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Microsoft Open Sources Windows Scripting Tool Mayhem

Microsoft has released as open source a program that helps users link different Windows applications in a single workflow.

To Run Windows Software on Linux, Try Wine 1.4

The new stable release of this Windows compatibility layer adds support for Microsoft Office 2010, among many other improvements.

LulzSec's Alleged Ringleader Helps FBI in Hacker Arrests

LulzSec’s alleged ringleader reportedly helped authorities with the arrest.

Windows 8's Top 8 Apps (So Far)

The launch of the Windows 8 beta also means the launch of the Windows 8 App Store beta. Here are our top early picks from Microsoft's store.

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.