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June 29, 2011
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Google+ Social Network: Hands On First Impressions Google's new social networking site Google+ has a few rough spots, but is, overall, a strong start to the search giant's challenge to Facebook.
Google Guns for Facebook with Google+ Social Network Google reenters the social network battle once more with Google+, a unique Facebook competitor
Hot Gadgets: Summer Guide 2011 From an extra-rugged smartphone to the perfect grilling fork, these 10 high-tech toys are ideal for summer.
Google+: 5 Features and Drawbacks Once Google+ opens up to the public it could prove to be a popular Facebook alternative. Here's some insights I found while putting Google+ through its paces.
Don't Be Fooled: Office 365 is Basically Useless on Mobile The essentially Windows-only cloud service has no place in a mobile world and little place on Mac OS X or Linux
FBI Steps Up Hunt for LulzSec FBI agents reportedly recently descended on an Iowa home hoping to find out more information about the February hack into security firm HBGary Federal.
Nvidia Releases Blazing-Fast GTX 580M Graphics Card The card is available in the Alienware M17x and M18x, boasts faster speeds and will allow gamers to play at full 1080p HD resolutions while still preserving some battery life.
7 Things the Los Alamos National Lab Gave Us (Besides Bombs) The scope of the scientific work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory has broadened quite a bit since the days of the Manhattan Project.
T-Mobile Touts Camera in MyTouch 4G Slide A fancy camera takes center stage on T-Mobile's MyTouch 4G Slide, a new Android smartphone that's launching in July for $200
Apple Addresses Final Cut Pro X Outcry with FAQ Posting Apple is promising to add more features to the next iteration of Final Cut Pro including exporting XML and support for OMF, AAF and EDL exchange formats.
E-readers Outnumber Tablets in US Homes, Survey Finds A Pew Research Institute survey in May found that Americans favor less-expensive e-reader devices over tablets like Apple's iPad.
12 Terrific Tips for Taking Tech on Vacation Going on vacation and worried about running out of juice, scheduling your DVR from the road, or making sure that you can see your Amazon, Hulu Plus, and Netflix streaming video while away? Here's some advice.
Microsoft Patents Spy Tech for Skype A newly patented Microsoft technology called Legal Intercept would allow the company to secretly intercept, monitor and record Skype calls.
Angry Birds Lands on Windows Phone 7 The game has long been rumored for Windows Phone 7 devices, with a promotional image released before the launch of the phones suggesting that it would immediately be available.
Microsoft Delivers Office 2010 SP1 Upgrade Along with today's launch of Office 365, Microsoft also released the first service pack for its Office 2010 business productivity suite.
Mozilla Moves 55% of Firefox 4 Users to New Version in First Week Most Firefox 4 users updated to Firefox 5 in the first week, although the turnover speed was slower than when Chrome last shifted editions.
Lync Is the Unsung Hero of Microsoft Office 365 The revamped collaboration tool is a key, if underappreciated, part of Microsoft s new cloud-based productivity suite.
Internet Shutdown 'Will Never Happen Again,' Says Egypt's IT Chief Yasser El kady is delivering a commitment from Egypt's provisional government: a decision to kill the Internet "will never happen again."
Ubuntu Linux, Day 28: My Five Biggest Ubuntu Linux Complaints Today I reflect on the experiences installing and working with Ubuntu Linux and compile my top five list of the things I liked the least about working with this platform.
Symantec Finds Big Differences in iOS, Android Security Apple iOS and Google Android have some big differences when it comes to mobile security, creating distinct potential vulnerabilities for enterprises embracing devices running these operating systems, according to analysis by Symantec.
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Kids' Computers Through the Ages The evolution of toy computers for children mirrors that of real-world systems for adults. We look at some of the changes the play-along versions have undergone in the past 70 years.
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Free, Easy-to-Use TimeComX Sets Your PC to Perform a Task TimeComX Basic automatically shuts down your computer or executes any other operation when it s idle or after some time passes.
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