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20 iPad Business Apps Every CIO Should Want

Check out these iPad apps for sales forces, IT departments and more.

Evernote Adds Speech Recognition to its Android App

Popular notetaking software now turns talk into type.

Run Android Apps on a PC With BlueStacks: Here's How

BlueStacks lets you run Android apps on your Windows machine. Here's how to use it.


Eclipse Readies Browser-based IDE

Orion project adds JavaScript and HTML capabilities for Web app development.

Google Patents Technology to Serve Ads Based on Background Noise

A new Google patent could enable the search giant to base advertising on background noise during phone conversations, although the scope of the patent is much...

Lost Your Phone? Lookout's Latest Report Shows You're Not Alone

Lookout gives us stats on which cities you are most likely to lose your phone in.


Microsoft Restores Access to Phones That Couldn't Access Skype

Microsoft has fixed a bug that made it impossible for about a dozen models of Skype-certified phones to log into the service.

YouMail Pumps Up Call Blocking in Android Phones

Not only can calls be blocked and the ring choked, but the app tells the unwanted caller "this number is out of service."


Mobile Apps: The IT Pro's New Power Tools

Heavy-duty mobile IT apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices have many IT departments on the move.

Popular Instagram iOS App Hits 27 Million Users: Now Headed for Android

In less than a year, Instagram users had taken and shared 150 million photos, and soon more will have access, the company CEO confirmed at a tech conference this weekend.


Top 10 Google Docs Annoyances (and How to Fix Them)

Google Docs helps you collaborate easily with people across the globe, but is infuriatingly reliant on Google for most fixes and enhancements. Here are some workarounds that can quell your angst.

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

LulzSecā€™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.