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    Review: New BlackBerry Storm is a Big Improvement Over Last

    Review: New BlackBerry Storm is a Big Improvement Over Last
    SAN FRANCISCO - The first touch-screen BlackBerry phone, the Storm, got a few things right, but generally it was a chore to use. Good thing a lot can change in a year. Though not without flaws, the latest version of the device, the BlackBerry Storm2, is the phone Research In Motion Ltd. should have released last year: It's faster, smarter and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Toner Replacement: Xerox's New Solid Ink Printers

    From MIT's Toner Replacement in Technology Review "SOLID INK" is melted in a print head and jetted through tiny nozzles onto paper, where it rehardens. Compared with printer toner, the technology is cheaper, produces sharper colors, and requires less energy. But until recently, it has worked only in low-speed printers. A new print head from Xerox (right, atop ink blocks) will ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Most Sophisticated, Free Web Design Tool ('Cause Sometimes You Just Can't Afford Adobe)

    Sophisticated tools for creating top-quality digital art are now available free through a Web application. With Raven, users can create complex illustrations based on vector graphics, in which formulas are used to render images that can be scaled to any size without losing detail. The market for this technology, which grounds much of today's professional digital graphics, has been dominated by ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Light, but Not Lightweights: Netbooks Are More Than Just Cheap Laptops

    Light, but Not Lightweights: Netbooks Are More Than Just Cheap Laptops
    For the cost of one night's stay in a New York hotel you can now buy a laptop that weighs 3.2 pounds, runs for more than seven hours with an extended battery, and is equally usable with Windows XP and the open-source Linux operating system. Pundits deride these "netbooks," saying they are good for little more than Web browsing and light ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Newer, Smaller, Lighter Palm Pre "Pixie" Announced

    Newer, Smaller, Lighter Palm Pre "Pixie" Announced
    SAN FRANCISCO - Palm Inc., which revitalized its product line with the Pre smart phone launch in June, is hoping to keep momentum going with the release of a lighter, cheaper handset called the Pixi. The company said Wednesday that the Pixi will be available during the holiday season through Sprint Nextel Corp., currently the Pre's exclusive wireless carrier. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ballmer: New Windows Phones Launching October 6th

    Ballmer: New Windows Phones Launching October 6th
    IPhone users have been enjoying the app store and access to all sorts of programs for over a year now. With the success of the Apple App Store, most all other providers are bringing their own offerings to market as well. Word that Microsoft would be unveiling its own app store for Windows Mobile devices turned up in early July with ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Video Will Boost Your Business: It's Time To Dive In.

    Video Will Boost Your Business: It's Time To Dive In.
    Online video is one of the most powerful communication media that businesses can use. Thanks to the low cost of video production technology, such as The Flip video camera (now owned by Cisco) and very cheap hosting (just upload to YouTube or Blip.tv for free) you can convey just about anything, to anyone, through video. Companies like TurnHere have taken video ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Cyber Attacks Against Small Businesses Grow

    Cyber Attacks Against Small Businesses Grow
    WASHINGTON - Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses that don't have the resources to keep updating their computer security, according to federal authorities. Many of the attacks are being waged by organized cyber groups that are based abroad, and they are able to steal not only credit card numbers, but personal information - including Social Security numbers ...
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    Web Page Loading Time Seen as Increasongly Critical Component of Web Retail Experience

    Web Page Loading Time Seen as Increasongly Critical Component of Web Retail Experience
    Sep. 11 - Two seconds. That is how long a typical online shopper will wait for a retailer's Web page to load before getting frustrated. In three seconds, 40 percent of shoppers will abandon the shopping site completely, according to a study conducted by Forrester Research Inc. for Akamai Technologies Inc. The findings, slated to be released Monday, come as retailers ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Data Center Expert Warns SMBs Against “Over-Virtualization”

    Data Center Expert Warns SMBs Against “Over-Virtualization”
    Hypervisors are running amok in the server room. A survey published earlier this month by research firm TheInfoPro states that 50 percent of new servers installed this year will be virtualized, and predicts the number will climb to 80 percent within three years. One of the biggest growth areas for the technology, according to researcher Steve Hilton at Yankee Group, is ...
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    Microsoft Prepares Office Web Apps, But Popularity of Google Docs Loom

    Microsoft Prepares Office Web Apps, But Popularity of Google Docs Loom
    Some big companies are starting to move their spreadsheets, word-processing and other productivity programs off of PCs and on to the Web. About 20% of respondents to a study by researcher IDC say Google's Google Docs offering is widely used in their organization, up from 5.8% a little more than a year and a half ago. This good news for Google ...
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    Will Your Next Operating System Come From Google and Not Microsoft?

    Will Your Next Operating System Come From Google and Not Microsoft?
    We all know about Windows 7. The newest operating system from Microsoft, which is an upgrade from Vista and XP. Linux, which has been around since the birth of computers and which Apple Mac is based on, is another operating system in use in servers and many appliances. Google has released another Linux based operating system, Google Chrome OS Google Chrome ...
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    Apple Says iPhone Apps Aren't Intended for Business Use

    Apple Says iPhone Apps Aren't Intended for Business Use
    Forget that Apple has been carefully courting businesses and business users; forget that the iTunes App Store has over 78 pages of business-specific applications. Apple is insisting to one very disappointed Swedish customer, J. Martin Wehlou, that its iPhone Apps aren't business tools and are not meant for business use. The incident began when Mr. Wehlou contacted Apple seeking details on ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Types of Cloud Computing

    Types of Cloud Computing
    The previous article in this cloud computing series explained the general definition of cloud computing and discussed some of the general features that all cloud computing vendors offer. Now that you have a basic idea of what cloud computing is, this article will take you beyond the basics that vendors offer and focus on the nature of cloud computing. Types of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Liase: Amazingly Intelligent Email Enhancement

    Liase: Amazingly Intelligent Email Enhancement
    Our regular email communications are filled with messages like "John, please get me the status report tomorrow"; or "Steve, the client wants the project delayed for 3 days". 
Of course many emails are much, much more substantive than this, but the "to do" emails are often filled with directives that we translate to tasks on our Outlook (or other) to do ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Your Small Biz Grows Up: It Needs Business Intelligence

    Your Small Biz Grows Up: It Needs Business Intelligence
    Business intelligence is something that many larger businesses use, but smaller businesses don't really figure it into their needs. Being smaller their often busy putting out fires and just trying to maintain the profitability levels they have. Investing in business intelligence (BI) software, implementing it and using it, is something they don't think they need to do. Birst makes software to ...
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    Is Cloud Computing Right for Small Businesses?

    Is Cloud Computing Right for Small Businesses?
    As businesses grow in terms of human resources and inventories, spatial constraint is becoming a critical issue. Most importantly, as companies expand their client base, the more critical issues of providing reliable online data storage and other services demand a fail-safe resolution. Could cloud computing save the day? How cloud computing works Cloud computing has recently become one of the buzz ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What is Desktop Virtualization?

    What is Desktop Virtualization?
    The average business has desktop computers that never utilize all of their processing power and storage. Most desktops also have more features than the average user will ever need. Instead of spending money purchasing, maintaining and upgrading underused, expensive desktop computers, consider desktop virtualization. What it is desktop virtualization moves workstation processing power and storage to a server. Users can easily ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Practical Suggestions To Grow Your Business in 2010

    10 Practical Suggestions To Grow Your Business in 2010
    As the aliens of the TV show "V" would say, humans are quite predictable, we are creatures of habit. One of our big habits are New Year's resolutions. We hardly keep them, or at least all of them, but they are good to at least write down and try to do for the first few minutes, hours, days or weeks of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Holiday Gift Guide for Tech Pros

    div.custom_widget {border:0px;} Gift Guide Categories [widget:related_reads_widget__gift_guide] [page] E-Book Reader Books are so 2008. Give the gift of electronic knowledge! Download and store all of your favorite content on one light device. Most popular are Amazon's Kindle and the Barnes & Nobles Nook. Price: $259 [page] Gaming Devices Nintendo’s Wii is all the rage these days but you might also want ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2