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Fri, November 15, 2013 - For anyone who has participated on a well-attended conference call, it's a familiar problem: the tap-Tap-TAP of some anonymous participant, typing notes. Fortunately, a future version of Skype may silence the offending fingers.
Fri, November 15, 2013 - IBM will eventually beat Amazon Web Services, writes CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle, but not because AWS has an inferior product. In many ways, AWS is better than IBM's cloud offering. But Big Blue's experience with enterprise customers, not to mention the federal government, shows that great businesses processes often beat great products.
Wed, November 06, 2013 - Most Web design trends are just that. But in an increasingly mobile world, with an increasingly diverse number of mobile devices, the principles of responsive Web design aren't going to go away. Here are three ways developers need to respond to the demands of responsive Web design.
Thu, October 31, 2013 - One of the great things about Google is that it supplies us with a seemingly never ending list of products, many of them free. One of the most maddening things about the company, though, is that every once in a while it kills off a favorite. Here's a look back at more than a dozen products killed off by Google in 2013.
Thu, October 31, 2013 - Use iGoogle? Upset that it's going away? Here are 8 alternative Web portals, some of which are just as good -- and one or two of which are better.
Wed, October 30, 2013 - Creating more secure software is more important than simply buying more security software, says WhiteHat Security's Jeremiah Grossman.
Fri, October 25, 2013 - Thomas Friedman famously announced that "the world is flat" in his 2005 book of that name. He was writing about globalization. In Friedman's view, voice over Internet (VoIP), file sharing, and wireless were the "steroids" that have accelerated the flattening of global commerce. Today I would add video over Internet, which has become more and more prevalent as bandwidth has improved.
Thu, October 17, 2013 - Data privacy is top of mind for users everywhere. Cloud storage and backup vendor SpiderOak plans to address privacy concerns with Crypton, an open-source Web app dev platform that crunches data in a browser-based client instead of the cloud.
Tue, October 08, 2013 - Microsoft yesterday threw in the towel on its attempt to build its own YouTube app for Windows Phone, revising that app to shunt users instead to the browser for accessing Google's video service via the Web.
Thu, September 12, 2013 - The Department of Justice has been delaying Web accessibility updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for years, but 2013 may be when it finally happens. If your business already follows existing accessibility guidelines, little will change. If you don't, this article sorts out what you will likely have to do.
Tue, September 03, 2013 - Several standards exist for storing large amounts of data in a user's Web browser. Each has its benefits, tradeoffs, W3C standardization status and level of browser support. All are better than cookies.
Mon, August 26, 2013 - Feedly on Monday launched its paid RSS service, following up on a promise made three weeks ago when it announced a subscription option.
Wed, August 07, 2013 - HTML5 game developer said Amazon's support will help spread the word