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Top 29 Laptop Apps, Downloads, and Services

Here are 29 effective ways to beef up your laptop's security, connectivity, syncing, media management, and more.

Develop a Cloud Computing Error Logging Strategy

Error handling and trace logs are as old as the hills. Of course this is handled in the clouds, right?? Keep laughing...

ICloud and IOS 5: New Challenges for Business

The ongoing march of iPads and iPhones into workplaces of all shapes and sizes is beginning to make Apple a fairly common tech brand in businesses and enterprises.

When the Worst Happens: SharePoint Recovery

SharePoint has become vital to the business infrastructure and, in many companies, it's even used as the company's face to the world: its public facing website...

Precise Virtualizes Application Monitoring

In an effort to reduce deployment time, software provider Precise Software has packaged its flagship application performance management (APM) application in a...

Cloud Storage Services Keep Your Data Safe and Accessible

Through free and affordable cloud services, you can easily back up your data, sync your files across multiple computers and devices, and access your essential files anywhere.

Best Free iPhone and iPad Apps of 2011 (So Far)

They're new, they're fun, they're useful and best of all, they're free -- Here are 20 iOS apps for work and play.


Bluestacks Runs Android Apps on a PC

Bluestacks plans to soon start offering technology that will let PC users run Android apps on their laptops and desktops.

Aternity App Monitor Now Covers Web 2.0 Apps

Aternity has updated its application monitoring software to better watch Outlook, Java and Web applications

Lenovo Laptop Warranty Troubles

After a ThinkPad T410 owner misses his warranty expiration date due to an inaccurate report from a Lenovo utility, he turns to On Your Side for help. Plus: A software-registration key fails to arrive.

Windows Debugging Made Easy

At this year's TechEd, Microsoft fellow Mark Russinovich makes Windows debugging look easy--and fun

Attachmate Has High Hopes for Novell Products

Attachmate intends to revitalize the sales and technical development of the end-user computing products that it acquired when it purchased Novell, such as those...

Webmasters Face New Site Optimization Challenges

From the Web's early days, companies have struggled to make their sites faster, but the problem remains a thorny one, with new challenges emerging regularly as...

Microsoft Announces $8.5 Billion Skype Acquisition

Microsoft announced it will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion, and CEO Steve Ballmer told reporters why.

The 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities

Take control of your hard drive and data with these free and effective utilities.