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  • Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Google Glass-wearing, iPhone-toting techies who can't be bothered to look at their smartphones for texts can instead peer into a different screen out of the corner of their eye.
  • Protect your privacy while you browse

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    It once sounded like paranoia; now it's more like common sense. Steve asked for safe and secure ways to access the Internet without being tracked by crooks, corporations, and governments.
  • Scale title bars and menu in Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    Here's how you can change the scale of the menu and title bars in Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Enable local menus in Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    Here's how you can enable local menus for application windows in Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Show your username on the panel in Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Here's how you can show your username on the panel in Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Enable recursive search for Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    Here's how you can enable recursive search for Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04.
  • How to prevent Windows 8.1's desktop taskbar from showing in Metro apps

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    The tiny tweaks in the update pushed to Windows 8.1 users last week transformed Microsoft's Modern UI-tinged future into a truly PC-friendly operating system for the very first time, but as welcome as the changes were, they didn't sit well with everyone.
  • Disable overlay scroll bars in Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    Overlay scroll bars can be very annoying to some Ubuntu 14.04 users. Here's how you can easily turn them off.
  • 12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:31 pm

    The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.
  • Open source pitfalls -- and how to avoid them

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    It's hard to imagine a company these days that isn't using open source software somewhere, whether it's Linux running a company's print and web servers, the Firefox browser on user desktops, or the Android operating system on mobile devices.
  • Gaming exclusivity wars hit mobile app stores

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    There's a battle brewing over winning the exclusive rights to popular video games. But to hear The Wall Street Journal tell it, this time the battle isn't happening on traditional consoles with games like the Xbox-exclusive Titanfall, but on mobile devices.
  • 5 ways to get open source software support

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 9:21 am

    Support for open source software is 'unbundled' from the software itself. That actually makes it much easier to get the right level of support at the right price.
  • Hundreds of medical professionals targeted in multi-state tax scam

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 8:40 am

    Medical professionals in ten states have become victims of identity theft, after someone used their personal information, including Social Security Number, to file fraudulent tax returns.
  • Google’s smart contact lenses could aid the visually impaired

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 6:00 am

    In today's accessible technology roundup: Google wants to embed cameras in contact lenses, Apple gets a patent for a new GUI for touch devices to improve accessibility and a hacker develops a virtual cane for the blind
  • Fire at Samsung facility affects website, media portal

    Posted April 21, 2014 - 5:17 am

    A fire at a Samsung facility in South Korea on Sunday resulted in a temporary outage that shut down its website and caused the company's Smart TV products to report error messages.
  • Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 5:07 pm

    Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications
  • Experts: Avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.
  • Mac Pro shipping delays won't sink Apple profits

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Even four months after the Mac Pro's initial release, Apple appears to be having problems making enough of the high-end cylindrical desktop computer. The company's store currently shows shipping times of 4-5 weeks for all Mac Pro models, even the stock versions without additional customizations.
  • How to start receiving personalized alerts on Bing

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    Microsoft recently rolled out a new feature for Bing designed to make the search engine more personal by delivering useful updates to the Bing homepage based on your interests. You can get updates for news, weather, and traffic so you'll know what to expect on your commute as well as what Mother Nature has in store for the day.
  • Disable online searches from Ubuntu 14.04 Dash

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Here's how you can use a script to disable online searches in the Ubuntu 14.04 Dash.
  • Enable one-click minimize feature in Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 11:52 am

    Here's how you can enable the one-click to minimize feature in Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Install tweak tools in Ubuntu 14.04

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 11:39 am

    Here's how you can add GNOME Tweak Tool and Unity Tweak Tool to Ubuntu 14.04. These tools will let you customize Ubuntu 14.04.
  • Add applications to panel, desktops or favorites in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 11:12 am

    Here's how you can quickly add applications to the panel, desktop or favorites in Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon.
  • When it comes to Heartbleed, you can’t be too careful [CARTOON]

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 6:20 am

    Sure, you’ve changed a bunch of passwords, but are you doing all you can to protect yourself?
  • Question

    How to stop Firefox update message on each start?

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 6:17 am

    Lately, every time I start Firefox I get a message that says “you’ve been updated to the latest version of Firefox.” I know that Firefox updates automatically on a frequent basis, but not this frequently. If I started it 5 times in an hour I would get 5 update messages. This isn’t that big of a deal, but it is a little annoying.
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