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September 29, 2008

Get a Grip on User Accounts with Role Management

Be prepared to spend a bundle, and make sure whatever you choose has the right mix of features and functions. Here's what to look for.

Elgan: I Want My Mobile Social Address Book

We have the technology. We even have the data. So why are we still using business cards?

How Do Tech Terms Become Legit?

New high-tech words are coined in the blogosphere every day, but they may not show up in the mainstream dictionaries for years -- or not at all.

Predicting Wi-Fi Performance: Can It Be Done?

No matter how much simulation and analysis you do, plan on stepwise, incremental refinements and on buying additional equipment over time, Craig Matthias suggests.

The Wild, Wacky World of Webcams Grows Up -- Kinda

Remember the water cooler webcam? Since then, the technology has improved, and the Web is chock full of cameras targeted at just about anything you can think of, from animals and traffic to weather, construction sites, server rooms and much, much more.

September 22, 2008

With Windows 7, is Microsoft Echoing its Longhorn Mistakes?

Opinion: After Microsoft gave a sneak preview at a technology conference, it looks like Windows 7 is heading down the same road that led to Vista. Jupitermedia's Michael Gartenberg explains.

How to Configure and Deploy the iPhone 3G for Business, Part 2

Getting iPhones to connect and sync with Exchange servers can be tricky. Here's how to make it all work smoothly.

4 New Mini-Laptops -- Which is Smallest, Lightest, Best?

These models, from Sylvania, HP, Acer and Asus, offer portability, low prices and a Linux operating system. How do they compare?

Chrome Secrets: Dig into Google's New Browser

From giving Chrome a new theme to powering it up with bookmarklets, there's a lot you can do to get the most out of the new software.

8 Laptop Bags That Will Speed You through Airport Security

These new TSA-approved, checkpoint-friendly bags mean you don't have to pull your laptop out for show and tell.

September 15, 2008

Intel's New 80GB SSD is Faster than the Best HDD

Review: Intel's new solid-state disk drives for laptops are faster than their fastest hard disk drive counterpart and almost twice as fast as the next best SSD drive we've tested. Remarkably, Intel's new SSD even matches the fastest hard disk drive in write times.

Smartphone Battery Life: 20 Ways to Juice It Up

Battery technology hasn't kept up with smartphones' ever-increasing number of tricks. Try these tips to keep your phone powered up for longer.

Get Leopard and Windows to Play Nice

Whether you're using Macs and PCs on the same network, or running Windows and Leopard on the same system, we have ideas for getting the best cross-platform experience.

HP c3000 BladeSystem Enclosure

Review: It's particularly geared for scenarios where there is a need for multiple servers but where there isn't always a special room for servers with data center-quality power.

Leading By Letting Go

Opinion: People support best what they help build, Al Kuebler says.

September 8, 2008

Review: Google's Chrome

The new browser uses simplicity and some clever new features to bring Web surfing into the 21st century.

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Elgan: When LinkedIn Knows Where You Are

The convergence of social networking and mobility is starting to grow worldwide among teenagers and young adults, and soon the phenomenon will spread to business users for business purposes.

Review: Apricorn 160GB Aegis Mini Hard Drive

Apricon's new Mini external drive lets you tote around 160GB in a shirt pocket with no need for a power brick, but its small size is matched by a large price.

Video Games Poised to Boost Corporate Training

Games can help companies cut costs, meet the needs of younger workers and help fulfill "green IT" requirements, a new Forrester report says.

September 1, 2008

Review: Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Offers Some Nifty New Features

Microsoft's latest beta of Internet Explorer 8 includes better tab management, new services such as Web Slices and Accelerators and an interesting feature some are calling 'porn mode.'

More in our networking & Internet knowledge center 

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Solid-State Disk Lackluster For Laptops, PCs

Using SSDs in laptops and PCs now means getting much less capacity at a much higher price.

More in our storage knowledge center 

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After the Core 2 Duo Chip, What's Next for Apple Laptops?

Opinion: It's expected that Apple will, sometime in the next month or so, unleash updated MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops — maybe even a new MacBook Air. As processors get faster, do they threaten to undermine desktop sales?

More in our hardware knowledge center 

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The Latest in PC Haute Couture

These PCs for the style-conscious were strutted down the runway at the PROJECT Las Vegas trade show for the fashion industry.

More in our mobile & wireless knowledge center 

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Call Out a Phisher, Get Attacked By Malware

If you're the target of a phishing attack, one thing you probably shouldn't do is backtalk, said Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks. Otherwise, you may be the target of a follow-up attack.

More in our security knowledge center 

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Intel Sees Future With Shape-Shifting Robots, Wireless Power

The chip maker's chief technology officer says that human and machine intelligence will be similar by 2050.

More in our hardware knowledge center 

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Shark Bait

Busy as Hell

Leave it to a pair of IT professionals to overanalyze things. What should have been a simple salutation in an online chat became a detailed dissertation that stopped just short of thermodynamics.

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Blog: Novell and Microsoft: Good Together, Except For One Thing

These two companies working together really makes sense, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says. But could we stop with the FUD that Linux users need legal protection already?

More posts from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols 

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Blog: More Evidence That Google's Mojo is Gone

Google has eliminated its policy to provide free dinners to staffers. This is more than a merely cosmetic change — it may represent a turning point in the way Google treats its employees, Preston Gralla says, and its ability to attract new ones.

More posts from Preston Gralla 

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