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  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 10: Storing Data in the Cloud

    Aside from email, one of the most known and widely used “cloud” services is data storage. As I continue my 30 Days With the Cloud journey, I have a wide choice of online storage options to choose from. Today I will take a look at some of them, and some of the pros and cons of using cloud storage at all.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 9: Hey! Where'd My Cloud Go?

    Most talk about the cloud is focused on the magic ability to access tools, services, and data from virtually anywhere because the cloud is everywhere…except when it’s not. I got to experience that fun first hand today, and it highlights a serious drawback to relying on the cloud.

  • Opinion: Add a Tabbed E-Mail View to Microsoft Outlook

    If you've lamented the lack of tabs in Microsoft Outlook, lament no more. Now you can give the program the one feature Microsoft seems determined to keep out.

  • Opinion: NREL Growth Forum Shows Room for Further Cost Reductions in Solar

    Despite the fact that solar electricity has been around for decades, the technology still has tremendous potential for improvement in both cost and performance. I recently had the opportunity to sit in on the NREL Growth Forum in Denver, Colorado, where I heard a few solar startups give their pitches for additional funding before a panel of venture capitalists. Even after accounting for aggressive device performance predictions and wildly optimistic revenue projections, I saw concrete ideas that could produce real progress in the effort to make solar more economical.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 6: Working with Microsoft Office Web Apps

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 6

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 5: Taking a Look at Zoho Docs

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 5

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 4: Checking Out Google Docs

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 4

  • Opinion: How Do I Find Small Businesses I Can Buy?

    I think it's safe to say that nearly everyone, at some point or another, has felt the itch to own a business. The independence, the chance to be the boss, the potential for striking it rich--these are compelling motives.

  • Opinion: Speedy Firefox 9 Beta Versions Take Their Place in Line

    Hard on the heels of the release earlier this week of Firefox 8, Mozilla on Thursday released the beta versions of the next Firefox in line.

  • Opinion: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again

    The recent challenge issued by DARPA to reassemble shredded documents seems like trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again. Why would government need to reassemble shredded records? Because troops in war zones confiscate the remains of destroyed or shredded documents that contain valuable information. DARPA is seeking the best technologies for document reconstruction, and has issued a Shredder Challenge to computer scientists, puzzle enthusiasts and anyone else who likes solving complex problems." Although reconstruction techniques ranging from manual assembly to computerized algorithms already exist, by issuing this challenge, DARPA is looking to gain insights into the most efficient solutions.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 3: Choosing an Online Productivity Suite

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 3

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 2: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Cloud

    The first step in spending 30 days relying on cloud-based tools and services is to explore my options and choose the ones I want to use to work and live online. Email and writing are the most crucial functions of my PC for me, so I am going to start by finding suitable online options for email and writing. Actually, I planned to start there, but I ran into a little hiccup--my PC won't cooperate.

  • Opinion: Siri Outages Indicate Apple Still Doesnt Get the Cloud

    For the moment, at least, Apple’s new Siri feature is back online and cheerfully responding to instructions, but it’s hard to say how long that’s going to last. I had trouble getting Siri to respond to my requests from 10am to 2pm Pacific time on Friday and that’s in addition to the long block of downtime the service experienced on Thursday. All the trouble raises the question: Why can’t Apple get cloud services right?

  • Opinion: Black Friday Deals Start This Weekend

    Major retailers are jumping the gun on Black Friday by offering doorbuster specials this weekend, including $200 Windows laptops and 32-inch LCD HDTVs. For tech enthusiasts with a serious bout of bargainitis, now may be the time to shop.

  • Opinion: WP PaintBrush: Simple and Powerful WordPress Customization

    One of the things I like best about WordPress is the astonishing array of themes available to pick from. WordPress.org currently offers over 1,400 themes, and premium theme sites such as WooThemes offer very polished themes for a reasonable fee (usually around $35). Many of these themes come with customization options, but I have yet to see one that is quite as customizable as WP PaintBrush.

  • Opinion: Free Service Lets You See If Your Email Address Has Been Compromised

    Has your email or username been snatched by hackers and posted to the Internet? You can find the answer to that question at a new online service called Pwnedlist.

  • Opinion: Design Simple WordPress Themes With Lubith

    Lubith is a service aimed at people who want to create their own customized WordPress theme, rather than use a premade one. What's nice about Lubith is that it doesn't require any sort of coding skills or CSS knowledge; all you need to do is drag and drop things, pick colors, set a few fonts if you like, and you're done--Lubith generates a valid WordPress theme for your website. It's available in a free version and in an $87 one-year subscription.

  • Opinion: 30 Days With the Cloud

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 1

  • Opinion: Organize Your Work Life with WorkFlowy

    This is your brain: cluttered, disorganized, nerve-wracked, unproductive.

  • Opinion: Innovative Air Travel Concept Puts You On a Cloud, Not Just Among Them

    Ever since the dawn of public air travel there have been countless efforts to do it in style, and a New York architect's "Passing Cloud" concept may be the most unique so far.



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