Project Bluestreak makes collaboration between designers a piece of cake

What if designers, architects, builders and their clients -- continents apart -- could bounce design ideas or images back-and-forth, as though they were chatting or interacting on Facebook? What if updating one another

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Use free Yahoo service to create custom RSS feeds

Last week I began discussing Yahoo Pipes, a service provided by (as you might have guessed) Yahoo. This service is designed to route and transform data taken from one or more online sources

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Mark Gibbs

7 Backup Strategies for Your Data, Multimedia, and System Files

Your hard drive might crash. Thieves might steal your laptop at a cafe. You might realize on Friday that you desperately need the now-departed Wednesday version of an important document that you significantly

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Lincoln Spector

19 free online services – a treat for knowledge workers

Sifting through all of the free sites and services available on the Web, you've probably come up with some favorites, such as instant messaging tools or video streaming sites like Hulu. Those are

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Zack Stern

Four free services to create an incredible Web site

Sometimes I like to reminisce about the good old days of amateur Web site development – back when Notepad was your best choice for an HTML editor, frames were all the rage for

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

15 digital secrets to help you work better and faster on the go

Your work increasingly demands that you be able to get things done no matter where you are--so the bigger your mobile tech toolbox, the better. In the past, we've described how to accomplish

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Adam Pash

25 Best Business Software Tools and Web Services

From creating and storing documents and staying on top of e-mail to keeping the books and getting teams working together, it takes a lot of code to run a business, or at least

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Christopher Null

Coghead Web tool clicks with non coders

The relentless drive to control every part of the world from a browser-based widget is now turning on itself. Not only are all of our desktop applications being replaced with HTML, but the

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Peter Wayner

From A to Z – 25 Web products to boost your business

Anyone who says their business "runs itself" probably owes a great debt of gratitude to a small army of software applications and Web services that tirelessly feeds the machine from behind the scenes.

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Christopher Null

Fabulous – and cheap – Amazon Web services and what they can do for you – Part 1

Amazon's Web Services (AWS) are based on a simple concept: Amazon has built a globe-spanning hardware and software infrastructure that supports the company's Internet business, so why not modularize components of that infrastructure

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Rick Grehan

A corporate mashup can work marvels for your business

Big vendors like Oracle, IBM and Microsoft are all over the show floor at the Web 2.0 Expo this week, testimony that new Web-based technologies are making their way into the enterprise. But

Published on: April 25th, 2008 James Niccolai

Two Web services that take the labour out of payroll

Ever-changing taxes and other deductions make payroll preparation a headache for many employers. But two new Web-based payroll preparation services--Intuit's Online Payroll and PayCycle's PayCycle Payroll Plus--offer relief. All you need is a

Published on: April 11th, 2008 Richard Morochove

Tons of Web freebies that keep knowledge workers productive and prepared

Free. It's the magic word for an ever-expanding wealth of downloadable software and online services. Free doesn't necessarily mean good, however, and hunting for freebies can mean sifting through a lot of junk.

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Preston Gralla and Erik Larkin

CEBIT : Making customer loyalty cards available on PCs

A German company wants to bring customer loyalty cards to the Internet while also making it easier for people to log in into multiple Web sites.Fun Communications' idea is to offer a portal

Published on: March 6th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk