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More Software Opinion

  • Opinion: Apple Seeds Final iOS 5 Gold Master Beta to Developers

    iOS 5 won't be out until October 12, but if you're a registered iOS developer, you can get your hands on the gold master release today.

  • Opinion: Webroot SecureAnywhere Brings Protection to the Cloud

    Computer and data security is becoming a much more complex issue to manage for many businesses and consumers. Webroot hopes to simplify it, and make sure you are protected no matter what device or platform you might be using with the launch of SecureAnywhere.

  • Opinion: Preparing your Lion repair kit

    Reader Mike Kohler seeks to update his troubleshooting kit now that he’s moved to Lion. He writes:

  • Opinion: Workrave Helps Fend Off Repetitive-Strain Injuries

    Do you spend a good chunk of your day sitting at a desk, staring at a computer screen and tapping away at a keyboard? If so, you're at risk for a repetitive-strain injury, or RSI, which can result from sitting in the same position for long periods or prolonged use of the hands, wrists, neck, etc.

  • Opinion: MenuUninstaller Adds a Uninstall Menu Option

    Here's a hassle that drives me nuts: Whenever I want to uninstall a program, I have to venture into Windows' Control Panel, find the uninstall tool, wait for it to show a complete list of my installed programs, scroll through the list to find the program I want to remove, and then start the process. That's about four steps too many, in my humble opinion.

  • Opinion: Microsoft reaches maturity with Windows 8

    Windows 8 is here, at least in its Developer Preview guise. It’s slick, smooth and primed for use on the tablets many of us would like to be able to use for ‘proper’ computing tasks

  • Opinion: Xobni Makes Gmail and Android Contacts 'Smartr'

    Xobni has been revolutionizing Outlook inboxes for four years with its Outlook add-in that shows everything you could possibly want to know about a contact. Using nothing more than an email address and your own logins to social media networks, Xobni pulls in data from social media platforms until the only thing you don't know about the person who emailed you is their blood type.

  • Opinion: How to Land a Linux Job

    Finding a new job can be an overwhelming prospect in just about any industry today, but for those with Linux skills, the challenges are a little bit less daunting.

  • Opinion: Google Offers Real-Time Site Analytics

    Google has rolled out one extremely helpful service in the form of free, real-time Web statistics--and one expensive yet useful service with Google Analytics Premium.

  • Opinion: Mozilla Releases Firefox 8 Beta, Includes Twitter Search

    Just days after pushing Firefox 7 out the door, Mozilla has released the beta version of Firefox 8. It includes some feature improvements, a handful of interface tweaks, and a few goodies for developers. Mozilla has also added features to the Android version of the browser.

  • Opinion: 9000 Good Reasons to Upgrade to Firefox 7.0.1

    Occasional add-on incompatibilities have been a fairly common phenomenon each time Mozilla releases a new version of its free Firefox browser, but following the launch of Firefox 7 earlier this week, a different kind of add-on problem arose.

  • Opinion: Is it Practical to Back Up Large Files In the Cloud?

    Karl asked if cloud-based backup really makes sense when you're making small, frequent changes to a very large file

  • Opinion: Looking for Free Software? A New Directory Can Help

    There are free and open source alternatives to just about every proprietary software package available today--the trick is just finding the right ones for your business.

  • Opinion: Dragon Hunter 2: Slow Moving Android Tower Defense Game

    If you like tower defense titles, the free Dragon Hunter II is worth checking out. You're a lone soldier defending your castle from an onslaught of air- and sea-dragons. You start out with a simple bow and arrow, but later you'll have the chance to obtain more-advanced weapons.

  • Opinion: Flickr Becomes Instagram's Android Nemesis

    Flickr has launched an official app for Android phones, one that rivals the popular Instagram social photo-sharing app that is exclusive to iOS. Flickr also announced Photo Sessions, a feature that lets you watch photo slideshows with friends in real time, anywhere around the globe.

  • Opinion: Firefox 7 Seekers Warned To Beware of Bogus Website

    If you're using a search engine today to find a download of Firefox 7, be careful about the results you click on. That's because a dubious website called Firefox7.org appears high up in those results.

  • Opinion: Tizen: A Viable Android Alternative at Last?

    It's no secret that the Linux-based MeeGo mobile platform has been struggling for some time, despite Intel's pledge of continuing support and all the positive reviews it has received. Now, it looks like that struggle has come to an end.

  • Opinion: Amazon's New Silk Browser Explained

    Among the features in Amazon's just-announced Kindle Fire tablet is a new browser called Amazon Silk. Silk is what Amazon calls a cloud-accelerated web browser, which splits the task of loading webpages between the Fire and Amazon's servers. One half of the Web processing magic is handled up in the cloud, with the other half carried out directly on the Kindle Fire itself, with the goal of reducing how long it takes to load pages.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone Mango: How to Upgrade Now

    Microsoft has started rolling out its Windows Phone 7.5 update, with more than 500 new features including a new music hub and better multitasking. But most Windows Phone 7 users will have to wait a week or even a month for Mango -- unless they use this little workaround to take a bite of the update right now.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Hulu hoops

    Any potential buyers of TV-streaming site Hulu are going to have to play by its terms, it seems. Elsewhere, Facebook seems to have re-friended Apple, and you’ll soon be able to multitouch your Android phone as much as you want. The remainders for Tuesday, September 27, 2011 are just touched that you thought of them.



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