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Facebook Adds Tor Support
News  |  10/31/2014
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
Facebook Referral Traffic Soars, Twitter Tanks Again
News  |  10/31/2014
Facebook drives more than four times the traffic of its closest competitor, while Twitter's share of referral traffic continues to decline.
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
News  |  10/30/2014
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
Ad Clicks To Protest Online Tracking Surveillance?
News  |  10/29/2014
AdNauseam, an extension for the Firefox version of AdBlock Plus, clicks on blocked ads to throw bad data in path of online tracking.
Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
Amazon's Fire TV Stick Challenges Google Chromecast
News  |  10/27/2014
Amazon offers its latest streaming device for just $19 to Amazon Prime members for a two-day period.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
Microsoft, Facebook Support Services A Scam, FTC Says
News  |  10/27/2014
FTC shutters company that allegedly duped consumers out of $2.5 million by falsely detecting computer viruses and selling bogus software.
Windows 10 Evolves: 7 Facts
News  |  10/27/2014
Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
Facebook Rooms: 5 Privacy Facts
News  |  10/25/2014
Facebook's new Rooms app lets you post pictures, videos, and messages anonymously. Here's a look at the data it collects, the privacy of your posts, and more.
Facebook Rooms App Allows Any Identity
News  |  10/24/2014
An email address is all that's required to create a user account. Hello, retro chatrooms?
Google Inbox Won't Fix CYA
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
Google Inbox: Because, if we use yet another tool, people won't BLANKET THE PLANET WITH CYA EMAIL.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Google Inbox: 5 Things To Know
News  |  10/23/2014
Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox. Here's a peek inside the invitation-only app, plus tips for using it.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
Jive Improves Its Cloud Apps Game
News  |  10/22/2014
Jive's Fall cloud releases include connectors for Google Docs and Outlook Online, plus collaboration tools for mobile devices and new features for community managers.
Magic Leap Lands Google Funds
News  |  10/21/2014
Virtual reality startup collects $542 million in first round of financing, plans to create images in the air similar to R2D2's projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/18/2014
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
News  |  10/17/2014
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Commentary  |  10/17/2014
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
Facebook 'Safety Check' Connects Users After Disasters
News  |  10/16/2014
Facebook tool helps people quickly broadcast their well-being to friends and family after a natural disaster.
9 Tech Companies As Ben & Jerry's Flavors
Commentary  |  10/15/2014
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
Microsoft's 'Skype Qik' Takes On Mobile Video Messaging
News  |  10/14/2014
Skype launches a free mobile messaging app for users to send and receive short videos.
Apple's Next iPads: 13 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  10/14/2014
Apple is expected to reveal new iPads this week, including its long-rumored "iPad Pro." What else will Apple show off?
Windows 10 On ARM: 7 Observations
Commentary  |  10/13/2014
Microsoft reps have been tight-lipped about the future of Windows on ARM devices but the company has many reasons to remain invested in non-Intel architectures.
Mac OS X Yosemite: What's Missing?
News  |  10/13/2014
Mac OS X Yosemite is in beta, and we're not seeing everything we'd hoped for. Here are 10 improvements we wish Apple would include in its next operating system.
Facebook Ads Invade Apps, User Locations
News  |  10/11/2014
Facebook launches two new data-based tools for advertisers: Audience Network, which places ads in third-party apps, and a tool that taps into your location.
Microsoft Surface Pro's Future: 5 Facts
News  |  10/10/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the Surface line is here to stay. But are changes coming to the company's device strategy?
LinkedIn Tips: How Analytics Improves Your Job Search
News  |  10/9/2014
LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile" section features new data that can improve your network, profile, and job opportunities. Here are three ways to take advantage of it.
Twitter Sues US Government Over Surveillance
News  |  10/9/2014
Twitter claims the government is restricting its free speech by limiting what it can disclose about requests for customer data.
HTC Debuts Selfie Phone, GoPro-Style Camera
News  |  10/9/2014
HTC believes the Desire Eye smartphone and Re action camera will help it recapture handset sales and create a beachfront for new product categories.
Microsoft Wants to Kill Email Attachments
News  |  10/9/2014
Microsoft says email attachments are a hassle -- so its Outlook Web App now lets users send links instead to files stored in OneDrive for Business, where they are available for simultaneous access.
Facebook Eyes App For Anonymous Sharing
News  |  10/8/2014
Facebook will soon unveil an app that lets you connect with others anonymously, according to reports. Here's what we know about it.
Microsoft's Nadella Talks Windows 10, Cloud
News  |  10/8/2014
CEO Satya Nadella says both Windows 10 and Azure will play a role in the Internet of Things. Microsoft will detail its latest cloud strategy at an Oct. 20 event in San Francisco.
Facebook Cracks Down On Fake Likes
News  |  10/7/2014
Facebook warns businesses to avoid schemes that promise to boost audience numbers through paid-for Likes.
IT Leaders Need Split Personality, Gartner Says
News  |  10/7/2014
IT leaders need to keep building solid, reliable systems, while also devoting more attention to digital experimentation.
A Drone To Watch Over Me
News  |  10/6/2014
The Nixie wearable drone aims to turn selfies to stalkies.
Facebook Messenger Eyes Mobile Payments
News  |  10/6/2014
Facebook is testing person-to-person mobile payments via its Messenger app, according to a hacker who discovered the unreleased feature.
Facebook Health? Thumbs Down
Commentary  |  10/6/2014
Facebook may be eyeing the healthcare space to create new communities and apps. Given Facebook's privacy history, users will be wary.
Facebook: 10 New Changes That Matter
Slideshows  |  10/6/2014
Over the summer, Facebook introduced a number of privacy settings, algorithm changes, buttons, and more. Here's an overview of all the new features and how they affect you.
Facebook Mood Experiment Prompts New Guidelines
News  |  10/3/2014
Facebook apologized for toying with users' emotions and introduced a new framework to improve its research process.
Ad Haters: The Backlash Against Google And Facebook
Commentary  |  10/3/2014
Social network Ello is capitalizing on discontent with online advertising.
Windows 10: 11 Big Changes
Slideshows  |  10/2/2014
Microsoft is being more open and transparent with customers with Windows 10. Take a look at some of the most appealing features in the upcoming OS.
Google Glass And Consumers: Nothing To See Here
Commentary  |  10/2/2014
Google Glass may soon transform the workplace, but the mainstream disconnect runs deep.
Microsoft Sway Aims To Simplify Presentation Creation
News  |  10/1/2014
Microsoft says Sway, its new Office app, will help you build beautiful, interactive presentations even if you don't have any design skills.
IT Jobs: How To Master Applicant Tracking Systems
News  |  10/1/2014
Applicant tracking systems don't decide who gets interviews, but they do play an important role. Here are five ways to make your IT resume stand out.


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