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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Twitter to Launch Photo-Sharing Service, Reports Say

    Twitter is set to launch its own photo-sharing service this week, according to reports. Twitter has been slowly invading the territory of third-party developers who built on their platform, and the release of its own image-sharing service will endanger popular services such as Twitpic and Yfrog.

  • Opinion: Study: Friends Hard to Keep Up with on Twitter, Facebook

    Finding all those friends on your social networks is easy, but keeping up with them can be tough.

  • Opinion: 5 Unique Ways to Make Money Online

    Who says you can't make money online? Prison guards at a Chinese prison camp are reportedly forcing inmates to smash rocks by day and play World of Warcraft at night. The purpose of the all-night WoW sessions is to obtain virtual gold by completing in-game tasks. The prison bosses then turn around and sell the virtual gold in the real world making as much as $930 a day, according to the Guardian. Called "gold farming," the practice is not uncommon and it's believed as many as 100,000 full-time virtual gold farmers operate in China alone.

  • Opinion: Zuckerberg's New Diet: Kill Your Own

    Mark Zuckerberg has conquered the world and made half a billion friends along the way, and now he wants to conquer his own dinner. The Facebook founder recently made the bizarre declaration that he plans to only eat meat he kills himself for the time being.

  • Opinion: Day 26: OCR in Google Docs

    There are enough different features and scenarios to explore with Google Docs that 30 Days With...Google Docs only scratches the surface in some ways. For example, here we are with 25 days down and a only a handful to go and we haven't yet examined the OCR (optical character recognition) feature.

  • Opinion: No Wonder Small Businesses Are Confused About the Cloud

    A survey released this week paints an interesting picture of small businesses working in the cloud--and that picture is one of uncertainty.

  • Opinion: Increase the Number of Visible Messages in Gmail

    The other day I told you how to show only unread messages in your Gmail inbox. Part of the reasoning behind that was that older unread mail would often get forced "off the page" by newer messages, thus increasing the chances of it getting overlooked.

  • Opinion: Day 25: Don't Lose Your Google Docs Data

    Now that I have spent the last 24 days prolifically cranking out 30 Days With...Google Docs blog posts and feature articles on various subjects, I have a fair amount of content built up in Google Docs. So, the question I inevitably ask myself is "hey, what happens if Google crashes and my data disappears?"

  • Opinion: Day 24: Google Docs Drawing vs. Microsoft Visio

    There is another tool buried in Google Docs that we haven't yet looked at during our 30 Days With...Google Docs--Drawing. The Microsoft Office equivalent, or counterpart, would be Visio, although Visio is an additional purchase that is not part of the Microsoft Office bundles.

  • Opinion: Google Search Terms Used to Track Disease Outbreaks

    Google search terms have been used to illustrate shifts in language, news awareness, and pop culture knowledge--see Ngrams, Trends, and Zeitgeist. But while it's fun to see the break between the "war on drugs" and the "war on terror", search terms can also provide important information on the spread of disease. Google Flu Trends retroactively showed a spike in searches for flu symptoms that could have predicted the swine flu outbreak in 2009; now a paper published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US says that searches for symptoms of a nasty antibiotic-resistant infection can track the spread of MRSA.

  • Opinion: Amazon's Servers Overwhelmed by Gaga Lady Gaga Fans

    A crush of Lady Gaga fans hit Amazon like a platform stiletto to the gut, overwhelming the company's servers. In an apparent promotion for Amazon's Cloud Drive service, users were invited to download the pop star's much-anticipated new album, "Born This Way," for only 99 cents and qualify for an upgrade to 20 GB of cloud storage - which usually costs $20 a year or comes with a full-price album purchase.

  • Opinion: Should Young Kids be on Facebook? Experts Are Skeptical

    Over the weekend Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made comments suggesting he wants to get younger kids using the social networking site. Zuckerberg framed Facebook as a tool to help educate children about using the internet before suggested that COPPA, a federal law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13, is standing in the way of that goal.



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