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  • How to clean up your online reputation

    If you own a small or medium business, a good reputation--online and offline--is clearly key to your success.

  • Videoconferencing for every budget

    There's nothing like face-to-face meetings for really connecting with clients or team members, but with air travel becoming ever more expensive (and ever less pleasant), frequent in-person meetings are becoming less viable for many businesses. That means your best option is usually a videoconference.

  • Overclock your smartphone, if you dare

    WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick."

  • Record patch Tuesday: What you need to know

    Today is the final Microsoft Patch Tuesday for 2010. It has been a busy year for Microsoft when it comes to security bulletins, and December is no exception as Microsoft closes out the year with a record 17 security bulletins. With only a week or so until many IT admins plan to kiss 2010 goodbye and break for the holidays, it is important to understand and prioritize the latest patches for quick implementation.

  • BlackBerry 6: Wipe Your Smartphone, Restore Factory Settings

    Many reasons exist for why you might want or need to "security wipe" a BlackBerry, or completely erase all personal data stored on your handheld: You got a new smartphone and plan to retire the older device; you're trading in your existing BlackBerry for a new one from your wireless carrier; you and a friend are swapping devices; you loaded too many applications or media and just want to start over from scratch; etc.

  • Quick tips for speeding up Mozilla Firefox

    Read on if you've ever been frustrated by slow performance in Firefox.

  • How to check if your password was exposed in Gawker hack

    A security researcher today provided a way for users to see whether their e-mail addresses and passwords were among the 1.3 million compromised in a hack of Gawker Media's sites.

  • Optimize your router for VoIP and video

    We're at an awkward stage as the age of network-streamed multimedia matures. Broadband and cell providers have only recently realized the public's enormous appetite for streaming video, VoIP, and the combination of both.

  • Top 5 free Google Apps add-ons for business

    Google launched its Apps Marketplace back in March, effectively inviting companies to create business software for the cloud that would sit alongside the standard set of Google Apps.

  • Get 5GB of free cloud-sync storage from SugarSync

    Wouldn't it be cool if you had a "magic" folder on your PC, one that automatically synced its contents with the Web, your other PCs, your cell phone, and other devices?

  • Firesheep, Blacksheep, and protecting your Wi-Fi data

    Despite the convenience, free public Wi-Fi networks like those found in hotels, Starbucks, and McDonald's are also a serious risk when it comes to your data and personal information.

  • How big a screen do I need for my room?

    Distance from a television screen affects your viewing experience. The closer you are to the screen, the more engaging and absorbing the experience. The farther you are from it the more distant the action will be.

  • Is your business compliant with open source licenses?

    There are many ways that vendors of proprietary products try to scare business customers away from open source software, and one of the more commonly heard examples involves vague fears about compliance with open source licenses. There's nothing like the specter of a good lawsuit to scare a company back into a paid vendor's welcoming arms.

  • How to pick NAS for any business

    Network-attached storage (NAS) can make your business easier to run and more efficient in multiple ways.

  • The 25 Worst High-Tech Habits (and How to Fix Them)

    Good citizens of technological America, this story is not for you.

  • The ABCs of VoIP

    Given the importance of telephone systems, refreshing the technology can be daunting. However, for small and midsized businesses who consider upgrading from a PBX to VoIP, the benefits are clear and, with proper planning, the implementation is not very frightening. Consider these three steps:

  • Am I mailing spam?

    Tami asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum why friends are receiving spam that appears to come from her.

  • Delete iPad documents in iTunes

    If you're an iPad user, you may have discovered a rather strange quirk in iTunes. Although the program makes it blissfully easy to add documents to certain apps by way of its File Sharing feature, there appears to be no way to delete those documents.

  • Windows 7: 10 Cool Keyboard Shortcuts

    Keyboard shortcuts are wonderful time-savers but many of us are either too accustomed to the mouse or too lazy to get beyond Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.

  • Viral video: A DIY guide

    Now that YouTube officially supports 15-minute videos, Andy Warhol's dictum that we'd all be famous for 15 minutes has proven more than a little prescient. Viral video is nothing to scoff at. There's more than just page-view bragging rights at stake--there's real money to be made. (Get popular enough, and YouTube will cut you in on ad revenue.)

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