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  • Seven tips to migrate and manage Windows 7

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system could drive upgrades across Windows XP and Vista environments. Industry watchers and experts advise how to smoothly transition and maintain a new environment.
  • Smart-grid money could assist broadband

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled US$3.4 billion in grants to update the nation's electrical grid, but the benefits could reach to the broadband sector as well, one community broadband adviser said.
  • Microsoft Pulls Out of Family Guy Special

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:36 pm

    Well that was fast. Microsoft has yanked its sponsorship from an upcoming half-hour special on Fox featuring Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, according to Variety.
  • 10 great Google Apps add-ons for the enterprise

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:36 pm

    Over the past six months, dozens of developers have built apps to make Google's office wares (Apps, Docs, Gmail, Calendar) more appealing for the enterprise. The following is a selection of these apps. They range from the practical (backups) to the creative (a freebie VPN replacement based on Google Talk).
  • Google news roundup: Selling music, tweaking Google Voice, snubbing SharePoint

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:34 pm

    Another busy week for Google included a Blogger meltdown, Google Voice tweak, revving up for Social Search, net neutrality lobbying and a dive into the music selling business. Here's a recap of the news.
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    Psystar's Rebel EFI -- Snow Leopard on a PC

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:18 pm

    While the world focused on Microsoft's launch of Windows 7, Florida-based Psystar quietly launched Rebel EFI, a software product that should worry Apple a lot more than Microsoft's latest operating system.
  • Ten signs from companies that point to an upturn

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:16 pm

    Some of the more interesting clues about what's ahead for tech many be in the results of companies with a specialized market focus. Here are 10 data points about the most recent third quarter.
  • The Curse of Cloud Security

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Seventh Annual Global Information Security Survey: Companies are clamoring for services in the cloud. But the biggest problem from a security perspective is that few understand what they're dealing with. (Second of a four-part series)
  • 'Surprised' Microsoft reacts to Windows 7 upgrade snag

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 9:47 am

    Microsoft executives acknowledged that they were surprised by the snafu that prevented some college students from upgrading their Vista PCs to Windows 7, but said the company had taken steps to remedy the problem.
  • India's new IT law increases surveillance powers

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 7:40 am

    A new IT law has come into force in India that frees Internet portals from liability for third-party content and activity, but also gives the government powers to monitor communications on the Internet, and block web sites that are found to be offensive.
  • Dynamics CRM Online coming to Europe next year

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 7:10 am

    Microsoft plans to expand the number of countries where it offers the hosted version of its Dynamics CRM product, which has proved popular in the U.S. and Canada, where it is already offered.
  • Microsoft opens Outlook format, gives programs access to mail, calendar, contacts

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:36 pm

    Microsoft plans to make publicly available details of its .pst format so developers can get programmatic access to e-mail, calendar, contact and other data stored in on desktops.
  • Collaboration suite targets possible Windows 7 customers

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    Apple isn't the only company hijacking Microsoft's Windows 7 launch. IBM and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, also announced this week a cloud- and Linux-based collaboration package that they say is cheaper than Microsoft-based alternatives.
  • IBM finds path to mobile and voice browsers

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    With software being created by IBM researchers, developers will be able to adapt a Web page for voice browsers -- and for mobile browsers that fall short of a PC-like Web experience -- with easy-to-follow lines.
  • Windows 7: Choosing the Right Version

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:03 pm

    In case you missed it, Windows 7 is available now. October 22nd was marked with a moderate amount of hoopla to introduce the new flagship operating system. Now, users are faced with the task of not only deciding whether or not to upgrade, but of choosing which of the many variations of Windows 7 to install.
  • Salesforce-Adobe deal could boost Force.com profile

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:01 pm

    Flash linkage to Force.com helps establish the cloud platform as a separate entity from Salesforce.com's core CRM system
  • Mylyn task-focused interface for Eclipse is upgraded

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    C/C++ capabilities get added, and the integration tool also improved.
  • Microsoft blames Windows 7 upgrade mess on user confusion

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 8:02 pm

    Microsoft blames user confusion for the problems many have encountered trying to move from Vista to Windows 7 after buying a discounted upgrade offered to college students.
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Woes: Endless Reboots, Product Key Problems

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 7:59 pm

    Call it the legacy of Microsoft's Vista operating system. PC users upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 have run into a variety of hair pulling problems since last Thursday when Windows 7 launched. Complaints range from endless reboots to refusals by Windows to accept Microsoft's assigned product keys.
  • When is there too much security?

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    Adding layer after layer of security sometimes actually gets in the way of securing your computer.
  • Migrate to Windows 7--Slowly, Part 3

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Here's what happened last week in case you missed it: Instead of performing an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 or wiping my hard drive and starting with a fresh install, I'm making the move at my own pace.
  • IBM showcases new analytics capabilities

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    IBM will announce a range of additions to its already-burgeoning portfolio of BI (business intelligence) tools on Monday during its annual Information on Demand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas.
  • Eight steps to Internet unpopularity

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    After a particularly trying weekend moderating the Macworld forums, it occurred to me that there are a handful of ways to become an Internet pariah in a very short period of time. In the hope that you might not fall into some of these traps, allow me to enumerate those ways.
  • Qualcomm opens subsidiary focused on open source

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Qualcomm has built a new subsidiary to better integrate its products with mobile open-source software, in hopes of capitalizing on the trend toward open platforms in the mobile industry.
  • Companies Seek Social Networking's Promise, But Peril

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn enhance collaboration but also make it easier than ever for your employees to share customer data and company secrets with outsiders (First of a four-part series).
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