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33 great tips and tricks for iOS 7
Whether it's the first time you've picked up an iPad or the seventeenth time you've pulled out your iPhone today, there are probably...
Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy
Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal...
Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies
Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in...
Server makers rushing out Heartbleed patches
Enterprise IT vendors are rushing to protect users from the Heartbleed bug, which has been found in some servers and networking gear and could allow...
Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems
Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.
Dropbox for Business exits beta as storage vendor sets sights on workplaces
Dropbox unwrapped the enterprise edition of its cloud storage and file sync service on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand its customer base from...
Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'
The make-or-break project kept engineers just out of college working around the clock hunting down bugs. The product had so much buzz that...
The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT
In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Microsoft to give Windows away for phones, small tablets
Hardware vendors making smartphones and tablets with screens smaller than 9 inches will get Windows for free, the latest aggressive move by Microsoft...
Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service
Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and...
Nadella wins praise for public debut as CEO
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first public appearance on Thursday was a hit with analysts, who gave him a thumbs up for his time on stage as the...
Box to offer usage-based pricing, file conversion service
As it heads toward an estimated US$250 million initial public offering, cloud storage and collaboration provider Box is thinking outside, well,...
Open Compute Project chief Frankovsky quits Facebook
Open Compute Project Foundation leader Frank Frankovsky, who founded the project with colleagues at Facebook to help foster scalable data centers in...
The ultimate guide to proper SSD management
There's no understating it: Solid-state drives are awesome. If you're still using a mechanical hard drive on your computer, the biggest real...
Servergy becomes first company outside of IBM to build Power server
IBM for decades was the only company making servers based on its proprietary Power architecture, but that's not the case anymore.
Cisco plans $1B investment in global cloud infrastructure
Cisco Systems plans to invest over $1 billion to expand its cloud business over the next two years, including building an OpenStack-based...
Cisco plans $1B investment in global cloud infrastructure
Cisco Systems plans to invest over US$1 billion to expand its cloud business over the next two years, including building an OpenStack-based...
iOS tops Android for Web browsing in U.S. and other developed nations
Android smartphones from all manufacturers make up nearly 80% of all smartphones recently sold worldwide, but iOS still dominates when it comes to...
Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center
Riverbed Granite 2.5 eliminates remote office server administration and backup pains by delivering iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage over the WAN
Tested: Which PC upgrades offer the biggest performance boost for your buck?
Upgrading an aging PC is a bit of a crapshoot. Sure, a faster processor or GPU, more memory, or a solid state drive can significantly speed up a...