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  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 21: My Data Might Be Safer in the Cloud

    Yesterday I talked about my concerns about the security of my data if I store it in the cloud. It seems like an awful lot of faith to put in a third-party to expect it to protect my data. However, there is a flip side to that coin that suggests that maybe my data is better off in their hands than mine.

  • Opinion: Chattanooga's Innovation Culture

    (This blog post is based on a trip I made to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in late October, 2011. The trip was paid for by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce as part of their public visibility campaign.)

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 20: What About Security?

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 20

  • Opinion: Why GoDaddy Hasn't Earned My Forgiveness

    GoDaddy has publicly flip-flopped to opposing the SOPA legislation in the wake of a boycott effort that saw thousands of domains transferred away from the registrar in retaliation for its support. Now that GoDaddy switched sides, it seems reasonable to put things in the past and return to business as usual, but there is still something bugging me about the GoDaddy situation.

  • Opinion: Work Smarter in Office

    These three Office fixes--one each for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint--are all ones that you should know about.

  • Opinion: Seven Ways to Use Google+ at Work

    Launched only six months ago, Google+ is the new kid on the social networking block. Despite the late start, it's becoming increasingly useful and important for small businesses. Here are seven ways Google+ can be useful to you at work.

  • Opinion: After Go Daddy Reversal, Reddit Users Target Republican Senator

    Reddit users, emboldened by their efforts to get Go Daddy to drop its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act, want to use their newfound political momentum to force a sitting senator out of office. The campaign, dubbed "Operation Cork Screw," hopes to oust Senator Bob Corker, one of 40 co-sponsors of the Protect IP Act, the Senate version of SOPA.

  • Opinion: Religious Americans are Just as Geeky

    The theory that gadgets and God are mutually exclusive has been shot down by a new study released by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 19: IT Department Included

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 19

  • Opinion: 5 Business Tech Resolutions for 2012

    With the holidays behind us -- or at least winding down -- depending on what you celebrate, time is ticking away on the last few days of 2011. As you bag up the shredded wrapping paper, and start taking down your decorations, take a moment to ponder the year ahead as well.

  • Opinion: GoDaddy Drops Support for SOPA, Avoids Backlash, Boycott

    Domain registrar GoDaddy has pulled its support for the controversial Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) after several high-profile clients threaten to leave the company. GoDaddy announced the about face on the controversial bill in a press release sent out on Friday.

  • Opinion: New Computer? Get Help From Your 'GeekBuddy'

    Did Santa (or Hanu-claus) bring you a new PC? Wow, you must have been good this year!

  • Opinion: Save Money: Cheaper 3-in-1 USB Cable, Easier Rebates

    Last week I told you about the Magic Cable Trio, a 3-in-1 USB charge/sync cable with connectors for micro USB, mini USB, and Apple devices (like the iPhone and iPad).

  • Opinion: Solar Energy Finally 100 Percent Efficient, Might Actually Cost More Than Gas

    Scientists have finally figured how a way to solar cells to produce more energy that they absorb, reaching a critical success point in making solar energy a viable alternative to fossil fuels. However, MIT's Technology Review highlights a political war between China and the United States that could actually make the photovoltaic technology too expensive to market. As a result, energy that should be globally affordable in the near future might just be out of reach.

  • Opinion: Three Important Ways Windows 8 Provides Password Protection

    More than ever, passwords are a part of our lives, the key to our digital identity. On average, each of us has 25 online accounts, and that is beyond the internal systems you also need to authenticate to in your business. You should have unique, complex passwords for each system, but who can remember all of that? Windows 8 will include features that make it easier to manage your digital identity so your business's data stays safe.

  • Opinion: The Case for SOPA Legislation

    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has constantly been described as "controversial." But if you've been reading much from the tech part of the web, you're probably wondering what's so controversial about it--after all, it seems like nobody actually supports it, except for several U.S. House representatives.

  • Opinion: Understanding the Solar Roller Coaster -- What's Really Going On?

    If one were to mold their view of the solar industry simply by what they read in the media headlines, it would be tough to believe that solar is an industry with substantial future growth potential. I know, I know....the old saying goes 'Don't judge a book by its cover', and I guess the same can be said for an industry -- don't judge an industry by its headlines. But it's hard not to. Solar headlines these days seem to focus on reduced margins, organizational restructuring, incentives cuts, and price erosion. So what's really going on with Solar?

  • Opinion: Uses for a 'blind' MacBook Pro

    Reader Sigil has an interesting question regarding a MacBook Pro with ailing i-sight. He (or she, I suppose) writes:

  • Opinion: Carrier IQ Poses a Threat Despite Good Intentions

    Carrier IQ isn't the bad guy. The mobile device and network diagnostic firm issued a detailed report earlier this week explaining what its software does and how the data is used. However, benign intent doesn't change the fact that the Carrier IQ software infringes on privacy and exposes personal data to unnecessary risk.

  • Opinion: Five Google+ Hangouts Features Businesses Will Love

    Though only six months old, Google+ is catching on quickly. Not only has Google weaved Google+ into its existing services, but it has created new features as well. One of those is Hangouts, a multi-user video chat tool that, while free, competes well with other video conferencing tools like Skype.



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