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  • News: Twitter reveals new design, revamped iPhone app

    Twitter, it is a-changing again. The microblogging service unveiled a new version of its online interface Thursday, with a focus on simplifying the design and making the service easier to use. The new look will roll out on the website in the next few weeks, but it's available now at Twitter's mobile website, along with a just-updated Twitter app for iPhone. (The Android app as been updated, too.) The company says it's "working on updates for other apps, such as Twitter for iPad," but makes no mention of the Twitter client for Mac.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's Answer Desk Offers Live Free and Fee Tech Support

    Microsoft upped its tech support offerings Wednesday with the debut of Answer Desk, a dedicated Website for live technical support for Windows OS and Microsoft Office software, PC tune-ups, virus removal, and software training. It will offer support 24/7 and 365 days a year.

  • Opinion: Windows Store Makes a Special Allowance for Open Source

    Microsoft has caused plenty of angst among fans of open source software over the years--just recently with its secure boot plans for Windows 8, for example--but this week it appears to have delivered a small gift instead.

  • News: Microsoft: We can remotely delete Windows 8 apps

    Microsoft will be able to throw a "kill switch" to disable or even remove an app from users' Windows 8 devices, the company revealed in documentation for its upcoming Windows Store.

  • News: Make the season bright with holiday videos

    The holidays bring many traditions--tree trimming, candle lighting, present wrapping, and spiritual examination. It's also a time of year when many of us think about the classic movies and TV shows that remind us of holidays past--A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (many of us, however, are still hoping to wipe The Star Wars Holiday Special from our minds). Thankfully, we can do more than simply reminisce about these videos. Many and more of them are available online. Here are a few sources for these holiday treasures.

  • News: Tesco Bank in final stage of difficult RBS data migration

    Tesco Bank has neared the completion of a highly-troubled data migration project.

  • News: McAfee cuts 250 jobs from global workforce

    Security software company McAfee has cut 250 jobs, or around three percent of the global workforce, in an effort to improve efficiencies.

  • News: Twitter didn't fuel U.K. riots, study says

    After the U.K. government blamed social networks for fueling the riots last summer, a study shows that Twitter did not incite rioters but was used as a source for positive work.

  • Opinion: Box Rolls Out New and Improved iOS App

    Just yesterday I was writing about how much the Box app on my iPad helps make the Apple tablet better. With the proverbial ink not yet dry on that post, today Box is launching new and improved iOS app that make it an even more valuable--possibly indispensible--tool for the iPhone and iPad.

  • Opinion: Nintendo May Lose Miyamoto As Manager

    The creator of Super Mario Bros. isn't quitting his job, but he may be downsizing his role in game development. Nintendo frontman Shigeru Miyamoto made waves yesterday by delving into a frank discussion of his career plans during an exclusive interview with Wired.com, expressing his desire to stop supervising the large teams of developers responsible for popular Nintendo franchises like Zelda and Mario Kart in order to work on smaller projects.

  • News: Sharp executive: Not concerned about Apple iTV launch in the U.S.

    A Sharp executive said Thursday he was not concerned with the introduction of a rumored "iTV" designed by Steve Jobs and other smart TVs in the U.S. market, and that his company is focused on selling large-screen sets with traditional features.

  • News: Kindle Fire likely to be a hit despite middling reviews, says Morgan Stanley analyst

    While Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet has received mixed reviews from the tech press so far, one Morgan Stanley analyst thinks it's all a big misunderstanding.

  • Opinion: Amazon Irks Retailers with $5 Discount

    Amazon's special promotion to get shoppers to use its price check app this weekend has left retailers steaming mad.

  • News: Amazon reboot routine, experts say

    Amazon Web Services customers this week are worrying about a server reboot the provider is pushing out, but if users have architected their applications properly, they shouldn't be concerned, experts said.

  • News: EU foreign ministers stick up for Wikileaks

    The European Union’s foreign ministers issued a statement on Thursday reiterating the rights of whistleblowing websites such as Wikileaks.

  • News: Feds jump on Apple-ebook price-fixing probe bandwagon

    The top antitrust official at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday confirmed that the agency is investigating possible price-fixing in the electronic book industry.

  • News: Four charged with hacking point-of-sale computers

    Four residents of Romania have been charged for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar scheme to remotely access point-of-sale systems at more than 150 Subway restaurants and other U.S. merchants and steal payment card data, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • News: Al-shabaab joins Twitter in response to the Kenya Military

    In an exciting twist of events, Harakat al-Shabaab Mujahedeen (HSM) which means the movement of the youth and commonly referred to as Al-Shabaab have joined Twitter, the popular micro-blogging social network.

  • News: Apple's iMac to lose position as top all-in-one PC

    Apple is currently the world's number one vendor of all-in-one PCs but is likely to lose that crown next year to Lenovo, according to research.

  • News: FreedomPop Vows to Offer Free 4G Service Next Year

    FreedomPop, a start-up company that aims to provide broadband and voice services to all Americans at no charge, has signed a wholesale network agreement with LightSquared to offer free 4G service starting next year.

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