10 Things

Get the key facts on a wide range of technologies, techniques, strategies, and skills with the help of these concise, need-to-know lists.

  • Greg Sandoval // November 16, 2010, 4:04 AM PST

    The 10 biggest tech scandals of the decade

    Choosing the worst tech disgraces of the past 10 years isn't easy, but CNET News recently took a crack at it. The incidents that made the cut involve sexual harassment, stripper-crazed CEOs, spies, congressional investigations, and even murder.


  • Deb Shinder // November 11, 2010, 2:54 AM PST

    10+ ways to improve your mobile computing experience

    From smartphones to iPads to netbooks and high-powered laptops, our mobile options have gone through the roof. But not everyone is using the devices to their full advantage. Deb Shinder offers practical advice for getting more from mobile computing.


  • Jack Wallen // November 10, 2010, 10:48 AM PST

    10 things you can do when the drive on your Linux box is full

    Larger hard drives should mean the end of disk space worries, but our appetite for bigger files has kept pace with all that increased capacity. Here are some effective ways to keep your Linux box from busting at the seams.


  • Alan Norton // November 10, 2010, 4:07 AM PST

    10 things you might be doing that could hurt your career

    If your job isn't going as well as you'd hoped, you may unwittingly be doing something that's holding you back. Alan Norton looks at some of the less obvious ways people sabotage their careers.


  • Jeff Cerny // November 10, 2010, 1:11 AM PST

    10 questions on cloud computing: An interview with Accenture's Jimmy Harris

    As cloud solutions gain traction in the enterprise, new challenges are emerging. Accenture's managing director of cloud computing looks at how businesses should address these challenges and how cloud technologies are changing the role of IT.


  • Justin James // November 3, 2010, 11:44 PM PST

    10 applications you can move to the cloud

    Providers have made great strides in improving the security and reliability of cloud services -- so much so that Justin James sees a number of areas where moving applications to the cloud makes a lot of sense.


  • Jack Wallen // November 3, 2010, 5:42 AM PST

    10 obscure Linux office applications you need to try

    Sorting through the myriad business-oriented Linux apps can be a daunting endeavor. To get you started, Jack Wallen put together this list of tools that will help you handle tasks ranging from producing labels to creating invoices to viewing Access data.


  • Deb Shinder // November 2, 2010, 6:48 AM PST

    10 reasons why Microsoft Office 365 rocks

    Office 365 is bringing together Microsoft's various online productivity tools, from email to Web Apps to communications services. Deb Shinder explains why she thinks this suite is a winner.


  • Steve Tobak // November 2, 2010, 1:16 AM PST

    10 ways to destroy your management career

    Your career can survive a few missteps -- in fact, what you learn from your mistakes can fuel your progress. But certain errors are guaranteed to blow your aspirations to smithereens. Here are 10 mistakes to avoid at all costs.


  • Deb Shinder // October 30, 2010, 1:16 AM PST

    10 things to look for in a tablet computer

    Choosing a tablet is about to get a lot more interesting -- and a lot more confusing. Deb Shinder examines all the factors you'll want to consider when the barrage of new models hits the shelves in the months to come.


  • Jason Hiner // October 27, 2010, 5:14 AM PST

    The top 10 Android smartphones (for now)

    A hot new Android phone seems to hit the market almost every week. To help you sort through them all, Jason Hiner put together this list of the 10 best Android smartphones, based on the quality and value of each device.


  • Brien Posey // October 27, 2010, 2:17 AM PST

    10 ways for road warriors to avoid snags and snafus

    From small aggravations to huge headaches, a lot can go wrong when you hit the road. Veteran globetrotter Brien Posey offers some advice that will help you stay productive when you travel.


  • Katherine Murray // October 27, 2010, 1:42 AM PST

    10 ways to share your Word 2010 documents

    The need for collaboration technologies keeps growing, and Word 2010 includes a number of features that address that need. You might be surprised at how many ways there are to share your Word content.


  • Alan Norton // October 26, 2010, 7:06 AM PST

    10 ways careers may change in the future

    The employment landscape continues to evolve, with changes in educational requirements, salary expectations, work schedules, and job roles. Alan Norton looks at current trends and offers a few predictions.


  • Jack Wallen // October 25, 2010, 5:36 AM PST

    10 things I would like to see in the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 release

    The release of Ubuntu 11.04 is still a ways off -- so this is a good time to put together a list of desired features and improvements. See whether you agree that the next release should include the items listed here.