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Google Patents Searches USPTO

Did you know that Google doesn't just search and index web pages? Google Patents, launched in 2006, has indexed over 7,000,000 U.S. patents and patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Google Patents advanced search page lets you...

ICANN Expands Generic Top-Level Domains

The non-profit Internet regulatory organization, ICANN, today approved a major expansion of top-level domains (TLD), which are Internet address extensions like .com, .net and .org. With short domain names no longer available, the expansion of extensions will open up...

Businesses and Cloud Computing

More businesses are looking at cloud computing solutions not only for data storage but also for production software: word processing, accounting, communications and so forth. Because data and software are available in the cloud on demand, a company's cloud computing...

What On Earth Is Cloud Computing?

Anything. Anywhere. Anytime. More or less. Cloud computing is Internet-based computing on an as-needed basis and on-demand. It's a way of accessing your software, your data, your music, movies, and even your relationships, through the web — and not just accessing, but...

Mac Defender: The Worm In The Apple

Actually, it's a Trojan, not a worm, but a Trojan in an apple doesn't have the same ick factor. Or, maybe it does. Anywaaay, scores of Mac computers have been infected by a trojan called Mac Defender which masquerades as an antivirus program. It enters computers...

Recovering Deleted Files With Recuva

If I had a dime for every time a client accidentally deleted a file . . . Well, I actually do have a dime for every time a client did that. It's incredibly stressful to think you've lost valuable data, special photos or essential emails. You look in the recycle bin,...

Internet Explorer 6 Must Die

Friends don’t let friends use Internet Explorer 6. Earlier this year, Microsoft launched The Internet Explorer Countdown, a campaign to stop web users from using Internet Explorer 6 and upgrade to a newer version. I've never seen anything like that. A company telling...

Should a Business Use Private Domain Registration?

Understanding Private Domain Registration When you register a domain name, your ownership information becomes public record and is sent to a public database called WhoIs. Because ownership information (including name, address, phone number, and email address) is...

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