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Stories by Serdar Yegulalp

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

Free desktop tools that aren't OpenOffice

Most everyone who's had some experience with free open source software has learned about the OpenOffice.org suite of productivity programs: a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and drawing tool that provide a good deal of the functionality of their commercial counterparts. For users who need powerful productivity tools but don't require a high degree of compatibility with Microsoft-formatted files, OpenOffice.org is almost a no-brainer.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp05 Oct. 10 00:48

Diaspora: First peek at Facebook's challenger

When word began to circulate about <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/16974/diaspora_its_no_facebook_yet">Diaspora</a>, the hype about it being a potential <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9157638/Facebook_Complete_coverage">Facebook</a> killer took on a life of its own before a single line of code had been released. Now the <a href="http://www.joindiaspora.com/">first developer's alpha version of Diaspora</a> is out in the wild, and the hype is being replaced with scrutiny and well-deserved skepticism.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp18 Sept. 10 04:37

Netbooks vs. iPads -- can they coexist?

The term "disruptive," a common buzzword in tech journalism, is typically used to describe something that jars people out of existing ways of doing things, and provides them with both new ways to do the old things and new things to do. Weather-beaten as the expression might be, it fits when talking about two products that took personal computing by storm over the past couple of years: the iPad and the netbook.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp09 Sept. 10 03:43

Crash course: HTML 5 video

If you want to watch Internet-delivered video on your PC, the vast majority of Web sites have settled on a single, consistent way to do that. That's the good news. The bad news is that this single, consistent delivery system is Adobe Flash, with all its security and stability issues.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp20 July 10 03:38

The full buzz on Google Buzz

This week Google whisked back the curtain on Buzz, its dive into the world of social-networking technology.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp13 Feb. 10 06:42
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