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  • Opinion: Microsoft Video Predicts Dazzling Technology Future

    Microsoft’s promotional video depicting a future in which interconnected touchscreen and gesture-controlled devices pervade every facet of daily life will make people crave the possibilities, but also wonder how they will afford them.

  • Opinion: Apple iOS App Helps Locate Nearest Haunted House

    Apple mobile device users looking for the nearest haunted house this weekend, there’s an app for that, too.

  • How-Tos: Speed Up Windows on What Should be a Fast PC

    LiveBrianD asked the Windows forum for advise on improving performance on a slow PC. Given the PC's hardware, Brian feels that it should be faster.

  • News: HTC reports record numbers, sells more phones than RIM

    After reporting sales of 13.2 million smartphones during the third quarter, HTC is now the fourth largest smartphone vendor after having outpaced Research In Motion, according to market research company Canalys.

  • How-Tos: What's good interior design software?

    When a reader needed a recommendation for 3D cheap design software, our Helproom expert knew just what to recommend.

  • Opinion: Apple Didn't Just Change The World, Its Apps Did Too

    Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs often talked about changing the world, and now one of the apps used on Apple mobile devices is being recognized for doing just that.

  • News: Apple Inks Another Deal That Signals It Plans to Create Own Maps Solution

    Apple's reported purchase of another 3D mapping company is further evidence it will inevitably reinvent its maps solution on its mobile devices and move away from Google.

  • Opinion: Tips to Keep iPhone 4S Battery From Draining Fast

    Apple iPhone 4S users worried about the device’s battery draining rapidly can take steps to prevent the problem.

  • Opinion: Go Back to School on the Web

    If you’re looking to brush up your academic skills but can’t quite afford the time or money to go back to school, the following two sites offer intellectual stimulation at no cost, and you can access them at a moment’s notice.

  • News: Improve Your Photo Skills and Post Your Pictures Online

    You can carry your camera and take snapshots all day, but without a place to post them--or input on how you can improve your photos--you might find it difficult to make your work stand out. We asked Jeff Enlow, an editor with Corbis Images and a freelance photographer based in New York, which sites he visits to post his photos, learn about new projects, and get ideas.

  • Opinion: Stream and Share Music for Free Online

    Forget about buying music; streaming your own playlists for free is now the way to go. Rdio is one of those sites that helps you share tunes. It has an extensive library of music, and it lets you add songs to playlists that you can share with followers who “add” you--much in the same vein as Twitter. Although Rdio emphasizes sharing songs within the site (and on Facebook and Twitter), you can also do your own thing and just use Rdio as an Internet radio station, streaming your hand-picked music all the time.

  • News: Save on Travel With These Useful Sites

    Travel can be expensive, and travel planning can be time-consuming. But these five websites can cut down on how much you spend and help you make your time away from home perfect, right down to the view outside your hotel window.

  • News: Find the Best Local Food With These Useful Sites

    Food is more than just a necessary component of life: It’s a way to bring people together, to share something in common. And using the Web to locate the best eats around is simple, if you know where to look. We asked Nicholas Dekker to tell us which sites he uses first when he’s looking for a place to grab a bite. Dekker blogs about breakfast in Columbus, Ohio, and is the author of the book Breakfast With Nick: Columbus.

  • Opinion: Find Out When You Have Outlook Email With Mail Alert

    If you use Outlook, you're probably tired of having to go to its sprawling program window to check for mail. Wouldn't life be easier if you had an assistant telling you every time you've got a new piece of Email? That's exactly what Mail Alert ($7, thirty-day free trial) does.

  • News: Apple's Siri Speaks Also on iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G

    The end of Siri's exclusivity on the iPhone 4S may be near. No, I'm not talking about Siri running on the purported Apple television set, but Siri on jailbroken iPhone 4 and -- possibly -- 3GS handsets.

  • News: Canonical to expand Ubuntu for smartphones, tablets

    Canonical plans to expand its Ubuntu Linux distribution so it could be used on smartphones, tablets and other touch interface consumer electronics, said Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.

  • News: 38 Incredibly Useful Sites

    The Internet is an awesome and powerful resource--but only if you know where to look. And that isn't always easy, considering the pace at which websites sprout and grow. This collection of some of the most useful sites on the Web should help you make sense of the vast assortment of sites at your fingertips.

  • News: Put Your Finances in Order on the Web

    Tethering personal financial information to a trusted site is now mainstream, with services such as Manilla and Pageonce at the forefront of the trend.

  • News: Raise Funds for Your Company or Project Online

    Great ideas are plentiful, but the money to make them work isn’t always as easy to come by. One way to get your business idea or project off the ground is to forget about bank loans and instead ask investors--people who actually want to see your idea succeed--for a little pocket money.

  • News: Stay Healthy With These Useful Sites

    These days it isn't enough just to make healthy food choices or to try to squeeze in 30 minutes of exercise a day. Fortunately, health websites are improving, and you can turn to one or more to track your performance, manage your nutrient intake, and choose the right kind of doctor to see when things go wrong. With the following five new and growing sites, you can push yourself to new levels of health and fitness, without straying too far from your daily routine.



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