STATISTICS

Softball/Baseball Team Statistics Calculator for Mac review

Softball/Baseball Team Statistics Calculator for Mac makes the process of tracking your baseball or softball team easier by monitoring your players on a per-game basis. It can quickly generate player statistics from multiple seasons and in a multitude of categories.

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Feature-rich: Softball/Baseball Team Statistics Calculator for Mac offers an extensive set of features. It can be used to track data related to individual players as well as batting stats for the whole team. It can also calculate division standings and even produce a box score for a particular game, showing you run totals for each team after … Read more

YouTubeStatistics review

YouTubeStatistics is a powerful tool for collecting and analyzing data on any YouTube videos and then exporting that data to Excel. With this tool, you can track the performance of your own videos or any others you choose, and you can organize the videos you track into groups to make comparison even more effective.

This app has an intuitive interface, with a main screen dominated by a list of the videos you are tracking. Above that list, you'll see a few buttons that let you access the various functions of the app. To add new videos to your list, … Read more

Tech sector hiring more women, data shows... or is it?

Though women's battle for equal pay rages on (thanks Batgirl; see the video below), a new government study suggests tech companies are seeing past gender bias and hiring more women than men.

According to Dice.com, which reported on data out this week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 60,000 new jobs in the tech industry, 60 percent of the positions went to women.

"Companies have been focusing on getting more women into technology for a long time," Shravan Goli, president of Dice, said. "This year those efforts appear to be paying off … Read more

Review: Mangofile organizes all your files in configurable filing cabinets

Mangofile offers an all-in-one file management system that can turn a long and painful process of searching through tons of paperwork into a breeze. Even though the program is on the large side, the installation was easy.

The installation wizard takes the user quickly through the setup process. The user is first asked to choose a directory location where Mangofile will store files. Another window prompts the user to set up the administrative account by choosing the username and password. After the user logs in, they can set an additional security question and answer. Although the program is free, you'… Read more

Play your way with Sudoku Game

Sudoku Game from MicroTools4U is freeware that lets you tackle Sudoku puzzles from a widely customizable interface. It includes ready-made puzzles but can also generate new ones. It also has full undo-redo, two sets of candidates, and multiplayer statistics.

Sudoku Game opens with an attractive wood-grain background and a basic game layout, with a timer and player, game, and other data to the right. When you first run Sudoku Game, a wizard walks you through the steps of setting up the program, overseen by what appears to be a California Raisin mascot. You start by creating a Player (that's … Read more

Airbnb hits 10M nights booked, 200,000 listings worldwide

Airbnb, a service that helps travelers book places to stay that are rented out by homeowners, renters, and landlords, has reached a milestone.

The company announced today that 10 million nights have been booked on its service since its launch in 2008. To put that figure into perspective, Airbnb revealed that 2 million nights were booked last June, and it reached 5 million in January -- four years after its founding. Less than half a year later, it has tallied the same figure.

But before the company's growth is marveled at, it's worth noting that Airbnb in March acquired its largest U.K. competitor, Crashpadder, for an undisclosed sum. … Read more

Apple's Mac base hits 66M users, 40 percent on Lion

Apple's Mac userbase has grown to 66 million users, the company announced today at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

The company, which also unveiled new MacBook Pros and a MacBook Air at the event, says that it has sold 26 million copies of Mac OS X Lion since its launch last summer, and 40 percent of its users are running that operating system.

That 40 percent figure proved important to Apple. During its keynote, the company said that it took Microsoft's Windows 7 platform 27 months to hit the same penetration rate as Lion, which needed only nine months … Read more

Apple: 30B apps downloaded, 400M App Store accounts set up

Apple's operation is showing no signs of slowing down.

Keep track of what else Apple is announcing at our WWDC keynote live blog.

At his company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the Cupertino, Calif.-based firm has 400 million App Store accounts. In addition, the company has 650,000 apps in its App Store, and users have downloaded 30 billion apps so far. All that has helped Apple dole out $5 billion to developers since the marketplace's inception.

Back in March, Apple announced that its App Store had reached 25 billion downloads.… Read more

YouTube users uploading 72 hours of video each minute

YouTube might not be getting all of the attention Facebook gets nowadays, but that doesn't mean it isn't growing.

The Google-owned online video site announced its seventh birthday in a blog post yesterday, and to help celebrate the milestone, it announced that users now upload 72 hours of video to its service each minute. To put that into perspective, just one year ago, YouTube users were uploading 48 hours to the site every minute.

Just in January, YouTube said that 4 billion videos are viewed on the site each day. At the time, it also said 60 hours … Read more

Who's topping the big data charts?

Thanks to the rise of open-source data analysis tool Hadoop, business intelligence and analytics have reached new levels of interest and hype as the market scrambles to keep up with the volume of data and the need to make sense of it immediately.

In the wake of Yahoo nurturing Hadoop, an ecosystem sprung up among other big Internet companies developing their own tools, in many cases variations of database management systems. Facebook eventually rolled out Cassandra, Google introduced BigTable, and from there variations began to appear among smaller companies and open source foundations.

The majority of these databases rely on … Read more