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11 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Redirected Net searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned

A Look Inside the YouTube Culture

VidCon was like a crash course in modern day pop culture. On the quad outside the main hall an army of screaming teenagers rushed from one YouTube star to the next. Some of the stars and their respective mobs were large enough to require security escorts.

Don't use the same external drive for backup and storage

Marios Papadopoulos stores media files on a 1TB external hard drive. He asked about using the same drive for backup.

Facebook takes aim at Snapchat with new Slingshot app

Facebook has launched a new photo- and video-sharing app called Slingshot that's aimed squarely at popular cool-kid Snapchat.

How to Use Social Networking to Succeed in Business

In the current business climate, networking is at the nexus of technology, the customer, and true innovation, and it's about time you put your heart and soul into it. In short, it's time to get on board with social or get left behind.

Google Drive leads in features, lags in ease-of-use

This is the third in a series of three reviews covering the major online office productivity apps: Microsoft Office Online (Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online), Apple iWork for iCloud (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud), and in this article, Google Drive (with Docs, Sheets, and Slides) aka Google Docs and Google Apps.

How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

5 Twitter clients for Linux

Linux users who want to avoid browser-based Twitter apps can try out these five local clients -- including one that still uses a command-line interface.

Microsoft Surface Mini seems likely to ship soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an Amazon.com listing for a case custom made for the device.

Microsoft's Office for iPad Shakes Up Mobile Enterprise

It's hard to overstate the impact of the Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

Secure browsers offer alternatives to Chrome, IE and Firefox

The Web browser has been a major infection vector for years, allowing malware to be transported to millions of computers through phishing, man-in-the-middle, SQL injection and countless other attacks. But what if there were a way to stop this madness and secure the browsing channel itself?

7 all-in-one security suites: Anti-malware for all your devices

Today's security suites try to protect all (or most) of your devices, and provide Web-based management. We examine how seven major applications compare in terms of features, ease of use and which devices they actually protect.

Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

Intel's US$740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.

Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

The latest release of Fedora, nicknamed "Heisenbug," is a step towards making Fedora a player in the mobile arena. Fedora 20 also includes more support for cloud, and this is also the first release that supports cheap, low-power ARM processors as a primary architecture, in addition to Intel and AMD chips.

10 top Excel keyboard shortcuts

Add date and time stamps, jump to next corner of a selection and more -- all with time-saving keyboard shortcuts from "Mr. Excel" Bill Jelen.

OneNote vs. Evernote: A personal take on two great note-taking apps

Now that Microsoft has made OneNote free for consumers, can it compete with the well-known Evernote? Preston Gralla offers his take on both.

How to Make Meetings More Productive

With the right collaboration tools and an open-minded management team, the phrase 'productive meeting' doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

Storage on a budget: GlusterFS shines in open source storage test

One alternative to buying expensive storage-area networks or other hardware-based dedicated storage is to deploy open source storage software on existing server hardware. For this test, we evaluated three such open source storage products, GlusterFS 3.3, Ceph 0.72 and Apache Hadoop 2.2.0.

How to solve optimization problems with Excel and Solver

Minimize costs? Create a conference schedule with fewest early-morning sessions? In this excerpt from the book Data Smart, find out how to use Excel's free Solver add-in to do some data science optimization in a spreadsheet.