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  • 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).
  • Avoiding death by e-mail

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Do you love your e-mail? Come on, it's just the two of us. Do you really?
  • Diagnose a Bad WiFi Connection

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    B2CAC asked the Answer Line forum why his laptop couldn't connect wirelessly to his router.
  • Google Wave: It's innovative, but is it truly useful?

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 11:38 am

    Google Wave is a groundbreaking real-time collaborative tool that has the potential to be an ideal way for members of a group to work with one another. But it's not clear how useful it will be in the real world. It's the kind of tool that you want to use, but one that you may not be able to figure out how to fit into your work life.
  • Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 10:56 am

    Windows 7 may just be the most keyboard-friendly operating system yet. Without ever laying a finger on your mouse, you can dock windows, quick-launch your favorite apps, enable external displays, and much more. Sure, you have to memorize a few new key-combos, but once you've integrated them into your daily routine, you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.
  • Speed-building apps on Force.com

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 10:31 am

    It took just over 15 minutes for Shaul Gorsht to create a custom expense application from scratch complete with custom fields, a modified sharing model, adjusted layout and an approval process.
  • Your Windows 7 Upgrade: Why and How

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 10:19 am

    Having trouble deciding whether to upgrade to Microsoft's newest? If so, you may be better off waiting. Upgrading to Windows 7 is not a no-brainer for most users.
  • Is Windows 7 the Greatest OS? Let Me Count the Ways

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 10:11 am

    Steve Ballmer recently stated that Windows 7 is the best version of Windows ever. Now that Windows 7 is officially out, the public at large can join that debate and determine if Windows 7 is the best version of Windows yet, or even the greatest operating system of all time. Let's consider the hypothetical question of whether Windows 7 is the greatest operating system of all time.
  • Travel help for road warriors part of expanded iPhone apps catalog

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:49 am

    Online tool lets you sort iPhone apps by more specific categories than the Apple store provides
  • Windows Mobile worries mount as competition heats up

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:43 am

    When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted publicly in September that the company did "screw up with Windows Mobile," many experts were left wondering how the mobile operating system can be fixed with the arrival of version 7 next year -- and beyond.
  • Windows 7 And You: Wait For The Service Pack?

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:40 am

    For many, the official release of a new Microsoft operating system--such as Windows 7--is just the starting of a clock. They will not buy the new OS until Service Pack 1 is released.
  • Review

    PC vs. Mac deathmatch: Snow Leopard beats Windows 7

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Windows 7 is a worthy rival, but Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the better operating system by a whisker for discriminating professionals.
  • Windows 7 upgrade paralyzes some PCs with endless reboots

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:37 am

    Some users trying to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 have seen their PCs crippled by an endless series of reboots, according to reports on Microsoft's support forum.
  • Salesforce.com, Adobe partner on Flash toolkit

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 12:40 am

    Salesforce.com and Adobe Systems on Monday announced Flash Builder for Force.com, an IDE (integrated development environment) for building rich Internet applications deployable through browsers and on desktops.
  • What You Should Know About Upgrading From XP to Win 7

    Posted October 25, 2009 - 8:54 pm

    Now that Windows 7 is here, the three out of four users who have rejected Windows Vista and clung to the tried and true Windows XP can breathe a sigh of relief and consider moving to the new flagship operating system.
  • Microsoft unwraps netbook Windows 7 upgrade tool

    Posted October 25, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    Microsoft has released a tool that lets netbook owners install Windows 7 on their machines using a USB flash drive, sidestepping the usual requirement of a DVD drive.
  • Lower H1N1 Risks with Remote Communications Tools

    Posted October 25, 2009 - 7:19 pm

    With high rates of infection from the H1N1 expected over the next few months, healthcare experts are encouraging organizations to have employees stay home if they or members of their families are ill. Fortunately, there are a variety of web-based services and software that will let employees work productively from home.
  • Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 1:39 pm

    Windows 7 is finally here. The sun can shine and the birds can chirp. Ding dong, Windows Vista is dead! Perhaps that is a bit premature. Windows 7 hasn't been officially released for 24 hours yet, so it's understandable if the jury is still deliberating.
  • Windows 7: A Guide for Gamers

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    Windows has always been the PC gamer's operating system of choice. As with its predecessor, Windows 7 builds on the franchise's gaming pedigree by bringing games and performance tools to the forefront.
  • Windows 7 Draws Fire in Apple Ads

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 1:28 pm

    Not only Microsoft is celebrating the launch of Windows 7 with some new ads, but Apple is also taking a stab at the introduction of the new OS, in its usual deprecating manner.
  • Snow Leopard Purring on a PC?

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 1:27 pm

    When is a Windows PC not a Windows PC? When you toss out the Windows and replace it with Apple’s Mac OS X Snow Leopard or any other major operating system.
  • Mac Chrome Delays "Disappointing" says Google's Brin

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    Google co-founder Sergey Brin says he's disappointed with how long its taken his company to develop a Macintosh version of its Chrome browser. He did not, however, comment on why development has taken so long.
  • PHP frameworks square off

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 1:07 pm

    Agavi, CakePHP, CodeIgniter, Symfony, and Zend advocates talk up their technologies at the Zend/PHP conference.
  • Windows 7's Boring Launch, Just As Microsoft Planned It

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 1:04 pm

    There have been times when Microsoft launching a new operating system was a big deal. Yesterday was not one of them. And that's how Microsoft wanted it.
  • Windows 7 install trick saves up to $100

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 12:07 pm

    Users can do a "clean" installation of Windows 7 using an upgrade license to save $80-$100 over the price of a "full" edition, a popular blog reported today.
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