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  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 14/07/2011

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

  • News: PayPal Intros Phone-to-Phone 'Bump' Payments

    PayPal this morning announced a new mobile phone widget that will let smartphone users tap their phones together to exchange money. The Android widget works on near field communications (NFC) technology installed on the phones to facilitate the transfer of funds.

  • News: Rockstar: L.A. Noire 'Isn't Complete Yet'

    Speaking with Kotaku yesterday, a Rockstar spokesperson reportedly said that "[L.A. Noire] isn't complete yet." This despite the five downloadable cases that have been released since the game's launch along with various extra suits and guns.

  • News: Silver Peak releases software-only WAN optimization

    Silver Peak Systems released a software-only edition of its WAN optimization product that will allow users and vendors to deploy it on a variety of hardware and hypervisors, from virtualized blade servers to storage area networks.

  • News: IT Outsourcing: Resolve Minor Disputes with Your Provider

    Every relationship has its ups and downs, and IT outsourcing partnerships are no different. Unfortunately, most IT services contracts aren't built to handle the day-to-day disagreements that will occur during the course of the deal. "They choose litigation or relatively complex forms of arbitration," says Robert Kriss, a partner at law firm Mayer Brown. "Both are slow and expensive for minor disputes."

  • News: Sony Investing $20 Million in PSN Exclusives

    Sony has announced that it's investing $20 million in PSN exclusive games over the course of the next three years.

  • Opinion: MIT Prints Solar Cells on Paper (Are They Recyclable?)

    Printers have come a long way. First, they printed text and images on paper. Then 3D objects out of plastic (and let's not forget 3D printers that print parts for itself). Then various foodstuffs. But now, thanks to MIT, printers can now output solar cells.

  • News: 7 Ways Job Seekers Self-Destruct

    The IT job market is improving, and CIOs are once again looking to hire permanent, full-time IT staff. But because the labor market is saturated with IT pros looking for work, IT hiring managers are being choosey, say IT staffing industry experts.

  • News: Tweet this!

    Twitter, the 140-character social networking service, is an increasingly big deal. There are scads of Twitter users across the globe and it's anything but uncommon to find that entities from big businesses to government agencies have a Twitter presence. In today's podcast I speak with two Macworld editors, Scholle Sawyer-McFarland and Lex Friedman, who've recently participated in two unique Tweet-ups--one at the launch of the final space shuttle mission and the other, a meeting with the President.

  • How-Tos: How to rip audio from your Blu-ray discs

    [Editor's note: The MPAA and most media companies argue that you can't legally copy or convert commercial DVDs for any reason. We (and others) think that, if you own a DVD, you should be able to override its copy protection to make a backup copy or to convert its content for viewing on other devices. Currently, the law isn't entirely clear one way or the other. So our advice is: If you don't own it, don't do it. If you do own it, think before you rip.]

  • Opinion: Pandora Unveils Redesigned Site

    Over the past several years, Pandora has built up 100 million users, changed how we think about the concept of Internet radio and even gone through an initial public offering, all without ever doing a major redesign or refresh to the Pandora site. That moment has finally come. Pandora is set to undergo a total transformation that will add new features, ditch Flash for a snappier HTML5 design and be more usable, according to the company and some early reports.

  • HP LaserJet Pro 100 colour multifunction printer unveiled

    HP has unveiled its smallest colour laser multifunction printer to date. The £249 LaserJet Pro 100 M175nw includes innovations such as instant on and auto off to help keep energy consumption to a minimum. The printer supports Apple AirPrint - PC Advisor tried it out

  • Opinion: Android Market App Brings Movies, Books to Smartphones

    Google recently released a new Android Market app for Android 2.2 or higher that makes it a snap for U.S. users to rent movies and purchase e-books. Android users have been looking forward to movie rentals on their phones ever since Google announced the service during Google I/O in May. Tablets running Android 3.1 are already enjoying the feature, but with the new Market app Android smartphone users can finally get in on the movie rental action, starting at $1.99. Book purchases are also a long time in coming to smartphone users as the feature debuted in the Web version of the Android Market in February.

  • News: EA Closing 17 Online Servers

    EA has announced that it is retiring the online features from 17 of its older and less popular games, believing its engineering and IT staff is better used elsewhere.

  • News: French three strikes law: 470,878 warnings, no lawsuits yet

    France's High Authority for the Distribution of Works and the Protection of Rights on the Internet (Hadopi) has prosecuted no one for illegal file sharing in the nine months since it began operating under a so-called "three strikes" copyright enforcement law.

  • News: DeWalt resigns as president of Intel's McAfee subsidiary

    Intel appointed new leaders to run the McAfee subsidiary as David DeWalt resigned as the unit's president, the company said on Wednesday.

  • News: Propellerhead announces Reason 6 and Reason Essentials

    Propellerhead Software announced Reason 6, the latest version of the company's music making software, on Tuesday. Most notably, Reason 6 has all of the combined features of previous versions of Reason and Propellerhead's Record software, including audio recording, editing, and more.

  • News: THQ's UK Studio Closes, Ex-Employees Form Three Start-Ups

    THQ has confirmed that its UK-based development team is to close, but those who have lost their jobs aren't resting on their laurels.

  • News: Game Dev Story Developer Bringing Titles to iOS, Android, PC

    Prolific Japanese developer Kairosoft has told its Facebook fans that it will be bringing a lot more games to the English-speaking market very soon.

  • How-Tos: Help Solve the Outlook 'General Failure' E-Mail Error

    Just over a year ago I wrote a post on fixing the "General failure" error that appears in Outlook when you click a link in an e-mail message. (The full error reads something like this: General failure. The URL was: "http://www.webaddress.com" The system cannot find the file specified.)



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