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More Software Opinion

  • Opinion: Mozilla Mulls a 5-Week Firefox Release Cycle

    Mozilla's new six-week release cycle for its Firefox browser has caused plenty of controversy since it was implemented earlier this year, but there could be more still to come.

  • Opinion: Will Windows 8 PCs Shut the Door on Linux?

    It seems safe to say that a sizable proportion of Linux PC users in the world today installed the free and open source operating system on hardware that originally came loaded with Windows. After all, while there are preloaded systems available, it often ends up being cheaper to buy a Windows PC and load Linux yourself.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7 'Mango' to Arrive Within Two Weeks

    Microsoft will begin delivering the new version of Windows Phone 7, code-named Mango, to its customers within the next two weeks, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Opinion: A Look at Pandora's New Web Interface

    The web interface for the Pandora's music service got a fresh new look Wednesday after years of the same Flash-based application. "New Pandora" uses an HTML5 design that was first unveiled in July and is faster, a little more visually appealing, and integrates some new features.

  • Opinion: Move data from an old Mac to a new Mac

    There are many reasons to get a new Mac—your old one is too slow, too ungainly, or it’s incompatible with the latest version of OS X. Regardless of why you’ve walked a new Mac through your front door, when you do, you face this immediate challenge: Moving the data on your current Mac to the new computer. There are multiple means for doing this. We’ll look at one built into Mac OS X—Migration Assistant.

  • Opinion: Hacker Creates Makes iOS Look Like OS X Lion

    Do you happen to be one of those people that really love Mac OS X Lion? Or perhaps, on the other end of the spectrum, you feel Lion's a bit too much like iOS? Well, now it's more than just similar, because if you happen to have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can now make sure that Lion never leaves your side, with a bit of clever hacking.

  • Opinion: Many People Still Don't Know Windows Phone 7 Exists

    If Microsoft wants to compete with the iPhone and the gazillion-plus Android handsets in the smartphone market, it's probably going to have to beef up its already sizable marketing budget for Windows Phone 7.

  • Opinion: T-Mobile Won't Get iPhone 5 This Year, Exec Says

    If you've been holding out for the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile, be prepared to continue waiting.

  • Opinion: Skype iPhone, iPod Touch App Has Security Hole

    Skype is working to fix a security hole in its iOS app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows a hacker to steal a person's entire address book. The vulnerability, located in the app's chat message window, can be exploited with JavaScript code. It was pointed out by security researcher Phil Purviance of AppSec.

  • Opinion: Beyond Google Wallet: A Look at the Competition

    Google Wallet is finally here, allowing Sprint Nexus S users to pay with their smartphones at select retailers in New York and San Francisco.

  • Opinion: FAQ: When Can You Capture Cops on Camera?

    Bay Area Rapid Transit's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of tech in the face of authority. In this first installment in a series of FAQs, we discuss your rights when photographing police.

  • Opinion: Netflix Qwikster Change May Be What You Wanted

    With more money and focus going into Netflix as a streaming media entity--totally detached from DVDs by mail--the move, while upsetting, may be exactly what you want.

  • Opinion: Why developers should reject Apple's App Store

    PC Advisor explains why some developers are rejecting Apple’s App Store in favour of web-based apps.

  • Opinion: Finding Lion's zoom feature

    Reader David Simon can't locate a feature he was accustomed to using with his old Mac. He writes:

  • Opinion: MobileMe gallery alternatives

    Reader Truman Lyon looks to the future and doesn't like what he sees. He writes:

  • Opinion: Get an Early Taste of Firefox for Android Tablets

    A few weeks ago Mozilla mobile user interface designer Ian Barlow posted some tantalizing mockups of the upcoming Firefox version tailored to Android tablets, but the software wasn't actually available to download at the time.

  • Opinion: Make Your Browser Start Screen Look Like Windows 8

    Microsoft gave a taste of what you can come to expect from Windows 8 at last week's BUILD conference. The most obvious change is a new touch-friendly user interface known as Metro. If you want to try Metro for yourself, you can developer preview of Windows 8, or wait until the final release candidate arrives. Or you can get a taste of it by installing an add-on for your browser

  • Opinion: Move an Old Hard Drive to a New PC

    Trill asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about moving the hard drive from an old PC to a new one, then booting Windows XP.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 for Productivity? What We Still Don't Know

    Microsoft gave developers and the public the first in-depth preview of Windows 8 last week at its BUILD conference. Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live Division, delivered a fast-paced show full of color and connection, and wooed the audience with a free Windows 8 Samsung tablet loaded with the OS developer preview.

  • Opinion: Pongr Giving Cell Phone Users Way to Make Money

    Mobile social gaming company Pongr has a way for cell phone users to turn the tables on marketers and make some money on their advertising.


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