Articles By IDG News Service

Amazon taking cut from sale of public domain e-books

Amazon's self-publishing platform has the Internet's largest bookseller in hot water again. This time it's for taking free books from Project Gutenberg and collecting cash for them at the online store for its

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 IDG News Service

E-book piracy different from music, movies

By Keir Thomas While browsing a social news site the other day, I came across a link to an e-book search engine. Sadly, alongside the many free e-books available, such as those from

Published on: December 1st, 2010 IDG News Service

App Store for Web browsers coming soon

By Katherine Noyes Along with its audited financial statements indicating a revenue increase of 34 percent last year, Mozilla late last week also published a "State of Mozilla" report providing a glimpse at

Published on: November 30th, 2010 IDG News Service

The Golden Gobblers Awards

By Robert X. Cringely (InfoWorld (US) Think of it as an appetizer before the big meal on Thursday. For the fourth year, I'm trotting out my nominations for the biggest turkeys of tech.

Published on: November 26th, 2010 IDG News Service

The Top 10 Top Ten list

 By Armando Rodriguez Hello true believers (beliebers?), and welcome to another installment of Viral Views. Today we are celebrating our tenth week of bringing you the best of the Web with our Top

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 IDG News Service

5 fabulous free downloads and services for small businesses

By Keir Thomas These are frugal times for business, and an organization starting out might have very little money to spend on IT. Even if you're part of an established business, you're probably

Published on: November 15th, 2010 IDG News Service

6 things we hate about Google

By Keir Thomas I'm starting to get the feeling that Google's Websites are over-engineered--so much so that I'm feeling nostalgia for the days of simple search when you just typed what you're looking

Published on: November 12th, 2010 IDG News Service

Free Linux tool determines open source compliance

There are many ways that vendors of proprietary products try to scare business customers away from open source software, and one of the more commonly heard examples involves vague fears about compliance with

Published on: November 9th, 2010 IDG News Service

The Dell tolls for RIM in bad year for BlackBerry

By Brennon Slattery Dell dumped RIM's BlackBerry as its business smartphone and announced that it would be supplying 25,000 of its employees with the Windows 7-powered Dell Venue Pro. The move is yet

Published on: November 8th, 2010 IDG News Service

How to ask for help from the Mac IT guy

By John Welch Macworld’s core mission is pretty simple: To help Mac users. One of the most obvious ways we do that is by answering questions: “How do I….?” “This should be

Published on: November 4th, 2010 IDG News Service

Windows Phone 7 will locate your lost cell, kill it

Download our latest podcast here.Bing for Android coming soon Microsoft will release its first full-featured Bing search client for Android in the next six weeks, matching the search capabilities that Microsoft offers for

Published on: July 14th, 2010 IDG News Service


Download our latest podcast here.U.S. 'Perfect Citizen' program defends against hackers The U.S. National Security Agency confirmed the existence of a controversial program aimed at protecting the country's critical infrastructure Thursday, but disputed

Published on: July 12th, 2010 IDG News Service

Broadband Internet at 30,000 feet

Download our latest podcast here.EMC buys datawarehousing firm EMC plans to acquire Greenplum for an undisclosed sum and form a new division around the privately held company's data warehousing technology. Greenplum sells software

Published on: July 7th, 2010 IDG News Service

Google sees YouTube hacked, China operations at risk

Download our latest podcast here.YouTube hacked Malicious hackers attacked Google's YouTube on Sunday, exploiting a cross-site scripting vulnerability on the ultra-popular video sharing site, hitting primarily sections where users post comments. The attack

Published on: July 5th, 2010 IDG News Service

SAP poised to release cloud app, Apple sells 1.7 m iPhone 4s in three days

Download our latest podcast here.SAP is segmenting its emerging cloud-computing strategy across multiple development platforms, including one code-named "River," which will support lightweight extensions to its on-premises ERP software. The first River-based application,

Published on: June 30th, 2010 IDG News Service