Articles By Katherine Noyes

A fresh update for LibreOffice

Just a month after the release of LibreOffice 3.5, the Document Foundation on Thursday announced an update to the software that's designed to increase the stability and security of the free office productivity

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 helps ensure privacy

Say the word "privacy," and most of us think of online privacy--along with the never-ending battle against spyware, tracking, and other opponents of the cause. What many people don't realize, however, is that

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Run Windows Software on Linux with Wine 1.4

As free and open source software continues to become more powerful and more prevalent, there's less and less need to choose anything else. It's not at all surprising, for example, to see the

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Fully hackable tablet and smartphone ideal for developers

 “Open source” is a term most often applied to software, and it's become increasingly common in both the business and consumer worlds. What some may not realize, however, is that hardware can be

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Five reasons SMBs should give Joomla a chance

There are numerous Web content management systems available out there to serve the needs of companies large and small, including numerous free and open source options. One that's figured prominently in the news

Published on: September 19th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

LinkedIn data sheds light on what makes an entrepreneur

Ask 10 people what it takes to be an entrepreneur and you'll probably get 10 different answers. Ask LinkedIn, on the other hand, and you'll get a pretty detailed picture complete with schools

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Free browser toolbar helps improve your Web site’s SEO

Part art and part science, search engine optimization is not for the faint of heart, what with its ever-changing rules and potential for spectacular disasters. The stories of JCPenney and DecorMyEyes, in particular, have recently provided a vivid

Published on: May 30th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Try out these 7 free security tools for Linux

One of the big advantages of using Linux is that its security tends to be so much better than that of the competing alternatives. That's due in large part to the way Linux

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Tablets are just a passing fancy

At this week's CTIA Wireless 2011 conference in Orlando, tablets have taken centre stage. Not only have multiple new devices been announced, but predictions have been made that tablets will ultimately replace laptops

Published on: March 25th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

10 tasty new features of Firefox 4

Mozilla's Firefox 4 is now officially expected to debut on Tuesday March 22, following hard on the heels of Google's Chrome 10 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9. With so many new browser releases

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Low-cost alternatives to PowerPoint

  PowerPoint has long set the standard in presentation software, ubiquitous as it is through Microsoft's Office productivity suite. Numerous alternatives have emerged in recent years, however, many of them priced far below

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Make LinkedIn your company’s best friend in 4 easy steps

Visitors to Websites tailored more toward business professionals than consumers are increasingly choosing to log in using their existing LinkedIn identities, said social tool provider Gigya.In fact, whereas only three per cent of

Published on: February 11th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Solar powered tech charger unveiled at CES

Portable solar power systems maker Goal Zero unveiled at CES on Wednesday a compact and lightweight system that uses solar energy to charge mobile devices.The new Guide 10 Adventure Kit is built to

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

10 perfect tech gifts for ‘open source’ nerds

It may be better to give than it is to receive, but that doesn't mean geeks the world over don't have virtual sugarplums dancing through their heads. Of course, if it's a Linux

Published on: December 20th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

How Google’s latest change affects your business Web site

Google's rapid response to a New York Times story last week about unscrupulous e-commerce company DecorMyEyes has garnered significant attention over the past few days. That's not just for the shocking nature of

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Katherine Noyes