Surprising announcements coming out of Microsoft give me new hope that the company can completely turn around and emerge from the Steve Ballmer dark ages to embrace the future.
—Mike Elgan at ComputerWorld
- Those Crazy Web Words And Phrases Explained
At MakeUseOf, James Bruce explains some web jargon
- How I Ditched My Laptop for an iPad with a Few Apps and Accessories
If you have been thinking about using your iPad as your primary computing device, you’re not alone. Tablet computers have become so powerful and practical that you can almost ditch your desktop and go iPad-only for day-to-day tasks, and with a few useful apps and accessories, you probably won’t miss lugging that computer around. Here’s how I made my tablet into a productivity workhorse—Thanh Pham at Lifehacker
- Hadoop: What It Is And How It Works
You can’t have a conversation about Big Data for very long without running into the elephant in the room: Hadoop. This open source software platform managed by the Apache Software Foundation has proven to be very helpful in storing and managing vast amounts of data cheaply and efficiently.
—At ReadWrite, Brian Proffitt expains a widely used program
- Google Cloud Print – A Complete Guide
So first of all, what is Google Cloud Print? It’s basically a way for users to connect their printers (wired or wireless) to the Internet and have the ability to print from any device (web, desktop, mobile) from anywhere in the world. What’s nice about Google Cloud Print is that you can print from a device without needing to install any printer drivers on the system. This can save an enormous amount of time and energy—Online Tech Tips
- What is a DDoS attack?
We constantly hear about some website being attacked and taken off the air by hackers using DDoS. If you ever wondered what a DDos attack involves, MakeUseOf explains.
Dear Microsoft: Give me back the Start Menu now!
—Preston Gralla commenting at Computerworld on Microsoft saying the Windows Start Menu may return at some unspecified future time.
Worried about the new security problem called “Heartbleed”?
Here is a way to check if a site is vulnerable. Go to http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/