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Roundup: 6 Data Recovery Tools for Portable Storage

Have a damaged USB thumb drive or memory card? These applications can help you save your data.

Diskeeper Shifts Aim and Name

The vendor best known for its hard drive defragmentation technology has changed its name to Condusiv and is readying new utilities.

Senator Schumer Puts Android and iPhone in His Privacy Crosshairs

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer calls for federal investigation into unauthorized uploads of pictures and address book information.

Apple Dumping 30-pin Connector? How About Dumping Cords Altogether?

Can Apple cut the 30-pin connector cord used for synching and charging iOS devices? Let's hope it can.

Dell Buys AppAssure for Software Backup

Dell said Friday it has purchased backup software vendor AppAssure, in the first of an expected run of acquisitions following Dell's appointment of former CA CEO...

6 Cool Uses of Near-Field Communication

NFC is about much more than Google Wallet and corporate ID badges.

12 Essential Programming Tools for the Mobile Web

HTML5 and a vibrant ecosystem of libraries are making the mobile Web a compelling alternative to developing native code.

Programmer Personality Types: 13 Profiles in Code

Coding culture offers no shortage of character. Here are the specs for determining your developer breed.

Microsoft to Roll out Wave of Native Mobile Apps for Its CRM Software

Microsoft is gearing up to release a phalanx of native mobile applications for its CRM software, with clients aimed at BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, iOS, and Android.

HP Extends Asset Mapping Into Amazon, VMware Clouds

Hewlett-Packard has updated its Discovery and Dependency Mapping Advanced (DDMA) software package so it will allow administrators to map their IT assets in the...

Smartphone Tracking Services Available on Android, Blackberry Handsets

Several carriers offer services similar to the popular "Find My iPhone" app that can track stolen devices or find one dropped between the cushions on your sofa.


10 Essential Google Chrome Add-ons

From a session saver to a social media assistant to a simple in-browser image editor, these extensions provide a variety of useful tools for the growing legions of Chrome users.

10 Open Source Shopping Carts to Run Your Ecommerce Business

For businesses that rely on online transactions, open source shopping carts are a good alternative to proprietary ecommerce software.

Five High-Tech Items that Will Cost You More in 2012

Watch out: Cameras, hard drives, PCs, and mobile data will all cost more in 2012.


Windows Intune 3: The Chance to Get it Completely Right

The cloud-based Windows desktop management tool is already great for small businesses, except for one thing.