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  • News: First Look: QuickBooks for Mac 2012

    As was reported earlier Wednesday, the latest version of QuickBooks, Intuit's small business finance tracking application, offers up four major new features and more than fifty other enhancements or refinements. QuickBooks for Mac 2012 isn't slated to arrive until the end of this month, but I had the chance to spend some time with these features, forming a few first impressions of the update.

  • Feature: Top stories on PC Advisor: technology news, reviews and tips, 08/09/2011

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

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 08/09/2011

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

  • Opinion: Lost iPhone Case Continues, SF Police Launch Probe

    There's a new development in the caper involving a lost iPhone in San Francisco. A new report says the S.F. police will be investigating their own, specifically the role that officers may have played in assisting an Apple corporate security team in a home search earlier this summer.

  • News: IBM's futuristic storage aims for speed, density

    IBM is working on both super-fast and super-dense storage media that should reach enterprises before the end of this decade, and demand in some industries looks likely to keep pace with the advances.

  • News: The iTunes Store and the Towson Hack

    The Macworld Podcast turns its attention to iTunes Store accounts--specifically the unsettling phenomenon where customers are seeing their iTunes gift card balances zeroed out by mysterious unwanted purchases. Staff writer Lex Friedman reported on the so-called Towson Hack for Macworld.com, and he's joined by senior associate editor Dan Moren to discuss the situation and what you can do to protect your iTunes account.

  • Opinion: Is 3D TV Doomed?

    Consumer response to 3D TVs has been tepid thus far, and industry observers point to a number of likely explanations, including the dearth of 3D programming and an aversion to those clunky 3D glasses. And for those of us who don't mind wearing 3D specs, there's also the question of which technology to buy into: Passive or active-shutter?

  • News: SAP to acquire Right Hemisphere

    SAP announced this morning that it is to acquire New Zealand 3D specialist Right Hemisphere. SAP already had a stake in Right Hemisphere, having invested in it via its venture capital arm, SAP Ventures, in 2007.

  • Opinion: Yahoo Has No Easy Way To Make Consumers Interested Again

    For Yahoo, firing Carol Bartz was easy--Chairman Roy Bostock gave her the news over the phone--but turning the company around under new leadership will be a lot harder.

  • News: Google offered to split mobile revenue with Sun, papers show

    Google hoped at one time to codevelop Android with Sun, and was prepared to offer Sun a share of its mobile service revenue in return for making Java open source, according to newly released documents in Oracle's lawsuit against Google.

  • News: Nintendo Sued Over Wii and Wii U Patents in Texas Court

    If you work in Nintendo's legal department, what do you do when someone hits you with a lawsuit? Is it more of a "not again!" feeling? Or is it more like a soft chuckle, knowing that the case will likely never go anywhere?

  • News: Survey: Value of the Cloud, Telecommuting Overstated

    Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Cisco, take notice: Despite the near-constant hype about cloud computing services, most mid-market companies are still viewing cloud as a complement, not a replacement.

  • News: Nintendo Takes Kirby Mass Attack on Tour with Snacks

    Kirby Mass Attack is getting a nice little promotional boost from Nintendo, as the company is taking the pink puff ball on a three-city tour.

  • Opinion: XXX Domain Registration Begins: Should You Buy One?

    ICANN has begun accepting registrations on a limited basis for XXX domains. If you are in the adult entertainment business, or your site is related to adult endeavors, then buying a XXX domain is a no-brainer, but even businesses that offer more "traditional" goods and services may want to consider getting in line for a XXX domain.

  • News: Amazon redesigning site for tablets, report says

    Online retailer Amazon.com is reportedly redesigning its Web site, which sells everything from books to electronics and handbags, with a focus on supporting tablet computer users.

  • News: Cybercrime costs rival those of illegal drug trafficking

    Young males in emerging markets are the most likely to fall victim to cybercrime, whose total cost per year is approaching the scale of illegal drug trafficking worldwide, according to a study by the Norton division of Symantec.

  • News: Hitachi Data Systems buys NAS-vendor BlueArc

    HDS today announced it has purchased high-end NAS vendor BlueArc. The deal builds on a 5-year reseller agreement the companies already had.

  • News: Netflix Claims Single-Stream Limit Was Mistake

    An "error" by Netflix is limiting the number of video streams some of its members can send to their computers, tablets and smartphones, the company admitted today in a statement.

  • News: Hackers flip characters to disguise malware

    Hackers are using a new trick to cloak malicious files by disguising their Windows file extensions to make them appear safe to download, a Czech security company warned today.

  • News: Oracle, Google execs to head to mediation

    Google and Oracle will send top executives to mediation in front of a magistrate judge, in a last-ditch attempt to settle their differences over Google's use of Java in the Android OS.



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