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  • Opinion: Amazon Adds Electronics to Trade-In Program

    Amazon has expanded its product trade-in program to include electronics, so if you're saddled with obsolete or unwanted gadgets -- including tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS units, and more -- you can unload them for Amazon.com gift certificates.

  • Opinion: Google Won't Dabble in Facial Recognition Search System

    Google will not be building a facial recognition search system, even though facial recognition technology is quickly advancing. According to The Telegraph, Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, believes the "surprising accuracy" of facial recognition technology is "very concerning."

  • Opinion: Day 18: Google Docs Translations Don't Make Sense

    One of the features touted by Google for Google Docs is the ability to easily translate documents into 53 different languages. For day 18 of 30 Days With...Google Docs I decided to put those translations to the test.

  • Opinion: Getting the nation online

    500,000 web newbies have logged on since August last year – giving hope to the national campaign fighting to get everyone online by 2012.

  • Opinion: Day 17: Uploading Folders of Data to Google Docs

    I need access to my files. 17 days into the 30 Days With...Google Docs process may seem a bit late, but with each passing day I am finding more and more that I need all of the files I normally work with in my Documents folder in Windows 7 on my local computer to be available to me in Google Docs.

  • Opinion: Bing, Facebook Deepen Ties, Threaten Google +1

    Microsoft has unveiled a deeper conglomerate of Bing and Facebook that harvests the power of the social Web, one year after forming a partnership to take "social search" to the next level.

  • Opinion: Day 16: Forms, Surveys Made Simple in Google Docs

    Here we are on day 16 of the 30 Days With...Google Docs project. Having spent the last couple days describing the Discussions feature, and describing the pros and cons of my experience trying to use Google Docs Discussions, we are now going to move on and look at the forms feature of Google Docs and some of the ways it can be used.

  • Opinion: Baby Named After Facebook 'Like' Button

    An Israeli couple has reportedly named their baby daughter "Like," after Facebook's Like button.

  • Opinion: Dropbox Drops the Ball on Data Security

    Dropbox, a provider of cloud-based data storage services, is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it lied and intentionally deceived customers into believing that their data is more private and secure than it really is. Whether Dropbox was deliberately misleading, or just failed to clearly communicate policy changes, the complaint filed with the FTC illustrates concerns over online data security.

  • Opinion: EMC - Box Alliance Provides Needed Cloud Safety Net

    EMC and Box.net announced a deeper partnership that gives customers a stepping stone to embrace the benefits of the cloud without risking it all. The hybrid approach of EMC Documentum combined with Box.net in the cloud delivers both peace of mind and flexibility at the same time.

  • Opinion: Moving to the Cloud Isn't for Everyone: What to Consider

    Turning to Internet services instead of in-house servers appeals to companies seeking lean, mobile operations. The "cloud" is a hot buzzword, but moving the bulk of your infrastructure and data there isn't right for every business. Most small companies plug along with a mix of on-site and off-site hardware and software. For some organizations, maintaining in-house servers is crucial.

  • Opinion: Simple Hack Brings Hulu to Motorola Xoom

    No matter what brand you have, tablets are pretty cool. They're pretty useful for not only mobile-style gaming, but productivity such as checking e-mails. One really beneficial use that some tablets are still lacking however are TV or movie-streaming apps, such as Hulu.

  • Opinion: Netflix, Miramax Sign Deal - Finally, Decent Programming

    If you've exhausted the decent content on Netflix Instant Watch and are now relegated to endless low-budget horror sequels and the straight-to-DVD dregs, here's some good news: the long-awaited deal between Netflix and Miramax has been sealed, and classic content is on its way.

  • Opinion: Day 15: Google Docs Discussions

    We have reached the half-way point for the 30 Days With...Google Docs project. On Day 14, I discussed the Discussions feature introduced in Google Docs earlier this year, and today I spent some time seeing how it works in the real world.

  • Opinion: Day 13: Google Docs on the iPhone

    I am really pushing the envelope on this mobile computing thing now. Here I sit, typing a 30 Days With...Google Docs post in Google Docs on my iPad over a Verizon 4G MiFi portable hotspot while sitting in the middle of a field at my daughter's soccer practice. But, we can push that envelope just a bit farther, so today I am going to examine using Google Docs on a smartphone--specifically my iPhone.

  • Opinion: Day 14: Google Docs Discussions--Comments on Steroids

    One of the newer elements of Google Docs is Discussions. In March of this year, Google rolled out the Discussions feature to streamline collaboration, and improve the concept of commenting, and that is what I am going to check out next on my 30 Days With...Google Docs odyssey.

  • Opinion: Why Google Chromebooks are doomed to fail

    A month from today, the Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer will hit the street. Google hopes to revolutionize mobile computing and free us from the shackles of the traditional PC experience, but the Chromebook is going to fizzle.

  • Opinion: On the Internet, trust no one

    On the Internet, trust no one. Or at least, as President Reagan famously said, "Trust, but verify." In particular, whenever an unusual and unexpected message appears on your computer, be suspicious of its authenticity.

  • Opinion: Adobe Gives Users Privacy Control with Flash Player 10.3

    Adobe has released Adobe Flash Player 10.3 for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android. Flash Player 10.3 represents a pretty significant upgrade for the Adobe software--adding a variety of improvements and features, and giving users more control over their Web-surfing privacy.

  • Opinion: 'Browser in a Box' Runs Firefox 4 with Ultra Security

    Security is an oft-debated topic in the ongoing browser wars, but there's no denying that malware is a common problem for all of the leading contenders.



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