Thursday, 30 June 2011

[TechRepublic] Apple to offer Mac OS X Lion volume licensing

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Macs in Business

TechRepublic Member | June 30, 2011

Apple to offer Mac OS X Lion volume licensing

Even though Apple is officially mum on the details, Erik Eckel did some digging and is fairly certain that volume licensing for Mac OS X Lion will be available for larger organizations. Here's what he found out. Read more

Resource of the day

How Much Would You Pay For a Good Pricing Strategy?

Pricing can make a big difference to the success of your business, but knowing how to price things can be hard to pin down. Read this white paper to learn about new software that can help you determine a pricing strategy that works.


Letter to the editor: The dark side of Apple's power of 'No'

While Apple's discipline for saying "No" has been a big part of its current success, there's a dark side to that phenomenon. Here's one example, explained in a letter to the editor. Read more

iPhone 5 rumors timeline worth bookmarking

Can't keep up with the iPhone 5 rumor mill? You're not alone. CNET created a timeline that tracks the iPhone 5 rumors of 2011 so far. Read more

Additional TechRepublic resources

 

OmniOutliner productivity app for Mac and iPad

Derek Schauland takes a look at the OmniOutliner app for the Mac and the iPad. This organizing app helps you structure information for projects and general productivity. Read more

Apple iOS 5 previews and bad news for jailbreakers

Apple rumors abound and there are plenty of hints about new features and functionality as the impending fall release of iOS 5 and iPhone 5 gets ever closer. Check out the latest. Read more

Developers: GitHub for Mac is available

Popular code-sharing website GitHub announces the availability of GitHub for the Mac. Read more

iOS vs. Android race is too close to call

It's too early to declare Apple the victor in the mobile device OS war, according to Donovan Colbert. Read his thoughts and predictions on iOS and Android. Read more


Featured multimedia

 

How to Facebook on the iPad: Five free apps (screenshots)

Slideshow of five free Facebook apps for the iPad: Facely HD, FriendCaster, Friendly, MyPad, and Flipboard. View on site

OnLive on the iPad: PC gaming to go (hands-on)

We played full PC games on an iPad, streamed remotely, thanks to a demo of OnLive's upcoming iPad/Android tablet app. Can this magic be possible? Believe. View on site


35+ writing tips from TechRepublic

Five simple tips that will improve your writing a thousand percent

Another 10+ tips for keeping your writing sharp and professional

10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid

10 wording blunders that make you look stupid


Today's recommended downloads

Help Diverse Platforms Play Well Together (Quest Software)

Consolidating Your Network Storage Systems Auditing (Quest Software)

Becoming a Mobile Enterprise (SAP)

Consumer Mobile and Retail: Be Prepared (SAP)

30 day trial of Foglight Experience Monitor Appliance (Quest Software)


This is why your website sucks

Todd Fluhr pulls no punches in telling you exactly why your website is unsuccessful, boring, and a waste of your initial investment. Here's what you should do about it.



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[TechRepublic] Why Mango may be a game changer

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Smartphones

TechRepublic Member | June 30, 2011

10 reasons why Microsoft Mango may be a game changer

The Mango update to the Windows Phone 7 platform -- which is expected to be out this fall -- promises a number of improvements. A big number, in fact: 500+. Read more

Resource of the day

Case Study: Colmobile, an Israeli Auto Importer

Colmobile is the largest auto importer in Israel, and they want to keep it that way. they chose to implement a robust CRM system in order to focus on service. Read this white paper to learn how their plan panned out.


iOS vs. Android race is too close to call

It's too early to declare Apple the victor in the mobile device OS war, according to Donovan Colbert. Read his thoughts and predictions on iOS and Android. Read more

Apps of the month (June 2011): Google Voice, Priority Matrix, and more

In Scott Lowe's latest app roundup, he features five business-focused mobile applications: Google Voice, ABBYY Business Card Reader, Read It Later, Priority Matrix, and iTranslate. Read more

Google Docs Android app is a mobile office must-have

The official Google Docs app for Android has finally been released. Despite one drawback, Jack Wallen calls the app a major win for the Android platform. Read more

Turn your mobile device into a credit card terminal

If you need to accept customer payments when you're on-the-go, try the free Credit Card Terminal app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7-based devices. Read more

Leverage location when developing mobile applications

Kyle Miller provides mobile app developers with an overview on location data types. He also covers the security differences between Android and iOS when requesting location information. Read more

Apple iOS 5 previews and bad news for jailbreakers

Apple rumors abound and there are plenty of hints about new features and functionality as the impending fall release of iOS 5 and iPhone 5 gets ever closer. Check out the latest. Read more

iPhone 5 rumors timeline worth bookmarking

Can't keep up with the iPhone 5 rumor mill? You're not alone. CNET created a timeline that tracks the iPhone 5 rumors of 2011 so far. Read more

Additional TechRepublic resources

 

Letter to the editor: The dark side of Apple's power of 'No'

While Apple's discipline for saying "No" has been a big part of its current success, there's a dark side to that phenomenon. Here's one example, explained in a letter to the editor. Read more

World of Warcraft Patch 4.2: Rage of the Firelands

Rage of the Firelands, Patch 4.2 for World of Warcraft, is out, and it features a new raid, a massive daily quest hub, major storyline additions, and more. Read a WoW player's overview of Patch 4.2. Read more


Featured multimedia

 

Apps and accessories that let you ditch your remote control

Several companies are scheming of ways to turn your smartphone into a smart remote for your television. View on site

HTC 7 Pro (photos)

The HTC 7 Pro for U.S. Cellular is the carrier's first Windows Phone 7 smartphone. View on site

HP TouchPad: Unboxing, screenshots, and comparison photos

Take a look at the HP TouchPad from every angle in TechRepublic's all-inclusive gallery that includes unboxing, screenshots, and comparison photos next to the iPad and Android tablets. View on site


35+ writing tips from TechRepublic

Five simple tips that will improve your writing a thousand percent

Another 10+ tips for keeping your writing sharp and professional

10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid

10 wording blunders that make you look stupid


Today's recommended downloads

See clearly, Think clearly, Act clearly: Access Management (SAP)

Business Intelligence: Fuel for Decisions (SAP)

Consolidating Your Network Storage Systems Auditing (Quest Software)

Business Intelligence Alternatives: What You're Missing (SAP)

Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies (SAP)


Perennial favorites

 

Lesser-known Android tips and tricks

Smartphones with the lowest and the highest radiation levels

Ways to improve your mobile computing experience

This is why your website sucks

Todd Fluhr pulls no punches in telling you exactly why your website is unsuccessful, boring, and a waste of your initial investment. Here's what you should do about it.



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Friday, 24 June 2011

How to keep your PCs cool, essential tools for work-at-home techs, time to straighten out the Linux desktop mess

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TechRepublic Member | June 24, 2011

10 ways to keep PCs cool this summer

Guard against hardware failure by following a few easy tips that will help your PC beat the heat. Read more

Resource of the day

Evaluating Storage Technologies for Virtual Server Environments

Server virtualization can bring great benefits to your data storage system, but only if it's implemented properly. Read this white paper to learn more about server virtualization and how to get it done right.


10 essential tools and services for work-at-home IT pros

You can't work out of your home effectively without the right setup. Justin James shares what he's discovered about equipping the IT home office. Read more

10 ways the Linux community can fix the mess on the desktop

The Linux desktop has become somewhat chaotic, thanks in part to Ubuntu Unity. Jack Wallen offers a list of suggestions he says will put the desktop back on track. Read more

10 outdated technologies our dads refuse to give up

Some dads can't wait to try the latest hi-tech gadgets. Then there are the other dads. The ones who say, 'I see no reason to part with my rotary phone. It does everything I need it to.' Read more

Additional TechRepublic resources

 

Quick Tip: Disable the Aero interface for just the problem applications

The Windows Aero interface looks great, but it can cause problems with certain applications. With a simple tweak to the compatibility settings you can have Aero and compatibility too. Read more

You want me to do WHAT?

What are some of the weirdest requirements you've ever seen in a job description? Read more

Three minutes to effective issue management

Find out what old writing trick one project manager employs in issue review meetings to help manage time better and keep team members focused. Read more

Use an Excel style to identify data input cells

Susan Harkins shows you how to format and unlock input cells in Excel at the same time by assigning a modified style. Read more


25 must-read Word tips

Five Word tips that could change your life

Five tips for making sense out of the Word 2007/2010 style tools

Five tips for using Word's Track Changes feature more efficiently

Five tips for working beyond Word's page-numbering basics

Five tips for working with headers and footers in Word 2010


Today's recommended downloads

Case Study: Managing Creative Assets at Walking The Dog Animation Studio (Hewlett-Packard (HP))

Top 10 Considerations for Maximized Storage Security, Performance, and Scalability (TechRepublic)

Implementing A Virtualized Network (Hewlett-Packard (HP))

Cut the Cost of a Tech Refresh (Hewlett-Packard (HP))

Live Webcasts: 11 Video Tips & Tricks for Search Engine Marketers (Youtube)


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Thursday, 23 June 2011

[TechRepublic] Intel's 3-D transistor is good news for smartphone users

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Smartphones

TechRepublic Member | June 23, 2011

Intel's new 3-D transistor is good news for smartphone users

Intel has figured out how to increase performance and battery life at the same time. And Moore's Law keeps on truckin'. Read more

Resource of the day

Top 10 Considerations for Maximized Storage Security, Performance, and Scalability

Data storage is getting cheaper, and the systems for managing it are getting stronger. In this webcast you'll learn how to expand your data storage while maintaining security and scalability for the future.


Latest shot fired in Apple patent wars

Apple has won a broad patent for its touch screen functionality on portable devices. Naturally, not everyone is happy about it. Read more

[Update] Google knows where you've been and they might be holding your encryption keys

On the heels of other disturbing stories about Google and privacy and security issues, blogger Donovan Colbert discovered another problem with info that his Android device shares with Google. [Updated post] Read more

White iPhone debacle shows why Apple is winning

Apple's long-delayed release of the iPhone 4 in white has drawn a lot of snickers and giggles. But, it's actually evidence of why Apple is winning right now. There's also another company that gets it. Read more

Windows 8, native apps, and HTML5: Facts and conjecture

In this programming news roundup, read about AMP, WinC++, Delphi certification, jQuery, the Eclipse Development Survey results, BUILD, and more. Read more

B-Folders secures sensitive data on Android devices

If you carry sensitive data on your Android smartphone or tablet, Jack Wallen recommends using the B-Folders application to keep your information safe. Read more

'Cutting corners' on Android's default list view widget

Here's a tutorial on how to add the rounded buttons to the Android interface. Read more


Featured multimedia

 

Windows Phone Mango hands-on (photos)

CNET editors Bonnie Cha and Jessica Dolcourt walk you through a cross-section of some of the most notable new and enhanced features in Windows Phone Mango, due out this fall. View on site

Motorola Clutch i475 (photos)

The Motorola Clutch i475 is not a multimedia wonder, but it works as an affordable basic messaging phone for Boost Mobile. View on site


25 must-read Word tips

Five Word tips that could change your life

Five tips for making sense out of the Word 2007/2010 style tools

Five tips for using Word's Track Changes feature more efficiently

Five tips for working beyond Word's page-numbering basics

Five tips for working with headers and footers in Word 2010


Today's recommended downloads

Why Native Windows Defragmentation Isn't Enough (Diskeeper)

Live Webcasts: 11 Video Tips & Tricks for Search Engine Marketers (Youtube)

Transitioning to High Definition Broadcasting (Hewlett-Packard (HP))

Preparing Your Network for the Worst Case (Quest Software)

Case Study: Managing Creative Assets at Walking The Dog Animation Studio (Hewlett-Packard (HP))


Perennial favorites

 

Lesser-known Android tips and tricks

Smartphones with the lowest and the highest radiation levels

Ways to improve your mobile computing experience

Introducing two new TechRepublic newsletters

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