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50 Open Source Replacements for Windows XP
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published April 16, 2014
These are some of the best Linux distributions for former Windows XP users and people who have older PC hardware.
100 Open Source Replacements for Popular Security Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published March 17, 2014
Download open source anti-virus software, firewalls, email gateways, penetration testing tools, security-focused Linux distributions and more.
Linux Invasion: 101 Open Source Apps for Windows
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published February 20, 2014
These are some of the best applications for home, business or education users who are new to open source.
100 Open Source Apps To Replace Everyday Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published January 21, 2014
For home users, small businesses or enterprises, these popular open source applications can help with day-to-day computing tasks.
The Ultimate Guide to Open Source Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published December 17, 2013
The best open source downloads available for home users, enterprises, small business and other organizations.
100 Open Source Replacements for Audio and Video Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published November 20, 2013
Open source applications make it easy to create, listen to and view digital audio and video content.
77 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published October 22, 2013
This update on a popular list reveals a changing relationship between proprietary and open source software, due to cloud computing's influence.
Intel Invests in Wearable Computing
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published September 27, 2013
The chip maker is backing a Google Glass competitor.
iOS 7 Makes Some Users Sick
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published September 27, 2013
The new interface features a lot of zooming, which can cause motion sickness.
Ballmer Says Goodbye at Annual Microsoft Employee Meeting
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published September 27, 2013
The departing CEO's speech to his employees was very emotional.
Google Announces Updated Search Algorithm
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published September 27, 2013
The search engine turns 15 this week.
Blackberry Reports $965 Million Loss
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published September 27, 2013
The struggling smartphone maker had previously reported layoffs.
50 Noteworthy New Open Source Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published August 27, 2013
Check out these newer open source tools for development, database management, collaboration, science and more.
Dell Privatization Deal Looks Unlikely
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 31, 2013
A committee has turned down a request to change the voting rules.
Google Play Downloads Surpass App Store Downloads in Q2
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 31, 2013
However, Apple's platform still generates more revenue.
Report: NSA Tracking Internet Use Through XKeyscore Program
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 31, 2013
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has leaked more documents related to secret intelligence programs.
Office 365 Comes to Android Smartphones
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 31, 2013
The app is free, but you'll need an Office 365 subscription to use it.
Hackers Hijack Reuters Twitter Account
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 30, 2013
Activists with the Syrian Electronic Army also targeted the White House.
Forrester: Enterprises Should Consider Chromebooks
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 30, 2013
The stripped-down laptops aren't for everyone, but they could fill a niche.
HTC Warns of Losses in Q3
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 30, 2013
The projected quarterly loss would be the smartphone maker's first ever.
Nokia: Windows Phone Needs More Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 29, 2013
Executives at the handset maker express frustration with Microsoft.
U.S. Patent Office Rejects Apple's 'Pinch to Zoom' Patent
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 29, 2013
But the matter still isn't settled.
Symantec Spots 1,200 Scam Apps on Google Play
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 29, 2013
These apps are similar to "one-click fraud" apps, but often require more than one click.
Allegations of Worker Abuse at Another Apple Supplier
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 29, 2013
A rights group sounds the alarm about conditions at Pegatron.
Apple Named 'Brand of the Year' Again
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 26, 2013
It dominated the computer, smartphone and tablet categories.
Report: Federal Agencies Demand User Passwords from Web Firms
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 26, 2013
They've also asked for encryption algorithms and salts.
Samsung Named Most Profitable Smartphone Company
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 26, 2013
Apple fell to number two.
Five Charged in Largest Ever Hacking Scheme
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 26, 2013
The men allegedly stole 160 million credit card numbers.
Open Java Is Coming to Microsoft Azure
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 25, 2013
Java PaaS and IaaS products will become available on Azure before the end of the year.
BlackBerry Lays off 250 More Workers
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 25, 2013
More executives may also be preparing to leave the struggling smartphone maker.
Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 25, 2013
The company also took the wraps off Android 4.3 and a TV device called Chromecast.
Facebook Quarterly Revenue Climbs 53%
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 25, 2013
The social network beat analyst expectations, sending the stock sharply higher.
Survey: NSA Prism News Leads to Canceled Cloud Contacts
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 24, 2013
A majority of non-U.S. residents are now hesitant to use American cloud computing vendors.
Mac Sales Declined 12% in June
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 24, 2013
June was a slow month, despite the launch of new MacBook Airs.
Michael Dell Increases Bid to Take Company Private
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 24, 2013
$13.75 a share is the "best and final offer."
Google Accounts for 25% of North American Internet Traffic
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 23, 2013
Sixty percent of all Internet devices send to traffic to Google in a typical day.
Researchers: SIM Cards Can Be Hacked with Two Texts
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 23, 2013
Millions of phones are vulnerable to attack.
Cisco Buys Security Vendor Sourcefire
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 23, 2013
The networking giant will pay $2.7 billion for the acquisition.
Intel's Plan to Revamp Data Centers
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 23, 2013
Everything will be "software-defined."
SAP Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe to Step Down
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 22, 2013
Bill McDermott will become the software maker's sole CEO in 2014.
Facebook Feature Phone App Tops 100 Million Users
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 22, 2013
The app is particularly popular in developing countries.
Report: Apple Testing Larger iPhone, iPad Displays
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 22, 2013
Experimenting with larger screen sizes doesn't necessarily mean the company will actually release smartphones and tablets with bigger displays.
Apple Developer Site Hacked
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 22, 2013
A Turkish security researcher claims responsibility.
Anonymous Hacks FEMA
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 19, 2013
The hacktivist group posted details about FEMA contacts that it obtained from an agency database.
Former CIA, NSA Head Accuses Huawei of Spying for China
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 19, 2013
The networking and telecommunications equipment maker denies the charge.
Google Financial Report Fails to Meet Analyst Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 19, 2013
While many parts of the company's business did well, it still appears to be struggling with mobile.
Microsoft Posts Disappointing Earnings, Shares Tumble
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 19, 2013
Slow Surface RT sales led to a big writedown that impacted the software giant's bottom line.
IBM Revenue Declines, But Earnings Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 18, 2013
Big Blue raised its outlook for the year.
Report: Google Tests Spy-Proof Encryption for Google Drive
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 18, 2013
The new protection is said to be aimed at preventing the NSA's Prism program from accessing data.
Nokia Sells More Lumia Smartphones, But Still Posts a Loss
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 18, 2013
It was a record-setting quarter for Windows Phone handsets.
Intel Earnings Fail to Meet Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 18, 2013
The slowdown in PC sales is taking a toll on the chipmaker.
Oracle Security Update Patches 89 Vulnerabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 17, 2013
The release affects nearly all Oracle enterprise software, including its flagship database and MySQL.
Microsoft Denies Cooperating with NSA
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 17, 2013
The company says it doesn't give the federal government open access to its servers.
Europe Not Satisfied with Google's Proposed Concessions
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 17, 2013
Antitrust regulators say the company must do more to address its concerns about Google's search business.
Yahoo Revenue Falls, But Earnings Climb
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 17, 2013
Ad sales are down, but the company's investment in China's Alibaba is paying off.
Samsung to Continue Making iPhone Chips
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 16, 2013
The two mobile giants are working together even as they battle in court.
Forecast: App Economy Will Double by 2017
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 16, 2013
AppNation says the "app economy" will be worth $151 billion within four years.
Oracle Updates Exalytics Appliance
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 16, 2013
The in-memory database appliances are getting more memory.
Report: Apple in Talks to Buy Company Behind Kinect Sensor
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 16, 2013
An Israeli paper says Apple offered $280 million for Primesense.
101 Most Fun Open Source Games and Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Open Source Article Published July 16, 2013
Popular open source downloads for arcade, strategy, adventure, and more.
Forrester Reduces Forecast for Global Tech Spending
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 15, 2013
However, customers will continue to spend heavily on software and mobile apps.
VMware Sells Zimbra to Telligent
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 15, 2013
Zimbra sells enterprise communication and collaboration software.
Apple to Investigate Alleged iPhone Electrocution
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 15, 2013
A Chinese woman's family says she died from electrocution because she used her iPhone while it was charging.
Microsoft Slashes Surface RT Tablet Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 15, 2013
You can now buy the devices for just $349.
Survey: More Execs Than IT Managers Are 'Cloud Believers'
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 12, 2013
However, 87 percent of those surveyed believe cloud computing will be the IT model of the future.
Report: Verizon May Owe Apple Billions on Unsold iPhones
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 12, 2013
An analyst estimates the carrier may have to pay $14 billion to the iPhone maker.
EMC Buys ScaleIO
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 12, 2013
The startup makes software that pools flash storage.
Details Emerge on Microsoft's Cooperation with the NSA
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 12, 2013
A new report says Microsoft helped the agency circumvent its encryption processes.
Microsoft Announces Global 'Smart Cities' Initiative
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 11, 2013
The company wants to help cities tap into the cloud and big data.
Google Search, Cloud Services Experience Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 11, 2013
Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs and other Google services were offline for about 40 minutes.
Lenovo Named No. 1 PC Maker
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 11, 2013
PC shipments are in their longest slump ever.
Steve Ballmer Reorganizes Microsoft
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 11, 2013
The company's eight divisions will be pared down to four.
Are Most iOS Apps 'Zombies'?
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 10, 2013
A new survey claims that two-thirds of the apps in the App Store get almost no downloads.
Feds Destroy $170,000 Worth of IT Hardware to Address Malware Concerns
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 10, 2013
The incident cost taxpayers $2.7 million.
Apple Drops App Store Trademark Lawsuit
By Cynthia Harvey | News Article Published July 10, 2013
Amazon can continue to use the name "Appstore."