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How to land your dream job: Nine inventive ways

How to land your dream job: Nine inventive ways

The global job market is in a precarious position. Increasing numbers of people compete against each other for vacancies, from the CEOs recently made redundant to the unemployed undergraduate. The current unemployment statistics are worrying - but it has inspired some new and creative ways to grab an employer's attention.

published December 5, 2011 by

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12 ways hardware makers screw up a perfectly good Windows PC

12 ways hardware makers screw up a perfectly good Windows PC

Making PCs is a tough business, with low profit margins and cutthroat competition. To squeeze a few extra bucks out of every PC they sell, some OEMs cut deals to preinstall trial versions of software. On top of that, some OEMs feel compelled to “add value” to their hardware by bundling software programs and utilities that duplicate functions already available in Windows. This gallery documents the frustration I found after unboxing three new consumer notebooks.

published December 4, 2011 by

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Apple iPad 2 rugged case showdown

Apple iPad 2 rugged case showdown

It's that time of year when the rain and wind impact our outside activities. The Apple iPad has thousands of applications and many are available for those of us working and playing in the outside environment. For coaches like myself, we need some kind of case to protect our devices while also allowing us to manage our teams in practice and games. I took a look at three different rugged iPad 2 cases and have selected a case that fits my needs.

published October 11, 2011 by

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Inside CBA's tech-heavy office: photos

Inside CBA's tech-heavy office: photos

It's taken 18 months from go to woe, but the Commonwealth Bank has begun moving over 300 staff per week into its lavish new tech-filled offices on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. ZDNet Australia was invited to tour the offices with the bank's chief information officer, Michael Harte.

published September 21, 2011 by

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Foistware: how software companies push software you don't need

Foistware: how software companies push software you don't need

I keep running into a sleazy trick that some software vendors play, and I’ve finally reached the breaking point. Software companies large and small try to make a quick buck by tricking their customers into installing software they don’t need. I’m experienced enough to bypass this stuff most of the time, but many of my friends and family members aren’t. And guess who gets the call when some add-on or toolbar has slowed their system to a crawl?I call it foistware, and I’ve decided it’s time to name and shame the worst purveyors of this plague.

published April 28, 2011 by

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PARC scientist recalls Jobs' famous Xerox visits

At a Churchill Club event in San Jose, Calif., former PARC engineer Larry Tesler talks about Steve Jobs' trips to Xerox's PARC, including the one where Jobs eyed the company's graphical user interface prototype, which ended up making it into the Mac OS. Tesler decided to leave Xerox soon after and started working at Apple.

published November 10, 2011 by

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Google unveils Android@Home

At the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, company executives show how Android software will be used in the future to connect home appliances and a living room media hub called Project Tungsten.

published May 10, 2011 by

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Apple's Steve Jobs unveils iPad 2

Despite being on medical leave, Apple CEO Steve Jobs steps back in the spotlight to show off the 2nd generation of the iPad tablet. Shipping on March 11, the thinner, lighter iPad 2 is also faster, and it comes with two cameras.

published March 2, 2011 by

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