Don't-Miss Utility software Stories
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.
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.
Coolbase blends a tree-style outliner with semi-structured data, but a clunky interface and poor documentation undermine its usefulness.
The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager focuses on enabling database as a service
LucidWorks combines the LogStash log engine with the highly scalable Lucene search engine
ZENWorks 11 Support Pack Three comes with improved scalability and additional auditing capabilities
HP's server management software can now work with VMware vCenter workloads
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.
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.
The mobile app will help users measure the broadband speed they get, providing aggregate data to FCC.
A visualization technique called a flame graph can be effective for charting how system resources such as CPUs and memory are used.
Security firm Rapid7 recently found and reported vulnerabilities in seven popular open-source software applications that together have been downloaded millions of times.
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.
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.