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  • Opinion: Turn Your iPhone Into a Walkman With Audman

    Do you miss the days of the eighties when music was just that little bit more analog? If you do, a recent Kickstarter project may well scratch your retro itch. Audman is a new all-in-one case for the iPod Touch and iPhone that turns your device into a Walkman-style hitmaker.

  • Opinion: YouTube's Big Redesign is a Letdown

    Sorry, Google, but I was expecting more from the big YouTube redesign that launched this week.

  • News: Carrier IQ: What you need to know

    Keys, wallet, phone. If you're like me, it's a little dance you do every time you're about to leave the house to make sure you've got these three most important of possessions. But, as an important as your keys and wallet are, smartphones are even more so these days. They're not only our phones, they're our virtual wallets, our confidants, our links to the outside world. They go everywhere with us--which is why we take it so seriously when we hear anything about their security being compromised.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Dec. 2

    The iOSsphere is nothing if not detail oriented. Perhaps "detailed obsessed" is more accurate.

  • News: IDC: Storage growth slowing to normal

    Growth in sales of enterprise disk storage slowed in the third quarter as the industry returned to normal patterns after recovering from the recession, according to research company IDC.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Decoding Apple's Safari 5.1.2 release notes

    Over the years, Apple has taken its share of criticism for the sparseness of the release notes that accompany its software updates. This lack of information can make it difficult to determine exactly what has been fixed--or whether a supposed fix actually does its intended job.

  • News: U.S. tech employment nears its all-time high

    The U.S. government's report today that the unemployment rate is down and hiring is up showed some good news for tech workers as well.

  • Opinion: YaCy: It's About Freedom, Not Beating Google

    Following the release on Monday of YaCy 1.0, a free, peer-to-peer search engine, many in the media were quick to view it as a challenge to Google, Bing and the other big contenders in the search arena.

  • News: Facebook sets up New York engineering shop

    Facebook is expanding its operations in the Big Apple, announcing on Friday plans to open an engineering office in New York in 2012.

  • Opinion: Track Business Receipts with Shoeboxed for Android, iPhone

    Business receipts are a sad fact of life, like taxes and Justin Bieber. Shoeboxed helps you capture, organize, and file your receipts, and does so through the magic of apps, photography, and real-life humans.

  • News: Skeptics find flaws in Carrier IQ application analysis

    Only now are some skeptical voices being raised that the case against Carrier IQ may be a rush to judgment without a real, or at least an adequate, basis in fact.

  • News: Lawmakers propose alternative to Stop Online Piracy Act

    A group of U.S. lawmakers has proposed an alternative to the controversial copyright enforcement legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act, with the draft proposal giving the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) the authority to investigate complaints about copyright infringement on foreign websites.

  • News: Intel says Android 4.0 for smartphones, tablets ready

    Intel on Friday said it has readied Android 4.0 for smartphones and tablets based on its upcoming Atom processor code-named Medfield, raising the possibility of Intel-inside handheld devices being released next year with the new OS.

  • News: Carrier IQ, HTC, Samsung hit with class-action lawsuits

    In what could be a precursor of legal action to come, mobile software vendor Carrier IQ has been hit with two lawsuits over the use of its controversial tracking technology in tens of millions of mobile phones worldwide.

  • News: Six tips for mastering Siri

    Siri, the artificially intelligent assistant built into the iPhone 4S, is fun to show off. You can joke around with Siri, scoring funny replies if you ask it to beam you up, open the pod bay doors, or share its favorite color. But Siri offers more than just a source of amusement: It can also help you get more things done with your iPhone. Here's how to master Siri's nuances, turning it from a parlor trick to impressive productivity tool.

  • News: Consumer Watchdog calls for investigation of Carrier IQ, carriers

    Consumer Watchdog has called for a U.S. government investigation of Carrier IQ, the maker of tracking software for mobile phones, and its users.

  • News: Gartner predictions for 2012: More cloud, consumerization, loss of IT control

    IT budgets and responsibilities are moving out of the control of IT departments and into the hands of others, thanks to trends such as consumerization and cloud computing, Gartner says in its vision for 2012 and the coming years.

  • News: Security roundup for week ending Dec. 2: Carrier IQ stink, SCADA troubles

    If a cyberattack from a hostile foreign source ever hit a public electric or water utility, affecting its industrial control systems, causing America's critical infrastructures to fail, would we understand that had even happened? We have more doubts than ever, after every twist and turn in the saga that began with the Nov. 10th "Public Water District Cyber Intrusion" report from the Illinois Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC) that set off a media firestorm after the report was leaked to the media. The Illinois STIC report said a cyberattack from Russia had hit an Illinois water facility, causing a water pump to fail. The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI, in tandem with the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), has since concluded that Illinois STIC report was in error http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/120111-scada-faq-253663.html?hpg1=bn. It may have been—it would not be surprising if reasonable doubts remain--but this episode of intelligence failures and slow response times has laid bare how poorly prepared America is, as Network World Editor in Chief John Dix summarizes in his editorial, "The Water Pump Alarm" http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2011/120111-editorial.html. This fiasco related to the Curran-Gardner Townships Public Water District in Springfield, Illinois , which offers a rare glimpse into how the secretive intelligence-gathering "Fusion Centers" promoted by DHS really operate—raises the question whether America's critical-infrastructure response system even works at all—or is need of critical re-thinking http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/120111-scada-253659.html?hpg1=bn.

  • News: RiffTrax player brings movie commentary to the Mac

    If you ever find yourself watching a bad movie and wondering what the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" guys would make of it, stop your lamenting: For the past few years, many of the MST3K crew have been recording humorous commentary tracks for major motion pictures and selling them as MP3 downloads from rifftrax.com.

  • News: Royal Mail server migration knocks out key postage websites all week

    A migration of online data to new servers at Royal Mail has knocked out a series of its most important postage websites for consumers and businesses, including a Price Finder page, for nearly all of this week.


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