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  • Opinion: Download a Free Home-Inventory Spreadsheet

    In recent weeks I've had something of a wake-up call: several friends and family members have had their houses broken into and some expensive possessions stolen. I'm talking laptops, big-screen TVs, and the like. This got me wondering how prepared I'd be if the same thing happened to me. For example, would I be able to provide serial numbers to the police? And how could I prove my losses to my insurance company?

  • News: SAP co-CEO McDermott talks up HANA, mobility and SaaS

    SAP has seen software sales rebound steadily after a dip during the global recession, and is hoping to supercharge its business with forays into in-memory computing, SaaS (software as a service) and mobile applications, a business it entered with last year's acquisition of Sybase.

  • News: Keeping mobile workers connected overseas

    It's been a rough time of late for global business travelers who need to stay in touch.

  • Opinion: Nine Creepy Apps

    There was an old Andy Griffith episode involving a stranger who arrived in Mayberry and knew so much about the townspeople and the goings-on of the town that it was as if he’d lived there for years. Everyone was mystified, but it turned out that the stranger was getting his information from the local paper, which he’d been receiving in the mail.

  • News: Virgin Mobile unifies IT, customer service sans CIO

    While most Australian telcos have CIOs presiding over dedicated IT departments, mobile network operator, Virgin Mobile, has unified its project management, IT and customer service business units under the guise of its chief operating officer, Matt Anderson.

  • Opinion: Take Control of Files With Total Commander

    I have been using Total Commander ($46, 30-day free trial) since the days it was still called Windows Commander (before Microsoft's legal team made the developer rename it). This Windows Explorer replacement is the one window that is constantly open on my desktop. Whenever I need a file, I instantly reach for it.

  • News: Mozilla challenges Android with new web OS

    Mozilla has announced an audacious project to build an open source smartphone and tablet operating system to rival the increasingly cosy three-way domination of Android, Apple’s iPhone and Windows Phone.

  • News: John Riccitiello: 4-5 Year Console Cycle is 'Gone Forever'

    Speaking with investors and media yesterday, EA's CEO John Riccitiello has highlighted the increased pace of development and change in the industry.

  • Opinion: Quit apps without Lion remembering their open windows

    One of Lion’s new features is Resume, which automatically reopens every window you last had open in a given application when you relaunch it. That’s magical sometimes—when you relaunch Safari or Word and welcome the sight of all your last open documents. Other times, though, it’s annoying: Say you opened a dozen PDFs in Preview, and now you’re finished, and you know you don’t want them to reopen the next time you launch the app. Hints reader xplora discovered the delightfully simple solution.

  • News: Four Lion Terminal hacks

    Lion's great, but some of us prefer mucking with the behind-the-scenes stuff with our operating systems. We've found a variety of Terminal tricks that can tweak various Lion behaviors. (Note that with some of these commands, Terminal may complain that a "default pair does not exist." Fret not. Run the command a second time and the error will go away.)

  • News: Prototype drive-by attack shows mobile threat

    In an analysis of current mobile security, one firm finds 8 percent of apps send off sensitive identifiers and demonstrates a possible drive-by attack vector.

  • News: How to make Lion more like Snow Leopard

    So you’ve downloaded Lion from the Mac App Store, and updated your Mac. You’re delighted by many of the new features, but there are some that rub you the wrong way. You may wish you could revert some of them to the behavior they had in Snow Leopard. Maybe you just can’t get used to the changes, or perhaps you simply don’t find them appealing. Here’s a look at some of the many new features that you can revert to the Old Way. While it may be a good idea to get used to the way Lion does certain things, it’s certainly understandable that you might want to change some of them back—I know I did.

  • News: Passwords in Mac OS X can be pilfered with new tool

    A company that makes password recovery tools has released one that can snatch passwords from a locked or sleeping Macintosh running Mac OS X Lion by plugging another computer into the Mac's FireWire port. The attack technique is several years old and the only way to defend against it is to turn the Mac off.

  • Opinion: Why the mobile software world needs Boot to Gecko

    Mozilla's attempt to create an open, web-based OS for mobile devices can only be a good thing for software developers. Here's why.

  • News: Dominos Pizza delivery of IT to outsourcers is 'crucial to resilience'

    Domino’s Pizza has said that a move to cloud computing, and the outsourcing of a number of its key IT elements, are crucial steps to providing “resilient” and “flexible” technology as it grows its business.

  • News: Small software firms missing out on tax relief, warns Grant Thornton

    Small UK software developers are missing out on a tax break designed to encourage research and development, according to experts.

  • News: Pittsburgh looks to save money with Gmail migration

    In an attempt to get away from paying for high-priced email administrators, the city of Pittsburgh is looking to save money and move to the cutting edge with a migration to Google Apps.

  • News: SAP tying analytics to Google Maps, Earth

    SAP is planning to connect its analytics software with Google's Maps and Earth software, allowing users to mine insights from plotting business data against locations around the world, the companies announced Wednesday.

  • How-Tos: How to turn an image black and white

    If you want to give your digital photographs an 'arty' feel then converting a colour image to black and white is one of the best ways to achieve this.

  • Feature: Five of the best file and folder management tools

    Windows Explorer isn't a good file manager. And Microsoft, for all their improvements elsewhere in Windows 7, have somehow continued to make Explorer worse than it was before.



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