It looks as if Microsoft's long-rumored Surface Mini may finally be on the verge of being released. Can the small tablet help save the Surface line, or will it be too little, too late?

April 24, 2014 3:01 PM EDT

Has corporate "free speech" ruined the Internet?

"Not that I loved the Internet less, but that I loved corporations more." This isn't the exact quote from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, but many bloggers believe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is thinking it. Wheeler -- according to multiple reports -- has approved changes that will permit Internet Service Providers (ISP's) to charge premium rates for faster data speeds.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers believe those with the gold, make the rules.

April 24, 2014 6:42 AM EDT

This IT pilot fish's company hires an outside vendor to conduct Windows 7 training for its users -- but maybe not exactly the right training company for the job.

April 24, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Northeast Utilities, via its offshore contractors, brought in H-1B visa holders to replace its U.S. workers as a prelude to moving work offshore.  This kind of thing used to make people angry, but it’s so routine today that few even think to question it.  

April 23, 2014 1:48 PM EDT

Microsoft's newest plans for Windows Phone to make money in mobile ads and services, while giving away the platform for free, are are already in jeopardy. Just-released research shows that Windows Phone's share of the global ad market is so negligible that it can barely be measured.

April 23, 2014 1:31 PM EDT
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Attention Google Glass Explorers and their evil twins -- Glassholes: The day is coming when what you think you are doing in secret could be made public during court and make or break a case. A researcher published a guide to help forensic examiners extract digital evidence from Google Glass, such as if the device was being used at a specific time like while driving. Other Glass forensic evidence includes voice commands, web searches, photos, videos and directions.

April 23, 2014 12:49 PM EDT

Apple-focused bloggers will now have to do something other than breaking confidentiality agreements or exploring LinkedIn's Apple employee pages to tell their tales.

April 23, 2014 7:25 AM EDT

Beta Seed: Help find hidden treasure.

Yesterday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) quietly started a new program which permits users to try out pre-release versions of OS X. Named "Beta Seed," the program is available to anyone free of charge.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers believe silence is golden.

April 23, 2014 6:44 AM EDT

This consultant pilot fish is taking care of the PC network at a citrus processing plant in Florida -- one where the head accountant considers himself a tech expert.

April 23, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Microsoft is at work on a free, cloud-based version of Windows called Windows Cloud that requires an Internet connection for full functionality, and whose full features beyond base ones would only be unlocked if you paid for a subscription. So claims a Russian leaker who has often been right before. Is he right again, or is this just a false rumor?

April 22, 2014 2:06 PM EDT

Some important lessons, like #1: "If you have an opinion that differs from a reader's perspective, you are clearly 'bias' and/or a shill."

April 22, 2014 12:19 PM EDT
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