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  • Opinion: Linux Unites With Android, Adds Business-friendly Features

    Linux founder Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 3.3 Linux kernel on Sunday, bringing a host of fixes and updates that were long overdue--most importantly, the merging of Android into the main Linux source tree.

  • How-Tos: How To Make And Publish Movies For Free

    It's never been cheaper or easier to make movies, but many budding amateur filmmakers are still put off by the initial expense of purchasing a good camera and audio equipment. Thankfully, there's plenty of free content available for public use if you know where to look. You can turn that raw material into creative and inventive works of cinema with a few free video editing tools, some hard work and a place to share your movie with friends and family.

  • Opinion: Coming Soon: More Cross-Platform App Stores?

    Even as Microsoft shuts down its Windows Mobile app store, chances are consumers are going to see more cross-platform app store options in the future, according to Shira Levine, directing analyst at Campbell, Calif.-based research firm Infonetics.

  • Opinion: Free at Last? FAA Reconsiders Ban on Gadgets During Takeoff, Landing

    Never mind the cramped coach seats, long toilet lines and awful food. One of the biggest annoyances of flying the unfriendly skies -- well, for gadget-toting travelers, anyway -- is having to turn off your tablet, smartphone, laptop, or eReader while the plane taxis, takes off and lands.

  • News: Dell and HP Are Key to Success of Windows 8 Tablets

    Dell is committed to joining the tablet fray once again--this time with Windows 8 tablets aimed at going head-to-head with the Apple iPad. That is good news for Microsoft because Windows 8 tablets will essentially be dead on arrival without strong support from Dell and HP.

  • News: Privacy regulators: US and EU will take different approaches

    The development of online privacy protections is at a critical moment as policy makers in both the U.S. and European Union push for changes to their privacy rules, but coordination of enforcement across the Atlantic Ocean may be tricky, several privacy experts said Monday.

  • Opinion: Social Collaboration and the Asynchronous Workplace

    Whether your company is a small shop of just a few intensely hard-working pros or a large venture with hundreds of workers, good communication is critical to your success. And by "good communication," I mean communication that works. With the right collaboration tools and a little operational discipline, you can overcome any communications challenge and get your teams in sync.

  • News: Misys to be sold to Vista Equity Partners for £1.3bn

    Misys has agreed to be bought by Vista Equity Partners for £1.27 billion.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: Set Up Conference Calls on the Run with FreeConference Mobile

    There are plenty of services that let you set up a conference call from your PC. But what if you're out of the office? What if you don't have easy access to your laptop--or don't want to spend 10 minutes waiting for it to boot just so you can access your browser?

  • News: Windows 8 Tablets: a Recipe for Confusion?

    Is Microsoft headed for disaster later this year when Windows 8 debuts on tablet devices some of which will not be able to run Windows 7 desktop apps, despite supporting an optional desktop interface? That's what some critics are wondering after looking at another reportedly successful launch of Apple's latest iPad and the comparatively lackluster popularity of competing slates such as the BlackBerry PlayBook, and a host of Android-based devices.

  • News: Linux 3.3 released after minor delay

    Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel was released on Sunday, adding support for a new processor architecture, re-integrating the Android code base back into the main line, and introducing networking improvements.

  • News: Microsoft plans Q4 debut for Dynamics ERP on the Azure cloud

    Microsoft is planning to roll out its first "cloud-enabled" Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications by the end of this year, the company announced Monday during the Convergence conference in Houston.

  • News: MDM: Part of the mobile security solution?

    The good news for enterprises: Mobile devices are packed with power. A new iPhone is 100 times lighter, 100 times faster, and 10 times less expensive than the luggable notebooks of the early 1980s.

  • News: First beta of OS X Lion 10.7.4 seeded

    Apple seeded the first external beta of OS X Lion 10.7.4 to developers over the weekend.

  • Opinion: Resume YouTube Videos Where You Left Off

    YouTube videos are getting longer all the time. Heck, you can now watch full-length movies on the site thanks to integration with Google's new Play service.

  • News: Apple to issue dividends, repurchase shares from $98B cash balance

    Expressing full confidence in its future, Apple on Monday said it would use its massive cash balance of US$98 billion to issue dividends and repurchase shares.

  • News: New, High-End Laptop Offers Linux Preinstalled

    There are many ways to get Linux on a laptop, and certainly the most common option is to install it yourself.

  • News: Microsoft pitches IE9 as the browser for reaching 'a few sites'

    Microsoft has kicked off a new marketing campaign for Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) that urges users of rival browsers to run it, even if only sparingly for "a few sites that you go to everyday."

  • News: AT&T Won't Appeal Decision in Throttling Suit

    AT&T won't appeal after all a data throttling case it lost in small claims court to a customer, one of a growing number of lawsuits against companies for reneging on marketing claims.

  • Opinion: International Travel and Your Laptop

    Shanta Hasan asked me for advice about traveling internationally with a laptop.


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