While Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) is gaining use against other browsers on Windows 7, IE and Mozilla Firefox are both losing ground to Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari in the broader browser wars, according to the latest numbers from Net Applications.
Up against new rivalry from Google+(Plus), Facebook took steps this week to calm user disenchantment with its facial recognition and to beam a bigger smile toward business members.
Some people fret that Google is growing far too nosy, in light of the search engine maven's buyout of face recognition specialist PittPatt, its insistence on "real names" in Google Plus, and its disclosure of the locations of notebook PCs and cell phones worldwide in 'Street View'.
Video chat is no longer just the stuff of Dick Tracy fiction. With options for face-to-face communications from PCs, Macs, iPhones, and Android smartphones, which video chat options are your best bet?
As CEO Steve Ballmer crows about Windows 7 sales, another exec, Stephen Rose, blogged warnings about the final death knell of Windows XP. This all flies in the face of recent Windows 8 sneak peaks, an OS Ballmer calls their "riskiest move yet."
Google is planning further integration between Google+ and Gmail, along with a business edition of its emerging social networking service, two moves that could give Google's lineup a big leg-up against Facebook, Twitter, and even cloud-based office suites such as Microsoft's Office 365.
For SMBs and enterprises alike, IBM plans to launch new cloud-based data recovery services later this summer, at gold, silver and bronze service levels and price points. In an interview with NBR, an IBM exec divulged details of the realtime recovery and restoral service, while also talking up a forthcoming data archive in the cloud.
"To compete, SMBs need an edge," contended Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, at an Office 365 launch event which revolved around how SMBs are starting to use cloud-based online editions of Exchange, SharePoint and Lync for productivity and mobility features that make them look and feel more like big businesses.
Panasonic has updated its Toughbook 19 with a new sunlight-readable display, second-generation Intel Core i5 processor and more RAM.
The price tag on Adobe Acrobat is onerous at best and highway robbery at worst, but we shouldn't let that stop us from enjoying the benefits of the PDF format. In fact, we're so keen on getting the most out of the flexible filetype, we're rounding up five free software options for editing your own PDF files.
Gone are the days when videochats and videophone calls are cutting-edge, high-cost CEO-only affairs; there are now several free videoconference applications available to the average consumer. But which offers the best bang for zero bucks? We break it down in this buyer's guide.
Microsoft today announced the Windows 7 logo program, which is designed to help customers make better buying decisions.
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