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  • Opinion: Apples iCloud is a real memory killer

    Apple's at it again, cruelly dumping its users' memories at the altar of a few pennies more profit.

  • 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: Wikipedia Looking for 'Love' to Lure Volunteer Editors

    Online encyclopedia Wikipedia believes a little love will go a long way toward encouraging volunteer editors to update entries more often.

  • Opinion: Best Buy Joins Cloud Music Locker Business, Poorly

    Just in case the cloud music services of Google, Amazon and Apple weren't enough for you, Best Buy has quietly launched its own, called Best Buy Music Cloud. Best Buy's offering comes in two flavors, Lite (free) and Premium ($3.99 per month), and is pretty much the same as its competitors, with a few hitches.

  • 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: Facebook User Allegedly Takes Hostage, Updates Status

    OK, so you've got a handgun and you've barricaded yourself inside a hotel room with a female hostage. What do you do next?

  • Opinion: Why ICANN changes spell out: 'no you can't'

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently approved a radical shake-up of the way website addresses are formulated. The current method of assigning one of a limited number of domain names (.com or .co.uk, for instance) was inevitably going to buckle, but it’s worth reflecting on how well it worked.

  • Opinion: Copyright Grinch Pulls 'Friday' YouTube Video

    You don't know what you've got until it's gone -- it rings true for YouTube video sensation Rebecca Black with her viral song Friday. The popular YouTube video, with more than 167 million views, is no longer available due to a copyright claim filed by none other than Rebecca Black.

  • Opinion: Timer Tab Turns Your Browser Into a Multifunction Clock

    One of the most powerful productivity boosters I know isn't even a matter of technology; it's only a matter of time. By using your awareness of time in a few creative ways, you can prioritize better, solidify your focus, and dominate your deadlines. Timer Tab--a cool little Web app that works with any modern browser--gives you three useful tools for putting time to better use.

  • Opinion: Yahoo App Search Gets Through iOS, Android Clutter

    Yahoo is lumbering into the app search game, years behind smaller, nimbler competitors.

  • 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: Google Search Changes Underscore Rising Mobile Influence

    Google on Tuesday introduced three new search features that make it clear mobile technologies are leading the way in new developments from the search giant.

  • Opinion: Lady Gaga-Backed Bre.ad Service Is a Half-Baked Idea

    Lady Gaga and 50 Cent are throwing their considerable promotional weight behind a new link-shortening-and-sharing service that could take the online world by storm. There's just one problem--it's a totally terrible idea.

  • 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: Top 10 Songs About Cameras and Photography

    A picture is worth a thousand words, but cameras are worth a thousand pages of sheet music.

  • Opinion: Juror, Defendant Face Jail for Facebook Exchanges

    A juror and an defendant who was acquitted in a drug case have been found guilty of contempt of court after they contacted each other via Facebook, yet another example of people who share too much over the world's largest social network. The Guardian reports this may be the UK's first prosecution for contempt of court involving the Internet.

  • Opinion: Facebook's Twitter-like Feature Could Help Your Business

    Facebook confirmed last week that it was developing and testing a new feature called Happening Now, as it told the Next Web. The feature would allow users to see in real time what their friends are commenting on and "liking." Happening Now was rolled out to a "small percent" of Facebook users.

  • 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: Woman Fired Over Totally Tame Tweet

    Compared to the Weinergate scandal, Pennsylvania's Vanessa Williams Twitter missive doesn't seem like a fire-able offense -- not by a long shot. The social media specialist at the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation was sent packing for what many consider to be an innocuous 140 characters tweeted on June 3.



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