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  • Google Graveyard 2013

    One of the great things about Google is that it supplies us with a seemingly never ending list of products, many of them free. One of the most maddening things about the company, though, is that every once in a while it kills off a favourite. Here's a look back at more than a dozen products killed off by Google in 2013.

  • Five hot iPhone apps that Android still lacks

    With Instagram's arrival on Android, some snobbish iPhone users are making their disdain known for the new users who they claim are crowding and disrupting the Instagram social order.

  • Why is Windows Phone 7 winning over indie app developers?

    While many app developers have merely reworked their Android or iOS apps to function on Windows Phone 7, a handful of independent app makers are developing exclusively in Microsoft's mobile operating system. Why are these bootstrapping coders throwing all of their (spare) time behind the insurgent OS, and not Android or iOS?

  • Four technology myths busted

    Science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke wrote "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." When you read those words, you might imagine yourself showing an iPad to someone from the 1800s. You probably don't think twice about blowing into your old Nintendo Game Paks to get them to load properly. I mean, you know how those work, right?

  • Five services to help build your own website

    Your company's online presence begins and ends with your website. But hiring a designer to dress it up can be expensive, and that's not even including the cost of a custom domain name and website hosting. Fortunately, you have do-it-yourself options.

  • 11 free Microsoft tools many users are overlooking

    Microsoft has a virtual monopoly on desktop operating systems with Windows and on office productivity with its Office suite - as well as a dominant share of the web browser market with Internet Explorer.

  • Protecting your SaaS deployment from stupid users

    As I've mentioned, my new company likes to use SaaS for many of its corporate applications. This tends to keep me up at night. The software-as-a-service market is still in its infancy when it comes to security and interoperability with other vendors' security implementations and technologies.

  • Top 10 specialist web browsers

    These oddly useful alternative browsers offer such advantages as 3D searching, social networking, easy script-ability and powerful page manipulation

  • Ice balls help data centre go green

    Green isn't usually the first colour that comes to mind when one visits the hot, dry desert climate of Phoenix, where temperatures recently topped 109 degrees. But that's exactly where I/O Data Center has opened a 180,000-square-foot commercial data centre collocation facility that couples an energy-efficient design with the use of innovative green technologies. Those range from an unusual set-up for its air handlers to its server-rack design.

  • Which web browser is best for business?

    Net Market Share's recent web browser statistics show Internet Explorer remaining the most popular, with 60 percent of the market share, which includes versions 6, 7, and 8. Firefox 3.6 comes in second at 24 percent, and Google's Chrome 5.0 is holding third place at 7 percent. It appears that Internet Explorer has a huge lead, but look out Microsoft, open source alternatives are nipping at your heels.





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