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  • Full-screen applications and multiple monitors

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:31 am

    Reader Jake Tesler just can't leave well enough alone in regard to a Lion "feature." He writes:
  • How to use Automator's services and folder action workflows

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:30 am

    I recently offered a video that explained how to construct simple Automator workflows that you triggered via applications and iCal calendar events. This week I continue my Automator primer by demonstrating how to build two other kinds of workflows--services and folder actions. In the first part of the video you'll learn how to create a new to-do item with a simple key combination. In the latter portion, I'll show you how to convert images to black and white simply by dragging them to a folder.
  • Apple's App Store nears 25 billion downloads. That's a lot of downloads.

    Posted February 20, 2012 - 1:40 pm

    Apple's App Store is nearing its 25 billionth download in just 3 1/2 years.
  • Top stories of 2011: The year in technology

    Posted December 13, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:
  • 9/11: Are Lessons Learned Still Being Applied?

    Posted September 9, 2011 - 7:36 pm

    Disaster - is your IT continuity and contingency plan ready for another 9/11?
  • The 10 best open source apps you never heard of

    Posted July 11, 2011 - 7:56 am

    There are thousands of excellent open source programs to choose from. Here are 10 of my favorites that rarely get breathless buzz or make top 10 lists, presented in no particular order, rhyme, or reason.
  • The problem of Chromebook and backward compatibility

    Posted May 16, 2011 - 8:00 am

    Google is betting big there are enterprise-ready cloud apps for Chromebook users, but their own Google Docs currently falls short in one big area. Will virtualization be enough to solve the issue, or will it just cause more headaches?
  • Google's Chrome Web Store off to slow start

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 2:01 pm

    It appears business is slow over at Google's Chrome Web Store, which was launched early last month to allow Chrome users to download free or (preferably) paid web apps. (Also see: 5 great free business apps for Google Chrome)
  • Mobile users ditch browsers, use apps instead

    Posted November 30, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    A new study shows consumers under 35 would rather use focused apps rather than browsers on mobile devices; so forget the browser UIs for new mobile end-user apps.
  • The Last Temptation of the Linux Application Developer

    Posted August 27, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    Revenue, a Linux-based platform, and corporate backing. Will the desktop Linux developer be ultimately lured away by the promises of Android and MeeGo?
  • Is ERP Ready for Corporate Social Responsibility?

    Posted August 20, 2010 - 11:51 am

    We are entering an era where corporate social responsibility (CSR) is of central concern to executives of almost every enterprise. With the publication of ISO 26000, a standard for CSR based on the UN Global Compact, executives now have a reliable blueprint for action. But to what extent is enterprise technology up to the task of documenting CSR initiatives?
  • Top 10 open source apps for Mac OS X

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 5:54 pm

    Every Mac user should consider making these applications and utilities part of their standard toolkit
  • Applications are your biggest Security Risks

    Posted September 22, 2009 - 11:25 am

    It's your unpatched applications, not your operating system, that probably puts your PC into the most danger.
  • Applications are your biggest Security Risks

    Posted September 22, 2009 - 11:16 am

    It's your unpatched applications, not your operating system, that probably puts your PC into the most danger.
  • Slideshow: Up close and personal with social software

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 5:12 pm

    A visual tour of offerings from CubeTree, Jive, Socialtext, and Telligent reveal their respective strengths
  • Expect a New Wave of Netbook Applications

    Posted August 14, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    A recent survey of 400 wireless application developers by Evans Data Corporation found about 20 percent of all wireless developers are currently writing apps especially for netbooks. Another 24 percent expect to start writing netbook apps before too much longer. In news that will shock many iPhone users, AT&T is the carrier providing the best mobile application distribution, according to the developers.

  • Sun's JRuby team jumps ship to Engine Yard

    Posted July 27, 2009 - 7:57 am

    Three leading JRuby developers will start next week at Ruby on Rails hosting company Engine Yardj
  • Seven Reasons Microsoft’s Profits are Tanking

    Posted July 20, 2009 - 10:29 am

    Microsoft's profits are seriously down, and you don't have to be Warren Buffet to figure out why.
  • Review

    Top 10 tiny, and awesome Windows utilities

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 12:43 pm

    It's the little things that make a Windows system great - like utilities that use less than 10MB of memory to make life easier. Here's a list of 10 from Lifehacker.
  • Tips on downgrading applications

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 3:05 pm

    Recently, after swapping a couple of machines (I sent my first-generation Intel-based Mac mini back to the Macworld offices, and we bought an iMac for the kids and general use), I realized that I had inadvertently also disabled my locally-hosted Web sites: I used to use the mini as a local Web server, and it served out copies of the Mac OS X Hints
  • Automating software update downloads

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 1:09 pm

    Reader John DeCarli suffers with the hell that is satellite broadband access. He writes: 'I have access to the Internet via Hughes Satellite. One of the drawbacks is a limit to how much data I can download in a 24-hour period. The limit with my service is 375MB and, if exceeded, my access speed is severely reduced for 24-hours. Downloads from Apple generally cause a problem. Like the recent iPod touch and iTunes update. It took four days to completely finish the upgrade.' John, Stairways Software's Keyboard Maestro can help.
  • How to troubleshoot sluggish apps

    Posted August 8, 2008 - 2:29 pm

    There's more at stake than lost productivity when application response times slow to a standstill. Company revenue also takes a hit. Here we analyze three scenarios in which application-performance problems could elude network managers.
  • Shopping at Apple's App Store

    Posted July 11, 2008 - 11:14 am

    Apple Computer's App Store is available as of today. CRN has a good slide show preview of the site for us non iPhone users who are interested, but not interested enough to actually visit the real site. Apple boss Jobs touts the quality and sophistication of iPhone applications available.

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