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  • News: Smule's Beatstream game taps into your iPhone's music

    Smule, the developer behind musical iOS apps like Magic Piano and I Am T-Pain, on Wednesday unveiled its latest musically-focused app: Beatstream. It’s a fast-paced casual game where you play along to the music you already keep on your iPhone.

  • News: Report about hack threat to Tibetan activists used as lure in attack against them

    Hackers are using a recent report about cyberthreats to Tibetan activists as a lure in a new attack against pro-Tibet organizations that distributes Windows and Mac malware, researchers from security vendor AlienVault said on Monday.

  • News: Outlook 15 Gets Ready for Touch Tablets

    The next version of Outlook, part of Office 15, is all about touch and unification with other Microsoft products including native Hotmail and social networking integration, a new feature called Peek, a Windows Phone-style "People" menu, and touch optimization. That's my takeaway from Paul Thurrott's look at the Outlook 15 preview, as part of the Windows-focused blogger's sneak peek at the next version of Microsoft Office. While Outlook 15 is still a traditional desktop app, several changes appear to be preparing the way for users to access the program on a touch tablet.

  • Video: Video: The Byte - Intel smart TV, Samsung fined, Windows 8, Android interest erodes

    Intel hopes to gain traction in the smart TV market, Samsung received the largest ever fine Monday from South Koreas Fair Trade Commission, Microsoft will wrap up Windows 8 this summer, Developer interest in Android is slowly eroding.

  • News: What to do when Windows Explorer doesn't refresh

    Since the Vista era, Windows users have been suffering from one of the most annoying bugs in the history of Windows bugs. It's no bluescreen, it's no random driver freeze -- at least those always have a clear solution. It's a bug in Windows Explorer that prevents files and folders from properly updating until you perform a manual refresh. And it apparently has several solutions and workarounds but no concrete fix by Microsoft -- not for Windows Vista, Windows 7 (SP1) and not for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It's still there. These are the symptoms:

  • How-Tos: Problems with Vodafone Mobile Broadband 3G dongle

    Advice for problem with Vodafone Mobile Broadband's 3G USB dongle. Although it can pull down data from the internet, you can't surf the web. Our Helproom Editor can help.

  • News: NEC to add mini earthquake sensors to its cloud-based device platform

    NEC said Wednesday it will add small earthquake sensors to the growing set of devices that work on its cloud-based network platform.

  • News: Cisco's big comeback

    Just a year ago, Cisco's stock was taking a beating after the sales failed to meet Wall Street expectations.The company wasn't exactly reeling, but CEO John Chambers knew something had to be done to right the ship.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Everything old is new again

    The new iPad is now in the hands of 3 million owners and counting, and accessory makers are getting up to speed with products for Apple's latest tablet. Here are the new iPad products we've seen this week, along with a couple of other iOS accessories.

  • News: Ultrafast broadband for cities, promises govt

    The government will fund super-fast broadband and Wi-Fi in the 10 largest UK cities, and pump £50 million into the same for the country’s smaller cities.

  • News: Fujitsu tech can tell when you're stressed on the phone, vulnerable to scams

    Japanese technology giant Fujitsu said it has developed a system that can determine when someone is being targeted by a phone scam.

  • News: Sky Anytime+ made available to all Sky+HD customers

    Sky+HD customers can now connect their Sky boxes to their broadband routers and enjoy Anytime+ features completely free. Users no longer need a Sky broadband connection.

  • Opinion: Google Maps Debuts Detailed 3D Landmarks

    The 3D representations of buildings in Google Maps have been enhanced, with more than 1,000 landmarks across the world available to check out in detailed imagery. The new renderings look more like the real buildings with shadows and smoother curves, but they’re available just in Google Maps online for now.

  • Opinion: How to Get Off Google for Good

    Now that Google has unified its search functions, Gmail, and its other offerings under a single Google Privacy Policy, it’s much easier for you to carry your preference settings and personal information from one Google service to another. It’s also much easier for Google to build a comprehensive profile of you based on your search history, your correspondence through Google services, and the media you upload. If you're not comfortable sharing private information with anyone who has access to the Google servers, the company makes it pretty easy to dial back the amount of personal data you’re sharing (or even go cold turkey) if you know where to look.

  • Opinion: Facebook Tips: Change Profile Picture, Zoom Photos

    I've made no secret of my distaste for Facebook's interface, which is equal parts messy, confusing, and outright maddening. For example, suppose you want to change your profile photo. This is yet another of Facebook's ridiculously obscure settings that's actually hiding in plain sight. (Previous offender: location sharing.)

  • News: Researchers find new type of "fileless" malware

    Researchers have discovered an extremely rare and possibly unique form of “fileless” malware that executes entirely in memory without the need to save any files to the hard drive of a victim’s PC.

  • News: HP confirms merger of PC, printer businesses

    Hewlett-Packard Wednesday announced the merger of its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) and its Personal Systems Group (PSG) in what it called an effort to drive profitable growth for the entire company.

  • News: Adobe steps up digital marketing push with new and upgraded products

    Adobe Systems has introduced tools for advertising across social networking sites and different devices, and also analytics to keep track of it all, the company said on Wednesday.

  • News: Cisco offers virtualized video surveillance

    Cisco today announced a virtualized version of its Video Surveillance software for use on its Unified Computing System platform for enterprise- or government-operated video-camera deployments.

  • News: LulzSec is back; Anonymous targets Imperva

    Hacker collective LulzSec, six of whose members were arrested earlier this month, will resume active operation April 1, according to a video posted on YouTube.



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