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    Five Ways Apple's Tablet May Change the World

    Five Ways Apple's Tablet May Change the World
    The iPad is on the way, and it just might reduce calling costs, cut your commute, and, to the delight of journalists everywhere, pull print media back from the brink Business writers love hyperbole. The ground will swell. The paradigm will shift. But what if occasionally a new tech gadget comes along that really does shake up society? Apple's (AAPL) planned ...
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    6 Technology Trends That Will Change How You Do Business in 2010

    Out with the old and in with the new! The past decade revolutionized how we do business but there is plenty more to look forward to in 2010. Below is a sneak peak of coming attractions to get excited about. 1. Phone Liberation 2. Cloud Computing 3. The End of Paper 4. The Battle for Local 5. Social Spending 6. Mobile ...
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    When Complex Passwords Are Not Enough: Keyloggers and Trojan Clampi Virus

    When Complex Passwords Are Not Enough: Keyloggers and Trojan Clampi Virus
    What if someone stole money from your bank account and the bank was not responsible for the loss? It could happen. By now, most computer users have heard of keyloggers which record all key strokes one does on their computer. These keyloggers come in various forms. Some need a wealth of IT knowledge to implement and others, your five year old ...
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    Russian Anti-Spam Chief Caught Spamming

    Russian Anti-Spam Chief Caught Spamming
    Ilya V. Ponomarev, a deputy of Russia's Duma’s Hi-Tech Development Subcommittee, has leveled shocking charges against a businessman, Pavel Vrublevsky, who served as a top anti-spam advisor to the nation.  According to an open letter (PDF, translated) from Ponomarev to Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), Vrublevsky was actually masterminding a spam/scareware scheme, while being paid to prevent it.Vrublevsky founded ChronoPay, a company that processes ...
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    Google Execs Blame App Makers for Poor Android Battery Life

    Google Execs Blame App Makers for Poor Android Battery Life
    Google's Android platform may be the hottest player on the cell phone market, having recently passed Apple in the U.S. market, but it's by no means the perfect platform.  Recently there have been concerns about the battery life of Android smartphones, which reportedly isn't measuring up to the rival iPhone's.The top executives at Google tackled that issue at Google Zeitgeist, Google's outreach summit for developers.  ...
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    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?

    Is Technology Making You Bad at Your Job?
    Technology is a beautiful thing. Most of us can’t imagine doing our jobs without it. But sometimes, overindulging in email, texts, and social networking might actually hinder your performance. We’ve identified five ways your iPhone, BlackBerry, Facebook and that endless information superhighway are actually making you worse at your job. Instant message is twisting your words (and making you lazy) Remember ...
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    So Long Privacy: Apple Bans Apps, Music for Customers Who Opt Out of Tracking

    So Long Privacy: Apple Bans Apps, Music for Customers Who Opt Out of Tracking
    Apple recently has come under fire for engaging in a campaign of moralistic censorship when it comes to the applications it allows on its mobile devices.  That campaign is perhaps made more ironic by Apple's iconic 1984 commercial, in which it depicted itself as the face of freedom, taking down Big Brother.  Now with a new announcement that it will be ...
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    10 Tricks to Telecommuting Success

    In a century where convenience is the standard form of measurement, telecommuting is growing in popularity. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2005, more than 11 million people worked from home — that's about 8 percent of the U.S. population! And what's not to love about telecommuting? When you can work from the comfort of your home, skip commuter ...
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    6 Reasons Why You Will Want the Apple Tablet

    6 Reasons Why You Will Want the Apple Tablet
    There's one big question remaining about the mythical tablet device that Apple is expected to unveil Wednesday. We've already learned, from whispers of those in the know, that it's basically a supersized iPod touch with a 10-inch diagonal screen and it may cost about $1,000. In addition to playing music and video, it's going to display digitized books, newspapers and magazines. ...
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    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?

    Mac vs. PC: Which Works Best for Your Office?
    It says a lot about our society that one of the most contentious pop culture debates is between buying a Mac or a PC. Not between which sugary cola is the best, or if a light beer has “great taste” or is “less filling,” but what computer one should work, play, and — in some cases — live on. Not that ...
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    Social Media and How it Impacts Your Organization

    Social Media and How it Impacts Your Organization
    This past week I had the privilege of presenting on Social Media to the Institute of Internal Auditors. Many organizations (for profit and not for profit) have yet to embrace social media and do not fully understand its reach and impact. At the session, we discussed how social media can help manage the company image, public relations and the associated risks. ...
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    Twitter Mistakes to Avoid at Work

    A lot has been written about the revolutionary impact of Twitter: how it's changed the way we communicate, how it's connected us to one another, how it's increased transparency in everything we do, and how it's even helped us find jobs. But as much as people love Twitter, there's growing concern about other impacts the social networking tool is having, ...
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    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates

    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates
    Facebook has found itself in hot water over the last few months with very public changes to its privacy policy that would result in more of a user's personal information being shared with third-party websites. The backtracking on privacy for users of the site has raised the ire of more than one consumer watchdog group and some Senators as well.Senator Schumer sent ...
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    Apple Moves One Million Units of Its "Magical" iPad

    Apple Moves One Million Units of Its "Magical" iPad
    Many people weren't sure what to make of the Apple iPad when it was introduced by Steve Jobs in January. The iPad was meant to dive into a market that has largely failed to gain traction due to the use of Windows-based tablets and convertible notebooks that were never built from the ground up for touch-based input. However, Jobs must be ...
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    China Forces Foreign Firms Selling to Government to Provide Encryption Codes

    China Forces Foreign Firms Selling to Government to Provide Encryption Codes
    There are many security companies that provide a wealth of products from security software to portable hard drives that use encryption to protect the data. The key to keeping the data secure on the drives is the security of the encryption keys.These keys are often the same for all of their products no matter what country they are sold in. That ...