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Timeline: A brief history of email

The first emails traveled over computer systems less powerful than a modern digital watch. Since then, a lot of things have changed. Here's a look at the history of email.

Stop using email for everything

If you spend hours emptying your inbox, you may wonder: it possible to do without email? To find out, Macworld surveyed Apple-savvy businesses and workers who have dramatically curtailed—or completely stopped—their use of this ubiquitous technology. Here’s how these businesses are making it happen.

Facebook, Twitter, Google, AOL join new alliance to fight 'bad ads'

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and AOL have joined an alliance that has been set up to counter "bad ads," including those that deliver malware, direct users to scams, or try to sell counterfeit goods, said StopBadware, the promoters of the alliance.

In first, Apple issues Java update in sync with Oracle

Normally 'many, many months' behind, which left 650,000 Macs in lurch with Flashback infections and no fix available

The Macintosh II celebrates its 25th anniversary

The Macintosh II made its debut 25 years ago. Here's the story of how Steve's worst nightmare--an expandable Mac--built a bridge to the future.

Gartner: Macs invading the enterprise

Look out, information technology managers: The era of "keep Macs out" is coming to an end.

Disney Mobile changes game strategy with release of Temple Run: Brave

Instead of just another movie tie-in game, Disney Mobile wants its latest release for the animated movie Brave to have more longevity and App Store downloads.

Can Apple iOS devices gain confidence of IT security pros?

There's great enthusiasm for using iPhones and iPads in the workplace, but experts interviewed by Network World say Apple's limited transparency about security issues can make enterprise adoption problematic.

Roambi ESX to turn business data into apps

Mellmo unveils publishing tool that creates interactive, data-packed reports, which companies can then offer as co-branded apps on Apple's App Store.

Gartner predicts huge rise in monitoring of employees' social media use

A new study by market-research firm Gartner claims corporations are starting to embrace technologies used to monitor employee Internet use, with 60 percent expected to watch workers' social media use for security breaches by 2015.

Cisco all but kills Cius tablet computer

Another one-time iPad killer is about to be killed off itself, less than a year after it started shipping.

Seagate to acquire storage company LaCie

On Wednesday, hard drive manufacturer Seagate announced that it will acquire a controlling interest in LaCie.

Updated SDK from Soti allows businesses to remotely control Apple mobile devices

Businesses can now remotely control enterprise mobile applications developed for Apple's mobile platform with the latest version of Soti's MobiControl Software Developer Kit for iOS, announced Tuesday.

China approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Chinese regulatory authorities have approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, paving the way for the deal to close within the week.

Android in enterprises 'severely limited' by weak management support from Google

Market research firm Gartner says adoption of Android tablets and smartphones in large businesses has been "severely limited" because of the complexities of managing the various Android models and versions.