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More Tech Industry Opinion

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Around the world

    The iPhone 5 and the iTunes Store go, uh, internationaler; Apple's not abandoning Logic any more than your average Vulcan; and Brian Williams challenges Tim Cook to an on-air arm wrestling match. (Okay, I made the last one up.) The remainders for Monday, December 3, 2012 are black and white, and read all over.

  • Opinion: Q&A: Mountain Lions notifications

    Mountain Lion helps you stay on top of things, and notifications are its chief tool for doing this. A notification can alert you to impending Calendar events and reminders, as well as new email, Facebook, and Twitter messages. Sometimes the alerts require you to click a button to dismiss them. But other types of alerts appear for just a moment, as small, subtle messages at the top right of your screen, and then disappear.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Road to nowhere

    Apple's map manager gets shown the door (accurately, we hope), Siri will soon do everything but drive your car (thankfully), and one user dreams of the Apple TV (that will never be). The remainders for Tuesday, November 27, 2012 know where they're going, but they don't know where they been.

  • Opinion: Get a complete entrepreneur's startup bundle for $50

    Bundles are big these days. Mostly they're of the game or consumer-software variety, but every so often you see one designed for businessfolk.

  • Opinion: Keep the internet open: Net Neutrality explained

    You pay for a set amount of data, so what business is it of your ISP to decide where you use it? We explain Net Neutrality, and why it should matter to all web users.

  • Opinion: Skype's new workspace portal aims to boost small businesses

    Not all social networks work well as professional networks. (I'm looking at you, Facebook.) But there's no question that businesses--especially small ones and startups--could benefit greatly from a social network with a professional bent.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Two hands and a map

    Google's working on an iOS Maps app that may never see the light of day, Apple may soon let Siri buy your movie tickets, and Steve Jobs gets fully posable. The remainders for Monday, November 5, 2012 are up a creek.

  • Opinion: Ding, dong, Wintel witch is dead!

    Could it be that the Wintel duopoly of Microsoft’s Windows plus Intel’s processors, a partnership that had the personal-computer industry in a stranglehold through most of the past two decades, is dead?

  • Opinion: Can Skype really take the place of a face-to-face meeting?

    It's the ultimate business hack: Instead of traveling to meet with a client, a design team, or anyone else you need to see face-to-face, you stay put and set up a video call instead. The technology is there--Skype, WebEx, etc.--and it can save you considerable time and money.

  • Opinion: Goodbye and farewell to Ubuntu Linux 11.04 'Natty Narwhal'

    For longtime users of Ubuntu Linux, it may feel like just yesterday that Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" first came out.

  • Opinion: Get a totally free point-of-sale system for your small business

    It goes without saying that Square has revolutionized payment processing for many a small business--but it's not the ideal solution for every small business.

  • Opinion: Cyberattacks before Christmas

    I don't know if cybercriminals are trying to boost their revenue-streams for early Christmas shopping, but cyberbombs have been landing in e-mail in-boxes and flying onto smartphones via SMS lately.

  • Opinion: Box joins the Windows 8 party with launch of new app

    The dust is settling on Microsoft's big Windows 8 launch event, but Microsoft isn't the only company with news today. Box also had some details to share about its new Windows 8 app.

  • Opinion: Microsoft is taking a huge risk with Windows 8, and that's OK

    Microsoft is ready to make a bold shift with the launch of Windows 8. Windows 8 is a dramatic departure from its predecessors, and Microsoft seems to be putting a lot on the line. Windows 7 is phenomenal, and people inherently resist change, so Windows 8 is a risky proposition. Frankly, though, it’s a risk Microsoft has to take.

  • Opinion: Mozilla unveils the Firefox Marketplace and Facebook integration

    The release of Firefox 16 may not have been as tidy as Mozilla would have liked it to be thanks to the security flaw that was discovered soon afterwards, but apparently that didn't have much of an effect on uptake of the new browser.

  • Opinion: System76 debuts a sleek, all-in-one desktop PC featuring Ubuntu Linux

    There's no doubt the PC market is in the midst of a rush of hardware introductions featuring Microsoft's new Windows 8, but fortunately for buyers, those aren't the only choices out there.

  • Opinion: Make ridiculously easy conference calls with Speek

    Traditional conference calls can be a huge hassle. There's the phone number, the password, and, if a Web site is involved, a registration (which itself often requires yet another password).

  • Opinion: A faster, easier, tree-saving way to share documents

    I can't tell you many times I've gone to a trade show and been handed a folder full of product information--stuff I wanted, but certainly didn't want to carry around.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: success or failure depends on PC makers

    Windows 8 is here, but will it be a success like XP or a Vista-style flop? Rather than entirely stick my head on the block let me say that I think Windows 8 will be at least a partial success - but it all depends on the hardware.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' takes flight at last

    There's never any shortage of excitement and anticipation surrounding the major updates to Ubuntu Linux that arrive twice each year, and Thursday's brand-new release is no exception.



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