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  • News: AT&T Unveils Global Text Messaging Plans

    AT&T has introduced two new messaging packages aimed at international travelers who roam on other networks. The bundles allow for not only text messages while abroad, but also include photo and video messages for one low monthly rate.

  • News: Social engineering attacks costly for business

    Social engineering attacks are widespread, frequent and cost organizations thousands of dollars annually according to new research from security firm Check Point Software Technologies.

  • News: Canadians wait for U.S. on public safety network

    Canadian public safety agencies hoping the U.S. budget fight doesn't kill a plan to create a national wireless network for first responders. If the Americans don't set aside spectrum in the 700 MHz block for the network, then Canadian plans to create a mirror service will likely die.

  • News: Netflix deals with cloud security concerns

    As Netflix commits its future to streaming movies to customers, it relies almost exclusively on cloud services for its infrastructure, raising security concerns that require a new way of thinking, the company's cloud security architect says.

  • News: Apple reportedly unveiling next-gen iPhone on Oct. 4

    The much anticipated introduction by Apple of its next-generation iPhone, possibly the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4GS, is reportedly going to happen on Oct. 4.

  • News: Facebook Subscriptions: 5 Warnings

    If you don't use it correctly, Facebook's new subscription feature can lead to a social networking mess: private posts and comments shown publicly, a cluttered news feed and spam.

  • News: Lion vulnerability lets attacker change user password

    A flaw in one of Mac OS X Lion’s command-line utilities has potentially opened a route for an attacker to change a user’s password without knowing the current password. But how big of a concern is it?

  • News: Mobile business card-reading apps compared

    If you believe the technological vision of the future prophesied by some mobile advocates, business cards will soon be a thing of the past. Soon enough we'll all be swapping our contact information by zapping digital bits wirelessly through the air with some sort of slick gadget.

  • News: Mobile broadband data is king to telcos

    The amount of data generated by business technology systems, digital cameras and mobile phones has grown over the past several years.

  • Opinion: Hacker Creates Makes iOS Look Like OS X Lion

    Do you happen to be one of those people that really love Mac OS X Lion? Or perhaps, on the other end of the spectrum, you feel Lion's a bit too much like iOS? Well, now it's more than just similar, because if you happen to have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can now make sure that Lion never leaves your side, with a bit of clever hacking.

  • News: Poker Site Ran Massive Ponzi Scheme on Players

    Online poker site Full Tilt Poker told its players that their funds were safe, secure, and available for withdrawal. But a U.S. prosecutor says this was a lie--in fact, Attorney Preet Bharara alleges that the players' money was used to finance a "massive Ponzi scheme."

  • News: Remains of the Day: A touch of color

    Is a white iPod touch in the offing? Well, seems more likely than T-Mobile getting the iPhone 5 this year. Elsewhere, robots test iPad apps, John Sculley talks Steve Jobs, and an upcoming blockbuster evokes a classic Mac icon. Prepare for your feature presentation: the remainders for Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

  • News: Social Startups Kick the Tires: Great Spin or Retread?

    Social media startups spin their offerings at DEMO Fall 2011. Can they convince people to sign up?

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 19: Diving Into the Office Hub

    Today I am continuing the conversation from Day 18 about productivity on the go with a "Mango" smartphone. The Office Hub in Windows Phone 7 sets the device apart from the competition as a platform for mobile productivity.

  • Opinion: Meet the Diablo III Public Beta, Officially Live Now

    And just like that, there's a Diablo III closed public beta test afoot. I was sitting in the home office yesterday afternoon, minding my own business, when wham, an email from Blizzard titled "Diablo III Closed Public Beta Test Invitation" appears. Needless to say, I...well, I didn't do anything, because I had to get my wife off to the airport. (Remedying that today, of course.)

  • Opinion: D-Link ShareCenter DNS-325-110

    Slide up the front panel of D-Link's ShareCenter DNS-325-110 two-bay NAS (network-attached storage) enclosure ($300 list, as of 08/29/2011), and it's a snap to install or swap out a 3.5-inch hard drive. Unfortunately, as of the current version 1.01 firmware, there's no support for drives larger than 2.2TB, so you're limited to a total of 4.4TB of storage until D-Link upgrades that firmware.

  • Opinion: Patriot Javelin S4 Media Server Bested by Competition

    Patriot Memory's Javelin S4 Media Server ($400 as of 08/29/2011) is a four-bay NAS enclosure with a reasonable set of multimedia features. However, the Patriot is pricey given that it lacks the maturity and finesse of comparable boxes such as those from Synology and QNAP.

  • Opinion: FAQ: Your Right to Phone Service During a Protest

    Bay Area Rapid Transit's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of tech in the face of authority. In this second installment in a series of FAQs, we examine the responsibilities of telecommunications providers to keep their subscribers connected to the network. Be sure to check out the first installment, a discussion of your rights when photographing the police.

  • News: OS X 10.7 Lion flaw 'allows unauthorised password changes'

    A security research claims that a flaw in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion could allow passwords to be changed without knowledge of the logged in user's password.

  • News: Facebook Revamps News Feed, Annoying Users

    Facebook's F8 Developer Conference just days away but the social network has already debuted a new "smarter" News Feed.



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