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  • Lotus Domino adds native iPhone support

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 1:11 am

    The latest version of IBM's Lotus Domino, set to be announced Tuesday, will natively support the Apple iPhone, allowing users to automatically synchronize e-mail, contacts and calendar data to the popular handset over the air.
  • Diskeeper says new HyperBoot can slash Windows startup times in half

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 9:17 pm

    Diskeeper Corp. says its new HyperBoot app can cut the start-up time on Windows by more than half.
  • Google Wave reality check: weighing the challenges

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 9:11 pm

    We strongly suspect that the challenges will outweigh the rewards, especially in the early days, as Google tries to get the platform off the ground and into the marketplace.
  • Adobe brings Flash apps to the iPhone

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 9:07 pm

    Adobe Systems has come up with a way to let developers write Flash applications for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices, even without the support of Apple.
  • Ready for Windows 7? Here's how to deploy it right

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    How should you upgrade to Windows 7? The answers depend on several factors specific to your environment, but here are the key decisions and options you'll have to address to ensure a successful migration to Windows 7.
  • QuickStudy: Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:13 pm

    XBRL is a version of XML defined to meet the requirements of business and financial information. With XBRL, unique identifying tags are applied to financial data items.
  • Why IT Needs User-Focused Designers

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 1:04 pm

    The new book Wrench in the System says enterprise software development would benefit from having professional designers who could figure out how to make applications that empower the humans who use them on a daily basis.
  • Developers find value in Facebook's app verification program

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 12:41 pm

    Facebook's Application Verification program can be improved, but it's good enough and money well spent because it significantly raises the visibility and usage of certified applications, according to participating developers.
  •, Cisco partner on SMB call-center tech

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 11:44 am and Cisco Systems on Monday announced an offering for small and medium-size companies that integrates's on-demand, customer-service software with Cisco's unified communications technology.
  • Recording screen activity with QuickTime Player

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 8:27 am

    QuickTime Player may not be the most sophisticated screen capture program available, but since it comes free with every copy of Snow Leopard, you might as well take advantage of it. Here's how.
  • Adobe puts LiveCycle in the cloud

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 2:10 am

    Adobe Systems is preparing an update to its document-based workflow system, LiveCycle Enterprise Suite, that can be hosted in the Amazon computing cloud and accessed on the go from smartphones, the company said Monday.
  • Flash Player inches closer to smartphones

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 2:10 am

    Adobe's Flash Player software is getting closer to being offered on smartphones, though Apple's elusive iPhone remains beyond its reach.
  • 10 must-have free Android apps

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 9:25 pm

    Google's Android operating system, native to T-Mobile's G1 and myTouch smartphones and due out soon in a number of new phones and even netbooks, is an impressively open and versatile platform. As with rival smartphone platforms -- Apple's iPhone OS, RIM's BlackBerry OS and Palm's new WebOS -- the out-of-the-box features offered by Android are just a starting point.
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    DownTester Reports Your Connection Speed

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    Everyone wants to know how fast their Internet connection is, and DownTester promises to tell you exactly that. This free utility is simple to use and tests speeds by contacting any Web site of your choice.
  • TD Bank struggles to fix computer glitch

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 9:09 pm

    Problems related to a troublesome computer integration effort have affected numerous customers of TD Bank N.A, one of the largest banks in the U.S.
  • Quicksilver lives again on Snow Leopard

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 9:05 pm

    Upgrading to Snow Leopard was a step forward for making Macs leaner, meaner, and snow-ier. But for many users who rely on productivity Swiss Army knife Quicksilver and its many useful plug-ins, Snow Leopard was really two steps back. Fortunately, a beta build from the community may help users get back on their feet.
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    NotAwesome Firefox Add-On Hides History

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 8:57 pm

    NotAwesome is a simple, free Firefox add-on that allows you to selectively hide bookmarks from the incriminating gaze of the AwesomeBar.
  • ICANN goes global, Xerox to offer more services

    Posted October 2, 2009 - 7:41 pm

    Independent business service companies have become a rare breed after Monday's news that Xerox is buying Affiliated Computer Services. Xerox follows Dell and Hewlett-Packard, fellow hardware companies that see revenue in selling machines as well as services. In Internet news, a more diverse management body will run the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), ending the U.S. government's close oversight of the organization. Finally, two of Microsoft's latest software products, Windows 7 and a rudimentary version of its online collaboration applications, are reviewed.
  • What Google needs to do to keep us riding the Wave

    Posted October 2, 2009 - 8:21 am

    Google Wave invites are going out, but the Wave-enabled population is too sparse to really make the service useful yet. So what can Google do to maintain the high level of interest it's now enjoying?
  • Cloudera intros Hadoop management tools

    Posted October 2, 2009 - 7:41 am

    Startup Cloudera is introducing a set of applications on Friday for working with Hadoop, the open-source framework for large-scale data processing and analysis.
  • IBM aims at Google, Microsoft with new Webmail

    Posted October 2, 2009 - 12:10 am

    IBM has launched LotusLive iNotes, an on-demand e-mail, calendaring and contact management system meant to compete with the likes of Gmail and Microsoft Exchange.
  • C4 notes: Developers cool towards iPhone projects

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    If you looked around the room at the C4 conference this past weekend, you'd certainly see no lack of iPhones--it seemed like every attendee had at least one. But just because the indie developer crew were all packing Apple's handset for personal use doesn't mean that their professional opinions were quite as enthusiastic.
  • Microsoft looks to move SourceSafe users to newer technology

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 1:55 pm

    Microsoft will offer a special installation option for Team Foundation Server ALM platform as it winds down Visual SourceSafe support.
  • Apple's Placebase acquisition a shot across Google's bow

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 12:09 pm

    Despite strained relationships between Apple and ex-BFF Google, the Web giant's presence has continued to be felt, thanks to built-in iPhone services like YouTube and Google Maps. However, as Computerworld's Seth Weintraub has pieced together, the latter may under threat from one of Apple's strategic acquisitions.
  • Geek Alert: Process Hacker Tweaks Your PC For Free

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    Process Hacker is an astoundingly useful and full-featured tool for monitoring and, yes, hacking ongoing processes on your PC. There is an astonishing amount of functionality crammed into a clean, well-designed, interface. And it's free.

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