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Tech jobs that cloud computing will create

by Bernard Golden I was interested in this week's ZDNet piece, Cloud computing's real creative destruction may be the IT workforce. The piece discusses a presentation at last week's Gartner Symposium that posited

Published on: October 27th, 2011 IDG News Service

A gamer remembers Steve Jobs: My favourite Apple machine

by Jason Wilson   By 1987, I was a dedicated gamer. Several consoles littered the Wilson home, along with some old computers (a Tandy, an Apple II, and some nameless IBM compatible). I

Published on: October 5th, 2011 IDG News Service

Hacker makes iOS look like OS X Lion

by Elizabeth Fish Do you happen to be one of those people that really love Mac OS X Lion? Or perhaps, on the other end of the spectrum, you feel Lion's a bit

Published on: September 22nd, 2011 IDG News Service

Should your business buy a .XXX domain?

By Tony Bradley ICANN has begun accepting registrations on a limited basis for XXX domains. If you are in the adult entertainment business, or your site is related to adult endeavors, then buying

Published on: September 8th, 2011 IDG News Service

Bigger not always better when it comes to smartphone screens

By Mikael Ricknäs   Product launches at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin are giving consumers an unprecedented choice of screen sizes. But analysts are questioning whether consumers can learn to love

Published on: September 5th, 2011 IDG News Service

Privacy concerns with Google +

 By Tony Bradley   Back on Day 15 I examined Google+ privacy and found a couple things that seemed to be suspicious or give me some reason for concern. I spoke with someone

Published on: September 1st, 2011 IDG News Service

Lenovo ThinkPad: four reasons it’s the right tablet for business

By Tony Bradley Tablet headlines have been dominated for the past week by the sudden demise of the TouchPad, and the subsequent fire sale by HP to clear out inventory. But, just because

Published on: August 24th, 2011 IDG News Service

iPhone 5 coming October 7, reports say

By Daniel Ionescu More reports suggest the iPhone 5 will launch in October, with preorders beginning September 30. In Canada, there are reports that the much awaited smartphone will launch in Canada through

Published on: August 18th, 2011 IDG News Service

3 tips to revitalize Anonymous

By Robert McMillan Has the Anonymous movement reached a midlife crisis?   There's no question that the loosely confederated collective has gained members and attention over the past year, for computer attacks on

Published on: August 8th, 2011 IDG News Service

Fix a cranky PC with HWMonitor

By Jim Norris Why is that puny game crashing your power rig? Which component is getting pushed over the edge? Is it your watt-thirsty video card? The overclocked CPU? The interleaved banks of

Published on: August 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

Google+ the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of social networks

By Edward N. Albro When Google+ first launched, most people saw it, correctly, as a competitor to Facebook. But as you try Google's social network, you realize that it has a lot in

Published on: July 27th, 2011 IDG News Service

Reduce automatic notifications to improve productivity

By Robert Strohmeyer To a busy person, a little chime signaling the arrival of new mail amounts to nothing more than a statement of the obvious. Of course you have new mail. You

Published on: July 26th, 2011 IDG News Service

A Mac pro’s 5 minute Lion configuration

By Christopher Breen Reader David Mitchell delves into the personal with this question about Lion. He writes: I'm planning to buy Lion and was curious about what pros like you do when you

Published on: July 20th, 2011 IDG News Service

Tech is a man’s man’s man’s man’s world…or is it?

By Linda Forrest Reading our recent post about the role formal education plays in entrepreneurship, I was reminded of an article I read a few months ago about the "real reason women quit engineering."

Published on: July 7th, 2011 IDG News Service

What an IP coordinator should know

By David French In a previous blog posting, we talked about the importance of having an IP coordinator on the team and how this role fits into an organization. We identified the role of

Published on: July 4th, 2011 IDG News Service