Facebook's new Timeline feature could very well be the nail in the coffin in an ever-increasing pressure of privacy matters to hit The Social Network. Though your individual privacy settings have not changed on individual posts, statuses and photo uploads, almost every other documented addition to content is to resurface for every user who has a Facebook profile. It's hard to put into words without genuinely screaming, or crying out of anger and frustration. So many people rely on Facebook to communicate with long-lost friends, keep up to date with those who are geographically a great distance away, or even to conduct business. Facebook has changed the rules and its users once again were not consulted. The 'timeline' element to the right: So small, but so much controversy To rest anger to one side for a moment: From day zero -- the day and minute we signed up to Facebook, whether it was last week or three years ago, the site has allowed us to update our lives with statuses and … [Read more...] about Facebook Timeline a ‘stalker’s paradise’: Mass exodus on the way?
Concurrent users vs active users
Towards the end of 2017 it was abundantly clear that 'battle royale' was the game genre of the moment, with Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds being the most popular games in that genre. Now that 2018 is well underway, we're only seeing the popularity and scope of both titles increase, but which game is best for you?PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was the first of the two games to be released, and it took the PC gaming and streaming worlds by storm. Its growth has been nothing short of astounding, and towards the end of 2017 it was boasting an Xbox One port and 3 million concurrent players.Of course, any fan of battle royale games knows that you don't get to be alone for long, and PUBG's competition soon came along in the form of Epic Games' Fornite. With similar gameplay it's proven to be tough competition, and in the last month alone it's increased its playerbase by an incredible 10 million. And so the battle royale of the battle royales continues.On the … [Read more...] about Fortnite vs PUBG: which is the game for you?
Below are several e-mail exchanges that were obtained by CNET News during a review of SpiralFrog's rapid rise and fall. For the complete series about SpiralFrog's collapse, please go here and here. The first chain focuses on Amir Khan, one of SpiralFrog's financial backers, and his skepticism about SpiralFrog's marketing strategy in the summer of 2008. The second thread is a debate between Vesa Suomalainen, SpiralFrog's former chief technology officer, and Joe Mohen, the company's founder and chairman that occurred last fall. It should be noted that the e-mail exchanges were originally forwarded to multiple people, and copies were subsequently forwarded to CNET from multiple sources. E-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information were removed. Grammar was not corrected. The e-mails were placed in chronological order to make them easier to read. Editors' note: In the first exchange, the recipients were members of SpiralFrog's board. Orville Hagler, a SpiralFrog … [Read more...] about SpiralFrog’s turmoil, in missives
Storing and accessing digital documents is something you seldom think about if your company does document management properly. Activities such as document creation, editing, sharing, and collaboration can be as simple as logging in, clicking in, and getting started. However, unnecessarily clunky or rigid document management systems can make life hell for people who are going into and out of files throughout the day. In this article, I'll be comparing two of the most popular document management systems: Adobe Document Cloud and Zoho Docs. Although both systems share more similarities than differences, one outduels the other in several important categories. 1. Pricing and Plans You can subscribe to Adobe Standard Document Cloud for as little as $12.99 per month with a year-long subscription, or you can pay $22.99 per month for the monthly plan. This plan gives you the ability to create PDF files and export to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. You can also edit … [Read more...] about Adobe Document Cloud vs. Zoho Docs: Doc Management Showdown
Open Systems and its Traverse financials platform may not be a "household name" among small and midsized business (SMB) operators, but it's actually been around a very long time. Founded in 1976, Open Systems originally offered a minicomputer-based turnkey general ledger accounting system written in Business Basic. Over the years, the company divested its hardware division and offered an updated version of Open Systems Accounting Software (OSAS), which it still offers for operating systems (OSes) other than Windows, including Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix. The Open Systems Traverse we're reviewing here (which begins at $175 per user per month) is a modular, Windows-based accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP), general accounting, and inventory management system that's available on-premises or as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) package. Unlike many other small to midsize enterprise (SME) accounting systems, Open Systems Traverse is available not just through Open Systems' reseller … [Read more...] about Open Systems Traverse