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The top 10 paying IT jobs: IT careers can prove fruitful

Posted July 10, 2014 - 10:58 am

IT management positions have long paid quite well, but a new survey finds that a lot of other IT jobs are providing big paychecks.

EU questions Facebook competitors over WhatsApp deal

Posted July 10, 2014 - 9:50 am

Several Facebook and WhatsApp competitors were sent questionnaires by the European Commission asking them about the effect that the US$19 billion deal between the companies could have on competition, people familiar with the matter have confirmed.

LinkedIn tries again to keep people connected, with a redesigned app

Posted July 10, 2014 - 8:55 am

LinkedIn is trying again to build a service on mobile that helps keep people in touch, even when they're not actively job hunting.

Programmer proverbs share the wisdom that comes from coding

Posted July 10, 2014 - 6:00 am

A new GitHub repo is collecting the life lessons that one can learn from programming

US lawmaker asks FTC to probe implications of Facebook 'big data' experiment

Posted July 10, 2014 - 1:42 am

A U.S. senator has asked the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize the use of big data by Facebook and other Internet companies, following a controversy over a Facebook experiment on some of its users.

How the target breach has affected small business data security

Posted July 9, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Hackers increasingly target small firms as a way to get to the big guys. Here's what companies need to do to step up their game.

Google, Dropbox band together to fight patent trolls

Posted July 9, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Google, Dropbox and a few other high-tech firms have come up with a new way to help defend themselves against patent trolls.

IBM rethinking decades-old computer design with $3 billion investment

Posted July 9, 2014 - 5:01 pm

IBM is pouring US$3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years as it rethinks computer design, looking toward the future of computing, which may not involve silicon chips.

Microsoft settles with No-IP in botnet hunt, after seizing its domains

Posted July 9, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Microsoft has reached a settlement with domain provider No-IP to disable some of its domains, after taking control of part of its network to shut down a botnet.

Microsoft debuts cloud storage service for enterprises

Posted July 9, 2014 - 4:23 pm

Enterprises looking to cut costs of storing data can soon investigate a new service from Microsoft designed to save money by backing up information in the cloud.

Windows upgrades, Chromebooks slow PC market bleeding in Q2

Posted July 9, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Upgrades from Windows XP PCs to newer computers during the second quarter perked up the PC market, which inched closer to positive quarterly shipment growth.

Open sites in Firefox with keyboard shortcuts

Posted July 9, 2014 - 4:13 pm

SiteLauncher is an add-on for Firefox that lets you open web pages with keyboard shortcuts. Here's how you can install it in Firefox.

Unload inactive tabs in Firefox to regain memory

Posted July 9, 2014 - 3:38 pm

UnloadTab is an add-on for Firefox that lets you unload inactive tabs. This can help save system resources. Just click the tab again to restore it to its original state.

Use silent tabs add-on for Firefox

Posted July 9, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Open Link in Silent Tab is a Firefox add-on that lets you open a web page in a tab without having it load until you actually click the tab. This can save memory and other system resources.

Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

Posted July 9, 2014 - 3:03 pm

More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama's administration to provide a "full public accounting" of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.

Install Pale Moon 24.6.2 browser in Ubuntu 14.04

Posted July 9, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Pale Moon is an open source browser based on Firefox. It does not, however, include the much disliked Australis interface. Here's how you can install it in Ubuntu 14.04 and then import your Firefox profile into Pale Moon.

Microsoft to strike back at Salesforce.com with CRM cloud for government

Posted July 9, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Microsoft is continuing its dogfight with Salesforce.com in the customer relationship management software market with a new Dynamics CRM Online cloud service for U.S. government agencies.

Install Pale Moon 24.6.2 browser in Linux Mint 17

Posted July 9, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Pale Moon is an open source browser based on Firefox. It does not, however, include the much disliked Australis interface. Here's how you can install it in Linux Mint 17 and then import your Firefox profile into Pale Moon.

Botnet brute-forces remote access to point-of-sale systems

Posted July 9, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Thousands of compromised computers are actively trying to break into point-of-sale (POS) systems using brute-force techniques to guess remote administration credentials.

Is Firefox dying a slow death?

Posted July 9, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Firefox's market share numbers are way down. Is it dying a slow death? Plus: A list of Skype alternatives for Linux, and Marvel Heroes may be coming to Linux.

Tor exit node operator convicted of abetting spread of child porn

Posted July 9, 2014 - 12:23 pm

The operator of a Tor server used by someone to download a pornographic image of a minor has been given a three-month suspended prison sentence by an Austrian court for abetting access to pornographic images of minors.

Office 365 SMB editions to get a makeover

Posted July 9, 2014 - 11:26 am

Microsoft will revamp its Office 365 lineup for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), adding features, dropping prices and increasing the flexibility to mix and match them with Office 365 plans for enterprises and with stand-alone applications.

Why that zero-feature cloud software release doesn't cost zero dollars

Posted July 9, 2014 - 11:21 am

There's no such thing as a free lunch, and there's no such thing as a free cloud software release.

Is the OnePlus One the best Android phone ever?

Posted July 9, 2014 - 10:48 am

Looking for the best Android phone ever built, when you consider its price and value? Then you might want to get in line for the OnePlus One. I've got details, including whether it might be right for you.

Report: Snowden applies for extended asylum in Russia

Posted July 9, 2014 - 10:44 am

U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has applied for extended asylum in Russia, according to news reports.

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