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  • Opinion: Instant Coupons Change Discounts For Small Businesses

    LivingSocial, the largest daily deal site behind Groupon, has rolled out an interesting way to purchase your next burrito, yoga class, or massage appointment. It's called LivingSocial Instant, modeled after Groupon's Now coupons, which are served to mobile users for short periods of time. If you're walking by an ice cream shop, for example, a LivingSocial Instant coupon could ping your mobile phone, via an app, that you have an hour to get 50 percent off a banana split.

  • Opinion: Stop Gmail From Downloading Too Many Messages

    Recently I helped a family member set up a new PC, which included installing Windows Live Mail 2011 and configuring it for use with her Gmail account. Just one problem: she has something like 75,000 messages in this account, and Live Mail insisted on downloading them all. Needless to say, the program choked on that much mail; it was barely operable.

  • Opinion: Researchers Genetically Engineer Glowing Dog

    Researchers have done something so astounding that it will make your heart jump a beat--they have genetically engineered a glow-in-the-dark dog. The transgenic dog was created in South Korea at Seoul National University which boasts one of the World's only strictly genetic engineering curricula. The research is more than a Halloween trick and could lead to medical breakthroughs in curing a variety of illnesses.

  • Opinion: Luxury Plug-in Hybrid Debuts

    Big investments are being made in green technology, which could spell hefty returns for the automobile industry and its backers as the first batch of the much-anticipated 2012 Fisker Karma rolls off the line.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Pokes Fun at Google in Video: 'The GMailman'

    Microsoft may have taken another swing at Google and, more specifically, Gmail in the form of a spoof video that was allegedly shown to rally the Office 365 salesforce at the Microsoft Global Exchange conference last week.

  • Opinion: Download a Free Home-Inventory Spreadsheet

    In recent weeks I've had something of a wake-up call: several friends and family members have had their houses broken into and some expensive possessions stolen. I'm talking laptops, big-screen TVs, and the like. This got me wondering how prepared I'd be if the same thing happened to me. For example, would I be able to provide serial numbers to the police? And how could I prove my losses to my insurance company?

  • Opinion: Apple iPad, Day 24: Securing and Protecting the iPad

    30 Days With the iPad: Day 24

  • Opinion: AT&T Customers Attempt to Block T-Mobile Merger

    AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile isn't just making industry rivals uneasy, it's also spurring resistance from customers.

  • Opinion: Spotify Music Service Finally Live in U.S.

    The much anticipated Spotify online music service has finally landed on U.S. shores Thursday. Spotify has previously only been available in Europe but now joins a crowded U.S. market of competing music services that include Amazon Cloud Player, Google Music, iTunes, MOG, Pandora, Rhapsody, Rdio, and Slacker.

  • Opinion: Netflix Alternatives: Other Places You Can Get Streaming Media, DVD Rentals

    Not thrilled with Netflix's announcement to separate streaming and DVD plans and drastically hike up the cost of monthly plan rates? We rounded up stats for a few Netflix alternatives out there so you can decide if you want to pay up or get out.

  • Opinion: Synthetic Organ Transplanted for the First Time

    A synthetic trachea (or windpipe) represents the first successful transplant of an artificial organ created using stem cells. The surgery was performed on June 9 on a 36-year-old man suffering tracheal cancer at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge, Stockholm.

  • Opinion: Combine Google Docs with Microsoft Office

    I'm finally starting to use Google Docs for word processing and creating spreadsheets on a regular basis. Like a lot of users, however, I'm still more comfortable working in Microsoft Office on my desktop. Google Docs however, provides a very handy service in that you can sign in from any computer anywhere in the world and access all your files. So how can you get the best of both worlds--comfortable desktop editing and the convenience of having your files in the cloud? A program called Syncdocs (free) has the solution.

  • Opinion: Set Sail With Solar Boats

    Growing up in Maine near the coast, I did my share of boating. I wasn't especially adept at tying knots or figuring out where I was from the stars, but one thing I did know for certain was that there was something wrong with boat designs; they were boring horseshoe shaped flotillas. Luckily, for those of us like me (I like to say I've a good eye for cool things), Turkish designers Hakan Gürsu and Sözüm Dogan of Designnobis have designed this concept "sailboat".

  • Opinion: Lync Is the Unsung Hero of Microsoft Office 365

    After more than eight months of hype from Microsoft and analysis from PCWorld and our peers, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, formally goes live Tuesday with Microsoft launch events from New York and around the world.

  • Opinion: Office 365: Hands-on Look at Microsoft's Cloud Services

    Microsoft officially launched Office 365 on Tuesday. Individuals and businesses of all sizes can now take advantage of the same productivity and communications platforms that have traditionally been reserved for larger companies with big budgets and IT departments. Those larger companies with big budgets and IT departments can cut costs and let Microsoft manage the back-end tedium to deliver these services.

  • Opinion: Publish your iWeb site on Dropbox

    Now that MobileMe is on the way out, Hints reader vincent860524 wanted to be prepared for its eventual demise. Specifically, he wanted to figure out an alternative way to publish his iWeb projects online. His solution: Store his sites Dropbox.

  • Opinion: Turn YouTube into a Personal Video Jukebox

    On Friday you learned how to embed a YouTube video on a Web site. Today, let's look at another YouTube feature, this one designed for music lovers. It's called YouTube Disco - Music Discovery Project, and it's designed to serve up an endless supply of your favorite artists' tunes.

  • Opinion: How to Stop Hack Attacks In One Easy Step: Whitelisting

    Anonymous, LulzSec, and others have demonstrated time and time again over the past few months that hacking networks and compromising data is mere child's play. Does that mean there is nothing we can do, and that organizations should just accept inadequate security? No. At least one security expert believes that the answer to defending networks and data against the rise in attacks is simple--whitelisting.

  • Opinion: Google Takes an Interest in Solar Energy

    In this weekly segment, Jason will take a look at Google's various business vendors with an eye towards who it will help in the long run and what the bottom line is. Is Google an evil empire? Read on as Jason takes a look.

  • Opinion: Schedule Open Appointment Slots In Google Calendar

    If your office door is constantly clogged with people dropping by unannounced, take heart: A new feature in Google Calendar could help you steal back your productive work time by letting you schedule open appointment slots for your colleagues.



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