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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Apple Back-to-School Deal Pales to Microsoft's Offer

    The back-to-school season is a great time for new students (or people who have latched on to their old college IDs) to get discounts on laptops and other computer gear -- not to mention awesome freebies that big PC companies throw in. Traditionally, Apple has one of the best giveaways: a free iPod touch with the purchase of a Mac. But this year, Apple went to the Land of the Lame, and was easily bested by Microsoft's superior special.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 15: Streaming with Ubuntu One

    Just over a week ago Apple unveiled iCloud-the new data syncing and streaming service that will keep all of your data, contacts, email, and music in sync across various devices. As awesome and revolutionary as iCloud seems, though, Ubuntu is already delivering a similar service with Ubuntu One. So, for today's 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux post we're going to take a peek at what Ubuntu One has to offer.

  • Opinion: Cloud CIO: In Defense of Corporate IT

    The threat that cloud computing poses to CIOs and IT professionals' careers does not stem from cloud computing rendering corporate IT departments irrelevant. Rather, it comes from CIOs' and IT professionals' failure to face the revolution that cloud computing brings and to assume much more important positions inside their firms.

  • Opinion: Must-Have Mobile Apps, Web Services for Vacation

    Travel can be torture, but if you arm yourself with these mobile apps and websites for getting the most out of your vacation, you can steer clear of the tourist traps, stay one step ahead of the crowds, and make your flight with time to spare.

  • Opinion: Tiny Linux Plug PC Offers a Cloud Computing Alternative

    Linux-based plug computers such as the Sheevaplug have been drawing fresh attention for some time already, but on Monday MimoMonitors launched the new MimoPlug, a tiny, cube-shaped contender that's designed as a desktop PC alternative for cloud computing applications.

  • Opinion: Backup on the Road

    Matt travels on business a lot. He asked the Answer Line forum for suggestions on backing up his data while on the road.

  • Opinion: Why E-Books Are Bad for You

    At first glance, e-readers and e-books seem like a good thing for consumers and business users. After all, they've been found to increase the amount of reading people do, and prices on the readers keep getting lower, putting them within reach of an ever-larger proportion of the world.



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