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  • News: Most believe U.S. won't become fully paperless

    Survey finds most Americans don't foresee an all-electronic U.S. society.

  • News: Clean out Launchpad completely

    Launchpad takes the iOS home screen springboard and recreates it on your Mac. Some users love this new Lion feature; others aren't sold. If you're among the latter, you can ignore Launchpad pretty easily: Remove its icon from your Dock, turn off the Launchpad gesture, and you can live fairly Launchpad-free from then on. But what if you want to get a fresh-start with Launchpad, configuring it to give you quick access only to those apps you choose?

  • News: Mozilla persuades Firefox 3.6 users to dump old browser

    Mozilla's upgrade call last month pushed more Firefox 3.6 users to grab a newer edition than any month since June 2011, a Web metrics company said over the weekend.

  • News: 10 programming languages that could shake up IT

    Do we really need another programming language? There is certainly no shortage of choices already. Between imperative languages, functional languages, object-oriented languages, dynamic languages, compiled languages, interpreted languages, and scripting languages, no developer could ever learn all of the options available today.

  • News: CIOs Disconnected From Business Execs

    CIOs and their fellow executives have conflicting priorities on cost and competitors, says our 2012 State of the CIO survey

  • News: Android, iOS App Downloads Top 1 Billion Over Christmas Week

    Mobile app downloads skyrocketed during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, totaling 1.2 billion cumulative downloads from the iOS App Store and Android Market, a mobile analytics firm estimates. This was the first time in iOS and Android history that more than one billion applications were downloaded worldwide in a single week. The bulk of those billion plus downloads originated in the United States, accounting for 509 million downloads or 42.3 percent of the total, according to mobile analytics and advertising firm Flurry.

  • News: 7 Quick Windows 7 Fixes

    1. Open Apps the Easy Way

  • News: The Next Big Thing(s) in Tech

    All of the technology products we use today--from touchscreens to tablets to social networks--were once the "next big thing in tech." Experts predicted that each of these things would become a part of everyone's tech life, before most of us had even heard of them.

  • News: Automator workflow of the month: Automate app backups

    Many of us expect updates to our iOS apps to provide greater stability as well as attractive new features. But in some instances, this isn’t the case. A recent Twitter app update, for example, infuriated some users because of its rearranged interface and lack of beloved features found in earlier versions of the app. Making matters worse, when you update an app using iTunes, the previous version of the app is tossed in the trash. Should you empty the trash, good luck reverting to the older version.

  • News: 2011's top stories: Mac OS X Lion

    The Mac OS X Lion operating system was released in July 2011. Following its launch, Macworld readers encountered many problems with the update which meant Lion related stories were among the most read this year. It's hard to fathom how the operating system which Apple itself describes as, 'the world's most advanced', can have had so many problems.

  • News: BiteHunter for iPhone

    If you’re always on the lookout for a bargain, this is your golden age. An entire cottage industry has sprung up around the concept of the daily deal—a limited-time offer that allows you, the crafty consumer with one eye on the bottom line, to shave some bucks off a price tag. Websites, email alerts, and even dedicated businesses now serve up an array of buy-one-get-one-free, half-off, and free-with-purchase offers. Just one problem with this surfeit of savings—how do you keep track of all these deals?

  • News: 10 Great Tools to Get in Shape

    The New Year is finally here--and with it comes the realization that you probably had one too many pieces of pie at that last holiday party. Whether you want to work off just a few holiday pounds or you've made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, you can find tons of fitness tools online and on your mobile phone that will provide motivation and assistance. Here are ten great tools that will help you track what you eat, where you run, and how quickly you’ve lost weight.

  • News: 5 Reasons to Look Forward to Windows 8 in 2012

    2012 is finally here. Although Microsoft has not shared any details regarding an official launch date for Windows 8, all signs point to sometime this year. Windows 8 is still Windows at its core, but it is also a major departure from previous versions of the flagship operating system.

  • News: Microsoft Research delves into economics

    You might think Microsoft’s research centers would be all about software, security, mobile technology and the like, but the company’s New England research group highlights in its year-end wrap-up the work it has done in areas such as economics, biology and maybe less surprisingly, social media.

  • News: BNP Paribas deploys Oracle Exadata database

    BNP Paribas has deployed an Oracle Exadata Database Machine to improve the management of electronic trading data.

  • News: Nokia: Phone charging using solar power comes with many challenges

    Charging a mobile phone by simply using a solar charging panel on the back cover is possible but challenging, Nokia has concluded after ending a research project on the subject.

  • News: Mobile app developers to get their own professional organization

    The Application Developers Alliance would enable collaboration and provide education, cloud access, and lobbying efforts

  • News: Users desert Windows XP in near-record numbers

    Microsoft's Windows XP lost a big chunk of usage share last month as users continued to desert the aging operating system for Windows 7.

  • News: Chrome nears 20% share, IE resumes slide

    After a one-month pause, Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) resumed its usage share slide in December, dropping to a new low and setting the stage for a fall below 50% as early as March.

  • News: 2011 in review: Macworld's top stories

    It's just about time to close the books on 2011 and move on to the promise of a brand new year. But we wanted to take a few final glances back at the year that was, starting with a round-up of our top stories of 2011, based on page views.



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