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  • News: Cities in Motion and Magicka Benefit Japan

    Paradox Interactive's popular PC games Cities in Motion and Magicka are both releasing packs of DLC at the end of the month, with a proportion of sales going to benefit the Japan aid effort.

  • News: Six rising threats from cybercriminals

    Hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully protected yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or a stalker who dogs your every step online. Or maybe it's an emerging technology like in-car Wi-Fi that suddenly creates a whole new attack vector.

  • News: California looks to protect smart meter data

    The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed state rules for ensuring the security of data collected by new smart metering technology.

  • Opinion: Does a Laptop Need a UPS?

    After reading Long Live Your Laptop Battery, where I advised readers to remove their Laptop's battery when using AC power, John Stevens asked if he needed a UPS.

  • Opinion: Microsoft: Intel Comments on Windows 8 Are Wrong

    There may not be four versions of Windows 8 for ARM system-on-a-chip processors that are incapable of running legacy Windows apps after all. Microsoft has rebutted recent statements about Windows 8 running on ARM processors made by Intel's senior vice president and general manager of its software and services group.

  • Feature: Financial history of the Apple Retail Store

    On May 19, 2001, the first two Apple Retail Stores opened their doors in McLean, Virginia, and Glendale, California. Since then, Apple has opened more than 300 stores worldwide. The stores not only provide a showcase for Apple's products, but also contribute significantly to Apple's bottom line.

  • News: Independent Mac retailers emerge from the Apple Store shadow

    Everett Katzen had every right to be nervous when an Apple Store opened last year, just a few blocks away from the downtown Philadelphia location where his Springboard Media shop has been selling and repairing Macs for 16 years. Apple Stores are retail juggernauts and tourist destinations. How on Earth could Katzen compete?

  • News: GlobalFoundries plans to open fab in Abu Dhabi

    Chip manufacturing company GlobalFoundries on Thursday said it plans to open a factory in Abu Dhabi as it expands worldwide operations.

  • News: Oracle frees JRockit

    Oracle will no longer charge for personal use of its legacy JRocket Java Virtual Machine

  • Opinion: Google Won't Dabble in Facial Recognition Search System

    Google will not be building a facial recognition search system, even though facial recognition technology is quickly advancing. According to The Telegraph, Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, believes the "surprising accuracy" of facial recognition technology is "very concerning."

  • News: Novatel readies embedded LTE module for Verizon's network

    Novatel Wireless' Expedite E362 4G LTE embedded module has received technical approval to run on the Verizon Wireless LTE (Long Term Evolution) network, the chip maker said on Thursday.

  • News: Apple 'instructs support reps not to remove malware'

    Leaked documents show that Apple has instructed its support representatives not to "attempt to remove or uninstall any malware" if customers report becoming victims of the Mac Defender attack.

  • News: Thunderbolt trademarked by Apple, not Intel

    Filings with the US and Canadian trademark offices reveal that the Thunderbolt trademark is being claimed by Apple and not Intel.

  • News: McDonalds in major touchscreen rollout for customer orders

    McDonald’s has planned a major touchscreen terminal rollout, with hopes of changing the way customers order their meals.

  • News: Apple signs cloud music deal with EMI

    Apple is thought to have signed a deal with EMI that will allow the company to launch a cloud-based music service.

  • News: AfricaConnect to boost Africa-Europe connectivity

    AfricaConnect, approved by the European Commission last week, should elevate the ability of Eastern and Southern Africa to tap the Internet for research and education and provide the region with a gateway to global research, according to project insiders.

  • News: Control Your PC From Your Android Tablet: App Roundup

    Controlling your PC remotely from your smartphone sounds useful in theory, looks cool as an experiment, and generally proves impractical in everyday use. By contrast, controlling your PC remotely from a tablet can actually come in handy. So I took three of the leading Android VNC (virtual network computing) utilities for a spin on my Acer Iconia A500 tablet to see which one offers the best balance of usability and value.

  • Opinion: Day 18: Google Docs Translations Don't Make Sense

    One of the features touted by Google for Google Docs is the ability to easily translate documents into 53 different languages. For day 18 of 30 Days With...Google Docs I decided to put those translations to the test.

  • Opinion: Remember the Milk Rocks the iPad

    You know, every time I leave one mobile platform for another, some new app comes along to make me wish -- at least momentarily -- that I'd stuck it out. This week, that app is the new Remember the Milk for iPad, which is the culmination of more than a year of development from the RTM team. And I have to say: They knocked it out of the park.

  • News: CIOs come of age as business leaders: Study

    We have been talking about it for years but it looks as if it’s finally happening; CEOs and CIOs are aligned in their thinking around the future challenges and complexity and IT plays a critical role.



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