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  • News: Information Commissioners Office 'tried to bury bad news'

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been caught trying to “bury” a negative news story.

  • News: Best Buy set to hire 200 IT pros

    Electronics retailer Best Buy plans to hire 200 IT professionals over the next year, and plans to advertise 100 of the positions in the next several weeks.

  • Video: Video: Amazon's new tablet

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week Amazon enters the tablet arena with the Kindle Fire, Apple preps for an iPhone special event, OnStar quickly reverses a "brazen" privacy change, Nokia plans to lay off thousands, sales of 4G Android phones grow and Sony makes an unusual purchase.

  • News: Google Chrome Could Beat Firefox by Year-End

    Google's Chrome advertising push seems to be paying off, as the browser climbs closer to overtaking Mozilla's Firefox.

  • Opinion: No Telecommuting Policy Leaves IT Vulnerable

    Yesterday I asked readers how they support telecommuting on the job with two polls--one for business managers and another for IT pros (results below). The most surprising response is that more than 40 percent of each group said they either have no telecommuting policy or provide support but let users pick their own tools. Granted, in 24 hours there were just 20 replies to each, so the results are more anecdotal than scientific.

  • News: iPhone 5 and iOS 5: What We Know So Far

    Apple revs its next generation iPhone and iOS 5 mobile operating system next week. The details of Apple's announcement are unknown, but the veil of Apple silence is lifting - quickly. Earlier this week Apple sent out invitations to an October 4 event, tagged “Let’s talk about iPhone.” With the announcement date so tantalizingly close, it’s time to take a look at what we know so far about the next iPhone and iOS 5.

  • News: Percona curbs MySQL memory hunger

    Percona has updated its version of MySQL so that the software's storage engine consumes less working memory, potentially increasing its suitability for tasks requiring an in-memory database, the company announced Friday.

  • News: Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus unveiled by Samsung

    Samsung Friday announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus tablet, an update that is lighter and more powerful than the original, and runs a 1.2 GHz dual core processor.

  • News: Heroku, Engine Yard bolster language support on clouds

    Platform-as-a-service cloud providers are adding Python, Java, and JRuby development capabilities

  • News: Samsung Stokes 7-inch Tablet War with Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

    Just two days after Amazon made waves announcing its new 7-inch tablet at a $199, Samsung wants to douse the Kindle Fire with a reloaded 7-inch Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It's not likely Samsung will be able to compete on price - given the beefy specs on this tab - but it will be on speeds and feeds. Friday's announcement by Samsung doesn't mention price.

  • News: Use Automator to label files from the keyboard

    Earlier this week, we shared a hint about applying Finder labels from the keyboard. But that hint, which focused on adding labels to the Finder's toolbar, suffered from a few annoying limitations. One Macworld reader, who asked to remain anonymous, contacted us with a much better solution to the same problem.

  • News: Nintendo Shares New Skyward Sword Plot Details

    If you want to get a taste of Skyward Sword's plot, continue reading. If you're spoilerphobic, stop reading now!

  • How-Tos: How To Support Cloud Applications

    Support organizations and Internal help desks have been supporting user applications for decades. But cloud apps make for some new twists, here are some best practices that are the cornerstones of cloud system support.

  • Opinion: Is it Practical to Back Up Large Files In the Cloud?

    Karl asked if cloud-based backup really makes sense when you're making small, frequent changes to a very large file

  • News: Nokia readies Linux OS for low-end smartphones

    Nokia has underlined the importance of low-cost smartphones and now it appears that the company is developing a Linux-based OS for smartphones that will cost less than US$100 without subsidies.

  • News: Privacy Commissioner clears Sony over PSN hack

    Sony Computer Entertainment Australia should have acted more quickly to notify customers of the data breach occurring from the hacking of the PlayStation Network and Qriocity platforms in April, the Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner has said.

  • News: Healthcare security needs a booster shot

    Healthcare organizations are swiftly embracing electronic records and social media, but their investments in information security and privacy are lagging.

  • News: Fake antivirus scareware scams show big summer decline

    Good news from the security frontline. The phenomenon of rogue antivirus ‘scareware’ really does appear to be on the wane, at least according to new figures from security company Enigma Software.

  • News: Broadband providers face speed advertising crackdown

    Internet service providers (ISPs) have been warned over misleading customers with their broadband speed claims.

  • News: Italian firm takes on Skype deal in a David-Goliath battle

    A complaint by a small Italian firm to the European Commission could derail the biggest IT merger of the year.



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