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Hands on with Google Drive

Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell goes hands on with Google's new Dropbox competitor and cloud storage service, Google Drive.

Are BYOD workers more productive?

While there are pitfalls to Bring Your Own Device programs that CIOs need to be wary of, workers who use their own smartphones and tablets on the job tend to be more responsive. BYOD also helps in recruitment and getting new hires up to speed quickly.

Amazon cloud set stage for rapid Pinterest growth

The explosive success of the social networking service Pinterest wouldn't have been possible without the easy scalability of the Amazon cloud services, an executive for Pinterest said.

Apple TV finds a home in the meeting room

How one company is taking a tool ostensibly designed for consumers--the Apple TV--and turning it into a useful business tool.

Survey: Paying with smartphones to outpace credit cards by 2020

More than two-thirds of technology insiders believe that paying with smartphones will overtake cash and credit card payments by 2020, according to a survey.

New software bares iOS, Android app performance problems

The cumbersomely named Aternity Mobile Frontline Performance Intelligence software lets IT groups deconstruct mobile apps running live on iOS and Android devices and uncover bottlenecks, glitches, and a whole lot of other pain points for enterprise mobile users.

Mocana extends mobile app security offering to iOS

Mocana's Mobile App Protection (MAP) product lets IT administrators add a security layer to mobile apps without requiring source code access or writing any code themselves. On Tuesday, Mocana updated MAP to add iOS support.

CloudOn adds Box.net support

CloudOn's app lets you use the Windows version of Microsoft Office on your iPad. Version 2.0 of the app adds the ability to store those Office documents on your Box.net account.

Plangrid brings iPad to construction sites

A new app puts blueprints with Apple's tablet, allowing construction managers and architects to leave the thick bundles of paper behind and distribute updated plans without the hassle of reprinting.

Yahoo laying off 2000 workers to save $375 million

After weeks of rumors of a pending reorganization, Yahoo announced this morning that the company is laying off about 2000 workers.

FileMaker spruces up its look with FileMaker 12 release

The update to the database software line includes new themes and starter solutions aimed at helping users create eye-catching databases. Other features include new file management tools and new free versions of FileMaker's iOS apps.

Remains of the Day: Sleep is for the weak

Looks like you can't teach a new iPad old Smart Covers. Elsewhere, HP shareholders want to know why everything it can do Apple can do better, BlackBerry lets the homefront slip through its fingers, and the iPhone might soon get all the G's.

Mobile credit card readers grow, with iOS as foundation

There's a growing market for iPhone- and iPad-based card-swiping systems, like those offered by Square. PayPal recently announced that it's launching its own card reader and app for iOS; it joins a sector that also includes big players like VeriFone’s Payware and Intuit’s GoPayment. We survey the field.