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  • See which processes are using the Internet

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:32 pm

    If you've ever wondered about which programs are using your Internet connection at any point in time, here's one way to find out using Terminal.
  • IBM plans big hardware upgrade next year

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:30 pm

    IBM executives outlined the company's plans to unveil new hardware systems next year in discussions after announcing third quarter financial results.
  • Blogging. Lifestreaming. What's next: Lifelogging!

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:26 pm

    Smile when you talk to research legend Gordon Bell. You're on candid camera.
  • In-App Feature Could Keep More Apps on iPhone

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:22 pm

    While Apple's new in-app purchase feature for iPhones is being widely touted as an antipiracy measure, Apple's more overarching motive seems to be that of keeping the iPhone at the development forefront for the coolest new apps for mobile users.
  • Hosted call center app turns to Salesforce Service Cloud

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:17 pm

    You can thank Moore's Law and competition for the long-standing pattern of many expensive IT technologies coming down in price over time to the point where SMBs can afford them. Software-as-a-service and cloud computing have accelerated this trend, to the point where even sophisticated hosted call-center systems are now available for a fraction of the price that installed systems cost.
  • Keep A Finger on Your PC's Pulse With Free Perfgraph

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:15 pm

    If you're the kind of person who likes to constantly monitor your hardware's performance, you'd do well to give the free Perfgraph a try. This simple tool runs in the taskbar, and monitors many different types of hardware performance, including CPU utilization, memory usage, CPU temperature, and more.
  • Windows 7 Migration: Four Planning Tips

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:02 pm

    As you plan for your enterprise Windows 7 deployment, you can also clean house and improve efficiency. Here's a look at four key areas to consider.
  • Developer sells iPhone apps, gets out of App Store business

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    Second Gear's FitnessTrack and Emergency Information iPhone apps are dead...long live BitBQ's FitnessTrack and Emergency Information! Yes, Second Gear developer Justin Williams has sold his two apps to BitBQ's Patrick Burleson.
  • Microsoft, Sidekick, and other high-tech disasters

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:48 pm

    The Sidekick soap opera continues today, with the report that maybe Microsoft didn't lose all of the Sidekick subscribers' personal data after all. That's good news, naturally. But we're still waiting to hear the official account of what exactly went wrong at Danger Inc.
  • Microsoft Gets Set to Spin Windows 7

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:42 pm

    With the countdown now on for the official shipment of Windows 7 next Thursday, Microsoft and friends have been cranking up the proverbial hype machine, but not without a few clinks and clanks along the way.
  • Windows 7? Don't Upgrade, Buy A New PC

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Yes, you can upgrade from XP to Windows 7, but is it really worth it?
  • Windows 7 to go: New portables for the new OS

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:30 pm

    Exciting, innovative notebooks and netbooks are being built around Windows 7. Here's a preview.
  • 38 Oracle security patches coming next week

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    After a record-setting week of Microsoft and Adobe security patches, Oracle is gearing up for a major update of its own next week.
  • Top 10: Sidekick data loss, Cisco buying spree

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 5:18 pm

    There was a little bit of everything this week -- Sidekick users got a nasty surprise, Cisco made another acquisition, Oracle had its big user conference while questions lingered regarding the effect its plan to buy Sun will have, Biz Stone insisted he doesn't want to sell Twitter, and the world prepared for the launch of Windows 7 next week even as administrators grumbled their way through a monster patch Tuesday.
  • Review

    iPhone Halloween apps

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 5:03 pm

    Perhaps one of the scarier things you can imagine as October 31 nears is an iPhone (or iPod touch) devoid of spooky, Halloween-themed apps. Fortunately, we've braved the fearsome corners of the App Store to identify which apps will help you celebrate All Hallow's Eve, and which are just scarily lame.
  • Wall Street Beat: IT vendors see return to growth

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 3:50 pm

    With quarterly IT sales results pouring in, vendors including IBM, Google, Advanced Micro Devices and Intel appear more confident than ever that the global recession's depressing effects on the tech market are lifting.
  • iPhone apps enable 'supercomputer-class' image rendering

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 11:00 am

    University of Utah researchers and programmers are creating an iPhone application that will let users edit massive image files containing hundreds of gigabytes of data. When you get bored with that, you can use another of their recently released applications to virtually dissect a real human corpse.
  • Tata revenue down, profits up in tight market

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:50 am

    India's largest outsourcer, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), reported on Friday a fall in revenue, but growth in profit, in U.S. dollar terms for the quarter ended Sept. 30, indicating that the outsourcing market is still difficult.
  • Get More and Better Google Search Results with SearchTabs

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:49 am

    Google may be tops when it comes to search results, but there's room for improvement. For example, why must you settle for a single page of hits? Wouldn't it make sense to divvy search results into tabs so you can more easily find a desirable link?
  • 13 Productivity-boosting Outlook utilities

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 8:45 am

    Efficiently enter information into your Contact database and Calendar with Anagram. Plus utilities for updating your Facebook status, managing your Tweets, and detaching files with ease.
  • Microsoft Sidekick Debacle & the Cloud: Lessons Learned

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 9:37 pm

    This week's cloud tempest is the very visible breakdown of Microsoft's Danger storage service for the T-Mobile Sidekick phone.
  • Survey: Nine out of 10 of corporate PCs can run Windows 7

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 8:31 pm

    Of every 100 North American corporate PCs, 88 are powerful enough to run Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 7 operating system, which is much higher than the 50% of PCs with the minimum specifications to run Windows Vista at its launch three years ago, according to a survey released Thursday.
  • Get Started With Windows 7 XP Mode

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 8:25 pm

    With the release of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate editions, Microsoft is including a little gift called XP Mode. Here's a quick guide to getting up and running with XP Mode.
  • Phishing attacks with Zeus Trojan targeting Outlook Webmail shops

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 8:22 pm

    Targeted phishing attacks aimed at getting Outlook Web Access users within enterprise organizations to download a Trojan designed to steal financial and account information is spreading fast.
  • IE, GDI flaws good place for IT to start Patch Tuesday cleanup, experts say

    Posted October 15, 2009 - 2:15 pm

    With 13 patches released on Patch Tuesday, IT administrators have a daunting task of just deciding where to get started. Experts advise that the best place is where the most damage can happen, and where it can happen fast.
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