Experts share 5 tips to survive a cloud outage

"Everything fails, all the time," so says Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels. Amazon Web Services itself experienced a much publicized four-day service disruption last April, another outage in August and it had plenty of

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Brandon Butler

Adobe’s Creative Cloud brings the cloud to creatives

Alongside the launch Monday of its Creative Suite 6, Adobe also unveiled a new cloud-based subscription service called Creative Cloud.The new service does not only involve purchasing software, but also enables users to

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Overhauled Photoshop leads Creative Suite 6 launch

With the launch of Creative Suite 6 (CS6), Adobe has realigned, tightened, and refocused its collection of software and targeted bundles into four disciplined groups. With Photoshop CS6 at the helm, CS6 reflects

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Jackie Dove

Three ways to use Evernote for work

If you are familiar with Evernote, you know that it's an app and Web service that lets you save and organize notes, PDFs, images, and all kinds of other random bits of data.

Published on: March 21st, 2012 David Spark

Linux 3.3 integrates Android code

Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel, now available after a short delay, includes kernel code from Android as well as an upgrade of networking features and support for an additional processing architecture.The latest

Published on: March 19th, 2012

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

10 tips for mastering Microsoft Word’s spell check feature

You use Microsoft Word's spelling checker every day, and probably just as often encounter some of the tool's puzzling behavior. Do you know how to get rid of a word that you mistakenly

Published on: March 14th, 2012 Helen Bradley

How to get more desktop space using OS X Lion

Spaces is a feature in OS X Lion that allows you to have multiple desktops, which can be handy when you're working in more than one application and in different documents. Spaces is

Published on: March 2nd, 2012 Roman Loyola

Browser bible: How to choose the right software for Web surfing

Everyone needs a Web browser, but with so many different ones available, deciding which one is best for you can be hard. Are you looking for something blazing fast? Or is strong security

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Megan Guess

10 must-have iPad apps for the office road warrior

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

5 reasons why you should host your own e-mail

E-mail is still an important means of communication in business. In recent years, an increasing number of businesses are outsourcing their e-mail to web-based services like Google Apps for Business. In a tight

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Joseph Fieber

Google Chrome 17 release gets auto-page rendering

You're familiar with autocomplete. Now get ready for auto-page rendering.The latest version of Google's Chrome browser, known as Chrome 17, can now determine which sites you're likely to visit when you start typing

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Brad Reed

Mozilla Firefox 9 launched with faster JavaScript

Mozilla on Tuesday shipped Firefox 9, claiming that the new browser processes JavaScript up to 36 per cent faster than its predecessor.The company also patched six Firefox vulnerabilities, and released a security update

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Tablets of 2012: faster, thinner, higher-resolution

What will tablets look like in the coming year? Tablets are out of their infancy and moving into adolescence--which means that we can expect big changes ahead as tablets' design and components improve.Tablet

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson