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  • Opinion: Bing Can Now Search Through Facebook Photos

    More Facebook functionality is creeping into Bing with a new feature that lets users search and browse through their friends' photos.

  • Opinion: Thunderbird 15 Delivers Security Fixes and Chat Support

    Along with launching Firefox 15, Mozilla on Tuesday also rolled out the latest version of its free and open source Thunderbird email client.

  • Opinion: Get a Free Sharepoint-Style Workspace for Your Business

    If your business employs more than a few people, it's a good bet you've got project-management problems.

  • Opinion: Enable Flash in Chrome Only When You Want It With FlashControl

    Adobe Flash is slowly being replaced with HTML5, but many websites still use Flash for videos, banners, and games. Flash videos and animations take up resources, and may even make your browser unresponsive. And of course, they also move and bounce around, sometimes making it difficult to focus on what you're trying to read. FlashControl (free) offers a simple solution, letting you selectively enable Flash in Google Chrome.

  • Opinion: Ants Have Used Internet Algorithms for Ages, Don't Act Pretentious About It

    We all know that ants are amazing biological creations, but it was only recently that researchers discovered that a certain breed of harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) behave in a way that is not dissimilar from the way Internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for data transfer.

  • Opinion: Prevent iTunes from switching library locations

    Reader Alex Christie has run into a common iTunes frustration. He writes:

  • Opinion: How to configure Dropbox's two-step authentication

    Following in the footsteps of Google and other services, Dropbox this weekend enabled two-factor authentication to bring enhanced security to its users.

  • Opinion: Wall Street Journal Provides Free Wi-Fi in NYC and SF

    The Wall Street Journal will be providing free Wi-Fi hotspots scattered throughout New York City and San Francisco through the end of September.

  • Opinion: Go Online to Plan a Great Vacation

    Missed out on a summer vacation this year? Take heart: With cooler weather and smaller crowds, autumn is a great time for a vacation getaway—and you can find some terrific travel deals online. Whether you want to book a two-week European adventure or a simple weekend in the country, here are some tips to help you plan a thoroughly refreshing retreat, without breaking the bank.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes tips 101

    [Ask the iTunes Guy is a regular column in which we answer your questions on everything iTunes related. If there’s something you’d like to know, send an email to the iTunes Guy for consideration.]

  • Opinion: TechieBot Removes Unnecessary Startup Items, But Goes Overboard

    TechieBot has a cute name that makes you think of Saturday morning cartoons. Appealing as it might be to say "TechieBot, quick now--and hurry!" in terms of effectiveness, this free Windows cleanup utility is a mixed bag.

  • Opinion: 'Big Security' a Natural, Necessary Extension of Big Data

    Big data is poised to grow well beyond the enterprise - and anything we can imagine today. Think of how the assembly line changed the automobile and, consequently, our lives. Keeping big data secure will require an equally innovative approach. CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden calls it 'big security,' and he doesn't think the industry is ready for it yet.

  • Opinion: Google Beefing Up Privacy Swat Team

    Less than two weeks after agreeing to pay a $22.5 million fine for violating the privacy of the users of Apple's Safari web browser, Google is beefing up its privacy team to make sure that past mistakes aren't repeated.

  • Opinion: The truth about wireless speeds

    Most people will find 802.11n wireless networking sufficiently fast, but it’s actually slower than last century’s wired ethernet. A truly nippy wireless data system, such as that promised by 802.11ac, is long overdue.

  • Opinion: Chrome/Firefox Extension Gmelius Makes Gmail More Readable

    With numerous buttons and options you may never use, Gmail's rich interface can get in the way of actually reading email. To be fair, Google packs a lot of functionality into the interface, but no interface is perfect for 100% of its users. Gmelius is a simple Chrome extension and/or Firefox add-on that lets you pick and choose which features you want to see, and how you want to use them.

  • Opinion: Firefox 17 Will Boost Add-On Security

    Add-ons are a big part of the Firefox experience for many users of Mozilla's popular browser, and just recently we saw the number of add-ons downloaded so far cross the 3 billion mark.

  • Opinion: For DRM-Free Content, Look for the New FSF Logo

    There are plenty of reasons to object to the restrictive digital rights management (DRM) technologies so often applied to music, e-books, and other digital content, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has made no bones about its strong opposition to the practice over the years.

  • Opinion: InstallFree Nexus Brings Microsoft Office to iPads, Via the Cloud

    Earlier this year, the Internet was abuzz with what appeared to be a version of Microsoft Word running on the iPad. Today, we're no closer to seeing Word as a native iPad app than we were when it was spotted briefly in the wild six months ago.

  • Opinion: Add a Snooze Button to Gmail with Snooze Your Email

    Regular readers know of my mad love for services like Boomerang for Gmail and FollowUpThen, which let you "snooze" emails you receive so they appear at the top of your inbox at a later time.

  • Opinion: Hulu Content May Change This Fall, Report Says

    Changes may come to Hulu this fall that could make it harder to find new television content on the video streaming site, but easier to find newer episodes elsewhere across the Web, according to an online report.



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