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March 23, 2009

Hands On With Windows Server 2008 R2: DirectAccess

Microsoft's DirectAccess, new to Windows Server 2008 R2, promises an always-on connectivity infrastructure -- but it requires IPv6, or a workaround, and Windows 7.

Review: 6 Web-based Image Editors Help You Fix Your Photos

Web-based image editors are now challenging desktop software. Here is a look at the most popular online image-editing apps.

15 Free Downloads to Pep Up Your Old PC

Can't afford a new PC? These free tools for Windows will help breathe new life into your old machine.

How to Stay Up in a Down Economy

Laid off or overworked, IT pros still need to mind their emotional health. Here are six ways to keep your outlook bright in dark times.

Review: Twendz Rates the Latest Twitter Trends

Want to know whether people are happy about the latest Next Big Thing? Check it out in Twendz.

March 16, 2009

Mac Management for Windows IT Folks

Supporting and managing Macs in a predominantly non-Mac environment is a challenge, particularly if you're new to the platform. Here are some tips and tools to make your Mac-Windows integration as smooth as possible.

What's Behind the Rash of University Data Breaches?

Several factors are contributing, says privacy expert Jay Cline.

5 Universal Docking Stations Make Quick Connections

Review: Don't have a dedicated docking station for your laptop? These universal docks work with an array of notebooks, connecting to your network, monitor and other peripherals with a single USB cable.

Aboard the Navy's High-Tech Pioneer, the USS Freedom

The skeleton IT staff on this brand-new high-tech ship maintains networks with more than 9,000 components, all tied together by more than 100 miles of electrical and fiber-optic cables. Take a video tour of the Navy's most technology-enhanced ship.

Living Free With Linux: Round 2

Linux installation issues bedeviled Preston Gralla's first foray into the OS. After getting lots of advice on how to solve his problems, he reports on the results.

March 9, 2009

Cloud Computing: Don't Get Caught Without an Exit Strategy

For all its popularity, cloud computing is fraught with fears of vendor lock-in. We assess the risk and look at mitigation strategies.

iPhone Apps That Foretell the Future

Software that pushes the envelope gives us a hint about the future of smartphone software. We gaze into our crystal ball and pick out some winners.

6 Timesaving Tips for Word 2007

These tips will help you get the most out of Word 2007, from editing right in Print Preview to highlighting all appearances of a word or phrase in your document.

Apple's Safari 4 Browser Beta is Innovative, Fast, Fun

Review: Apple's new browser, the Safari 4 public beta, will wow users with useful new features, slick interface tweaks, speedy page rendering and smart development decisions based on how people actually surf the Web.

March 2, 2009

H-1B Employers

See a list of top users of H-1B visas last year, plus a searchable database of all companies that received H-1B approvals in 2008.

When Good Browsers Go Bad -- And They All Do

Even now, Web pages break all too often. The culprits range from Web sites that haven't been updated, to developers who just don't want to change the way they do things. Browser vendors still interpret some standards differently and don't fully implement all of the features in others. And that's just the short list.

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for That Tech Job

Among other advice: Be specific about your skill set, but don't list technologies that were popular 15 years ago unless they relate to the job you're applying for.

3G Netbooks: Are They the Cell Phones of the Future?

You can get a netbook for $99 if you buy a two-year subscription to AT&T's 3G service. Is it worth it? Brian Nadel looks at three different options.

Becoming an IT Consultant: Do's, Don'ts and Disasters to Avoid

Thinking of striking out on your own? Ex-CIOs who have made the jump share their hard-won advice.

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