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?
Thousands of Netflix users are voicing furious complaints over new changes to Netflix fees with lots of them threatening to dump Netflix entirely. Yet, even in a tough economy, would life as a Netflix customer really be all that hard, in light of paying less than $16 per month for both DVD rental and video streaming services?
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.
"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.
Google has unveiled more details about its upcoming Chrome OS, which is slated to be released mid-2011.
Firefox is famous for offering add-ons that improve the web browser but few users think to customize Firefox to make holiday shopping easier. We offer up a list of the best Firefox shopping add-ons to speed up online purchases and ensure your get the best deal available.
Cable companies have good reason to be terrified of streaming video services, but is some combination of Hulu, Netflix Watch Instantly, Amazon Video on Demand and iTunes 10 really ready to replace the cable box? We break it down in this roundup.
Today we tackle two free VoIP services -- Google Voice and Skype 5 beta -- in a comparison review. Find out which online phone replacement packs the biggest bang for zero bucks.
The holiday shopping season is fast upon us and many of us will be stuffing stockings with items purchased online. Fortunately, Google Chrome has a plethora of extensions that make online shopping simpler. We list the eight best in this roundup.
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