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Safer e-mail

December 24th, 2013

A FEW weeks ago, we looked at an alternative search engine, StartPage.com, that offered the advantages of Google without its intrusive tracking. The Netherlands-based company that runs StartPage is also working on a more private Web-based mail product, StartMail, but the paid service is still on a closed, by-invitation-only beta ...

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The spirit of Ubuntu

December 17th, 2013

AS a user of the Ubuntu since 2006, I’ve been privileged to use a robust, secure and user-friendly operating system and great applications—all for free. This never ceases to amaze me, and I am thankful for the open-source philosophy that made software such as Ubuntu and other Linux distributions possible. ...

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Bamboozled by Scroogled

December 10th, 2013

IF you were Pepsi, would you sell merchandise—T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and caps—attacking Coke? Would Sony belittle Samsung in a T-shirt? Would McDonald’s denigrate Jollibee on a mug? Would Globe diss Smart on a cap? Bizarre, right? Tell that to Microsoft. Last month, the software giant that wants to become a devices and ...

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Another Google alternative

December 3rd, 2013

AS a dyed-in-the-wool Google user for a number of years, I've recently grown vaguely discontented with my long-time search engine of choice. Some of it has to do with the increasingly intrusive style that Google takes, even in what used to be the simple task of search. For some time now, ...

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Filipinos and the Web Index

November 26th, 2013

A NEW study released last week offers some interesting insights about Internet usage in the Philippines and its impact on development and the promotion of basic human rights. The 2013 Web Index Report measures the World Wide Web's contribution to social, economic and political development in 81 countries. Conducted by the World ...

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XPocalypse Now

November 19th, 2013

IN less than five months, Microsoft will end support services for its most widely used operating system, Windows XP. This means the estimated 2.9 million XP users in the Philippines – roughly a quarter of all computers in the country – will no longer receive security updates, fixes or online ...

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Helping out after Yolanda

November 12th, 2013

SUPER typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) left a horrific trail of death and destruction over a wide swathe of the Visayas Friday, all but flattening Tacloban City and other towns and villages in its path. Because power and communication systems were also knocked out, we are only beginning to learn the ...

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Upgrading to Mavericks

November 5th, 2013

Every time a new operating is released, you need to make a decision: jump in or sit it out? In the open source world, cost is not a consideration because the software is free. But you still need to weigh the benefits (usability and performance improvements, new features, and being up-to-date) ...

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