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The Android L keyboard briefly appeared on the Google Play Store, here's how it looks

An enterprising developer ripped the keyboard out of the Android L Developer Preview and tossed it up in the Play Store, since removed by Google.

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Rummage review: tagging tool will ferret out all your files

Still in Alpha, Rummage shows some promise as a file management tool, but its ultimate success depends on feature implementation as it moves to beta and release.

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Coolbase review: Tree-outline information manager hindered by poor implementation

Coolbase blends a tree-style outliner with semi-structured data, but a clunky interface and poor documentation undermine its usefulness.

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Oracle focuses on prepping databases as a service

The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager focuses on enabling database as a service

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LucidWorks preps Solr stack as Splunk killer

LucidWorks combines the LogStash log engine with the highly scalable Lucene search engine

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Novell goes large for ZENworks update

ZENWorks 11 Support Pack Three comes with improved scalability and additional auditing capabilities

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HP expands OneView into VMware environs

HP's server management software can now work with VMware vCenter workloads

Load up your new iPhone with great apps

If you're the proud owner of a new iPhone, you may be wondering which of the million or so App Store offerings to put on your smartphone. Don't fret -- we have a couple of recommendations.

Mavericks Dictation vs. Dragon Dictate: How good is OS X's built-in tool?

OS X Mavericks boasts a much improved built-in dictation tool. But how improved is it, really? David Sparks pits it against the established Mac transcription champ, Dragon Dictate.

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FCC app lets consumers check how mobile broadband providers stack up

The mobile app will help users measure the broadband speed they get, providing aggregate data to FCC.

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Flame graph shows computer system performance in a new light

A visualization technique called a flame graph can be effective for charting how system resources such as CPUs and memory are used.

Open-source software projects need to improve vulnerability-handling practices, researchers say

Security firm Rapid7 recently found and reported vulnerabilities in seven popular open-source software applications that together have been downloaded millions of times.

EasyRes review: Resolution switcher's animated previews set it apart

EasyRes is a nifty menu-bar utility for switching screen resolutions. Unlike other similar utilities, EasyRes shows you how a resolution change will affect your screen...before you actually make the change.

Hands on with Microsoft Remote Desktop for mobile

Microsoft has come out with its own remote desktop client for Android and iOS devices, but our initial go-round with the software suggests that you might want to consider easier options first.