Windows Version of Quicken on the Mac

Walt answers a reader’s question on using a Windows version of Quicken on the Mac.

Jawbone: Some MyTalk Accounts Compromised by Hack

Jawbone gets hacked.

Yahoo’s New “Homerun” Homepage Is Rolling Out More Widely Across Several Browsers

Silicon Valley Internet giant hoping for more than a base hit.

Similarity of Apple and Samsung Icons “Beyond Coincidental,” Designer Testifies

Susan Kare, a graphic designer called by Apple as a witness in the patent trial, said even she mistook a Samsung handset for an iPhone at a pre-trial meeting.

Whitman Talks to ATD About New Job at HP: “This Is an Icon”

Meg and Ray — HP’s new tag team — speak!

Jawbone’s Newest Headset Comes With a Built-In Nerd

Jawbone’s new version of its Icon HD can be connected simultaneously to both a phone and a computer, thanks to a handy USB add-on, aptly dubbed the Nerd.

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Bridge Parties Mark International Women's Day

Today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and if you click through Google’s appropriate doodle for the occasion, you can scan the global scope of Join Me on the Bridge, a campaign by Women for Women International to hold celebrations on bridges (and at other venues) around the world, from California to the Congo. One other Google nod: On Google Maps today, Pegman–the Street View icon–has been replaced by Pegwoman.

Google Goes To the Cloud For New Idea In PC System

Walt tests an early-stage version of Google’s Chrome OS for computers–an attempt to challenge the Microsoft-Apple duopoly. One drawback of the new operating system, due next summer, is having to give up familiar local programs and dwell in the cloud.

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Google Gets Even More Instant: Launches Instant Previews

This morning, Google made a strikingly useful visual addition to its search results with the launch of Instant Previews. When a user clicks on the magnifying glass icon that now appears next to each search result, a snapshot of the page loads to the right, and previews for the other results preload in the background so they’re, um, instantly available upon mouseover. The overall effect is very efficient–it’s much easier to tell whether or not a result is relevant.

Aliph Collaboration Deal With Cisco for Jawbones in the Workplace Launches

In April, Cisco unveiled a wide-ranging collaboration with Aliph–a San Francisco start-up that is famous for the noise-canceling Jawbone Bluetooth mobile headset–to deploy its software and device in Cisco’s IP phones in the enterprise. It launches today. The idea is to use the Jawbone device and the software that manages it to allow workers to move around an office and have the call move with them, echoing increasingly mobile consumer behavior.

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