Thanks to the push for privacy on the Web, Google is the first major Web browser company to offer an extension that will let you opt out of targeted ads.
All things network from Web browsers to wireless networking to IPv6 with your host, and long-time networking hand, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
Traffic management is great for getting the most from your network bandwidth, but it can be complicated to set up. With Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, though, it's easy to control which Websites get priority, and which can wait their turn.
So, you want the best possible 802.11n router for your home do you? Cisco thinks it has what you want in its new Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router.
Mind you, even though Facebook wants to be your Internet driver's license, the service is still insecure and it's continuing to tear at your privacy.
Dropbox, a popular cloud-based file system, may sound be working hand-in-hand with Google Docs.
Google explains more about its logic in supporting WebM and Ogg Theora codecs for the HTML5 video tag over H.264, but the Web video standard battle will only continue.
And, Google isn't moving against open-standards either. It's just video standard wars as usual.
On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai, and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour "test drive."
You can't sell GPL software on the Apple App Store, but you can do it on Google's Android App Store.
Scared of moving to IPv6, even though you know you have to move your network to it? NIST has help for you.
Blackberry is still number one, but Android has passed the iPhone iOS for second place in the race to the top of the smartphone operating system hill.
Qualcomm buying Atheros is the start of something big in wireless networking.
Sierra Wireless will be one of the first to release an embedded 4G broadband network module for laptops and tablets. They won't be the last.
Internet Explorer falls, Chrome gains, and Firefox maintains.
Ready for a big year? You'd better be because network administrators are going to have a lot of work to do in the next twelve months.