As part of its OS X Mavericks release, Apple has included version 7 of its Safari Web browser, which not only offers compatibility with the new operating system, but also brings some enhanced features. One of these is a new plug-in manager that allows you to enable or disable plug-ins, either globally or on a per-site basis.
While the technologies built into Apple's Safari browser are relatively safe and constantly updated, some of the notable security breaches have come from the use of third-party plug-ins such as Java and Flash, among others. Since a good portion of Web content … Read more
At a press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, social professional network LinkedIn showed off a new version of its iPad app, a revamped Pulse app, and new e-mail integration called LinkedIn Intro.
LinkedIn Intro teams with your Apple mail app to pull in data from LinkedIn to your e-mails. You can view profile information and photos to get context on the people you're e-mailing with. LinkedIn Intro was built by Rahul Vohra, who founded the startup Rapportive, which adds LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking profile information to your Gmail account. LinkedIn purchased the company in 2012.… Read more
Best Buy will give customers a gift card for at least $200 for any working third or fourth generation iPad or iPad Mini that they trade in. Some customers may receive a higher trade-in value depending on the tablet's model and condition, the company said.
The offer, which lasts from October 22 to November 9, is valid at all Best Buy stores in the US.
The iPad for trade-in must power on to be considered working. Any tablets with cracked screens … Read more
Conan O'Brien has always had aspirations beyond comedy. He's a tad power-mad, it seems to me.
However, after his ignominious exit from NBC and his descent onto cable, he must have felt that his corporate brand had been tarnished and his power-base resembled the Colosseum in Rome.
He decided to take the first steps toward rehabilitation by joining LinkedIn.
The minute he launched his profile, he promised he would "conquer" the site. Like many a Roman in times gone by, he has now commenced his assault. He has become a LinkedIn influencer.
You must have read … Read more
Ever since you've moved into your new place, things haven't gone quite right, have they?
You didn't get the promotion to senior office librarian. You suspect your lover is seeing someone else. And then there's those weird feelings when you go into the second bedroom.
It's not that you get a shiver down your spine. It's that something doesn't seem quite right, as if your possessions have been moved a few inches away from where you left them.
Let's be honest about a possible cause here: someone might have once died in … Read more
LinkedIn has continued its mobile push by unleashing two new mobile apps on Wednesday. The apps, Recruiter Mobile and Mobile Work With Us, are aimed specifically at recruiters and employers.
Mobile Work With Us lets employers stick job openings at the top of employees' profiles and Recruiter Mobile is designed to help recruiters interact more easily with job seekers.
Recruiters "have a hard time interacting with you when they're away from their desks, which is frustrating for everyone," LinkedIn's senior director of product Parker Barille wrote in a blog post. "But thanks to Recruiter Mobile, … Read more
Google has added a new feature to Chrome to help programmers who relied on soon-to-be-banished browser plug-ins to call upon the services of a third-party program.
The Native Messaging interface will let programmers do things like trigger a password management program, said Google programmer Sergey Ulanov in a blog post Tuesday.
The interface arrived with Chrome 29, Ulanov said, for Windows, Linux, and OS X.
Starting in January, Google is phasing out support for the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), which lets third-party software augment a browser's built-in abilities.
Google will permit several top plug-ins that use NPAPI … Read more
I always feel a deep sigh building inside when I realize I'm going to have to contact a customer service rep.
Will they reply straight away? Will they appreciate my problem? Will they offer some formulaic response? Will they be a machine? Or will they pretend they're Captain Mike of the Good Ship Netflix?
The issue -- at least for me -- arose this week on hearing of two enlightened customer service approaches from tech companies and experiencing one that was a little darker.… Read more