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Microsoft open sources Windows Library for JavaScript

The Windows WinJS JavaScript library can now be used to help build apps for non-Microsoft browsers Full Story »

Facebook's Hack Programming Language Builds Code Safety Into PHP

Hack pairs PHP's ease with the safety controls of older languages

How To

How Responsive Website Design Helps Boost Revenue

Carsales.com, Australia's top online automotive classified site, is helping its independent dealers make the switch to sites built with responsive design in mind. Revenue is up, the company says, in part because of increased traffic from mobile devices.

How To

How Code Marketplaces Can Cut Application Development Costs

Buying code modules from a curated marketplace can help usher applications into production on time and on budget. Because code marketplaces guarantee that developers will actively maintain modules, concerns about support are largely mitigated.


Skype for Outlook.com Rolls Out Worldwide with New HD Video Call Support

Good news, social butterflies! Nearly a year after Microsoft first added Skype functionality to Outlook.com on a preview basis, the communication tool is officially rolling out to inboxes throughout the world--complete with new HD video calling capabilities.


From Idea to App in Washington's Tech Land

Jeff Godin had a good job as a police dispatcher in Chester County, Penn., but quit to work full-time on other projects, including building an app for police and emergency professionals.


Microsoft Lists 'Office Online' as Replacement for Office Web Apps

A Microsoft Web page currently lists "Office Online" as one of three Office 365 options, a name that will apparently replace Microsoft's current Office Web Apps.


Google Goes After Enterprise with Chromebox for Meetings

Google is opening the door wider to the enterprise, launching a videoconferencing tool designed to make it easier and cheaper to have face-to-face meetings with far-flung co-workers.


5 Alternatives to LogMeIn Free for Remote PC Access

LogMeIn Free is gone, but don't panic: You can find alternative remote-access tools that cost the same low price of nothing at all. Whether you need to access a document, collaborate with a colleague, or support several PCs, try one of these free tools to get back into the game.


To Get Video Into More Conference Rooms, Logitech Goes Medium

Logitech is turning to what it knows best with its latest in-office videoconferencing system: Rather than a standalone hardware and software platform, the ConferenceCam CC3000e is essentially a peripheral.


LogMeIn Pulls Plug on Free Remote Access; Rage Ensues

Angry users of LogMeIn's free remote access service lashed out Tuesday at the company for giving them what amounted to a week's warning that their plugs would be pulled.


GitHub cranks delivery speeds, adds analytics

The world's most popular Git hosted service now has page analytics and improved security


Mozilla Advises Webmasters to Implement X-frame-options Security Header

The header can easily solve many security problems, a Mozilla security engineer said

Early Adopters

Factors to Consider When Evaluating the Impact of Single Page Apps

Single Page Application (SPA) web development is taking off in large enterprises.


Shh! Skype May Filter Out Annoying Typing Sounds

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.