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  • 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.

  • 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.



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