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  • Linux, Windows, or Mac: You need to patch Adobe Flash

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 6:37 pm

    Adobe has just released not one, not two, but six critical Flash Player patches, so update Now.
  • Google grabs bigger search bite, while Bing, Yahoo slip

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Microsoft's Bing might be getting a lot of attention, but Google is still king of all things search.
  • Savvis to trial private cloud service

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Savvis said Tuesday that it has signed up more than a dozen enterprise customers for a trial of its new private cloud service, which will be widely available by the middle of next year.
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    Google Chrome for Mac -- fast, slim, very beta

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    The just-released beta of Google Chrome for the Mac follows the same design principles that Google uses for its own site design -- the browser is stripped-down and fast, with few features to get in the way of the Web pages you browse. It is nearly identical to the PC version, but because it is in an earlier phase of development, it lacks some significant features.
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    Google Chrome for Mac: First Impressions

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Google finally released the beta version of its Chrome browser for Mac on Tuesday. As expected, the new browser is lacking some features that its Windows counterpart has, such as bookmark sync, a bookmark manager, and offline capability.
  • Facebook Privacy Changes Go Live, Beware of "Everyone"

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    As promised, Facebook has begun rolling out new privacy options to its 350 million users.Watch out for the "Everyone" setting.
  • SAP planning to open up on-demand development platform

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    SAP is hoping to build a platform of third-party SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications to complement its own emerging wave of offerings.
  • What is Google Voice?

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Ever since I got my Google Voice account, I have had to repeatedly explain to friends and colleagues what Google's free phone service is and (more importantly) what it isn't. If you, like them, have heard about Google Voice but still aren't completely clear about how it works and why you should care, here are some quick answers.
  • Facebook simplifies privacy options

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Following through on plans announced a few months ago, Facebook is rolling out changes on Wednesday to its privacy settings intended to make them simpler to adjust and understand by its 350 million end users.
  • Symantec security, storage offerings now on Amazon’s EC2

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Businesses looking at using Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for pay-as-you-go servers can now add Symantec security, backup and storage protection.
  • Microsoft creates new server and cloud division

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Microsoft Tuesday created a new division designed to brings its cloud and on-premises software development together and provide a consistent platform for corporate customers.
  • Five Twitter Features I Want Most in 2010

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Sure, 2009 was a banner year for Web 2.0 darling Twitter. But here are five changes that I want to see Twitter implement to make its service even better in 2010.
  • Dell Proves That Twitter Can Be Profitable

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Not convinced that you can make money from using Twitter? These numbers from Dell might just change your mind. The computer maker says it has pulled in more than $6.5 million in revenue from its Twitter accounts.
  • When to shop online

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 9:41 am

    Attention cyber shoppers! You may want to consider doing your online shopping during business hours -- and not just because it's more fun than working.
  • Safari edges Chrome in Mac speed trials

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 9:10 am

    Google's new beta of Chrome for the Mac is nearly twice as fast as Mozilla's Firefox, but can't keep up with Apple's Safari, benchmark tests show.
  • MySpace opens activity stream to external developers

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 7:40 am

    In an aggressive move, MySpace will open its users' public activity stream data to external developers, so that third-party applications and Web sites are able to display these status updates and action notifications.
  • Google Apps adds discussion forums

    Posted December 9, 2009 - 1:40 am

    The Google Apps hosted communication and collaboration suite, which packs e-mail, calendar, office productivity applications and a wiki-based Web site builder, among other applications, is gaining a new component: discussion forums with mailing lists.
  • Google, publishers team to develop online news tool

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Google, The New York Times and the Washington post have jointly developed a tool that helps readers better keep up with breaking news.
  • Obama promotes new open government initiative

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    U.S. government agencies must publish their information online in "open formats," under a new open government plan released by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration.
  • Yahoo puts a (low) price on privacy

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 5:31 pm

    For some, it is a comfort to know that Yahoo will work with law enforcement if necessary to catch criminals, rifling through their private messages to get the job done. However, the cost for such an invasion — $60.
  • Google To Allow New EtherPad Creation, Release Code

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Last week was a busy one for acquisitions: Apple bought Lala, a streaming music service, and Google acquired AppJet, makers of realtime collaborative text editing software EtherPad. Google announced that the AppJet developers (many of whom previously worked for Google) would be joining the Google Wave team, improving the services offered by the new Wave product.
  • Chrome Browser Beta Finally Comes for Mac OS X and Linux

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    The day has finally arrived. Let the trumpets blare and confetti rain from the sky. With three weeks to spare, Google has met its self-imposed deadline and the beta version of its Chrome Web browser is now available for the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.
  • Unified Tech Migrates to the Cloud

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    Unified communications is moving to a hosted model for small and midsize businesses, an In-Stat report says.
  • Europe's digital divide is north-south

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    A gaping geographical digital divide is emerging in the E.U., with countries in the south such as Greece, Bulgaria and Romania being left behind by more technology-savvy northern countries like Holland and Sweden, according to research published Tuesday.
  • Top quotes of the year

    Posted December 8, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    As the year draws to a close, we thought about the memorable quotes related to IT and offer, in no particular order, 15 that stuck with us.

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