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  • Riverbed goes mobile with AppInternals 9.0

    Riverbed, the company known best for its Steelhead WAN Optimization product, has beefed up its Application Performance Management (APM) suite. In 2012, Riverbed acquired OPNET for a cool billion to complement the network performance management (NPM) suite it inherited when it purchased Mazu. The product formerly known as OPNET, AppInternals Xpert was rebranded to SteelCentral AppInternals, and this week the company released version 9.0 of the suite.

    21 June 14 04:57 Written by Zeus Kerravala
  • Microsoft kills off plan to pay people to write good things about Internet Explorer

    It was only a couple days ago when Microsoft released its Internet Explorer Developer Channel, "a fully functioning browser designed to give Web developers and early adopters a sneak peek at the Web platform features we're working on." Any chance IE might have gotten some long-term social media love was dashed after a clueless "social strategist on behalf of Microsoft" invited the wrong person to write something positive about Internet Explorer.

    19 June 14 08:37 Written by Ms. Smith
  • Snappgrip: A smartphone SLR-style grip that could be good, but isn't

    Sometimes I get a review product that has problems and, if it's a complicated piece of engineering, I work with the vendor to try to figure out what's the cause in case there's something I've missed about how the product should be set up and configured.

    17 June 14 23:29 Written by Mark Gibbs
  • CopyPaste Pro: A power clipboard for the power OS X user

    If you're on a Mac and you're happy with the clipboard, read no further. If, on the other hand, you long for a clipboard that's more sophisticated you might want to check out CopyPaste Pro from Plum Amazing LLC. CopyPaste Pro is, as the company, says like Time Machine for your clipboard. But it's also so much more.

    17 June 14 05:28 Written by Mark Gibbs
  • Apple's iBeacon gets fun

    Apple's iBeacon location technology used to be ignored or used on boring retail applications. Now it's showing up in consumer apps and being deployed in increasingly fun places.

    07 June 14 21:06 Written by Mike Elgan
  • Adobe CS and the dangerous Cloud

    Adobe's Creative Cloud outage inconvenienced its users, but future Cloud failures could damage the global economy.

    05 June 14 21:33 Written by Jonny Evans
  • At WWDC, continuity across devices is the theme

    Apple's "Continuity" initiative is all about using the right device for the right task at the right moment and shifting between those devices seamlessly. Columnist Ryan Faas explains.

    03 June 14 20:30 Written by Ryan Faas
  • For Apple, it's all about platforms now

    Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is one of the company's most important events -- for two good reasons.

    31 May 14 00:00 Written by Ryan Faas
  • Bart Perkins: A project staffing worst practice

    When it comes to IT professional services, using the DOD sourcing method called Lowest Price Technically Acceptable is ludicrous, because it disregards the value of expertise and experience.

    19 May 14 20:35 Written by Bart Perkins