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  • How-Tos: Convert PDFs to Word (and other formats)

    While the PDF file format is a great tool for sharing documents while retaining their formatting and for assuring that documents aren’t changed (contracts, for instance), sometimes you need to use the text from a PDF. You may need to copy a paragraph, a page or more, and edit it in a Microsoft Word document, or in another word processor or text editor. While you can select text in a PDF, chances are that this text will be seriously munged. You’ll often see odd breaks, or no breaks at all, and styles will be lost. There are ways, however, that you can convert a PDF to formatted text. Here’s how to do this.

  • News: Microsoft Preps Big Win Phone 7 Push Heading into Holidays

    Brace yourself for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 onslaught. In the coming months Microsoft will make a big holiday push that will extend into early 2012 in an attempt to win over converts to its new mobile operating system. Andrew Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone Division, has been busy recently spreading the gospel of Phone 7 and dishing on Microsoft's mobile plans, according to a number of reports.

  • News: Netflix Kills Qwikster DVD Plan

    Netflix announced Monday it is abandoning its plan to spin off its DVD video rentals into a separate service called Qwikster and will instead continue to host on Netflix.com its streaming and DVD-by-mail rentals -- but the unpopular summer price hike remains.

  • How-Tos: Remove Unwanted Icons from the Notification Area

    Bassbug3 asked the Answer Line forum about removing icons, specifically those for no-longer-used programs, from the lower-right corner of his screen.

  • News: Sam Ramji: Cloud makes open source 'inevitable' for Microsoft, others

    While many free software advocates warn that the cloud could kill open source, because users won't have access to the source code, Sam Ramji disagrees. He says that work is going on now to eliminate the legal liabilities of contributing to open source.

  • News: Google launches Dart as a JavaScript killer

    Google has launched a preview version of a new Web programming language, called Dart, which the company's engineers hope will address some of the shortcomings of the widely used JavaScript language.

  • News: Netflix does Qwik turn, will keep DVD and streaming together

    There was no apology for the apology. But three weeks after it announced Qwikster, the spinoff that incorporated the company’s DVD rental service, Netflix on Monday morning reversed course, declaring that it would keep its DVD and streaming video services under one roof.

  • News: Stratosphere to ship a day before iPhone 4S

    The Galaxy S Stratosphere smartphone goes on sale Thursday as the first device with a physical Qwerty keyboard to run on Verizon's Wireless 4G LTE network.

  • News: Web creatives weigh in on Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3

    While HTML5 is replacing Flash for mainstream sites, online games and media-rich apps will get a boost from Flash Player 11 and AIR3.

  • How-Tos: Problems dual-booting Windows 7 and XP

    You're running Windows 7 and Windows XP on a single PC, but keep getting told that there is no free disk space. Our Helproom Expert advises.

  • News: Motorola's 3LM launches mobile security platform

    3LM, the company founded by former Android developers and since acquired by Motorola, is making its enterprise security platform for Android phones available this week.

  • How-Tos: Make your computer read out documents

    If you have poor eyesight and need to have documents and web pages read out to you, our Helproom Expert can help.

  • News: RIM introduces Tag for sharing using NFC

    Research In Motion (RIM) has announced Tag, a feature that will allow users of some BlackBerry phones to share contact information, documents and multimedia content by tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together, the company said on Sunday.

  • News: OpenStack Eyes 'Extreme Scale' in Upgrade

    OpenStack developers have updated the project's open-source cloud software with a new graphical interface and a unified authentication-management system.

  • News: T-Mobile unveils Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US, braving Apple lawsuit

    T-Mobile USA unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to U.S. buyers on Monday, just days ahead of a court hearing at which Apple will seek a preliminary injunction to prevent sales of the device in the U.S.

  • Feature: Best Android app: Five free android apps for eating out

    You may not think it, but your smartphone can be an asset when you're eating out.

  • News: Apple's Siri has Rival in Sensory

    Among the features of the new iPhone 4S, which should start reaching consumers' hands this week, is a baked-in personal assistant app called Siri. The software uses speech recognition, artificial intelligence, and tight integration to the phone's built-in apps to create a "personal assistant" to perform a multitude of tasks for you. As powerful as Siri is, however, a speech recognition product made by a company called Sensory, Inc. may outshine Apple's offering in the long run.

  • News: Verizon 4G LTE Qwerty Slider Phone Expected Soon

    Samsung’s Stratosphere is reportedly expected to launch Thursday as the first Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with a QWERTY slider keyboard.

  • News: Google Releases Chrome Desktop-Sharing Feature

    Google isn’t reinventing the wheel with a new feature it is testing that allows any two computers using its Chrome browser to connect with each other.

  • News: CTIA 2011 Preview: Hot Phones to Watch

    Mango, Android and tablet could be the big buzzwords at the upcoming CTIA Enterprise & Applications event in San Diego.



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