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  • 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.

  • 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,



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