TechRepublic Member | February 28, 2012
Cracking Open the iPad 3 processor mystery: Dual-core A5X or quad-core A6
Does an online photo show the Apple iPad 3 with a dual-core A5X processor, instead of a quad-core A6 chip? Bill Detwiler considers the evidence. Read more
Resource of the day
Strategies for Deploying Blade Servers in Existing Data Centers
Blade servers are powerful, perhaps too powerful. This white paper describes the best approaches to blade deployment while keeping cooling and power considerations in mind.
Additional TechRepublic resources
Droid Razr Maxx Teardown: Impressive battery life in a sleek package
Offering 20 hours of talk time, Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx may be the answer for those who fear smartphones with non-removable batteries. Read more
Zenbook teardown: Blatant copy of MacBook Air
The Zenbook is a solid, Windows alternative to the MacBook Air. But, it's also a near mirror image of Apple's ultra-thin laptop, both inside and out. Read more
10 signs that you aren't cut out for IT
IT pros often complain about the downsides of their jobs. But what if you really AREN'T meant for an IT career? Read more
Get a Siri-like interface on Android with Vlingo Virtual Assistant
Vlingo Virtual Assistant is Android's answer to Siri envy. Jack Wallen explains how to get the most out of Vlingo. Read more
Determine the need for mobility and portable computing
How important is portable computing for the majority of office workers? Patrick Gray explains why this is an important question for organizations to answer when considering tablets. Read more
Fantastic folding laptop designs
Wicked Faire 2012 steampunk fashion show
Cracking Open the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
Five apps for securely wiping your Android phone
Five Windows Server backup tools you can count on
Barcelona prepares for Mobile World Congress (photos)
CNET is back in Barcelona for another Mobile World Congress. The show doesn't open until Monday, but preparations are in full swing at the exhibition center and across town. View on site
Creating art with old CDs (photos)
CDs might not be worth much to you anymore, but for Australian artist Sean Avery, they are a treasure. Find out why here. View on site
Hands-on with the Dell XPS 13
A detailed look at Dell's first ultrabook. View on site
Live Webcast: Build a Winning Business Case for a New Web Content Management Technology
If your system for managing your web content is looking stale, now is the time to update it. Check out this webcast to learn more about updating your web content management system and what it can do for you.
Today's recommended downloads
Live Webcast: Top Considerations for Effective Managed Security for 2012 and Beyond (AT&T)
Live Webcast: Fast and Efficient Business Security Strategies (GFI Software)
Have You Supersized Your Data Center? Avoid the Pitfalls of Oversizing (APC by Schneider Electric)
Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation (APC by Schneider Electric)
Fundamental Principles of Network Security (APC by Schneider Electric)
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