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  • 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.

  • Opinion: The real reason Google pretended to be Bing

    Google’s homepage is back to its old white self and peace returns to the quiet world of search after 14 hours of sheer, excruciating visual hell.

  • Opinion: Google TV proves one thing: TV needs a 'hide' button

    Google demonstrated its revolutionary new Google TV initiative this week but also revealed something we already knew: TV is rubbish.

  • Opinion: Does Adobe really "Love Choice"?

    Could you live without your iLife applications (iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, etc)? Or how about Apple’s iTunes? Microsoft’s Office apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc? Adobe InDesign? God forbid, Adobe Photoshop?

  • Opinion: Does President Obama hate technology?

    It's time for more Obama drama. Yesterday, in a speech to graduates of Hampton University in Virginia, the US president made comments about the distracting nature of technology, and they've been bouncing around the web ever since.

  • Opinion: To overclock, or not to overclock your PC?

    AMD and Intel used to used to abhor overclocking PC processors. No longer. Here's how you can get more from your chip... safely.

  • Opinion: Microsoft and IE are losing to Google Chrome

    The latest web-browser figures are out. Google Chrome continues to gain market share, and Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still falling. In fact, IE has dropped below 60 percent market share for the first time, fuelled by a perception that IE is less secure.

  • Opinion: Apple takes on Google for the future of tech

    Apple's purchase of personal assistant app developer Siri marks an intensification of the company's battle with Google, its former ally. Apple's buying spree seems likely to intensify, too, as the company has hired a senior executive to lead its purchases.

  • Opinion: Steve Jobs' comments won't silence the Flash mob

    Before Apple boss Steve Jobs sat down to write an angry letter about why Adobe Flash stinks, he should have realised that this war of words cannot be won.

  • Opinion: HP and Palm will shake up mobile

    HP's purchase of Palm could not only save webOS, but should also cause a few shivers for Microsoft. Microsoft and its Windows Phone 7 looked like the most likely challenger to BlackBerry, but HP may actually be in a better position, if it can learn a thing or two about integrating mobile devices with the desktop.



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