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  • News: The 12 Best Free Mobile Apps for Commuters, 2012 Edition

    Many of us spend hours getting from one place to another every day. Your smartphone can help you cut down on your travel time, or at least make the most of it.

  • News: The 12 Best Free Entertainment Services and Apps of 2012

    Whether you consume it or create it, entertainment is likely a huge part of the reason you love tech. You probably already have a subscription to big names such as Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, or Netflix, and those are all good services, but they're not free.

  • News: The Best Free Software, Mobile Apps, and Web Services, 2012 Edition

    The Internet is like a fancy Hollywood party with lots of swag: You can get tons of stuff for free, but not all of it is good. Still, some of the Web services, apps, and downloads out there are great, and don't require you to pay a cent. Our 17th annual roundup of free stuff includes dozens of no-cost services, apps, and programs that are worth your time. To help you find the most valuable freebies, we've categorized them based on which types of people they'll help most. Enjoy the free life!

  • News: The 5 Best Free Travel Tools, Apps, and Services of 2012

    You need a vacation, and trips are sometimes expensive. Fortunately, you can find lots of services to plan your vacation that won't cost you a dime.

  • News: Infosys says it's 'target' of federal probe

    One of India's largest IT services firm, Infosys, is warning investors that it is facing a government probe over its use of work visas, and it "cannot predict the final outcome."

  • News: Windows 8 release preview coming in June

    Microsoft has announced that the 'release preview' of Windows 8 will launch in the first week of June.

  • News: SugarCRM to unveil upgrade to its open-source app, eyes enterprise business

    SugarCRM is expected to discuss a significant upgrade to its open-source CRM (customer relationship management) software on Monday during the SugarCon event in San Francisco.

  • News: Windows 8 Release Preview set for early June

    The latest pre-release version of the Windows 8 operating system will become available during the first week of June, a Microsoft executive said Tuesday in Tokyo.

  • News: Russia-speaking cybercriminals earned $4.5 billion in 2011, researchers estimate

    Russian-speaking hackers earned an estimated US$4.5 billion globally using various online criminal tactics and are thus responsible for 36 percent of the estimated total of $12.5 billion earned globally by cybercriminals in 2011, Russian security analyst firm Group-IB said in a report published on Tuesday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Antitrust fund

    Apple may settle ebook price-fixing allegations, but only across the pond; Eddy Cue has some tough love for news publishers; and a boardwalk classic finds a new home. Step right up and see the amazing, death-defying, one-of-a-kind remainders for Monday, April 23, 2012.

  • News: 10 commandments of Windows security

    With the introduction of Windows 7, many PC and notebook users may feel more secure than they did using older versions of the Microsoft operating system. Newer OSs have more security features, offer better out-of-the-box security settings and have closed many of the historical security holes. Windows 7, for example, has changed the default User Account Control level so that it's harder for rogue programs to run without first explicitly gaining the user's permission.

  • News: How CRM Data Updates Lead to Data Corruption

    In theory, it's best to clear all your database transactions as soon as you can, keeping the tables up to date so that you don't have to worry about data integrity or time-smear problems. It's not always that simple.

  • News: Microsoft SkyDrive upgrade takes aim at Dropbox

    Microsoft has set its sights on Dropbox with a new set of features for its cloud storage service SkyDrive that syncs files and folders between SkyDrive and the local machine.

  • News: Oracle rolls out updates to JD Edwards ERP applications

    Oracle on Monday rolled out what it called major upgrades to its JD Edwards line of ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications during the Collaborate user conference in Las Vegas.

  • News: Apple prompting some users for extra App Store security details

    If your iPhone pops up a message demanding you configure some security settings, don't panic. Apple confirmed Monday to Macworld that such prompts, requiring that you select and answer three security questions before grabbing apps (or even app updates) from the App Store, are indeed legitimate. The same security message appears in the desktop version of iTunes and seemingly applies to all purchases throughout the iTunes Store.

  • News: Open source medicine puts health above profits

    Open source is powering a revolution in medicine and health care in multiple ways. Open source software and methods make large-scale collaborative research projects feasible, multiplying the brainpower applied to a project, expanding the data pool, and creating transparency and accountability. This is a huge win for the advancement of new treatments and cures, and cutting the costs of research. Open source practice and records software cut the costs of running medical practices, and puts practitioners in charge instead of software vendors.

  • News: StubHub scalps fraudsters

    Whenever a list of log-on credentials is dumped onto the Web, retailers get hit with waves of automated attacks. Here's how ticket marketplace StubHub fights the threat.

  • News: PHI security demands leave life coach feeling doomed

    Thriveworks CEO says technology hasn't kept pace with laws demanding eternal security of digital data.

  • News: Public Knowledge asks providers for details about data caps

    Mobile and wired broadband providers should disclose detailed information about data caps, and the U.S. regulators should "vigilantly monitor" so-called usage-based pricing for abuses, digital rights group Public Knowledge said in a white paper released Monday.

  • News: Give Your E-mail Signature a Social-Media Makeover

    When it comes to e-mail signatures, there are two schools of thought: "keep it simple," with little more than your name; and "make it count," meaning pack in every tidbit you possibly can.

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