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  • News: Storm brewing

    This summer I embarked on my annual vacation with my wife and daughter. As usual, we spent a day packing the ever-present SUV with what looked like three months' worth of supplies and headed to a favorite island of ours for a week of relaxation.

  • News: Welcome to UltraCorp, Millennials!

    Hello and congratulations on completing your six-month new-employee probationary period. We'd like to take this opportunity to answer some of your questions and respond to some of your suggestions from the employee survey.

  • News: RIM to acquire carrier software vendor NewBay

    Research In Motion confirmed on Friday that it has agreed to acquire NewBay Software, a provider of software to help mobile operators and device makers deliver content and services.

  • News: Security upgrades needed with growing cyberwar threats

    Countries need to take steps to upgrade critical infrastructure for protection from attacks by cybercombatants or rival countries conducting cyberwarfare, security experts said at a panel discussion this week.

  • Opinion: Get Started With the Vim Text Editor

    A couple of years ago, I took an Introduction to Software Development class, in which we covered Unix and used Vim to write a few simple programs. I didn't really get the point of Vim at the time; I simply thought that it was the only way to edit files in the Terminal. But after looking back and spending some more time with it, I can understand why there are so many die-hard Vim fans out there.

  • Opinion: Sprint Now Making All the Right Moves

    Sprint has had a painful run over the past few years, with poor financial performance and high subscriber attrition. But things appear to be looking up for the country's (distant) third-place wireless carrier.

  • News: Cybercrime getting easier to commit, federal agents say

    Committing cybercrime these days is as easy as building a fantasy football team, FBI and Secret Service agents said on Friday.

  • News: Facebook's URL scanner is vulnerable to cloaking attacks

    Members of a hacking think-tank called Blackhat Academy claim that Facebook's URL scanning systems can be tricked into thinking malicious pages are clean by using simple content cloaking techniques.

  • News: Security roundup: Steve Jobs, Apple and IT security; DDoS attacks against VoIP; a hot week for SIEM

    This week the respectful thoughts of many turned to Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder of Apple, who passed away at the age of 56. When it comes to security, Apple computers were remarkable for the kinds of troubles they largely didn't have in comparison to Microsoft-based computers with their high rate of enterprise adoption that the Apple Macintosh never achieved. Microsoft operating systems and applications over time have been relentlessly targeted by attackers if only because Microsoft products constituted a large field of malware opportunity due to their huge market acceptance, plus the number of vulnerabilities discovered in them month after month.

  • News: Ministry of Justice seeks £300m offender management system supplier

    The government is seeking an IT supplier for up to £300 million worth of work at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Noms agency.

  • News: iPhone 4S pre-order problems reported

    Macworld has received reports of frustrated customers being unable to pre-order the iPhone 4S through Apple's website this morning.

  • News: Microsoft to ship last service pack for Office 2007 this month

    Microsoft yesterday announced it will ship a third and final service pack update for Office 2007 before year's end.

  • News: Twitter suffers 1-hour outage

    Twitter down, Twitter outage, Twitter crash, fail whale, Keynote Systems, Sharon Gaudin, tweet, tweet surge, New York Yankees lose, Detroit Tigers, baseball playoffs,

  • News: Steve Jobs and the Miracle on 4th Street

    I was at the Apple Store on 4th Street in Berkeley the day it opened this past August. I'm glad I decided to go. Coming just a few weeks before Steve Jobs' death, that Store on that day represents about as perfect a tribute to Steve Jobs as I can imagine.--

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Solving Mac OS X Mail Crashes

    This week, an updated Apple support article offers a reminder on what to do if Mac OS X Mail keeps crashing ("unexpectedly quitting" in Apple-speak). The most likely cause is a "damaged" or otherwise problematic message. In such a case, Mail will initially crash as soon as you select the message and attempt to display it.

  • News: Sprint speeds LTE rollout, now starting in mid-2012

    Sprint officials today announced an accelerated rollout of LTE wireless technology on Friday -- and that it will continue to support its millions of Wimax smartphone and device customers beyond 2012.

  • News: Delicious owner sets up user forum as problems persist

    Users of Delicious now have another venue to report problems and seek information about the bug-ridden relaunch of the social bookmarking site.

  • News: Huawei delivers Uganda fiber Internet backbone

    Uganda Friday inaugurated the second phase of an Internet backbone infrastructure measuring 1,380 kilometers (855 miles), bringing the total amount of fiber optics laid in the country so far to 1,548 km.

  • News: Five new things your apps will do in iOS 5

    Apple has been sure to highlight the apps receiving the biggest changes in iOS 5--Safari, for example--but there are still many new features in iOS 5's other built-in apps that haven't gotten as much attention. With iOS 5 arriving next week, it's high time we looked at some of the goodies awaiting you in the updated versions of Maps, Weather, FaceTime, Contacts, Music, and Video.

  • News: Apple, carriers begin accepting iPhone 4S preorders

    As promised, Apple began accepting iPhone 4S preorders in the wee hours of Friday morning, although the initial preorder launch suffered just the sort of snafus you'd expect.


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