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  • Opinion: Why E-Books Are Bad for You

    At first glance, e-readers and e-books seem like a good thing for consumers and business users. After all, they've been found to increase the amount of reading people do, and prices on the readers keep getting lower, putting them within reach of an ever-larger proportion of the world.

  • Opinion: Microsoft @ E3 2011: Five Things We Learned

    After the unexpected success of the Kinect Microsoft is a company at ease, and more than willing to disappoint.

  • Opinion: MESH in Administration: the day the UK PC industry died?

    The final independent UK manufacturer of its size, MESH's demise is bad news for its 150 or so employees, bad news for customers awaiting product or refund, and even worse news for the idea that an independent UK medium-sized business can compete with the likes of Apple, HP and Dell.

  • Opinion: How to get 10-meg broadband, anywhere in the UK

    As we reported earlier, Eutelsat Communications today announced affordable, always-on broadband for everyone in the UK, regardless of where they live in relation to the nearest phone exchange.

  • Opinion: Navigate Office Documents Freely With Office Tab Free

    What's one of the most annoying things about Microsoft Office? How difficult it is to keep track of all the documents you have open. Wouldn't it be nice if you could see them all as separate tabs, in the same way you can see different Web sites in a browser? With Office Tab Free (free), you can do exactly that. It comes in 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

  • Opinion: Unite Microsoft Office With Google Docs

    Wouldn't it be great if you could combine the best of Microsoft Office and Google Docs? Imagine the feature set and usability of Office with the ability of Google Docs to store documents in the cloud and share them. With Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, that's exactly what you get. This free add-in for Microsoft Office, which hails from Google, lets you save your Office documents to Google Docs, where you can use them as you would normally.

  • Opinion: IHS Acquires Dyadem

    On April 27th, IHS acquired Dyadem as part of its strategy to expand its environment, health, and safety (EHS) and sustainability portfolio. Although IHS did not release any data on the financial details of the acquisition or Dyadem's recent revenue numbers, we do know that Dyadem and its 100 or so employees will bring capabilities in operational risk management, particularly with respect to product design, product quality, and manufacturing. (Dyadem is headquartered in Toronto; its placement on PROFIT Magazine's list of Canada's fastest growing companies indicates Dyadem grew 345% over the five years leading up to 2010, and [04 May 2011

  • Opinion: Rethinking Licensing

    Last week, I attended a music industry conference that was presented by the Berklee College of Music in association with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Business School. Rethink Music examined the business and rights challenges facing the music industry in the digital era, with topics on licensing, cloud, and alternative business models factoring prominently in the discussions.

  • Opinion: It's Time to Give Digital Rights Management the Boot

    Today may be "Star Wars" Day thanks to its lispy slogan, "May the 4th be with you," but it's also a day the Free Software Foundation has chosen to call attention to a tech-enabled problem. Specifically, by designating May 4 as its Day Against DRM, the organization hopes to draw attention to the high costs of digital rights management.

  • Opinion: Filing Late? Make It a 10-K, Not Your 10-Q

    It should come as no surprise that capital markets react negatively to a company's late filing of an annual or quarterly report. But this reaction is more pronounced when a company announces a delay in its 10-Q.

  • Opinion: Cybercriminals Exploit PDF Filter to Embed Malware

    Avast! Virus Lab has discovered a dirty trick that cybercriminals are using to encode malware exploits and payloads into PDF files. Adobe says that the this trick has been used in a relatively small number of attacks, as well as one targeted attack.

  • Opinion: Will Larry Page usher in a new era for Google?

    However Larry Page decides to lead Google, one thing is for sure: he's not going to be Eric Schmidt 2.0.

  • Opinion: What happened to Windows 7 tablets?

    Dell's Windows 7 tablet may not be ready until September at the earliest.

  • Opinion: The 'post-PC world'. More PCs please

    At the iPad 2 launch (you may have noticed it), Steve Jobs used the phrase “post-PC world”, suggesting that Apple’s second-generation Tablet means the PC is no longer central to our lives.

  • Opinion: Sandy Bridge mistake shows how important Intel is

    It won’t have escaped your notice that Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor microarchitecture has made an impact. A glance at our PCs reviews will soon show that the performance of Sandy Bridge PCs is head and shoulders above the rest.

  • Opinion: Microsoft makes a bid for your living room

    The battle for the remote control is a staple of family life. Throw a games console into the mix and older family members can find themselves consigned to the spare room. But because the living room TV is the gateway to the digital home, today’s ‘gaming device’ is tomorrow’s gesture- and voice-controlled media centre.

  • Opinion: Opinion: Who's afraid of the Maverick Meerkat?

    You may have heard this before, but the latest release of Ubuntu - Maverick Meerkat - shows that Linux is ready for the prime time. The reason? The unifying nature of the web.

  • Opinion: Google: friendly giant, benevolent despot?

    When Google first found its way into the public consciousness it was as a quirky but effective service: a simple search tool that cocked a snook at the monolithic giants of the PC industry. Its ‘Don’t be evil’ slogan and unusual working practices made Google seem like a creative breath of fresh air, churning out innovative free products and enjoying positive PR that the likes of Microsoft and IBM would kill for.

  • Opinion: Opinion: the Windows upgrade cycle gives me face ache

    What do you want from your PC's next operating system - stability and security, or 'exciting' new features? I know what I want...

  • Opinion: Opinion: why Windows Phone 7 has to succeed

    If Windows Phone 7 isn't a game-changing success, Microsoft can wave goodbye as Apple and Google disappear over the horizon.


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