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  • Opinion: Facebook Promises Fix for @facebook.com E-Mail Glitch

    Facebook is working to clean up the mess after it decided to hide e-mail addresses besides its own @facebook.com e-mail from users’ profiles. The switch happened last week, and those who sync their contacts with Facebook soon found that all their friends’ e-mail addresses were missing -- only to be replaced by @facebook.com addresses.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: MaxEmail Fax Turns Your iPhone into a Fax Machine

    Like AOL, compact discs, and other relics of the 20th century, faxes refuse to die.

  • Opinion: Send Large Files from Thunderbird with Filelink

    Can Mozilla's Thunderbird really take the place of a big-boy mail client like Outlook? With the addition of an incredibly handy new feature, it just got one step closer.

  • Opinion: Email Suddenly Not Arriving in Gmail? Here's One Possible Cause

    Like many users, I have several e-mail accounts. In fact, I have three with Gmail alone.

  • Opinion: Olympics Website Leans on Open Source, Akamai for Winning Results

    Like the athletes themselves, the official website of the London 2012 Olympics gets only one chance to reach peak performance under intense pressure. To meet that demand, the site has been load tested to handle a million unique visitors per hour. Read what else CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden learned from his conversation with the operations consultant behind the site.

  • Opinion: WHOIS database assists in pwnage attempt

    If the headline seems like a typographical error, it's not. The verb "to pwn" is Internet-speak for "to own by cyberattack." Fifteen-year-old hackers use it.--

  • Opinion: Sanebox Shows You Only the Email You Need to See

    I spend plenty of time using the free trials that many software and service makers offer. But here's a little secret: I rarely continue using the product when the trial is up and it's time to pay. Sanebox, though, is one exception to that rule. This simple service, designed to save you time by bringing order to your inbox, works so well that it's easily worth its $5-per-month asking price (after a 30-day free trial).

  • Opinion: Apple Patent That Could Mess With Data Profilers a Good Sign

    Apple's patent for techniques that would make data profiling more difficult foreshadows a possible future in which at least one big business sides with consumers and fights against the increasingly bothersome and widespread practice.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 30: Forecast--Increasingly Cloudy

    Here we are. The 30 Days With the Cloud series is coming to an end, and that means that it’s time to recap and analyze the experience. Should you embrace the cloud, or should you avoid it?

  • Opinion: Box and LiquidPlanner Team Up for Better Project Management

    Effective project management is critical for many organizations. Businesses need tools to allocate resources, monitor progress, track costs, and project deadlines. Project teams also need to be able to share information and collaborate on files necessary to complete the project. A new partnership between LiquidPlanner and Box provides customers with both---integrating project management with data sharing and collaboration.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 29: Five Things I Like Most About the Cloud

    Yesterday I listed the five biggest issues or concerns I had with relying on the cloud. Now, I’m going to flip that around and talk about the five biggest benefits or advantages I discovered while working in the cloud.

  • Opinion: I Can't Preview Office Files

    Warren Smith can't preview Word or Excel files in Windows Explorer. He asked the Answer Line forum for help.

  • Opinion: Exchange Instant Messages in Your Browser with IM+

    I don't use instant messaging that much anymore, but when I do, I turn to Meebo Messenger. This free service, a favorite of mine for years, offers cross-platform instant messaging right inside my Web browser -- no additional software required.

  • Opinion: Why Apple's iOS 6 Privacy Protection Will Backfire

    People don't like it when apps surreptitiously steal personal information. Apparently Apple's primary concern is the "surreptitious" part, though, rather than preventing personal data from being leaked or collected. New dialog boxes in iOS 6 may protect Apple, but will do little to help users safeguard their privacy.

  • Opinion: Is IT Outsourcing Worth It?

    Outsourcing is the lifeblood of IT. The prevailing theory is that outsourcing saves companies money and enables them to engage a broader pool of IT skills and talent than they could in-house. However, the results from a new survey challenge that perception.

  • Opinion: Google: Use the Cloud, Save the Planet

    Organizations generally switch to cloud-based services to save money, but there are environmental benefits as well. Cloud computing reduces energy use and carbon emissions, according to Google, which claims that an average enterprise can lower its energy usage by 65 percent to 85 percent by switching to online productivity tools such as Google Apps.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 27: All the Rest of the Cloud

    From a consumer perspective “the cloud” revolves around music, photos, email, and perhaps a bit of productivity. Some of those are important for small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well, but really only scratch the surface of what the cloud has to offer for businesses.

  • Opinion: Password-Protect Your Files, Folders, and Drives with File Secure Free

    Your data is like your business blood: It must be protected at all costs. That's why it's a good idea to safeguard your most important data, to back it up in case of disaster, to password-protect it in case of loss or theft, and to destroy it when it's no longer wanted.

  • Opinion: Dropbox for iOS Adds Handy Automatic Camera Uploads

    Cloud storage utility Dropbox updated its iPhone app with automatic uploads of photos and videos from the iPhone's camera roll. The feature works over Wi-Fi and 3G and uploads your photos to the cloud, where you get up to 3GB of free storage.

  • Opinion: 5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Like Open Source

    A decade ago, most IT departments denounced open-source software. Now they embrace the way that open source encourages innovation while saving money. The furor over cloud computing shows that history is repeating itself. The outcome should be the same, columnist Bernard Golden says.



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