75 Open Source Small Business Software Options – Save money and be productive by replacing your small business software with these free open source software alternatives. It’s important to note that many of these open source apps really are comparable with their better known counterparts. They usually offer most of the features small businesses need, and many even read and write files created with proprietary software.
The New Kindle Touch Upgrade: How to Get It Now – The upgrade will roll out over Wi-Fi during the next several weeks but why wait? We show you how to get it now.
Get a $50 game bundle for $4, help feed the hungry – For the price of a grande latte, you get five popular indie games, a bunch of bonus content, and the satisfaction of helping your fellow humans.
Facebook Confidential: How the Craigslist killer manhunt exposed personal details of the innocent – If the police come a-knocking, Facebook may be forced to send someone’s entire account activity over. And there’s a lot of it. And it might include data about you.
How to Avoid Getting Hacked While Traveling – Researcher Justin Morehouse has logged more than 100,000 miles to eight countries in the last year. His message: business travelers are at greater risk of being hacked than ever before, especially when it comes to smart phones and tablets. Now the security expert has distilled his research and first-hand experiences into some sage advice for travelling executives and VIPs. Here are eight ways you can protect yourself abroad.
Facebook Now Lets You Download More of Your Account History – On top of the photos, posts, messages and list of friends that you could download before, now you can get information on things like previous Facebook names, friend requests and the IP addresses you’ve logged in from.
Is it time to buy that SSD? – Perhaps you noticed that SSD sale prices are dropping to $1/GB and even less. Is now the time to buy?
Sony’s New SmartWatch Brings Android to Your Wrist – Do you find it too much of a hassle to pull out your phone every time you need to read a text or email? Well, luckily now you can just check your watch.
Comedy Central brings The Daily Show Headlines to Android – If you’re an Android user and a fan of Comedy Central’s hit satirical news program “The Daily Show,” then today’s your lucky day.
Boeing to develop highly secure smartphones – The Boeing Corporation has been working on an Android-based, highly secure mobile phone and aims to launch it later this year, National Defense Magazine reports.
Cisco Revamps Networking Line for Small Business – The networking giant updates access points, routers, switches and services to help small businesses boost productivity as their use of mobile devices and cloud apps soars.
Barnes & Noble pushing e-reader market forward with new Nook – Apparently there is still room for innovation in the electronic ink e-reader market as Barnes & Noble prepares to roll out a new version of the Nook Simple Touch.
IBM acquires Varicent Software to boost analytics portfolio – IBM acquires Varicent Software, boosting IBM’s analytics resources and capabilities for finance, sales, and customer service operations.
Landscape Mode – In photography and digital photography, landscape mode is a function of the digital camera that is used when you are taking photos of a scene, not a single object (see “Portrait Mode”). When taking photos in landscape mode, the digital camera will automatically focus on as much of the scene as possible by using a large depth of field. The digital camera may also use a slower shutter speed in some cases.
Off Topic (Sort of):
Can we expect a cyber attack on the smart grid? – The vulnerability of the energy industry’s new wireless smart grid will inevitably lead to lights out for everyone, according to leading cyber expert David Chalk. In an online interview for an upcoming documentary film entitled ‘Take Back Your Power’, Chalk says the entire power grid will be at risk to being taken down by cyber attack, and if installations continue it’s only a matter of time.
20-million new Ubuntu Linux PCs in 2012? – Ubuntu 12.04 will be arriving shortly and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth expects big things from it.
Embedding videos can infringe copyright according to the MPAA. Are your embeds safe? – The ruling in the recent copyright infringement case Flava vs Gunter has far reaching ramifications for the future of sharing – especially if the MPAA stops the reversal of the court ruling against myVidster.com
Europe’s Data Security Laws Clear Some Clouds, Muddle Others – Regulations being mulled over by the European Union will clarify security requirements for many cloud providers — but could hurt U.S. providers.
“Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.”
– Richard M. Nixon
Today’s Free Downloads:
Skype – Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes. Just download it, register, and within minutes you can plug in your PC headset and call your friends on Skype.
iSpy – iSpy uses your webcams and microphones to detect and record movement or sound and provides security, surveillance, monitoring and alerting services. Any media that is captured is compressed to flash video and made available, securely over the web. iSpy can be setup to run on multiple computers simultaneously.