Computerworld Sharon Machlis News http://www.computerworld.com/ en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:48:30 GMT 2014-04-18T16:48:30Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Offshore firms took 50% of H-1B visas in 2013 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247241/Offshore_firms_took_50_of_H_1B_visas_in_2013?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services shows clearly that the largest users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcing firms. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:20:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247241/Offshore_firms_took_50_of_H_1B_visas_in_2013?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2014-04-01T10:20:00Z 5 tips for data manipulation in Excel http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246720/5_tips_for_data_manipulation_in_Excel?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis You don't always need high-end tools like Python or OpenRefine to reformat data. Plain old Excel can do the job. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:30:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246720/5_tips_for_data_manipulation_in_Excel?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2014-03-04T11:30:00Z R resources at Computerworld http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246349/R_resources_at_Computerworld?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis From a beginner's guide to data-wrangling how-to and searchable collection of additional tutorials and videos, we've got you covered. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:24:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246349/R_resources_at_Computerworld?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2014-02-25T11:24:00Z Computer geeks as loners? Data says otherwise http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245933/Computer_geeks_as_loners_Data_says_otherwise?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis We look at Census data to find that the can't-even-get-a-date stereotype of techies is somewhat of a myth. But there's also another side to the statistics. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:18:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245933/Computer_geeks_as_loners_Data_says_otherwise?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2014-02-14T12:18:00Z One out of four U.S households not online in '12 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246021/One_out_of_four_U.S_households_not_online_in_12?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Despite the continuing rise in home computer usage, a substantial portion of U.S. households are not Internet users. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT sgaudin@computerworld.com (Sharon Gaudin) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246021/One_out_of_four_U.S_households_not_online_in_12?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2014-02-04T19:45:00Z 60+ R resources to improve your data skills http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239799/60_R_resources_to_improve_your_data_skills?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis From books to videos to online tutorials -- most free! -- here are plenty of ideas to burnish your R knowledge. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:02:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239799/60_R_resources_to_improve_your_data_skills?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2014-01-15T22:02:00Z How to extract custom data from the Google Analytics API http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244124/How_to_extract_custom_data_from_the_Google_Analytics_API?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Not happy with the Google Analytics interface? We show you how to use a programming language like R to bypass Google Analytics and retrieve the data you want. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:30:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244124/How_to_extract_custom_data_from_the_Google_Analytics_API?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-11-25T11:30:00Z Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9214755/Chart_and_image_gallery_30_free_tools_for_data_visualization_and_analysis?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:21:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9214755/Chart_and_image_gallery_30_free_tools_for_data_visualization_and_analysis?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-11-07T20:21:00Z 4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243391/4_data_wrangling_tasks_in_R_for_advanced_beginners?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.) Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:30:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243391/4_data_wrangling_tasks_in_R_for_advanced_beginners?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-11-05T11:30:00Z Touch and type: 3 keyboard covers for the iPad Mini http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242632/Touch_and_type_3_keyboard_covers_for_the_iPad_Mini?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis We look at three keyboard covers for the iPad Mini from Belkin, Logitech and Zagg. Which is best at protecting your screen while typing your data? Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242632/Touch_and_type_3_keyboard_covers_for_the_iPad_Mini?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-09-30T10:00:00Z Federal IT hiring slips with political deadlock http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242727/Federal_IT_hiring_slips_with_political_deadlock_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis IT hiring by the federal government is trending downward, with fewer jobs posted each month this year than last year, according to a <i>Computerworld</i> analysis of employment data. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:01:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau and Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242727/Federal_IT_hiring_slips_with_political_deadlock_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-09-27T10:01:00Z 3 key questions for enterprise app development: Esri user conference http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240656/3_key_questions_for_enterprise_app_development_Esri_user_conference?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Users from Germany and Hong Kong offered real-world experience in deploying data mapping apps at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:41:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240656/3_key_questions_for_enterprise_app_development_Esri_user_conference?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-07-09T15:41:00Z Beginner's guide to R: Syntax quirks you'll want to know http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239757/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Syntax_quirks_you_ll_want_to_know?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Why x=3 doesn't always mean what you think it should, about data types and more. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239757/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Syntax_quirks_you_ll_want_to_know?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-06-06T10:00:00Z Beginner's guide to R: Painless data visualization http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239723/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Painless_data_visualization_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis From no-frills graphics to adding color and labeling your data, here's what you need to know. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239723/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Painless_data_visualization_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-06-06T10:00:00Z Beginner's guide to R: Easy ways to do basic data analysis http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239672/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Easy_ways_to_do_basic_data_analysis?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis From getting subsets of your data to pulling basic stats from your data frame, here's what you need to know. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239672/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Easy_ways_to_do_basic_data_analysis?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-06-06T10:00:00Z Beginner's guide to R: Get your data into R http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239637/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Get_your_data_into_R?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Whether it's local or from the Web, there are several ways to get data into R for further work. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239637/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Get_your_data_into_R?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-06-06T10:00:00Z Beginner's guide to R: Introduction http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239625/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Introduction?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis In part 1 of our hands-on series, we explain why R's a great choice for basic data analysis and visualization work, and how to get started. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239625/Beginner_s_guide_to_R_Introduction?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-06-06T10:00:00Z More data isn't always better, says Nate Silver http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239019/More_data_isn_t_always_better_says_Nate_Silver?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Big data may seem to promise big insights to users, but more isn't always better, cautions statistician Nate Silver. Wed, 08 May 2013 17:43:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239019/More_data_isn_t_always_better_says_Nate_Silver?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-05-08T17:43:00Z Top users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcers, Computerworld study finds http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237038/Top_users_of_H_1B_visas_are_offshore_outsourcers_Computerworld_study_finds?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis The biggest users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcers, many based in India, or U.S.-based companies whose employees are mostly located overseas, according to government data obtained and analyzed by <i>Computerworld</i>. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:00:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237038/Top_users_of_H_1B_visas_are_offshore_outsourcers_Computerworld_study_finds?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-02-25T11:00:00Z The data shows: Top H-1B users are offshore outsourcers http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236732/The_data_shows_Top_H_1B_users_are_offshore_outsourcers?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis The largest single users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcers, many of which are based in India, or, if U.S. based, have most employees located overseas, according to government data obtained and analyzed by <i>Computerworld</i>. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:28:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau and Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236732/The_data_shows_Top_H_1B_users_are_offshore_outsourcers?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2013-02-14T20:28:00Z 60-minute security makeover: Prevent your own 'epic hack' http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230481/60_minute_security_makeover_Prevent_your_own_epic_hack_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Here are some ways to beef up security on your digital life -- before someone seeking to duplicate the hack that seized control of a Wired reporter's Apple, Amazon and Google accounts finds similar vulnerabilities in yours. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:02:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230481/60_minute_security_makeover_Prevent_your_own_epic_hack_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-08-23T10:02:00Z 11 mobile apps to enhance your travel experience http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228364/11_mobile_apps_to_enhance_your_travel_experience?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis We showcase 11 apps for iPhone, Android and other devices that can help travelers with flights, hotels and sightseeing around the world. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Isabel Eva Bohrer and Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228364/11_mobile_apps_to_enhance_your_travel_experience?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-06-29T10:00:00Z Q&A: Esri's Jack Dangermond on cloud, big data and Apple-vs-Google map wars http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228060/Q_A_Esri_s_Jack_Dangermond_on_cloud_big_data_and_Apple_vs_Google_map_wars?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis GIS pioneer Jack Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 and has steered the company since the mainframe era. With today's announcement of ArcGIS Online organizational subscriptions, he sees Esri's evolution into the era of cloud and mobile computing. (Insider, registration required.) IDG Insider Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:17:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228060/Q_A_Esri_s_Jack_Dangermond_on_cloud_big_data_and_Apple_vs_Google_map_wars?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-06-14T10:17:00Z Esri rolls out ArcGIS map services for the cloud http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228056/Esri_rolls_out_ArcGIS_map_services_for_the_cloud?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Esri today rolled out an ambitious cloud offering for government and enterprise customers that allows users to create data-driven maps and map services without ArcGIS servers or desktop software. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:17:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9228056/Esri_rolls_out_ArcGIS_map_services_for_the_cloud?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-06-14T10:17:00Z How's broadband use in your neighborhood? Interactive map http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226166/How_s_broadband_use_in_your_neighborhood_Interactive_map?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Do you live in a highly connected neighborhood? Or is broadband home use rare, either because high-speed Internet access isn't available or people choose not to subscribe? Use this interactive map to find out about your area. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:10:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226166/How_s_broadband_use_in_your_neighborhood_Interactive_map?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-04-13T18:10:00Z IT jobs will grow 22% through 2020, says U.S. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225673/IT_jobs_will_grow_22_through_2020_says_U.S.?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis The Bureau of Labor Statistics says offshoring will hurt the growth of programming jobs in this decade, but the expansion of healthcare IT and mobile networks will increase demand for software developers, support technicians and systems analysts. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:11:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225673/IT_jobs_will_grow_22_through_2020_says_U.S.?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-03-29T19:11:00Z Charting H-1B users, as attention shifts to L-1 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224164/Charting_H_1B_users_as_attention_shifts_to_L_1?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Offshore outsourcing firms rely heavily on H-1B visas, and the chart here provides comprehensive data on the top H-1B users from 2009-2011 -- though it doesn't tell the whole story. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224164/Charting_H_1B_users_as_attention_shifts_to_L_1?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-03-28T10:00:00Z 8 cool tools for data analysis, visualization and presentation http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225318/8_cool_tools_for_data_analysis_visualization_and_presentation?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Data crunching can be useful for a wide range of analyses; we look at 8 tools that can make it easier to sort your numbers and show them off to their best advantage. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225318/8_cool_tools_for_data_analysis_visualization_and_presentation?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-03-27T10:00:00Z The top 10 H-1B visa users in the U.S. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223745/The_top_10_H_1B_visa_users_in_the_U.S.?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Offshore outsourcing companies continued to make up the majority of the top 10 H-1B visa users in 2011, according to new U.S. government data. These offshore firms have been adding employees by the thousands as revenues increase. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:53:00 GMT pthibodeau@computerworld.com (Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223745/The_top_10_H_1B_visa_users_in_the_U.S.?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-01-27T10:53:00Z Top CES products in handy chart format http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223148/Top_CES_products_in_handy_chart_format?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis From slender smartphones to coffee-table-sized touch screens, all the hot tech products from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:20:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9223148/Top_CES_products_in_handy_chart_format?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2012-01-11T22:20:00Z Where the tech workers are (map) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222934/Where_the_tech_workers_are_map_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis A state-by-state look at concentration of technical workers in the civilian workforce. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:48:00 GMT (Sharon Machlis and Patrick Thibodeau) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222934/Where_the_tech_workers_are_map_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-12-27T15:48:00Z Siri for Android -- sort of http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221957/Siri_for_Android_sort_of?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Are you an Android user but longing for the functionality of Siri's voice recognition? We look at a variety of interesting apps. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221957/Siri_for_Android_sort_of?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-11-18T11:00:00Z High-end smartphones compared: interactive database http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220229/High_end_smartphones_compared_interactive_database?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis View and compare mobile phone models by size, weight, OS, carrier, screen and more. Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:46:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220229/High_end_smartphones_compared_interactive_database?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-11-10T18:46:00Z Hands-on: Zaggfolio Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad 2 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221172/Hands_on_Zaggfolio_Bluetooth_keyboard_case_for_the_iPad_2?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis The Zaggfolio wireless keyboard/case combination offers iPad 2 users the ability to protect their tablets and type comfortably as well. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221172/Hands_on_Zaggfolio_Bluetooth_keyboard_case_for_the_iPad_2?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-11-04T10:00:00Z Interactive graphic: iPhone 4S, iOS 5 and iCloud reaction roundup http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220825/Interactive_graphic_iPhone_4S_iOS_5_and_iCloud_reaction_roundup?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Want to know how some top tech journalists were responding on Twitter to Apple's new mobile announcements this week? Check out our data visualization. Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:50:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220825/Interactive_graphic_iPhone_4S_iOS_5_and_iCloud_reaction_roundup?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-10-13T19:50:00Z Hands-on: 5 wireless keyboards for the iPad http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220146/Hands_on_5_wireless_keyboards_for_the_iPad?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Some typists can't make do with the iPad 2's on-screen keypad. Here are 5 wireless keyboards that could make for faster, more accurate typing. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220146/Hands_on_5_wireless_keyboards_for_the_iPad?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-09-21T10:00:00Z Google vs. Facebook by the numbers http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218177/Google_vs._Facebook_by_the_numbers?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis As the two Internet heavyweights are poised to battle it out in the social networking arena, how do the companies stack up? A look at some data. Thu, 07 Jul 2011 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218177/Google_vs._Facebook_by_the_numbers?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-07-07T10:00:00Z Android vs. iPhone and iPad by the numbers http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217437/Android_vs._iPhone_and_iPad_by_the_numbers?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis How does Google's mobile operating system stack up against Apple's in the smartphone and tablet markets? We look at the data. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217437/Android_vs._iPhone_and_iPad_by_the_numbers?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-06-09T10:00:00Z What's your cell phone's maximum radiation level? Interactive database http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217287/What_s_your_cell_phone_s_maximum_radiation_level_Interactive_database?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Find out the maximum radiation absorption levels from various mobile phone handsets, using this searchable database. Or view and sort the full table of 1300+ models. Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:49:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217287/What_s_your_cell_phone_s_maximum_radiation_level_Interactive_database?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-06-03T20:49:00Z 22 free tools for data visualization and analysis http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9215504/22_free_tools_for_data_visualization_and_analysis?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Make your data sing. We look at 22 free tools that will help you use visualization and analysis to turn your data into informative, engaging graphics. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9215504/22_free_tools_for_data_visualization_and_analysis?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-04-20T10:00:00Z Apple vs. Microsoft by the numbers http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9215786/Apple_vs._Microsoft_by_the_numbers?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis It's a matter of opinion which company makes the better operating system or is likely to grow its smartphone market share. But numbers don't lie -- or exaggerate. Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9215786/Apple_vs._Microsoft_by_the_numbers?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-04-19T10:00:00Z Tech unemployment higher than white-collar average http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9210078/Tech_unemployment_higher_than_white_collar_average?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis While computer and math unemployment remained flat in 2010 compared with '09, it's substantially more than prior years and for other professional jobs. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9210078/Tech_unemployment_higher_than_white_collar_average?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-02-18T11:00:00Z Downturn hits older tech workers hardest http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/354683/Downturn_Hits_Older_Tech_Workers_Hardest?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Older IT workers have been more likely than younger ones to lose their jobs -- and stay unemployed -- since the latest economic recession began in 2008, according to new U.S. government data. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 11:00:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau and Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/354683/Downturn_Hits_Older_Tech_Workers_Hardest?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-02-07T11:00:00Z Recession hit older tech workers harder, labor data shows http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9206360/Recession_hit_older_tech_workers_harder_labor_data_shows?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Unemployment rates for older IT workers increased during the recession faster than they did for younger employees, according to new government labor data obtained by <i>Computerworld</i>. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:58:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau and Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9206360/Recession_hit_older_tech_workers_harder_labor_data_shows?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2011-01-27T10:58:00Z H-1B visa data: Visual and interactive tools http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9196283/H_1B_visa_data_Visual_and_interactive_tools?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis See maps and a searchable database of H-1B Labor Condition Applications (LCA) filed in 2009 for computer-related jobs (LCAs are used by employers as supporting evidence for the petition for an H-1B visa). Plus view, sort and search the complete list of all Optical Practical Training extension applications filed since the program began, allowing foreign students to work for employers for up to 29 months without a work visa. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9196283/H_1B_visa_data_Visual_and_interactive_tools?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2010-11-17T11:00:00Z 3 photo tools for power users http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9190158/3_photo_tools_for_power_users_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Photo enthusiast Sharon Machlis shares three great tools for sharing and showing digital images at their best. Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9190158/3_photo_tools_for_power_users_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2010-10-22T10:00:00Z Former Diebold e-voting unit settles Ohio lawsuit http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180612/Former_Diebold_e_voting_unit_settles_Ohio_lawsuit?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis Premier Election Solutions has agreed to pay $470,000 in cash, as well as offer free equipment and discounts to settle a lawsuit over dropped votes in Ohio's 2008 primary elections. Thu, 12 Aug 2010 16:27:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180612/Former_Diebold_e_voting_unit_settles_Ohio_lawsuit?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2010-08-12T16:27:00Z Image gallery: Google App Inventor for Android http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179892/Image_gallery_Google_App_Inventor_for_Android_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis It's still a bit rough around the edges, but the beta of Google's App Inventor lets you create mobile apps with a drag-and-drop graphical user interface. Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179892/Image_gallery_Google_App_Inventor_for_Android_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2010-08-02T10:00:00Z Hands on: Google App Inventor for Android http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179891/Hands_on_Google_App_Inventor_for_Android_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis It's still a bit rough around the edges, but the beta of Google's App Inventor lets you create mobile apps with a drag-and-drop graphical user interface. Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179891/Hands_on_Google_App_Inventor_for_Android_?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2010-08-02T10:00:00Z Review: FileMaker Pro 11 adds new features to a popular database http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9167198/Review_FileMaker_Pro_11_adds_new_features_to_a_popular_database?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis This latest version of the popular database app adds charting, auto-recurring imports and a quick-search box. Is it worth an upgrade? Tue, 09 Mar 2010 15:00:00 GMT sharon_machlis@computerworld.com (Sharon Machlis) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9167198/Review_FileMaker_Pro_11_adds_new_features_to_a_popular_database?source=rss_keyword_sharon+machlis 2010-03-09T15:00:00Z