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  • How-Tos: Easy encryption with Disk Utility

    Reader Bob Ross is interested in encryption. In anything-but-cryptic fashion he writes:

  • Opinion: Desktop Linux Gains Share in Recent Months

    Linux's prospects as a desktop operating system have long been a topic of hot debate, with some arguing that it will never surpass 1 percent of the market while others--including yours truly--countering that it already has.

  • News: HTC, Nokia to offer first LTE Windows Phones on AT&T

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance at AT&T's Developer Summit Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show to say that the operator would be the first to offer LTE Windows Phones, including the HTC Titan II and a phone from Nokia.

  • News: iPhone purchase plans at all-time high in U.S.

    Demand for the iPhone 4S among U.S. consumers remains "incredibly strong," ChangeWave Research said today as it cited a late December survey of smartphone buying plans.

  • News: AT&T promotes HTML 5 apps

    AT&T is hoping to encourage developers to use HTML 5 with the release of a new API platform.

  • News: Huawei unveils world's thinnest smartphone, signals offensive into high-end

    Chinese device manufacturer Huawei declared Monday that it would begin an offensive into the high-end market for mobile phones, unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show what it is calling the world's slimmest smartphone.

  • News: AT&T joins OpenStack

    AT&T became the first U.S. telecom service provider to join OpenStack, the organization that has developed an open-source cloud software stack.

  • News: AT&T promotes HTML 5 apps

    AT&T is hoping to encourage developers to use HTML 5 with the release of a new API platform.

  • News: Canonical demonstrates Ubuntu TV

    Anticipating a growing market for smart television sets, Canonical will be demonstrating a version of its popular Ubuntu Linux OS that can be used for running TVs.

  • 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.



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