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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.

Will a New Motorola OS Rival Android and iOS?

Motorola is rumored to be working on a new phone operating system but can it really challenge a market dominated by Apple and Google?

New Wi-Fi Standards Could Revolutionize Hotspots

A new system announced by the Wi-Fi Alliance could mean seamless sign-on to public wireless Internet, and take some load off of troubled cellular networks.

Three New Search Engines Worth Checking Out

Three New Search Engines Worth Investigating

Twitter Scam Betrays Users' Lack of Savvy

A new scam has successfully duped Twitter users into handing over their cell phone details.

HP Joins the Cloud, But Others Are Ahead

In a surprise announcement, Hewlett-Packard is moving into the cloud. But could it ever really rival giants Google and Amazon?

Google Docs Gets Wave-Like Chat Features

Google has revamped the comments feature of its online word processor, adding some features formerly seen in its less-than-successful Wave product.

Death of Google Gears Makes Cloud Backup Harder

As Google officially axes Gears, locally backing up data for Google’s cloud services becomes impossible--at least until HTML5 arrives.

ARM Servers Are Coming, But Won't Be Cheap

A variety of ARM-based server chips are on their way, but all signs show that they’re going to end-up in niche, high-end hardware.

Google Apps Marketplace Turns One: Where Are the 'Killer' Apps?

Google Apps Marketplace Reaches First Birthday

Is GPS About to Be Broken?

A new pressure group claims that a 4G LTE service could seriously disrupt GPS, affecting not just ordinary Americans but also emergency services.

Chrome 10 v. Firefox 4: Open Source Browser Battle

Chrome 10 vs Firefox 4 -- Which open source Web browser is better for business?

IPv6 Anytime Soon? Don't Bet on It

We might be running out of IPv4 addresses, but that doesn’t mean IPv6 is a shoe-in. There are many roadblocks yet to be overcome.

Don't Abandon Your Website Just Yet

A survey shows that 70 percent of small businesses intend to take up social media over the coming year, but should that be at the expense of the traditional Website?

8 Security Tips from the HBGary Hack

Intimate details of the HBGary hack attack are now available, and they teach many lessons about how to protect your systems.

10 Awesome Google Tricks You Missed

Think you’re a Google master? Think again, and check out these 10 tricks and innovations that make working with Google’s services even better.