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Splashtop comes to Ubuntu Linux with a speedy remote desktop option

Linux users could see as much as a 10x performance boost over traditional VNC solutions, Splashtop says.

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop sheds beta tag, adds new features

Google peeled off the beta tag from Chrome Remote Desktop, a free Chrome browser-add on that gives you full access to another desktop PC running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.

25 Essential Android Business Apps

Mobile devices handle business tasks that go far beyond e-mail. Here's a selection covering communications, presentations, number-crunching, and other office apps.

Google's Graveyard: 15 Products Google Has Killed

Missing your favorite Google app? Here are 15 products that Google has killed or has announced plans to kill.

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Valve Expands Steam Delivery Platform Beyond Games

Hoping to break out from the confines of the gaming community, computer game distributor Valve will start hosting non-gaming programs on its Steam...

Privacy Watch: Back Up Safely With SpiderOak

The SpiderOak secure online backup service protects you by encrypting your data with keys that only you know.

3 Reasons Businesses Will Like Office 2013

As the changing Microsoft environment pushes IT to Office 2013 readiness, business will discover neat capabilities.

Too Busy for that Software Update? Survey Says: Join the Club

Most consumers need to see an update prompt between two and five times before downloading and installing the software, according to this new report.

DocSync Tackles Document Scatter

If you want easy iPad access to documents on your computer, the web, and the iPad itself, DocSync can help.

Privacy Monitoring App Clueful Booted from iOS App Store

Apple has given the boot to BitDefender's Clueful, a privacy monitoring app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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Analysts: New Backup-restore Feature in Windows 8 Welcome, but Could Be Better

A new file backup feature in Windows 8 that Microsoft trumpeted this week will help users protect their data but it is incomplete and far from unique, according...

How Mobile Apps Are Changing Desktop Software

First, they revolutionized smartphones. Now, app stores for Macs and Windows PCs are changing the way we work on laptops and desktops--for better and for worse.

Nearly 10 Years Later, EMC's NetWorker Hits Version 8.0

EMC is updating its NetWorker backup and recovery software on Tuesday with an eye to greater efficiency, tighter integration with other EMC products, and cloud...

Splunk Search Extended to Microsoft Active Directory

Through a new plug-in, Splunk has extended the capabilities of its namesake machine data search engine so it can mine operational information about Microsoft...

Tracking System Focuses on Resume Keywords

An ATS is a software system and a database holding resume information.