News & Commentary
posted in June 2011
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Easily Delete Multiple Emails On Your iOS Devices
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Delete messages on your iOS device in batches.
Social Security Administration Shakes Up CIO Office
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Commissioner reorganizes IT staff and spreads authority between several offices, counter to White House encouragement to centralize IT leadership.
Change The Wallpaper On Your BlackBerry PlayBook
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to change the default background image on the RIM Blackberry PlayBook.
Change RIM PlayBook's Default Search Engine
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to change the default Bing search engine on your RIM PlayBook.
Google Debuts Flash-To-HTML5 Converter
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Developers can now use a Google tool to turn their Flash files into HTML5.
Add or Remove Files And Folders On iPad Dock
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
An easy way to add or remove files and folders on your iPad dock.
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.
Microsoft Launches Office 365 Cloud Service
Microsoft Launches Office 365 Cloud Service
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/28/2011  | 
New version of Microsoft’s flagship suite combines desktop apps with online versions of Exchange, Sharepoint, and Lync.
Cloud Revenue: The Question Vendors Keep Dodging
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google play coy when breaking down their cloud computing revenues. That reticence is no longer acceptable.
Federal Cloud Services Near Launch, At Last
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Government agencies should be able to get virtual computers, cloud storage, and Web hosting from authorized service providers next month, according to the GSA.
Enterprise Social Vendors Play Own Game Of Survivor
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
App stores and APIs are signs the social software ecosystem is evolving fast. Which companies will survive, and which will become extinct?
What EHRs And Marriage Have In Common
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
IT needs to understand the logistical hurdles and the emotional ones for clinicians--and realize an EHR rollout is just the beginning of a long-term partnership.
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.
How To Adjust Time and Date After Replacing the Nintendo 3DS Battery
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
After swapping out your Nintendo 3DS battery, you need to reset the time and date.
Social Email Moves Connections To The Fore
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Harmon.ie plugin displays connected SharePoint users' profiles and activity streams, as well as documents, as a sidebar to email.
Domino Sugar Wins Big With SAP In Cloud
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apps running with greater reliability than they did in-house, CIO says--and IT's budget down 30%. Here's a look at Domino's sweet cloud arrangement.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Omnipotent Hacker Myth Lets Business Off The Hook
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
If the public believes hackers are almighty, companies have little incentive to take security seriously.
Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.
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.
SMBs Get Social Marketing Crash Course
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Constant Contact launches Social Media Quickstarter, a free educational site to help small businesses get started with social media and marketing.
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.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Slideshows  |  6/27/2011  | 
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.
Wildfire Spreads Into Facebook Page Management
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Social promotions tool expands into a suite that includes social page creation, management, and analytics.
Guerra On Healthcare: How Do You Engage Physicians?
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
When trying to win support for your hospital's EHR and CPOE from doctors, be sensitive to how training will impact their personal and professional lives.
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.
Colleges Gain HHS Health IT Training Materials
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Healthcare workforce development programs can freely use the information repository, comprised of more than 7 GB of lectures, assessments, and instructor manuals
Social Networks: Many Friends Isn't Always More Valuable
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Fewer, more meaningful, relationships are better when building an online community.
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.
Save Time in Linux Terminal With TAB Key
News  |  6/26/2011  | 
Here's how to use the TAB key to your advantage when working with the Linux command line.
How To Archive, Encrypt Files in OS X
News  |  6/26/2011  | 
Here’s how to keep nosy net sniffers out of sensitive docs.
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 Add Website Shortcuts to RIM's PlayBook Home Screen
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
It's easy to add website shortcuts to your PlayBook home screen.
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 Do A Fresh Install of Windows 7
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Blow away your hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 the proper way.
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.
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