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How to Refresh an Old Desktop

The recession and the tight credit situation are combining to make it more attractive to fix up an old computer, because a three- or four-year-old PC can be rejuvenated fairly easily.

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on How to Refresh an Old Desktop

Flash to Brighten Most Smartphones – iPhone, BlackBerry to Stay Dim


With the news that its omnipresent-on-the-desktop Flash player will be available in more mobile forms before the end of the year, Adobe is finally following through on its goal of joining the smartphone party — but the two biggest names in that market are still missing from the invitation list. Apple’s iPhone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry won’t be getting the beta version of Flash Player 10 at the Adobe Max conference in October.

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Seesmic Desktop: More Facebook Comments, Less Twitter Spam

When Seesmic Desktop first launched we thought it had great potential to be a threat to TweetDeck. Then after adding Facebook integration, we were convinced that it was indeed a fierce rival.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Seesmic Desktop: More Facebook Comments, Less Twitter Spam

Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

jammag writes “The Linux desktop has seen major innovation of late, with KDE 4 launching new features, GNOME announcing a new desktop, and Ubuntu embarking on a redesign campaign. But Linux pundit Bruce Byfield asks, do average users really want any of these things? He points to instances of user backlash, and concludes ‘Free software is still driven by developers working on what interests or concerns them. The problem is, the days when users of free software were also its developers are long gone, but the habits of those days remain. The result is that developers function far too much in isolation from their user base.’ Byfield suggests that the answer could be more user testing.”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Does the Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much?

3 Really Cool Adobe AIR Apps for Movies and Music

Adobe AIR is a runtime environment that, at its most basic, allows you to run lightweight applications on your desktop. The advantages are several – installing and uninstalling applications is easy, they’re simple to use, they’re standalone apps, and so on.

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LG-NComputing promise: 11 users, 1 PC

LG Electronics and NComputing strike a partnership to build virtualization-optimized monitors that are expected to cut desktop PC ownership and centralize computer use.

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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on LG-NComputing promise: 11 users, 1 PC

Neutralizing the Smartphone Security Threat


There are many common, but inaccurate, assumptions about the security and privacy of smartphones and other handheld converged devices. For many corporate employees today, mobile phones and PDAs have replaced PCs. Enterprise workers are now performing the same functions they previously carried out on their desktop PCs on much smaller devices, virtually anywhere and anytime. One of the hidden dangers most CSOs and CIOs aren’t adequately addressing these days is rogue code infecting their employees’ mobile phones — or worse, their corporate networks.

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Neutralizing the Smartphone Security Threat


There are many common, but inaccurate, assumptions about the security and privacy of smartphones and other handheld converged devices. For many corporate employees today, mobile phones and PDAs have replaced PCs. Enterprise workers are now performing the same functions they previously carried out on their desktop PCs on much smaller devices, virtually anywhere and anytime. One of the hidden dangers most CSOs and CIOs aren’t adequately addressing these days is rogue code infecting their employees’ mobile phones — or worse, their corporate networks.

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TweetDeck Coming to the iPhone

The popular desktop application is making it’s way to the iPhone and Kevin Rose has exclusive screenshots…

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on TweetDeck Coming to the iPhone

First Look at Opera 10: Can it Make a Dent in the Desktop?

Last week, Opera released the first beta of Opera 10 with a visual refresh and a number of enhancements and new features. The question is, can Opera make a dent in the desktop or is Opera on the desktop just a Quixotic effort in the face of Firefox and Internet Explorer?

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Monday, June 15th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on First Look at Opera 10: Can it Make a Dent in the Desktop?