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  • Opinion: Office for iPad Not Happening? Don't Believe the Naysayers, Claims Site that Leaked Image

    PCWorld's Damon Brown says yesterday's Office for iPad tease by The Daily is probably just hype, and he's in good company -- Microsoft itself said in a recent New York Times story that the purported screenshot was bunkum. But The Daily's tech editor, Peter Ha, has fired back on Twitter, claiming the screenshot's the real deal.

  • Opinion: Open Web Links Right Inside Thunderbird

    Reader Dan subscribes to various e-mail lists, and each e-mail he receives contains multiple Web links. Here's his dilemma:

  • Opinion: Thunderbird Tips: IMAP Subscriptions, Email Replies

    Recently I shared a Thunderbird tip on how to mark a message as read when you reply. See, I'm test-driving Thunderbird as a potential replacement for Microsoft Outlook. It's getting the job done, but I occasionally find myself grumbling about settings that should be easy to find--but aren't.

  • Opinion: Google Privacy Fiasco Lesson: There Is No Privacy

    Google is in some hot water for bypassing privacy controls on the Safari Web browser in iOS devices--and allegedly on Internet Explorer as well--to surreptitiously track users' online activities. While Google deals with the backlash and regulatory scrutiny from the FTC, there is an important lesson to be learned: privacy is dead.

  • Opinion: Thunderbird Tip: Change IMAP Folder Subscriptions

    Recently I shared a couple Thunderbird tips: How to make e-mail replies start at the top, and how to mark a message as read when you reply.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 24: Backing Up Your Cloud

    There always seems to be a lot of backlash and fuss going around the Internet about how much personal information is shared between my social networks and other sites or services. It occurred to me, though: what if the opposite happened, and rather than too much data being shared you went to visit Facebook or Twitter and all of your data was gone?

  • Opinion: Boost Your Morning Productivity by Avoiding E-Mail

    I'm not what you would call a morning person--indeed, I tend to greet mornings with the same enthusiasm as I greet tax collectors and my dentist--but it's definitely my most productive time of day.

  • Opinion: FileTrek Lets You Collaborate, Store Projects, Track Changes...For Free

    Sure, FileTrek offers 5GB of online storage for nada, zilch, zippo, aka no cash. That's a great deal in this day and age, when most online storage vendors are backing away from the free model. However, FileTrek is far more. It's a collaborative workflow manager and file revision tracking tool that may just change the way you work, as well as the way businesses manage their data and intellectual property.

  • Opinion: Five Good Reasons to Download LibreOffice 3.5

    After many months of widespread anticipation, the Document Foundation on Tuesday announced the arrival of LibreOffice 3.5, the third major release of its free and open source office productivity suite.

  • Opinion: eM Client: Affordable Alternative to Microsoft Outlook

    If you're looking for the Microsoft Outlook experience without paying an arm and a leg, you should definitely consider eM Client. eM Client is a functional dead ringer for Microsoft's flagship e-mail client and organizer, with e-mail, tasks, contacts, and calendaring, and it's organized in largely the same fashion. If you know Outlook, you'll have no trouble using eM Client, though eM Client has many more features.

  • Opinion: Turn Your iPad into a Business Phone with Line2

    Your iPad--what a slacker, right? I mean, it can't even make phone calls! Well, okay, apps like Google Voice and Skype can give you a phone-like experience, but they're not exactly business-friendly.

  • Opinion: Google Accused of Not Being Forthright in Report to Feds

    Google -- the Internet search leader and purveyor of social networking, a smartphone operating system, email, maps and other applications -- is being accused of being evasive about how it protects the personal information of its multitude of users.

  • Opinion: Surprise! Windows 8 for ARM Will Come with 'Office 15' Apps

    Since Microsoft shared the first obscure hints of expanding the architecture horizon to include running Windows 8 on ARM processors, there has been rampant speculation and anticipation of what that will really mean when the OS finally launches. Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky is providing some more clarity about Windows 8 on ARM (WOA), including the fact that it will have "Office 15" apps built in.

  • Opinion: Protect Our Data! A Digital Consumer Bill of Rights

    You've been uploading pictures, sharing stories, and entering personal data into your favorite social network for years. Now the network says that all of your data is public and that it's going to share the information with an advertiser.

  • Opinion: How Do I Make Web Mail My Default Email, Part 2

    In a continuation of last Thursday's post and skicrazer's forum question, I offer another approach to integrating Web-based email with Windows.

  • Opinion: How Do I Make Web Mail My Default Email, Part 1

    Skicrazer asked the Web Browsing and Email forum what to change so that clicking a mailto link would bring up a Web-based mail account.

  • Opinion: Five Ways to Protect Your Email at Work

    Despite the popularity of real-time communications like instant messaging, as well as updates via Facebook and Twitter, most workplaces still use and rely on email. As handy as email can be, it can also be dangerous. Attachments can contain viruses, and email messages can hide phishing links that lead you to fake websites in an attempt to steal your login information.

  • Opinion: Google Privacy Policy Claims Challenged By Watchdog

    Google's privacy policy changes have caught the attention of an independent watchdog of the federal cloud that is worried about security risks for government workers.

  • Opinion: Choose the Right Social Platform For Your Business

    With Facebook on track to reach one billion users, reports that 75% of marketers will increase their social media spending this year, and predictions that social media will transform TV and influence the presidential election, it's no wonder 2012 has been touted as the "Year of Social Media."

  • Opinion: Introducing 'Go Social'

    Does the world really need another blog about social media? We invested some serious effort into exploring this question before making the decision to launch "Go Social," the blog you're reading now. (As you might have surmised, the conclusion we came to was "yes.")



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