From Alice: Introducing

ShareBy Alice Hill
Longtime readers of this blog have noticed that Michael Santo has been doing the heavy lifting largely alone for at least two years now. Yikes! My goal was not to disappear, but I thought it was high time I popped back on and let RTN readers know what I have been up to.
Long [...]

Spreadtweet Disguises Office Tweeting Into a Spreadheet

By Alice Hill
Twitter hype is so loud that I am sorry to add to it, but this one caught my eye. For those stuck in office cubicles unable to tweet undetected, and who want the ease of a desktop client like TweetDeck – comes Spreadtweet. Spreadtweet is a cleaver little app written by Elliott Kember [...]

Intuit Acquires

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews, the popular (and free) online services site, has been acquired by Intuit, the company behind TurboTax and Quicken. My question now is: how long will it take Intuit to ruin
Seriously, though, besides budgeting and tracking of expenses, allows you to view most, if not all, of your online financial [...]

Google’s UFO Doodle Explained? Or Not?

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Makes you wish they would just say, “this is why we did it,” doesn’t it? People are still wondering why Google used a UFO-ish logo on their site on Saturday, Sept. 5th.
While the theory that the logo change had something to do with the first Exeter UFO festival sounded good to [...]

The U.S. Continues to Trail in Broadband Speeds: Survey

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
A new nationwide study release by Speed Matters shows what many Americans already know: the U.S. lags behind many other countries in terms of broadband speeds.
You read that right, the country that first developed the Internet trails many other countries.
The Speed Matters Speed Test, which is a project of the Communications Workers [...]

Google Announces a Shiny New OS, Based on Chrome

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is likely downing a ton of aspirin this morning, as Google has announced that it is developing a PC operating system based on its Chrome browser. Unlike Microsoft’s current OS (Vista) and upcoming one (7), it will be all shiny and new (like Chrome!), not full of [...]

Flip Video’s Software Updated with Easier Video Sharing Capabilities

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
I have all these videos on my Flip camcorder, and have to manually upload them to sharing services. What a pain. However, the makers of the Flip Video series of camcorders is easing that pain, releasing today the latest version of its FlipShare software with still-easier video sharing.
FlipShare now has [...]

Microsoft Set to Unveil Free AV Software

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
In November of last year, Microsoft said that it would be both dropping its OneCare security product and releasing a free product in the second half of 2009. At the time, Microsoft said that the free software would allow them to “to protect an even greater number of consumers, especially in [...]