emphasis on sharing make it stand out.

  • News: Windows 8 to feature 'push button' OS reset

    Windows 8 users will be able to completely restore the operating system and all its apps in a few minutes using a new ‘refresh’ feature, Microsoft has revealed

  • News: Symantec confirms source code leak in two enterprise security products

    Symantec late Thursday confirmed that source code used in two of its older enterprise security products was publicly exposed by hackers this week.

  • How-Tos: How to pin programs to the start menu in Windows 7

    Microsoft's Windows 7 gives PC users the ability to personalise the interface of the OS to suit them, as well as a number of features designed to making computing easier.



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