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Keir has edited several PC and Linux magazines but these days prefers to write about Macs, iPads and iPhones. He's the author of several books, including two editions of Mac Kung Fu and also iPad and iPhone Kung Fu.

Seagate: Solid-State Disks Are Doomed (At Least For Now)

Seagate says solid-state disks are unlikely to go mainstream in the near future due to a shortage of chips.

How Amazon's New Bulk E-mail Service Works

Amazon has launched the Simple Email Service (SES) as part of its Web Services platform, and it offers a lot for smaller businesses prepared to put in the effort.

LibreOffice 3.3: Hands-On With the Free Office Suite

The Document Foundation has just made its first release of LibreOffice, the killer set to take the crown of the best free office suite. Here's a look at what’s on offer.

And the Winner of the Most-Blocked Website Award Is...

OpenDNS has shared details of the Websites most blacklisted using its services. Its list includes obvious names as well as a handful of surprises.

Is This the Beginning of the End For Web Mail?

New survey figures report a fall in visits to e-mail sites including Hotmail and Gmail, as competition from social networking and mobile devices takes a bite.

Don't Fear the Android Security Bogeyman

An ingenious piece of Android malware can steal credit card details from your smartphone, but it doesn't signify a security apocalypse.

Working in Google Docs Keeps Getting Better

The last few months have seen a raft of new features added to Google Docs. Here's a look at some of the most useful improvements to the free, online productivity software.

Internet cloud

HP's Cloud-Based Tablet Could Change the World

Details of HP’s new tablet have leaked out, suggesting it could be almost entirely cloud-based. If true, it could change the IT landscape forever.

The Hacker's Toolkit Returns

Easy to use and inexpensive hacker's toolkits are opening up cybercrime to the entire criminal underworld, according to Symantec.

The End Is Near For Netbooks

As Acer announces it will phase out netbooks in favor of tablet computers, here's why netbooks were never serious contenders.

ClamAV Promises Free Antivirus App For Businesses

The free, cloud-based antivirus software is available for corporate users courtesy of ClamAV for Windows, which soon will reach version 3.0.

How a 'Perfect' Tech Security Storm Could Strike

We have nothing to worry about when it comes to cyber security--unless two types of catastrophic events happen at once, a report says.

The PC Is Dead: Long Live Portable, Pluralistic Computing

The PC Is Dead: Computing Happens Everywhere

There's Never Been a Better Time to Upgrade RAM

RAM prices fell throughout 2010, and all signs show they’re going to dip even lower in 2011.

Flash to Offer More Control Over Cookies

Adobe will build in Control Panel access to Flash Player security settings, and Firefox and Chrome will have similar levels of control. But is it too little, too late?