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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.

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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.

Adobe Plugs 6 Critical Holes in Reader

Adobe said the six vulnerabilities could give hackers the openings necessary to hijack a computer or infect it with malware.

Intuit Debuts New Card Swiper, Takes Its Mobile Payment Service to Canada

Intuit announced plans to launch the GoPayment service in Canada "soon," with other global rollouts to follow as well as a newly designed card swiper.

One Laptop Per Child Shows Prototype Tablet

OLPC, the acronym for One Laptop Per Child, might have to become OTPC if its latest reference design takes off.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 7 Must-Have Downloads

Here are seven great applications for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets -- many of which are free.

Google, Facebook Rivalry to Heat up in 2012

As Google works to make its Google+ social network a major competitor to market leader Facebook, the battle between the two could reach a critical point in 2012.

10 Must-Have Tools for Cloud Power Users

Turn your cloud power up a notch with these ten awesome add-ons for Gmail, Dropbox, and other online services.

2012: Virtual Desktops Are All the Rage

As budgets are locked in for 2012 it's time to aggressively expand server virtualization, and those who are held back by cost may consider virtual desktops.

5 iPhone and iPad Apps that Make Great (Last-Minute) Gifts

Searching for a last-minute gift for the holidays? Look no further than Apple's App Store.

Sophos Updates Mobile Device Management Platform

Latest version of Sophos Mobile Control includes reporting dashboard for compliance enforcement.