Still Awesome After All These Years: 8 Excellent Free Downloads

Wine gets better with age. Men get more distinguished looking (or so my wife tells me). Even some cars seem to improve as time passes (I’m looking at you, 1965 Mustang). But there’s nothing glamorous about old software apps, which just get less and less useful the older they get–right? …

What’s New With Operating Systems?

In the light of fast-paced changes on the browser front, are users finding that innovation at the desktop has stagnated? Has it? Or is there a lot brewing ‘under the hood’ that we’re just not aware of, yet take for granted as our user experience improves incrementally?   Best comptia …

Survey: Security Certifications Hot Among IT Pros

CompTIA finds IT pros value and seek new security-related certifications above all other areas. CSO — Security certifications are the most sought-after area of specialty among information technology professionals, according to a new study from Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). (Check out CSO’s certification directory to see certification options.)   …

Intel’s Light Peak tech poised to outdo USB 3.0

Intel’s Light Peak optical connectivity technology could begin appearing in products in early 2011, according to reports. The technology could offer bidirectional data transfers at twice the speed of USB 3.0.   Best comptia A+ Training, Comptia A+ Certification at Certkingdom.com Light Peak is a connectivity technology being developed by …

Facebook iPad App Launching In “Coming Weeks” [REPORT]

A Facebook app for the iPad is about to become a reality. Years after the Facebook iPhone app’s rollout in July, 2008, the company’s finally finished a tablet-optimized version, said to now be in the final stages of testing. According to The New York Times, unnamed sources who have seen …

Facebook Facial Recognition Draws EPIC Privacy Concern

EPIC and Congressman Edward Markey complained to the Federal Trade Commission that Facebook abused users’ privacy rights with its new facial recognition feature for tagging photos. Facebook is facing pressure from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, other consumer advocates and Congress members over its use of facial recognition software for …

iOS 5: What We Wanted vs. What We Got

Only two of our nine iOS 5 wishes were granted. To be fair, we got our number one wish (wireless syncing)—and a whole lot more. Here are the details. With WWDC in the rear-view mirror, we’re taking a look back at our iOS 5 wish list to see what Steve …

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (Thunderbolt)

As fate would have it, an Intel chipset glitch delayed shipments of almost every laptop manufacturer, save one. Apple, which has typically been last in transitioning to new technology, is now among the first to launch laptops with Sandy Bridge (known officially as second-generation Core CPUs)—and arriving first has its …

Former MySQL boss: Code ‘in better shape than ever’ under Oracle

After leaving Sun, Mickos sent an email to friends “asking them, ‘What’s bigger than open source?’” Cloud computing was the answer. With the proliferation of smartphones, laptops, iPads, Amazon Kindles, even medical devices and electrical meters, a new style of computing is needed, he said.   Best Comptia A+ Training, …

CompTIA to launch data storage certification

IT industry association CompTIA has joined forces with the non-profit Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) to launch a new certification aimed at validating and improving the skills of IT professionals working in the storage space. The ‘CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA’ certification will cover various technologies in areas such as …