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  • How-Tos: A Potential Fix for the Outlook 'General Failure' Error

    Back in July I promised to help track down a solution to the "General failure" error that appears in Outlook when you click a link embedded in an e-mail. Judging from the number of pleas for help I continue to get from readers, this problem hasn't gone away. And it appears to affect users of all browsers, not just Firefox or Internet Explorer.

  • Opinion: The Beginning of the End of Adobe Flash Player

    Adobe is trying to put a positive spin on the news that the company is stopping development on mobile Flash Player. From now on, Adobe will focus on HTML5 and AIR-based native apps for smartphones, while pushing forward with Flash Player on PCs.

  • News: AT&T app cuts rates on international calls

    If you have an iPhone with an AT&T contract, you can now keep in touch with loved ones overseas for less, thanks to the carrier's new VoIP app.

  • News: Oracle Solaris goes to 11

    Oracle has updated its Unix-based operating system Solaris, adding some features that would make the OS more suitable for running cloud deployments, as well as integrating it more tightly with other Oracle products, the company announced Wednesday.

  • News: Barnes & Noble subpoenas Nokia over Microsoft Android lawsuit

    Barnes & Noble has subpoenaed Nokia and its patent-enforcement agency, Mosaid Technologies, as it defends itself against Microsoft's Android patent infringement lawsuit, according to documents filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • News: How to Find Out What Employees Really Think

    In the past few years, savvy companies have been using text analytics software to analyze positive and negative phrases appearing in social media and other electronic posts to figure out what customers think about their products, service and policies. For example, firms in the travel industry can monitor comments posted on websites for users' opinions about hotel properties, or perhaps about specific features such as housekeeping or food service.

  • Opinion: Twicca Review: A Versatile Twitter App for Android

    Twicca is a Twitter app for Android that's loaded with features, such as support for Twitter lists, image-upload resizing, color-coded labels, and sharing to other apps. Among other helpful functions, it offers reply history, reply auto-complete, saved searches, recent hashtags, quoted retweets, GPS location geotagging, notifications, Bit.ly link shortening, and image previews. You can also use the app to edit your profile and change your avatar image, and you can adjust the font size in Settings.

  • News: Flash Player demise on desktop inevitable, but years away, say analysts

    Adobe's decision to stop Flash Player development for mobile browsers will likely be repeated for browsers on the desktop, just not anytime soon, analysts said today.

  • News: African mobile subscriptions make it world's second-most-connected region

    Africa is now the second-most-connected region in the world in terms of mobile subscriptions after Asia-Pacific, according to new research by Informa Telecoms & Media.

  • News: Droid Razr ships on 11-11-11 at 11:11 a.m.

    Verizon Wireless will launch the new Droid Razr for $299.99 in its stores on Friday, which has the date 11-11-11, marking the event with a later opening at 11:11 a.m.

  • News: Batteries, iTunes NAS, and GarageBand 1.1

    I've had a lot of things on my mind the last couple of weeks and with this episode of the podcast I release some of them in audio form. Tune in for talk of iOS 5 and battery problems, iTunes used with an NAS, and why GarageBand is written with both the musical and tin-eared in mind.

  • News: What Adobe's Decision to Kill Mobile Flash Means to You

    If former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had lived just another month or so--he passed in early October--you can bet he'd be smiling right now--and possibly even fist pumping a la Jersey Shore.

  • How-Tos: iPad printing to an unsupported printer

    A reader who wishes to remain unnamed shouldn't be so shy, as this is a perfectly lovely question. He or she writes:

  • News: Adobe's decision to ditch mobile Flash: What you need to know

    Adobe said today that it will stop providing updates to its Flash software for mobile devices. Here are some things you need to know.

  • News: End to mobile development bodes ill for Flash

    After years of recriminations and conspiracy theories, a lengthy saga has finally come to an end--and I'm not talking about Lost or One Life to Live. Adobe on Wednesday announced that it would no longer develop Flash for mobile platforms.

  • News: Microsoft, Samsung invest in sub-Saharan Africa schools

    Samsung Electronics and Microsoft have recently bolstered investments in software and hardware to help sub-Saharan Africa circumvent long-standing obstacles to IT development such as power shortages and bridge the IT skills gap through public-private partnerships.

  • News: Adobe to stop work on mobile Flash, refocus on HTML5 - report

    Adobe has reportedly told its partners that it will stop the development of Flash Player for browsers on mobile devices and instead focus its efforts on HTML5.

  • News: Samsung Windows 8 Tablet Coming in Second Half of 2012

    Microsoft hasn't announced a Windows 8 release date yet, but Samsung is already talking about its plans to launch a Windows 8 tablet in the second half of 2012.

  • News: Jettison automatically unmounts volumes when your Mac sleeps

    Back in June, we covered Undock, a nifty utility that makes it easier to unmount your discs, external drives, and network volumes when you’re ready to pack up your MacBook and go. Instead of having to open a Finder window (or reveal the desktop) and then eject each mounted volume individually, you just click the Undock menu in the menu bar and choose Undock Now. Any in-progress Time Machine backup is suspended, your removable volumes are unmounted, and a Growl notification appears on the screen letting you know it’s safe to put your Mac to sleep and unplug.

  • News: Adobe explains ditching Flash for mobile

    Adobe Systems said Wednesday it is abandoning the Flash Player in future mobile browsers to focus on HTML5, a decision that immediately ignited concerns among mobile app developers, many of whom are working with Android apps.

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