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  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 27/10/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • Opinion: Amazon Patent Forecasts Future of Restrictive, Joyless Gift-Giving

    Have you ever given someone a gift card with an idea of what they should buy (but pretty much knowing that they're going to blow it on something else)? Well, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has given Amazon.com a patent for a "smart" gift card that can recommend items, track what the balance is used for, and restrict certain items from being purchased at all.

  • Opinion: Twitter Enables X-Factor Voting

    From now on, Twitter users who are fans of the X-Factor USA talent show won't have to leave their beloved microblogging service to vote for their favorite performers on the program.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710

    I've been eager to get my hands on Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 phones ever since Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership back in February.

  • News: Sprint aims to use Clearwire's LTE network

    Sprint Nextel and Clearwire plan to make their future LTE networks work together and are working on a commercial agreement under which Sprint would use Clearwire's network for extra capacity.

  • Opinion: Make Sure All Your Google Contacts Sync to Your iOS Device

    My wife recently made the switch from a clunky old Android phone to a spiffy new iPhone 4S. When she asked if all her contacts could be moved from the former to the latter, I confidently replied, "Sure, no problem!" After all, Android phones sync with Google Contacts, and iTunes has the ability to do likewise. Easy-peasy, right?

  • Opinion: Over-The-Top Halloween Light Show Is A DIY Masterpiece

    A house in Riverside, California is gaining a lot of Internet attention right now. Why? Because it has an intense, over the top, perfectly choreographed Halloween light show set to "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO and "This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

  • News: Apple rolling out in-store pickup option for online purchases

    Say goodbye to obsessively refreshing FedEx's tracking information: The next time you order a new iMac from Apple's online store, you may be able to walk down to your local Apple Store and have your computer ready and waiting.

  • News: Reading Walter Isaacson's 'Steve Jobs'

    This week, Walter Isaacson's book "Steve Jobs" arrived on iPads and Kindles and in bookstores worldwide. We've been reading it, and now it's time to talk about it. So join us in our "Macworld Book Club" as I'm joined by Lex Friedman, Serenity Caldwell, and Dan Frakes to discuss our reactions to the book and what it tells us about the man.

  • News: Black Duck refines code search

    Black Duck Software has revamped its software code engine so that it indexes more quickly and filters the results, the company announced Wednesday.

  • News: New bill would target websites enabling copyright infringement

    A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would allow law enforcement officials to shut down websites that enable or facilitate copyright infringement, leading some digital rights groups to suggest that YouTube, Twitter and online news sites could be targeted.

  • News: Duqu incidents detected in Iran and Sudan

    Security vendor Kaspersky Lab has identified infections with the new Duqu malware in Sudan and, more importantly, Iran, the main target of the Trojan's predecessor -- Stuxnet.

  • Opinion: Want Better Wi-Fi? Five Things You Need

    Laptops used to be the only devices on the company's wireless network. But Wi-Fi has become a ubiquitous standard used by a host of devices--including desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones, printers, storage devices, and projectors.

  • Opinion: Tablet Sales Overtook Netbook Sales in Q2 2011

    For the first time ever, tablet shipments have surpassed netbook shipments--finally sounding the death knell for netbooks.

  • News: Why give up IBM's top job at 60?

    The traditional retirement age for CEOs at IBM has been 60, or close to it.

  • News: EFF, ACLU file lawsuits over Patriot Act data collection

    Two civil liberties groups have filed lawsuits asking the U.S. Department of Justice to detail its collection of electronic data and other information under the 10-year-old counterterrorism law, the USA Patriot Act.

  • News: Why Are You Still Using Windows XP?

    A lot has happened since 2001. Technology evolves rapidly, and you won't find many instances of someone using the same technology today that they used a decade ago. Yet, Windows XP just turned 10 years old and many businesses and users still rely on the antiquated operating system.

  • News: Oracle-Google trial won't start until next year

    The intellectual property lawsuit between Oracle and Google over the Android mobile OS won't go to trial until next year, according to a ruling made Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by the judge overseeing the case.

  • News: Android Ice Cream Sandwich: No Update for Nexus One

    Which each Android update comes the agonizing process of figuring out which phones will actually get the upgrade--and Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich, is no different.

  • News: iPhone exceeds Sprint's expectations

    The Apple iPhone is attracting more new subscribers than expected to Sprint Nextel, and it will probably ease rather than worsen congestion on the carrier's 3G network, Sprint executives said as they announced third-quarter results on Wednesday.



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