Stories by Serdar Yegulalp

How to manage IT contractors

Contract IT workers may walk, talk and code like staff, but in fact they're not company employees -- something managers should keep in mind. Insider (registration required)

Written by Serdar Yegulalp18 July 12 15:19

First look: Microsoft Office 2013

The next revision of Office adds touches of Metro without itself being a Metro app

Written by Serdar Yegulalp16 July 12 19:16

In Pictures: 10 file-sharing options

Even with all the online storage now available, sharing files with colleagues can still be a problem. We look at 10 online services -- including Dropbox, Google Drive and YouSendIt -- that can help you upload and/or download your data.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp16 July 12 09:43

10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive and more

Even with all the online storage now available, sharing files -- especially large ones -- can still be a problem. We look at 10 online services that aim to make it simpler.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp13 July 12 10:08

BYOD: Big security, small devices

Enterprises may be ready for BYOD, but most consumer devices aren't, so vendors are adding high-level security features to their new and upcoming products.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp10 July 12 15:38

In Pictures: Big security, small devices

With the popularity of smartphones and tablets among workers, IT departments are trying to accommodate the influx of consumer tech - and manufacturers are trying to help. Here are some consumer devices that have been tweaked for the enterprise - and the software that's being used.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp10 July 12 08:34

Hands-on: 3 comment platforms make blog management easier

Anyone who manages a high-traffic website knows the importance of the phrase "audience engagement." That's Webspeak for having an audience of readers who regularly post lively comments, keep the discussion going and give your site another reason to be visited.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp12 April 12 21:40

Google Chrome remixes worth trying out

Once upon a time there was a browser named Firefox -- an open source project that many people happily picked up and spun off into their own versions with names like Iceweasel and Pale Moon. Now the same thing has happened with Google Chrome. Its open source incarnation, Chromium, has become the basis for a slew of spinoffs, remixes, and alternative versions.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp25 Jan. 12 22:15

4 simple steps to bulletproof laptop security

Security: You either have it you don't. It's a matter of degrees or, as the experts prefer to think of it, layers. The more varieties of security you have, the better the odds your goods can be protected successfully from intrusion or theft.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp31 Aug. 11 23:46

Speech recognition: Your smartphone gets smarter

When we were kids, my friends and I used to play a game where we fantasized about which technologies from Star Trek were most likely to be real-world inventions within our lifetimes. The transporter and warp drive -- not likely. But the communicator, the voice-commanded computer and the universal translator -- very likely.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp17 March 11 05:22

Making money with mobile apps

To many companies and independent developers -- not just software publishers -- mobile apps represent something even more powerful and important than a brand-new platform to deploy apps on. It's a new and dynamic source of revenue, one with a lot of room to grow. And given how tough it can be to make money selling software at all, especially in this world of open-source and free Web apps, any proven way to make money in that field can become a magnet.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp13 Nov. 10 04:51