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  • News: Scottish Police search for £80m data management system

    The Scottish Police Services Authority is tendering for a £40 million to £80 million contract to support its National Information Management Programme.

  • News: Researchers test emergency Wi-Fi smartphone app

    Researchers at Kingston University near London have invented a Wi-Fi system that lets emergency teams communicate with one another using smartphones and tablet computers when conventional radio channels have stopped working.

  • News: Boom! Steve Jobs now comic book superhero

    Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, is being turned into a visionary superhero in a new comic book.

  • News: Xbox Wireless Speed Wheel

    Microsoft has announced a new accessory for the Xbox 360: a low-cost wireless steering wheel for your favorite racing games.

  • Opinion: Nokia Wins Patent War with Apple--You're Next Android

    Don't put any dirt on Nokia's coffin just yet--the company still has some life in it. A victory in its patent war with Apple means a new revenue stream for Nokia, and a stronger position to enforce its patent portfolio with other mobile device makers.

  • News: Cellcrypt releases voice encryption app for Android

    The company Cellcrypt released an application on Tuesday for mobile phones running Android that encrypts voice calls, addressing increasing concern that voice traffic over cellular networks could be intercepted with off-the-shelf equipment.

  • News: PC maker behind OP3 ceases trading, but brand will live on

    PC builder OP3 ceased trading on 31 May - the very same day its much bigger rival MESH entered administration.

  • Opinion: Snap Photos With Your iPhone Headset In iOS 5

    One of the 200+ new features in Apple's upcoming iOS5 is the ability to snap photos by pressing the physical volume up button. This was formerly a hidden feature in the Camera+ app by developer tap tap tap and was cause for the app's removal from the App Store for violating Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. It is not clear whether Apple has actually amended the HIG or has simply made an exception for their own app. In any case, it has been a long requested feature which was welcomed with loud cheers when it was announced at WWDC last week.

  • News: Mac troubleshooting FAQ: start-up woes

    Without a doubt, the issues that cause the greatest consternation to Mac users are those that keep the computer from starting up or, if the computer deigns to boot, that prevent the Mac from operating as it should once it eventually makes its way to the Finder. Here are common startup issues and their solutions.

  • News: Apple, Nokia settle patent dispute with licensing agreement

    Nokia on Tuesday announced that it had reached a settlement with Apple on the two companies’ patent licensing dispute. Under the terms of the settlement, Apple is required to make a one-time payment to Nokia, followed by ongoing royalties to be paid for the term of the agreement.

  • News: Open-source analytics options grow

    The options for open-source data warehousing and analytics grew on Tuesday, with a number of announcements from Infobright, Jaspersoft and Ingres.

  • News: The 6 hottest new jobs in IT

    IT job seekers have real reason to hope. No fewer than 10,000 IT jobs were added to payrolls in May alone, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, reflecting a steady month-over-month increase since January. And in a June survey by the IT jobs site Dice.com, 65 percent of hiring managers and recruiters said they will hire more tech professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous six months.

  • News: Cash for clunkers: Old tech equipment boosts the bottom line

    Like most big companies, GlaxoSmithKline had systems in place to help keep track of its computers, servers and other IT equipment.

  • News: Samsung Chromebooks: Teardown Pegs Costs at Under $350

    Samsung's Series 5 Chromebooks are getting high marks for sporting attractive displays and snappy response times, but those attributes come at a cost for Samsung, about $332.12 to be exact. Add in Samsung's manufacturing cost of $12.20 and the cost goes up to $334.32. That estimated bill of manufacture comes courtesy of the teardown analysts at IHS iSuppli.

  • News: Securing Volly: A Pitney Bowes challenge

    Ensuring the strongest possible security is one of Pitney Bowes main priorities -- and challenges -- in implementing Volly and planning the infrastructure that will support it.

  • News: Verizon adds 19 more cities to its LTE network

    Verizon Wireless announced 19 more cities that will get its faster LTE wireless network service starting Thursday, bringing the total to 74 metropolitan areas.

  • Opinion: Taking Good Handheld Photos at Night

    Darkness is kryptonite to your photos--all cameras thrive on light. As the sun sets, your camera craves slower shutter speeds (which lead to blurry photos) or demands the flash (which creates harsh lighting up close and does nothing for subjects that are farther away). I've given you some advice for dealing with low-light situations in the past. Recently, a few cameras have emerged that try to solve this problem with fancy handheld low-light shooting modes. This week, let's see how to achieve similar results with your own camera and the photo editing tools on your PC.

  • Opinion: Analyst: Wii U '50% more powerful' than PlayStation 3

    Yes, that title's surely link bait, but then I didn't say the Wii U was twice as powerful as Sony's PlayStation 3, apparently some analyst picked up by Industry Gamers did. So is this rumor worth anyone's time?

  • News: Ericsson to acquire Telcordia for $1.15 billion

    Due to a reporting error, the third paragraph of the story, "Ericsson to acquire Telcordia for $1.15 billion," posted Tuesday, incorrectly explained how Telcordia will fit with the rest of Ericsson. That paragraph has been corrected on the wire and now reads:

  • Opinion: Higher-Resolution iPad Rumored for the Holidays

    Don't put an iPad 2 on your holiday wish list just yet, because a new rumor suggests that Apple will release an iPad 3 in the fourth quarter.



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