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  • Google's Chrome 'in retreat,' says MIcrosoft

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Internet Explorer gained browser usage share last month in the U.S., while rivals Firefox and Chrome both lost ground, Microsoft said today, citing data from Web analytics firm Net Applications.
  • Can Facebook privacy be simple?

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Pondering whether Facebook's stated goal of making privacy controls simple can ever succeed.
  • The best CTOs of 2010

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    For many in IT, 2009 was a nuclear winter, with resources stripped away as companies struggled to survive. Yet many were tasked with using IT to increase the company's efficiency, enter the few new growth markets, or fix a fundamental problem that threatened the company's ability to stay in business.
  • Making the latest Facebook Safe

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    Well, making Facebook 'safer' anyway.
  • VMware Fusion 3.1 gets faster, stronger

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    VMware Fusion 3 users can look forward to a surprise under the Check for Updates menu. The company has released a fairly major 3.1 update focused on performance, its Unity feature, and support for more and larger virtual machines.
  • Microsoft can be Winner in War between Apple and Google

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 2:35 pm

    Microsoft has been the big dog on the block with the giant target on its back for some time. Being Microsoft, that is not likely to fundamentally change any time soon, but Microsoft's two primary rivals--Apple and Google--are so busy bitterly competing with each other that Microsoft has an opportunity to fly under the radar and play both ends against the middle.
  • 'Likejacking' exploit fools Facebook users and friends

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users were hit over the holiday weekend by a trick that spreads a clickjacking worm once the victim has been fooled into "liking" a page. Once that is done the action installs a Trojan and recommends the page to the victim's friends.
  • IE6 in death throes, usage drops below 5%

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 1:44 pm

    Usage of Internet Explorer 6 has finally fallen below 5% in the United States and Europe, perhaps signaling the end is near for Microsoft's nine-year-old IE6 browser.
  • Euro operators push cheap Android-based smartphones

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 11:41 am

    Mobile operator Orange is joining a growing list of European mobile operators offering cheap Android-based smartphones, in a bid to get more prepaid subscribers on data plans.
  • Compal readies Windows, Android and MeeGo tablets

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 7:11 am

    The world's second-largest contract manufacturer of laptops is spreading its bets on tablet PC operating systems. It is building tablets running Microsoft Windows, Google's Android, and the MeeGo OS backed by Intel and Nokia.
  • Documentation and imagination crucial to SVG

    Posted May 31, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    Examples of what SVG can do right now.
  • The Web will unify fragmented mobile OS world, says Opera

    Posted May 31, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Norwegian browser maker Opera has high hopes for the combination of mobile browsers and HTML 5, which will let web-based applications compete better with native applications, according to co-founder Jon von Tetzchner.
  • Skype's new iPhone app makes calls over 3G

    Posted May 31, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Skype has launched a new version of its client for Apple's iPhone that can make calls to other Skype users over a 3G network, it said on Sunday.
  • Windows XP SP2 retirement looms, puts users in tough spot

    Posted May 30, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Half of the enterprise computers running the aged Windows XP operating system are still relying on the soon-to-be-retired Service Pack 2 (SP2), a researcher said today.
  • CRM Success Sealed with a KISSS

    Posted May 30, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    When Bill Raduchel was CIO of Sun Microsystems, he espoused KISSS (Keep It Small, Simple, and Separable), the extended version of the KISS principle. IT success wasn't just a matter of keeping things simple, it was making sure that projects were as small and separable as possible. This was years before the Agile Manifesto, but the logic -- both technical and user-centered -- was built on the same foundation. The Mythical Man-Month is still in print for a reason.
  • ThoughtWorks gives agile IT an online forum

    Posted May 30, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    The ALM vendor's online venture is geared to decision makers and focuses on agile software development.
  • Google adds Reader to 'kill IE6' campaign

    Posted May 30, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Google Thursday announced that its Google Reader service will start phasing out support for Internet Explorer 6 and older versions of the Firefox, Safari and Chrome browsers on June 1.
  • SharePoint 2010: Three Ways Sony Is Using It

    Posted May 30, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Sony Electronics, the division of Sony Corporation that designs and develops the company's cameras, computers, TVs and other devices, is making a broad move to SharePoint 2010 to improve search, social networking and document sharing.
  • How to repair a full Unix directory

    Posted May 29, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    What if you accidentally fill a Unix directory with so many files that the shell runs out of memory trying to remove them? A few easy techniques quickly bring the situation under control.
  • Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 slide was wrong

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Microsoft acknowledged on Friday that it used an inaccurate number to represent research company IDC's sales forecast for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform.
  • Apple needs to jump on TV opportunity, analysts say

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Apple's success in mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad could spill over into the TV segment if the company decides to make a push for devices with larger screens, analysts said on Friday.
  • Oracle adds support for open-source R

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Oracle has made a move in support of R, the open-source language for statistical analysis.
  • Browser add-on blocks Google Analytics

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 11:46 am

    Google has released a Web browser add-on that will stop the browser from sending information to the Google Analytics service, which Web sites can use to collect data about their visitors.
  • Why Microsoft Should Never Make a Windows 7 Tablet

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 10:22 am

    Microsoft had planned to enter the tablet market, but recently pulled the plug on its Courier prototype. Now, critics are claiming that Microsoft must develop something to challenge the Apple iPad and stake a claim in the tablet arena, or else. On the contrary, Microsoft should avoid the tablet frenzy and focus on its core strengths.
  • What desktop virtualization really means

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Depending on whom you talk to, desktop virtualization is either the hottest trend in IT or an expensive notion with limited appeal

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