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  • Will 2010 be the Year of Spam?

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 2:10 pm

  • Control the User Account Control

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 2:10 pm

  • Big News Coming from Major IT Players This Week

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    High-tech goes all Hollywood this week, and the A-list tech stars are making big news: Apple, Oracle, Sun and SAP.
  • IT's 'New Normal'

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    New applications and solutions lead IT into the 21st century's 2nd decade.
  • Study: CISOs Keep Breach Costs Lower

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 11:40 am

    The latest "Cost of a Data Breach" survey from the Ponemon Institute finds companies with a CISO are better able to handle loss of sensitive information.
  • Review

    Download Statusbar Smoothes Firefox Downloads

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 11:10 am

    The Download Statusbar add-on for Firefox (free/donationware) offers a less intrusive, more streamlined way to keep track of your downloads than the standard downloads window.
  • Netezza launches Skimmer data appliance, teases two more

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Netezza Inc. on Monday launched the follow-up to its TwinFin data warehousing appliance, a smaller device that shares the surfing-themed name of its big brother.
  • Life after Windows: What happens to tech if Microsoft dies

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Free from the Microsoft hegemony, user and developer utopia should ensue, some argue -- but here's why apocalypse is more likely
  • HP unveils extensive security services package

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 5:10 am

    HP Monday announced an extensive security-services portfolio that includes more than 90 basic offerings for application, identity and access management security to business continuity, cloud computing and managed services aimed at businesses and government.
  • Lotus bets the house on open collaboration plan

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 5:10 am

    IBM/Lotus has introduced Project Vulcan, no less than an outline for the future of its collaboration business. Can it become a hit and circle the bases at the expense of competitors such as Microsoft, Google and Cisco?
  • The IE Fix is in

    Posted January 24, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    First, the good news, Microsoft's fixed the IE bug used to attack Google. The bad news: the bug had been known for months.
  • Mozilla revs up Firefox 3.6 speed by 15%

    Posted January 23, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Mozilla's new Firefox 3.6 is about 15% faster than its predecessor, Firefox 3.5, but still is a slowpoke compared to the current speed demons, Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome, benchmark tests show.
  • Raise Your Windows IQ: Save and Retrieve Attachments

    Posted January 23, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    So far this week you've learned Windows basics like the difference between files and folders, when to single-click or double-click, and the best power settings for your laptop.
  • Review

    PartyDJ Broadcasts Your Playlist Online

    Posted January 23, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Radio disc jockeys once were kings. They will be again, and we'll all be royalty if PartyDJ ($30 for non-commercial version, $50 for commercial; 15-day free trial for both) has anything to say about it. I've reviewed a couple of organizers and playlist generators that stream music, but PartyDJ is the first that didn't require tech-savvy mucking about with Icecast or other tools to broadcast music across the Internet.
  • Review

    Firefox 3.6 adds speed, Personas-is it enough?

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    The just-released final version of Firefox 3.6 is a moderate improvement over previous versions -- it's faster and introduces a nifty new feature or two. But at heart, it's the same browser that has steadily gained market share against Internet Explorer for years.
  • EU says OK to Oracle-Sun, Rambus-Samsung deal

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The European Union gave the green light to Oracle's plan to buy Sun Microsystems. We expect one of next week's top story entries will be about Oracle's plans for Sun. Otherwise this week, Rambus and Samsung settled a legal dispute and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that her department will unveil initiatives to fight Internet censorship, which provoked ire from China. And, of course, there were more rumor rumblings and reports based on anonymous sources regarding Apple's tablet, which could well take top billing in next week's IT news.
  • Infor looks to raise profile with personnel, strategy moves

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Although Infor is one of the largest ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendors in the world after SAP and Oracle, you might never know it from scanning the tech headlines.
  • Agile software development is now mainstream

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    A new Forrester report finds widespread use of the iterative software development processes
  • Italian justice system battles technophobes

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Despite efforts by the Italian government to move legal records to electronic systems, including a decree that civil-case communications must use the Justice Ministry's secure e-mail system, tradition-bound jurists and a lack of funding is slowing down progress.
  • RealPlayer fix addresses 11 security bugs

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    US-CERT is advising users to upgrade their RealPlayer software after the company patched 11 security bugs.
  • Simplify File Organization With Windows 7 Libraries

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    One of the most useful new features in Windows 7 is Libraries, a simple yet powerful tool for streamlining the management of all the files on your PC. It's useful when organizing local data, and even more powerful when used to organize data across a network.
  • Windows 7 Hack: Playing with 'GodMode'

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Have you ever wondered what else lies under the hood of that new Windows 7 laptop you got recently? The clever folks at CNET have found a simple hack that will grant access to all of those options in one easy-to-set-up shortcut.
  • TOR issues updated software after server breach

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    The TOR Project is advising users to upgrade to a new version of the software following a hack that compromised three of its servers.
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