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Elementary OS: Not just the poor man's Apple

techrepublic.com — If you've tried every take on Linux, only to find yourself feeling a bit unsure if you're settled in on a distribution, let me introduce you to something new and fresh. This new take on Linux is Elementary OS.

Google's PageSpeed Insights: A radar gun for your website

techrepublic.com — A baseball pitching scout points a radar gun toward the pitcher's mound. The pitcher lifts his leg, kicks, then hurls a pitch toward home plate. 73 miles per hour, according to radar. That's quite slow for a major league player. A website developer opens a new Chrome browser tab to Google's PageSpeed Insights.
Aug 21, 2014

Google's PageSpeed Insights: A radar gun for your website tek.io/1oV9Hyc via @techrepublic

Streamline retail operations with these free point of sale apps

techrepublic.com — Running a retail business is no walk in the park; many aspects of the business demand your attention. However, selecting and maintaining a point of sale system shouldn't be one of them. A simple point of sale system should include some of the basic features, like inventory and register, and run without much intervention.

Spy agency uses game to find tomorrow's cyber security stars

techrepublic.com — UK government security agency GCHQ wants the public to help protect a (fictitious) aerospace technology company threatened by imminent attack from cyber terrorists. The scenario is the latest competition run by Cyber Security Challenge UK, which aims to attract new talent into the IT security industry.

Pro tip: Add call pop-ups to keep Android apps from closing during incoming calls

techrepublic.com — There are times when you're using an app and a call comes in. When that happens, the phone app gets precedence, and whatever you were using is sent into memory. Maybe you'll get that app back in exactly the state it was in... or maybe not.
Aug 21, 2014

Pro tip: Add call pop-ups to keep Android apps from closing during incoming calls tek.io/1tuo0sn via @techrepublic