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Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in June 2011
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Google+ Stops Invites Citing 'Insane Demand'
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
People seeking to try out Google+ have turned to eBay to purchase supposed invitations.
Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones For First Time
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
From March to May, 55% of people who purchased new mobile phones in the U.S. bought a smartphone, according to Nielsen.
RIM Employee Blasts Leadership In Letter, RIM Responds
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
A well-placed manager at Research In Motion has published a letter to the company's executives, beseeching them to make the bold decisions needed to save the company. Late Thursday, RIM responded.
How Mobile Tech Can Fight War On Diabetes
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Two ONC-funded Beacon Communities will pilot a mobile health campaign to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the prevalent chronic illness.
Apigee: A Speed Lane To Safer Mobile Purchasing
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Apigee's API management system makes it simpler for even small companies to implement PCI-compliant APIs--a vital requirement for mobile commerce transactions.
Using Incognito Windows in Google Chrome
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Use this tip to hide your website history in Chrome.
How To Save Documents Directly to Dropbox in Windows 7
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Here's how to save MS Office documents directly to Dropbox.
HP TouchPad Review: OS Beauty Vs. Design Bulk
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
HP's TouchPad won't make you put down your iPad 2, or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it will make you wish those tablets had the TouchPad's software innovations and user experience.
Cisco Launches App Store For Its Cius Tablet
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
AppHQ lets enterprise IT personnel control app acquisition, installation, and management on Cisco tablet hardware.
Facebook, The New Malware Vector
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
Misplaced trust on the social networking site opens the door for phishers and scammers, and mobile devices could be their next malware distribution channel.
RIM's QNX Problem: Superphone Needed, Clock Ticking
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
Research in Motion is said to have shelved plans for a 10-inch PlayBook, to ship a QNX-based BlackBerry sooner. This is exactly what RIM needs to do.
Verizon's LTE 4G Galaxy Tab Priced At $529
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
You can now order the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will ship in four to six weeks and cost only a few dollars more than the Wi-Fi version.
How To Set Up New User Accounts In Win 7, Vista
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
If your family shares one or more computers at home, take a cue from the office and set up multiple user accounts.
HP TouchPad Tablet: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/28/2011  | 
The newest competitor in the tablet wars has finally arrived. HP's TouchPad running WebOS is a very compelling hardware and software combination that proves easy to use. It's not completely polished, however. Here's a look at the star features.
Fring Tops Facetime On iPad
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Fring's free video chatting software lets iPad users to chat with up to four different people at once.
Google Debuts Flash-To-HTML5 Converter
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Developers can now use a Google tool to turn their Flash files into HTML5.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Social Networking Policy: Write Now Or Regret Later
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Fewer than 25% of companies provide rules or guidance for employees posting on social networking sites, new research says--and that's bad news when trouble arises.
Android Reaches Half A Million Daily Activations
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Google's Andy Rubin says Android is growing at more than 4% per week, as Strategy Analytics reports that 42% of businesses now support Google's smartphone platform.
How To Play Games In the OS X Terminal
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
You can actually play simple games in your Mac's Terminal.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Keyboard Shortcut for Word Counts in Word 2007
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Use this key combo in MS Word to show the number of pages, paragraphs, characters and lines.
Minimize the Ribbon in Word
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Gain back screen real estate space by minimizing the ribbon.
Check Spelling Errors in Word with a Keyboard Shortcut
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Use this key combo for a rapid spell check in Word.
Patients, Caregivers Willing To Buy Health Monitoring Devices
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Nearly every person in a recent IBM survey said ease-of-use is the top factor in selecting one device over another, with price a clear second.
Which Wireless Networks Are Fastest? Verizon And AT&T
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
In a 21-city test of U.S. 3G and 4G networks, PC Magazine found that Verizon's 4G network performed the fastest overall in major metro areas, but AT&T won in the heartland.
Court Kills California Violent Video Game Law
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to children violates free speech rights, the court says.
Two iPhones Landing In September: Analyst
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apple will release a mid-range handset for prepaid users as well as a high-end superphone come the fall, forecasts Deutsche Bank analyst.
Windows Phone Success Depends On Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2011  | 
The platform has to compare well to Android and iOS on base features, but that alone won't cut it. Is Microsoft creating enough app momentum?
Quickly Encrypt A Word 2007 Document
News  |  6/26/2011  | 
Use this simple key combo to quickly encrypt your doc.
How To Use Windows 7 Restore Points
News  |  6/26/2011  | 
If your Windows 7 PC has become unstable or corrupt, here's how to retrieve happier times using a restore point.
How To Set Up A Win 7 VM On Your Mac With Parallels Desktop
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Here's the best way to get Windows 7 on your pre-Lion OS X Mac.
How To Back Up The Windows Registry
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Just one error in the Registry will destabilize your system. Here's how to back it up.
How To Add Windows Home Server Network Users
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Buying another home or office PC? Here's how to add your new user to the Microsoft Windows Home Network Server.
How To Print From A Windows PC To A Mac
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Here's how to print from a Windows PC to a Mac.
How To Share Files Among Mac and PCs
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Share files among PCs and Macs with the Windows Live Mesh 2011 free utility.
How To Convert DVDs to ISO Format
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Here's how to rip and convert DVDs to ISO format.
How To Convert FLV Video Files for Viewing On an iPad
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Freeware Friday: Handbrake convert FLV files to an iOS-compatible format.
How To Download Online Videos with Safari
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Download public domain movies and other videos in Apples Safari web browser.
Google Health, PowerMeter Cut From Life Support
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
The once-promising Google services are being retired because too few people used them.
Welcome Back BYTE
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Apple iCloud MobileMe Transition Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Looking to quell user fears, Apple has provided a tidy little help page that outlines much of what will happen as MobileMe transitions to iCloud in the coming months.
5 Myths About Enterprise Social Networks, Busted
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Many common assumptions about enterprise social technology have proven false or become outdated. It's time to reconsider these common myths.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Language Of Social Sounds Too Soft To Business
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Why is Enterprise 2.0 still considered more of a "movement" than a business imperative? Its evangelists speak more like Dr. Phil than Jack Welch.
Is Ice Cream Sandwich Eating Honeycomb's App Lunch?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Honeycomb-based tablets have been in the market for more than four months now, and there's still a depressing lack of dedicated Android tablet apps. What gives?
How To Get TV On Your PC With HDHomeRun TV Tuner
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Want to watch TV on your PC? Mike Rothman shows you how to add the HDHomeRun TV tuner.
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