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  • Opinion: Les Paul Google Doodle Lets You Strum Guitar

    Google has created a play-along Doodle to mark the anniversary of electric guitar inventor Les Paul's birth. Les Paul (1915-2009), for those unfamiliar, was jazz/blues musician and inventor of the solid-body electric guitar that kicked-started rock and roll.

  • Opinion: Facebook Tattoo Woman is a Hoax

    So that crazy lady who let a tattoo artist ink 152 of her Facebook friends on her arm isn't so crazy after all because the entire thing was just an advertising stunt.

  • Opinion: A Voice of Reason on IPv6 Day

    Longtime technology professionals may be excused from exclaiming, "Aw man, now this again!" when it comes to the ongoing debate about IPv6. That's because it really does look a lot like what many went through throughout the late 1990s in the leadup to Y2K.

  • Opinion: Reader Q&A: Windows XP Service Pack Woes, Firefox 4 Tips

    It's time for another reader Q&A--this week, help for someone who can't get Windows XP Service Pack 3 to install, and directions on how to reveal Mozilla Firefox 4's orange menu button.

  • Opinion: Leverage Social Media for Maximum SMB Exposure

    Along with all the hype around companies like Groupon, there has always been a steady stream of detractors (myself included) who have continued to point out that the services simply don't make sense for many businesses. The supporters, in turn, respond that the advantage of Groupon isn't about dollars coming in compared to those going out, but that it's an advertising tool, and should be viewed as such.

  • Opinion: Why Groupon Sucks for Small Businesses

    Groupon, the three year old coupon company, has been all the hype across business and tech sites lately. The company is the largest of its competitors and claims it distributes online coupons from merchants in 500 markets and 44 countries. Facebook and Google, in an attempt to get a piece of the action, have recently rolled out similar services.

  • Opinion: Why Apple's iCloud could mean your next phone is an iPhone

    iCloud may not seem as exciting as a new smartphone or tablet, but it may guarantee that I buy a new iPhone when my current one dies.

  • Opinion: Google Adds Appointment Slots to Calendar

    Google started rolling out a new feature for Google Calendar users, making it easier for groups and co-workers to collaborate. Called appointment slots, the Google Calendar functionality allows you to set up times and dates in your calendar, so collaborators can pick and choose the most convenient times for them as well.

  • Opinion: Move Over RIM, iOS 5 and iCloud Just Took The Market

    Apple pulled back the curtain on day one of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to share details of the upcoming iOS 5 update and new iCloud service. If they deliver as promised, iOS 5 and iCloud will change mobile computing, and replace RIM as the de facto mobile platform for business.

  • Opinion: The Funniest Sites on the Web

    Hi I’m Mark; I’m an editor at here at PCWorld magazine and PCWorld.com. A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece called “The Funniest Sites on the Internet.” The response was fantastic. Now that the Rapture has been postponed for another few months, I figure we should all breathe easy and maybe have a few laughs. To help, I’ve put together another collection of the Web’s funniest sites--a 2011 edition, if you will. So set aside three hours of your busy workday, and follow the links to the sites discussed below. Note: Some of these sites contain naughty words and adult themes. If you are offended by such things,

  • Opinion: What is Google +1?

    You may have noticed that PC Advisor has added the Google +1 button to article pages on the PCAdvisor.co.uk site. But what is Google +1, and why have we added it?

  • Opinion: 11 Ways Groupon's IPO Could Benefit You

    A not-so-quick flip through Groupon's 269-page IPO prospectus turns up some clues as to what ordinary people in search of deals can expect from Groupon after the deal site raises an estimated $750 million.

  • Opinion: Apple iCloud: 5 Burning Questions

    Apple is set to unveil a sleeve of cloud services called iCloud. Apple boss Steve Jobs will make the long-awaited announcement June 6 at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

  • Opinion: Restore Firefox 4's 'Missing' Orange Button

    Reader Hal wrote in with this question:

  • Opinion: How to Use the New Twitter and Google Buttons

    Twitter has announced a new Follow button--similar to Facebook's "Like" button--that allows users to follow an organization, brand, or celebrity without ever leaving whatever Website they're on. Not wanting to be left behind, Google announced its new +1 button Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Another Reason to Use Xmarks: Your Bookmarks on the Web

    The other day I was reminded why Xmarks is the greatest Web service, like, ever.

  • Opinion: Chrome Marches On While IE Continues Downward Spiral

    Net Applications has released the browser market share data for the month of May. It looks like more good news for Chrome, and more bad news for Internet Explorer.

  • Opinion: Gmail Tips: Preview Messages, Insert Images, and More

    For a while now I've been stuck using my Web browser to access my Gmail accounts, rather than using Microsoft Outlook as I prefer. (It's all because of the computer meltdown I mentioned last week.) Gmail's Web interface gets the job done, but there's one thing about it that drives me nuts: no preview pane.

  • Opinion: WWDC Keynote: Rumor Roundup

    Rumors are flying about what Apple has in store for its users Monday when the company shows off the next versions of OS X and iOS 5, and iCloud, a new online service. Apple set off a rumor feeding frenzy Tuesday after the company announced that CEO Steve Jobs and a cast of Apple executives would introduce the three new products during the keynote for the company's Worldwide Developers Conference.

  • Opinion: Apple Confirms iCloud Launch for WWDC

    Apple Tuesday morning confirmed that it will launch an online service called iCloud next week, about as much of a solid preview as one can ever get from the always-secretive Apple.



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