Apple loses its shine as greed tarnishes legacy

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently requested his bonus compensation be tied to the rise or fall of Apple’s stock price and its position on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.  In demonstrating anything

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Marylka Empey

Customer suggestion led to Verelo’s last-minute acquisition

After announcing it would scrub its Web site monitoring business at the end of last year, Toronto-based Verelo Inc. has been acquired by Manchester, N.H.-based Dyn.Dyn, which also offers Web infrastructure services in

Published on: January 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The quest to quantify a startup’s likelihood to succeed

The odds of a tech startup surviving aren't just bad. They're terrible. About 75 per cent of all startups backed by venture capitalists fail toeven return investors' capital, according to research out of

Published on: November 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Choosing the right analytics software for your business

As mountains of customer data and increasing competition continue to overwhelm small and medium businesses, many will find themselves making key decisions on little more than gut reactions – potentially putting their business

Published on: June 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Battle bloatware with free SlimWare utility

The bloatware battle has reached the cloud. A new PC utility announced on Tuesday collects information from other users over the Web to help make computers run faster and free up disk space.The

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Agam Shah

5 fantastic new or updated Apple Safari 5 features

Although it wasn't mentioned during Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address Monday at WWDC, Apple launched an updated version of its Safari Web browser for Mac OS X 10.5.8 and 10.6.2 or higher,

Published on: June 15th, 2010 Ryan Faas

Formerly unemployed workers face performance-draining anxiety

An article in the Wall Street Journal talks about the performance anxiety some people who've been unemployed for a long time experience upon going back to work. Having recently been through the twin

Published on: April 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Essential ingredients of cloud computing

In a largely downbeat year, I couldn't help but delight in Larry Ellison's over-the-top takedown of cloud computing last September. It was classic Larry: In an onstage interview he asks why, exactly, computers

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Eric Knorr

Stylish new HP laptops strike balance between performance and mobility

Palo-Alto-based Hewlett-Packard Co. pulled back the curtain on its new line of computers to be released this Fall, including six mobile personal computers.Timed to match the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system,

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

iPhone 3GS will delight first time buyers and upgraders alike

After standing in line at a store for almost an hour on June 19 -- the lines were shorter this year than they were for previous iPhone releases -- I snagged a 32GB

Published on: June 29th, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

iPhone 3G S is three times faster teardown reveals

The iPhone 3G S' hardware, including a faster microprocessor and a faster graphics processor than those in last year's model, supports Apple's claims that the new device is two to three times faster

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Beware of Frankenstein PCs, Intel tells small firms

Intel Corp. is warning small businesses against putting off spending on new computers in the wake of a recession.In a media Webcast it hosted, the chip-maker said even the smallest of businesses should

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Brian Jackson and Joaquim P. Menezes

Eight ways to self-promote without bragging

Unless you're a narcissist, self-promotion isn't an instinctive behavior. In fact, promoting yourself and your work can feel downright unseemly, like you're whoring yourself. It's no wonder self-promotion feels so unnatural for most

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Fifty fabulous downloads to speed up your PC…most of them free — Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3We kicked off Part 1 of this blockbuster feature by focusing on a range of general PC tune up tools, and went on to talk about

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Preston Gralla