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Evernote Acquires Penultimate: Two Great Notetaking Apps Come Together

Like peanut butter and chocolate, the combination of Evernote and Penultimate can only bring good things.

Top 15 Cloud Storage Tips and Tasks

We pinpoint the cloud storage services with the best attributes for accomplishing specific tasks, and offer advice on how to use the cloud most effectively.

Intel-McAfee Developing Cloud-security Strategy

The goal is to give IT managers a way to perform a wide variety of security checks on both the servers, usually virtualized, and the data they use in public and hybrid clouds.

Dutch Developers Win Contest With Spotify Cover Scanner Mash-up

A team of Dutch developers won a 30-hour hacking challenge at the Next Web conference Thursday with a service that uses a webcam to scan album covers in the...


Open Source Is Driving Business App Development, Survey Finds

While usage is on the rise, many companies lack key internal controls and processes, software firm Sonatype warns.

The 15 Best Free Business Tools, Apps, and Services of 2012

LogMeIn, OmmWriter Dana I, CloudOn, and other no-cost programs and Web services can improve your productivity and keep your workday running smoothly.

The Best Free Stuff of 2012: Alphabetical List

Here's the complete list of all 59 programs, mobile apps, and Web services in our 17th annual roundup of the best free stuff available online.


The Best Free Software, Mobile Apps, and Web Services, 2012 Edition

59 terrific tools for getting your work done, finding great deals, planning a trip, keeping yourself entertained, and more.


Open for Business: It's the Year of the Corporate App Store

As smartphone and tablet usage skyrockets, IT seeks a way to distribute its own apps.

Dirty IT Jobs: Grime and Punishment

Flame wars, leakage, nasty Polish texting -- six more tales of dirty duty in IT.

Five Free Programs Every Business Owner Should Use

From protecting your PCs from malware to managing all your human-resources needs, these apps work minor miracles without making you open your wallet.

Favorite iOS and Android apps for IT pros

The iPad, iPhone, and Android revolution is taking place within the data center, as these popular tools attest.


Oracle Attacks Tape Management With Analytics Software

Tape-storage administrators will be able to get performance information and immediate directions to prevent data loss in new management software, called...