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  • News: Seven Free LibreOffice Extensions You Should Know About

    When the Document Foundation released LibreOffice 3.4.2 earlier this month, the big news wasn't so much that a new version was out. Rather, the big news was that LibreOffice had officially become enterprise-ready, according to its developers.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

    One of the best things about digital SLR cameras and higher-end point-and-shoot cameras is the ability to shoot in RAW mode. RAW images give you uncompressed, data-heavy versions of your digital photos that can be used for intensive edits and adjustments without negatively impacting the image quality.

  • Opinion: File Expert Offers Wireless Sharing With File Manager

    Last week, I looked at a great free app for Android, WiFi File Explorer, which lets you share files between your phone directly over a local Wi-Fi connection. This week, I'm looking at another great app that does all that and more.

  • Opinion: Free WinSplit Revolution Makes Monitor(s) More Useful

    Ever since the dawn of Windows, a big part of the appeal was… well, windows. Being able to give each application its own area on the screen and run multiple applications at the same time completely transformed computing. But that’s old news; today, many of us have 24” monitors (sometimes more than one), and the challenge is how to use all of that screen space effectively. With the free WinSplit Revolution, you can make sure every inch of your monitor or monitors is displaying valuable information.

  • News: Techspansion releases free VisualHub updater for Lion

    A strange chapter in the history of Techspansion’s long-ago-retired video conversion tool VisualHub is now drawing to a close with the release of a free update straight from the developer.

  • News: Chinese developers take a bite of the Apple

    If you've ever gone to Apple's mobile app store and purchased games like High Noon, Gamebox1 or Doodletruck, then you've downloaded an app from the burgeoning Chinese software development community.

  • News: Cisco announces plan to buy Axioss management software

    Cisco Systems has agreed to acquire service fulfillment software assets from the UK subsidiary of Comptel, in an effort to help operators speed up the launch of new services, the networking company said on Monday.

  • News: Kotlin project adds another language option to JVM

    JetBrains executive says developers looking to use the new statically typed language will find it similar to learning Java

  • News: Hadoop Works Alongside RDBMS

    Hadoop, the open-source software used for crunching petabytes of data, isn't replacing conventional database management systems but is instead being used to tackle different problems.

  • News: Health Insurer Encrypts All Stored Data

    BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, responding to the theft of 57 hard drives in 2009, has completed a $6 million project to encrypt all of its stored data.

  • News: Disaster hits Japan's semiconductor demand

    The March earthquake and disaster in Japan are still affecting the global semiconductor market and may continue to do so for months to come.

  • News: Autonomy to remain UK-based after HP takeover

    Autonomy will maintain its UK roots following its shock £6.7 billion acquisition by HP.

  • News: HP - Autonomy deal: Facing up to the risks

    Dramatic changes at HP, including spinning off its PC division and the acquisition of Autonomy, the UK’s largest software company, pose potential risks for corporate IT organisations, according to analysts.

  • News: Riots: Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry maker RIM called to meet government

    Executives at the main social media networks and messaging outlets – Facebook, Twitter and RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) – have been called to meet Home Office ministers on Thursday to discuss their products’ usage in the UK riots.

  • News: The thoughts of Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch

    Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch has proved that the UK can create seriously innovative software companies that can attract top dollar. HP’s decision to buy Autonomy for £6.7 billion has delivered him a personal pay day of around £500 million.

  • News: Weetabix moves to cloud computing based procurement

    Weetabix is set to migrate its procurement systems to a cloud computing environment, after signing a contract with supplier Wax Digital.

  • News: HP's tablet exit no signal of iPad immunity, say analysts

    HP's departure from the tablet business does not mean that Apple's iPad will remain the undisputed king, analysts said today.

  • News: HP's Apotheker changes his tune on mobility

    Six months after laying out his "strategic vision" for HP, CEO Leo Apotheker took the actions to realize it. And abandoned the mobile computing space.

  • Video: Android app connects city goers, green transport

    Spotcycle lets users search for bicycles for rent in cities worldwide.

  • News: WikiHouse Puts Housing Design in Your Hands

    Prefab housing has been around since the 1940s. The entire point of prefab was not to have to worry about the construction--all that happened somewhere off-site. It was anonymous and standardized, and led to perfectly serviceable homes that lacked even a breath of personality. After decades in which prefab was relegated to postmodernist architects, the modern DIY movement got to it, resulting in WikiHouse: a mix of Wiki software, computer-aided design programming, and CNC machining techniques that puts building design straight into the hands of the end users.


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