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Saturday Night Live Sketch Skewers iPhone 5 And The Tech Press [Video]

Saturday Night Live Sketch Skewers iPhone 5 And The Tech Press [Video]

Saturday Night Live might not be as funny as it once was, but last weekend the show recaptured some of the old magic on a very modern subject. A brilliant sketch hilariously pointed out the hypocrisy and navel gazing of the entitled first-world pundits who write about mobile technology. If you haven’t seen it, you definitely want to watch it…

What’s The Best Time Of Day To Send Emails? [Infographic]

What’s The Best Time Of Day To Send Emails? [Infographic]

Email blasts may seem like the out-of-touch old fogey of online marketing, but there’s a reason they keep hanging around: They still work. But that doesn’t mean most businesses understand how to get the most out of them. One of the biggest, hardest-to-answer questions has always been: When is the best time to send out messages? Finally, we have…

Larry Ellison Has Some Strange Ideas About Cloud Computing

Larry Ellison Has Some Strange Ideas About Cloud Computing

For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, cloud computing seems to mean whatever he says it means. During his packed keynote address Sunday at the company’s Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, Ellison announded four major cloud initiatives for businesses, including Oracle Private Cloud, which puts “the cloud” inside customers’ own data…

What iPhone Retailers Have Been Telling Shoppers [Infographic]

What iPhone Retailers Have Been Telling Shoppers [Infographic]

With a new iPhone on the way, most likely by the end of the month, do you ever wonder what’s going through the minds of folks who are shopping for iPhones right now? And what happens at the store if they ask about the new model? It turns out that not all retail representatives have been giving shoppers a clear picture of what everyone seems to know…

The New Microsoft Office: 20 Things to Like, Not Like and Worry About

The New Microsoft Office: 20 Things to Like, Not Like and Worry About

When Steve Ballmer took the stage in San Francisco on Monday to reveal the next step in the evolution of Microsoft’s most important application, he gave the world’s 1 billion users of Microsoft Office plenty to look forward to – but also some things to worry about. Here’s a sampling of what to look for, what to avoid and what to be afraid…

Google Compute Engine a Direct Challenge to Amazon Web Services

Google Compute Engine a Direct Challenge to Amazon Web Services

Google’s Compute Engine, announced Thursday morning at the company’s annual developers’ conference, gives Google a new way to monetize its huge investment in data centers and networking, offers new options for companies looking to run their businesses in the cloud, and presents a direct challenge to Amazon Web Services, the dominant player in…

How Google Geeks Party: After-Hours Images from Google I/O

How Google Geeks Party: After-Hours Images from Google I/O

The Google I/O Developers Conference is hardly a button-down affair. Even during the day, attendees sport more T-shirts than ties, more shorts than suits. And at night, after the “serious” business is done, the 6,000 attendees take tech to its funky party extreme. Check out these images of the scene.

Why Every New Android or iOs Feature Is an Opportunity for Facebook

Why Every New Android or iOs Feature Is an Opportunity for Facebook

From Google Events to the Nexus Q home entertainment device, Google announced some really cool new social-oriented mobile features and services on Wednesday at its Google I/O developers conference. Apple did much the same earlier this month at WWDC, its World Wide Developers Conference. Ironically, though, the more impressive the proprietary…

(Number) 9 Things the Yoko Ono App SHOULD Do

(Number) 9 Things the Yoko Ono App SHOULD Do

Yoko Ono, widow of The Beatles’ John Lennon, has released an iPhone app. The app, called #smilesfilm, allows users to share snapshots of smiling faces.
That’s great and all, but we came up with nine things that a Yoko Ono app really should do.

How Windows 8 Throws Computer Users Under the Bus

How Windows 8 Throws Computer Users Under the Bus

Whatever you think of Windows 8’s Metro interface on smartphones and tablets, Microsoft’s decision to force computer users to deal with Metro will needlessly alienate and confuse many of the company’s most loyal customers. It’s as if Apple suddenly required Mac users to rely on iOS instead of OS X.