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  • Keep an eye on kids' Facebook shenanigans with MinorMonitor

    If you have kids of a certain age, chances are, they're on Facebook. A lot. Connecting with friends you may--or may not--know. Talking about things you may--or may not--understand. Keeping them safe can seem like a daunting task, but it's one that's a lot easier with the help of MinorMonitor. This free, Web-based app competes with pricier solutions such as SocialShield and ZoneAlarm's SocialGuard, and does an admirable job of alerting parents to potential threats.

    Written by Liane Cassavoy26 Oct. 11 08:03
  • Looking for Free Software? A new directory can help

    There are free and open source alternatives to just about every proprietary software package available today--the trick is just finding the right ones for your business.

    Written by Katherine Noyes30 Sept. 11 09:34
  • Use Linux-like virtual deskops with VirtuaWin

    Anyone familiar with Linux is probably familiar with virtual desktops. If you're not, download VirtuaWin and take a look. This utility takes your Windows desktop, clones it up to nineteen times, then lets you switch between them. The idea is to keep a set of related programs or documents on each desktop to help organize things for people who leave lots of applications and documents open.

    Written by Jon L. Jacobi28 Sept. 11 06:40
  • Ubuntu's next Unity begins to take shape

    With the possible exception of GNOME 3, few recent innovations in the Linux world have proven as controversial as the Unity desktop included in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal."

    Written by Katherine Noyes18 Aug. 11 09:48
  • WebFilter Chrome extension

    WebFilter is a free Chrome extension designed to block access to objectionable or dangerous sites, including those that are pornographic, harbor malware, show drug use, or are heavy bandwidth users. It's a generally useful tool, although it is somewhat marred by its surprising inability to block at least one very obvious problematic site.

    Written by Preston Gralla20 July 11 08:49