58 Open Source Software Apps for Small Business – Why spend more money on small business software than you absolutely have to? A brand name doesn’t mean it’s the best, and these open source software applications can do the job for a whole lot less.
How to Choose a Desktop Linux Distribution – With all the many reasons to use Linux today–particularly in a business setting–it’s often a relatively easy decision to give Windows the boot. What can be more difficult, however, is deciding which of the hundreds of Linux distributions out there is best for you and your business. Judging by popularity statistics, as tracked both by Distrowatch and in a recent study at LinuxTrends, Ubuntu is clearly the most popular distribution, or “distro.”.
The Best (and Worst) PC Movie and TV Services – Your PC is a video store–and it’s killing off brick-and-mortar video stores even as we speak. Your computer can give you prime-time TV at any time of the day or night, too. It’s also a source of shows you love on cable TV, minus the cable bill. We evaluate eight ways to turn your computer into an on-demand video entertainment center, including Amazon, Clicker, Hulu, iTunes, and more.
Older Software in Windows 7 – Most programs that work in XP and Vista will have no trouble in Windows 7. There are a few exceptions, of course. If you want to make sure that the program of your choice works in the new environment, look it up at the Windows 7 Compatibility Center. Once there, you can browse through program types or search by the program’s name.
Trojan simulates MS Security Essentials Alert, peddles fake AV – A Trojan imitating a Microsoft Security Essentials Alert has been spotted trying to convince users that their computer is infected and that the only thing to do is to pay for one of the five fake antivirus solutions offered.
How do I… Add image thumbnails to Microsoft Windows Explorer? – When you are dealing with a folder in Microsoft Windows containing numerous images, it is often very helpful to see thumbnail representations of those images in the Windows Explorer display.
The dramatic increase of vulnerability disclosures – 4,396 new vulnerabilities were documented in the first half of 2010, a 36 percent increase over the same time period last year. Over half, 55 percent, of all these disclosed vulnerabilities had no vendor-supplied patch at the end of the period.
Google Voice: 5 Truths Behind the Hype – Why did Google add voice capability to Gmail — and what’s next? These five facts put the new Google Voice in perspective.
DEFCON survey reveals vast scale of cloud hacking – A survey carried out amongst 100 of those attending this year’s DEFCON conference has revealed that an overwhelming 96 percent of the respondents said they believed the cloud would open up more hacking opportunities for them.
Researchers Warn of .Zip File Spam Surge – Security researchers are reporting an uptick in malware hidden in .zip files being sent out in spam to Web users. According to IBM’s X-Force, there has been a significant increase in the number of spam messages with malicious .zip file attachments during the past few weeks.
Dell’s Aero Smartphone: An Embarrassment to Android – Dell’s new Aero smartphone ships with Android 1.5, a 16-month-old version of the Android operating system. No matter how you look at it, there’s just no excuse for that.
How Motorola Can Create an iPhone Killer – With the Droid X and the Droid 2, Motorola has proven that it knows what it needs to do in order to be successful in the smartphone space. And going forward, it has far more potential than any other company (aside from Apple) in the market. So, while it will be difficult, Motorola has a shot at building the perfect smartphone to dethrone the iPhone.
Building A Private Cloud With Cisco Quad – Sounds like Facebook? Sure. That’s the kind of experience Cisco wants users to have. But this is Facebook for the corporation. Integrated with all of the cool, social stuff is enterprise security and policy management, business system integration, and contextual and semantic search.
Off Topic (Sort of):
The 10 worst things about working from home – There are plenty of good things about working from home — but for every upside, there may be an equal and opposite downside
10 Things the Class of 2014 Hasn’t Experienced – Every once in a while, it hits you – “Man, I’m old.” Many of us are having the same experience as we realize the incoming class of college freshmen was born in 1991 and 1992, when Clinton was in the process of becoming the 42nd president, the first Iraq War was a resounding success and you were slow jamming to Boyz II Men. (submitted by Ken Martin)
How to block/kill RFID chips – In this Instructable I will describe different ways to block or kill RFID tags. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. If you do not know about this technology yet, you should definitely start familiarizing yourself with it, because the number of different devices that utilize these types of tags is growing exponentially. (submitted by Dar)
Automate Your Home With Four Easy Projects – Teach your PC and smartphone to turn on your lights during midnight bathroom breaks, lock your doors, wake you up (with coffee!), and more.
“There are too many people, and too few human beings.”
– Robert Zend
Today’s Free Downloads:
Partition Wizard Home Edition – Partition Wizard is a must-download for anyone who deals with partition operations on a regular basis. In my tests the program created, deleted, moved, resized, and copied partitions with no fuss.
FotoBounce Photo Organizer Off to a Promising Start – This free (though ad-supported) application is designed to help shake the dust and cobwebs off your digital photo collection, by organizing and helping you share your photos. It offers some pretty nifty features, but also suffers from a few glitches.
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