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  • Opinion: Linux pros saw a giant salary leap in 2012: Dice

    It's been clear for some time now not only that IT professionals face better-than-average prospects in today's tough marketplace for jobs, but also that those with Linux skills tend to fare even better.

  • Opinion: Six quick Safari tips

    Little things mean a lot--especially when tiny tips save time. Ramp up your Web-browsing skills with these speed-friendly techniques for Safari 6.

  • Opinion: UberConference: Best conference-call manager yet?

    Lately it seems like software developers are falling all over themselves to take the hassles out of conference calls.

  • Opinion: 2012: the year Microsoft ran out of ideas

    2012 was the year in which Microsoft finally ran out ideas, Google resorted to paying for tablet customers, and wireless speeds increased.

  • Opinion: 3 reasons Windows Phone 8 will succeed

    PC Advisor readers offer three reasons that they believe Windows Phone 8 is set to be a big success.

  • Opinion: What's the point of Windows Phone 8?

    Android and iPhone can co-exist happily, but Windows Phone 8 has no real place in the smartphone market.

  • 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.

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