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Get more done with these 10 great Android business apps

You may not be able to do all your business work with just your Android smartphone alone, but with the right apps you can come mighty close.


The outrage about Prism spying is wearing off already

Some people are deeply upset about the latest incursions into our privacy. But as a society, we don't seem to care all that much.

Microsoft's dilemma: Office for the iPad or a bright future for the Surface tablets?

Microsoft needs to make up its mind whether it wants to stay a software company or if it's really serious about being a hardware power as well.

How to Put Your Movies on Your Media Server

Here's how you, too, can put twenty boxes of DVDs into a single 2TB hard drive.


The Perils of Bringing Your Own Device to Work

I'm not talking about the hassle for IT departments when people bring in their own devices. I mean the perils to the people doing the bringing.

Does VMware Have a Real Future?

Price is a big weakness when every player in the virtualization market is offering a good-enough free option.

What's the Best Linux Server for You?

Whatever your size, there's a distribution that fits.

For the Good of the Nation, Broadband for All

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski recently announced a plan that would expand the Universal Service Fund's Lifeline program to include broadband Internet service.

Rumble in the Cloud: 5 Cloud Storage Services Compared

Here is a look at some of the best cloud services of late 2011 compared.

Operating Systems Don't Matter Much Anymore

Operating systems will remain important for as long as we use computers, but mostly they will matter only to the people behind the scenes.

USB 3.0: Great Technology, But Hard to Find

USB 3.0 offers data transfer speeds that are five times faster than USB 2.0, so why hasn't it caught on?

Ready or Not, Here Come the Business Tablets

The multitudes have spoken: They love the Apple iPad, they want more tablets, and they want them in the office. Here's what to expect.