We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 

More Software Articles

  • Opinion: Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from May, June, and July.

  • News: HP TouchPad demonstrated running Android

    The challenge to port Google's Android OS to Hewlett-Packard's now-defunct TouchPad has been met, with a developer demonstrating an alpha version of the OS working on the tablet.

  • News: Microsoft 'ribbonizes' Windows 8 file manager

    Microsoft Monday said it will "ribbonize" the file manager in next year's Windows 8, adding Explorer to the short list of integrated applications that already sport the interface in Windows 7.

  • Opinion: Caution: Should You Share Your Location on Facebook?

    Facebook recently rolled out a number of changes to the social networking site. One of the changes eliminates the concept of Facebook Places, but instead incorporates location-aware updates at virtually every level of Facebook. You might want to think twice, though, before broadcasting your location to the anonymous masses online.

  • News: Peer-to-peer, wireless network could help in disasters

    A Georgia Tech professor envisions greater reliance on device-to-device communications using typical consumer phones after a disaster.

  • Opinion: Viewing an old Address Book archive

    Reader Bob Trudeau would like to preview Address Book archives. He writes:

  • Opinion: Five Good Reasons to Try Mandriva Linux 2011

    Canonical's Ubuntu may frequently dominate the headlines in the Linux world, but the fact remains that it's just one of many popular desktop distributions of the free and open source operating system.

  • Opinion: More ways to master Mission Control

    Hints readers keep discovering clever Mission Control tricks. Once you enter Mission Control in Lion--either by swiping up with three or four fingers, hitting Control-Up arrow, clicking on the Dock icon, or any other means--there are a lot of secrets hiding away in Apple's new mash-up of Exposé and Spaces.

  • News: Red Cross comm team ready for disasters

    While most businesses back up data and records as potential disasters approach, the American Red Cross has a communications and information systems infrastructure built to bring key data into areas ravaged by storms like Hurricane Irene.

  • News: Irene takes out cell towers, disrupts communications

    Communications networks took a hit from Hurricane Irene with 1,400 cell towers and cell sites damaged or disrupted mainly in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday.

  • News: New Windows worm spreads by attacking weak passwords

    A new Windows worm is working its way through company networks by taking advantage of weak passwords, security researchers said over the weekend.

  • News: Cisco buys Microsoft Office collaboration company

    Cisco Monday announced that it has acquired privately held Versly, a maker of collaboration software for Microsoft Office applications.

  • Opinion: Change What Application Loads When You Select a File

    The wrong program comes up when Nathan3 double-clicks a photo. He asked the Answer Line forum for advice.

  • News: Want a Faster Firefox? Try Pale Moon 6.0

    It's been almost two weeks now since the release of Firefox 6, and there's no doubt it has a number of compelling advantages to recommend it.

  • News: Read me: Four social-media sites for bookworms

    When I was twelve, my local library had a summer reading competition, aptly titled “How many books can you read?” Every interested kid could grab a poster, which had space for the names of fifty books, along with recommendations at the bottom of the page for those who weren’t sure where to start. And, for motivation, there were prizes.

  • News: Samsung's ChatOn Messenger Guns for BlackBerry, Apple

    Samsung will link its Android phones and tablets with iOS devices and BlackBerry phones with a new messaging service called ChatOn. The service will be free and aims to compete with the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and Apple’s upcoming iMessage service.

  • News: Wireless Data Caps: Will They Really Cost You More?

    Unlimited data plans are going extinct, and users are wondering how they can avoid paying higher fees for their Web-surfing and Facebook-checking habits. In July, Verizon Wireless became the most recent carrier to switch from $30-per-month "all you can eat" data pricing to tiered data pricing. To see what effect the move to tiered pricing is likely to have on everyday users, we asked ten subscribers with smartphones to look at how much data they've been using per month for the past few months. Most of the respondents found that they hadn't been exceeding the 2GB data cap; but the larger their phone's screen was, the more data they tended to use, simply because those phones do a better job of streaming video and audio, and are easier to use for recreation and for checking email.

  • News: Create PDFs for Free With PrimoPDF

    PrimoPDF (free) is a printer driver that creates PDF files from your documents, rather than printing them to paper. After install, whenever you choose the print option from an application, PrimoPDF will be listed along with your physical printers, print to file, etc. It's extremely easy to use and produces excellent PDFs--without the watermarks that some programs add.

  • News: VMware launches cloud-packaged Postgres

    Augmenting its line of software to support cloud deployments, VMware has created a package for running the Postgres database in a virtualized environment, the company announced Monday.

  • News: Microsoft: TPC should also measure database availability

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council should add an additional metric for availability to its set of database performance benchmarks, Microsoft researchers plan to argue at the upcoming TPC conference, being held this week in Seattle.



IDG UK Sites

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs 2014

IDG UK Sites

What's the best smartwatch? 11 iWatch rivals compared in our wearables round-up

IDG UK Sites

App cloning: the mobile software industry’s hidden shame

IDG UK Sites

Developers get access to more Sony camera features