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  • News: Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

    Apple can be crafty. Just ask Google. But I'm not here to write about corporation-on-corporation smackdowns. Rather, I'm referring to a Mac OS X trick that pairs FileVault 2 with iCloud's Find My Mac service to trap a thief. Specifically, OS X 10.7.2 (Lion) offers an option to lure in ne'er-do-wells by providing what seems like a reasonable path to start up a Mac...but then phones home.

  • Opinion: Modern Warfare 3 'No Russian' Moment Outed in Leaked Video?

    How did we know this was coming: a clip from Activision's Modern Warfare 3 posted anonymously on YouTube depicting a shocking turn of events in the game, and prompting cries across the web that it's the game's "No Russian" moment.

  • News: Wi-Fi tethering 101: Use a smartphone as a mobile hotspot

    Buried inside many of the latest smartphones is a capability that few people take advantage of. A feature called tethering lets a phone go beyond talk, email and Web surfing to act as a mobile hotspot that can supply Web access to nearby computers, tablets and other devices.

  • News: Samsung Ships More Smartphones Than Apple

    Samsung beat out Apple and other phone makers in the last quarter, shipping more smartphones all over the world than anyone else, according to a report from IDC.

  • News: Clouds of anxiety: Companies worry about security of cloud computing

    While organizations continue to embrace cloud-computing platforms, surveys find organizations are concerned about security and their very ability to manage it in the cloud.

  • News: US agency NIST releases cloud computing roadmap

    The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the first two volumes of a draft 'roadmap' for Cloud computing.

  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Prepares For Deathmatch with Kindle Fire

    Barnes & Noble is expected to launch a Nook tablet later this month, which would go head-to-head with Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: The X factor

    What do you get the iPhone owner who has everything? Why, a new case, of course! And what better place to look for the latest in protective accessories for your handset than Macworld's weekly roundup, where we scour the deepest corners of the Internet and report back on what's new and what's hot. This week's roundup features the usual mix of interesting offerings, with several that take on a fun—and sometimes emotional—theme.

  • News: CBS Said No To Apple TV Streaming, CEO Says

    It turns out Apple really was trying to introduce a new monthly subscription service for network television programming, at least according to CBS Corp. During a company earnings call Thursday, CBS CEO Les Moonves revealed that his network declined to work with Apple on a television streaming deal.

  • News: 4G wireless vs. 5G wireless

    Using more spectrum and advanced antennas, vendors and operators plan to increase 4G mobile speeds. But the key to increasing speeds as researchers look at future networks, which will someday be dubbed 5G by marketers, is to shorten the distance between users and base stations, and allowing them to automatically be reconfigured.

  • News: Tech Revolutions: Products Tell the Story

    The late Steve Jobs often referred to the "post-PC" world. And whenever he did that, our entire staff would get a bit nervous. After all, the name of this site happens to be PCWorld, and Steve Jobs was often right when he declared something toast (see: floppy disks, optical drives, FireWire, brick-and-mortar music stores, phones with buttons, and netbooks).

  • Opinion: Lonely Landscapes Puts Fine Art on Your Desktop

    Do you appreciate fine photography? You'll want to download Lonely Landscapes, a Windows 7 theme featuring ethereal and moody scenes in black-and-white and in vibrant color. Most of the images were contributed by members of the DeviantArt community, but their styles are quite different.

  • News: App Store sandboxing coming in March; developers wary

    Change is coming to the Mac App Store. On Wednesday Apple announced that as of March 1, 2012, all apps submitted to the Mac App Store will have to implement a security system called sandboxing in order to gain approval. The result will be safer apps, but some developers fear that sandboxing may force them to strip out certain features.

  • Opinion: How to Promote and Maintain Your Facebook Business Page

    Now that you've created a Facebook page for your business, you need to grow your fan base. Before getting started, however, know what your goals are. What do you want the fan page to accomplish for your business? Collecting a large number of fans is great, but you have to decide whether you're happy with exposure alone, or whether you want fans to become customers. Do you want your Facebook page to help you sell more products and services?

  • News: Secunia offers flaw hunters new hassle-free reporting service

    Security management company Secunia is setting itself up as an ‘honest intermediary’ through which independent researchers can report and have security vulnerabilities checked out at no cost.

  • News: Companies back government 'midata' plan to give people control over their data

    Google, Visa, Lloyds Banking Group and British Gas are some of the companies that have announced their support for a government initiative that aims to release personal data back to consumers.

  • News: Tribunal OKs Apple's firing of employee in Facebook case

    A tribunal has upheld Apple's decision to fire an employee who posted negative comments about the company on Facebook.

  • News: B&N to sell Nook Tablet for $249, report says

    Barnes & Noble plans to announce a $249 Nook Tablet on Monday with double the memory and storage of the coming $199 Kindle Fire from Amazon.com, according to documents obtained by Engadget.

  • News: Siri Goes Down For a Day; Apple Says Network Outages Are Possible

    Apple's fancy new voice assistant for the iPhone 4S, Siri, went down Wednesday morning and didn't come back up until the evening--and even then, only for some users.

  • News: Hacker selling access to compromised websites gets hacked

    A hacking group called d33ds broke into the online shop of a rival hacker who sells unauthorized access to high-profile websites and data.


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