How to avoid falling into the Twitter security black hole

Seeing areas of black on Don't even run your mouse over it, never mind clicking on it, it's a nasty security hole waiting for you to fall into it.


Shuttleworth answers Ubuntu Linux's critics

Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Linux's founder, maintains that he and Ubuntu are doing right by the Linux community and the even larger open-source community.


Google Chrome OS is for Netbooks, Android for Smartphones & Tablets

Puzzled by what Google has planned for its two operating systems? Here's what's what.


Digg, Dug, Done

I didn't like the Digg beta. But, then, I thought, "It's a beta, they're often rotten." So I waited for the new version, Digg 4 to be released. I didn't like that either. But then I thought, "Well, I'm just not used to it. I'll wait...


Is Over-the-Air TV Dying?

Even though the new Apple TV isn't that great, Internet TV is really gaining ground in a hurry.


Nothing new in the new Apple TV

I like owning videos. I like knowing I can watch and compare the classic Maltese Falcon and first version from 1931 whenever I want. Or, on the lighter side, that I can watch Dr. Who episodes from anywhere in time and space at my...


What does Paul Allen think he's doing!?

I don't know, but I do know that it's going to make a mess of the technology business and all of us will pay for it.


Upgrading to Windows 7 isn't Cheap

A recent Gartner report showed what many of us already knew: Moving to Windows 7 from XP is expensive.


The Five Winners of Oracle suing Google

In the long run, who knows? But, in the short run, there are some clear winners.


Is Oracle going after Google because Ellison is buddies with Jobs?

At first, I thought this was just a silly rumor. But, after having several C-level executives tell me this theory, I began to seriously consider it.


The Corporation has gone Open Source

While Microsoft and friends are doing their best to hide Linux and open-source software from the public, businesses have been adopting Linux and open-source faster than ever. That's not the opinion of FOSS (free and open-source...


Naked Pictures!

The government has assured us that the images made from "Digital Strip Search"" imaging technologies like millimeter wave and backscatter imaging wouldn't be saved. They lied. It turns out the U.S. Marshals Service saved more than...


Going to IPv6 isn't going to be easy

Recently, I've been writing a lot about IPv6, the next generation of the Internet Protocol that makes the Internet and most home and business networks go. Now, like it or lump it, we, starting with our businesses and mobile devices...


Of course Android can be hacked, so what else is new?

Where do people get this stupid idea that something, anything, is unhackable? They surely don't get it from anyone who's ever worked with security. We know anything can be hacked. Take, for example, this silly story entitled...


The first million seller e-book is....

I knew e-books would be big. What I didn't know would be that they would get so big, so fast. On July 28th, Amazon announced that Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has become the first e-book to sell a million copies....


Calm down! Dell is not throwing Ubuntu Linux out!

People seem to love bad news. This last weekend, the 'bad' news was that Dell has stopped offering Ubuntu Linux pre-installed on laptops and netbooks. There was only one problem with the story: It's not true.While Canonical, the...


Hack the government

Code for America has a rather novel notion. It is that the U.S. would be a far, far better place if we stopped complaining about local government and started hacking it No, no, they don't mean hacking it open. Well, actually, they do...


Are the days of books numbered?

Amazon has just announced that in the last quarter it sold 143 Kindle e-books for every 100 hardcover books it sold. Actually, that's just the tip of the e-book iceberg. You see, Amazon also announced that in the last four weeks, it...


The RIAA wants your Fear more than your Money

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) claims it's the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. No, it's not. It's designed to support a broken, old...


Windows 7 SP 1: You Don't Need to Wait

If your business is like many, you've been waiting for Windows 7 SP1 before even thinking about moving from Windows XP to Windows 7. But with Windows 7, you haven't really needed to do that. Out of the box, Windows 7 was ready to...


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