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  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 26/07/2011

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

  • News: PlayStation Vita Playable by Public at Gamescom Next Month

    Earlier today, reports circulated that PlayStation Vita would be playable for the first time by the public at this year's Tokyo Game Show, set to take place between September 15 and 19.

  • News: Pachter: Games Studios Shouldn't Have Unions

    Outspoken analyst Michael Pachter believes that unpaid overtime is a natural part of game development, and that staff don't need protection from trade unions.

  • News: Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 to fix certificate validation

    iOS 5's on-device delta updates can't come soon enough. Just a week and a half after releasing iOS 4.3.4, Apple has dropped iOS 4.3.5. Apple says that the new update fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.

  • News: Chinese firm stirs Kenya digital TV signal controversy

    A Chinese firm is at the center of Kenya's digital TV signal distribution controversy, stirring fears that the company may be used by the government to interfere with communications during next year's general elections.

  • News: Social engineering: 3 mobile malware techniques

    Social engineers have been using various dirty tricks to fool people for centuries. Social engineering, the art of gaining access to buildings, systems or data by exploiting human psychology, rather than by breaking in or using technical hacking techniques, is as old as crime itself and has been used in many ways for decades.

  • Opinion: New Haptic Feedback Tech Makes Touchscreens Poke Back

    Many current smartphones utilize some degree of haptic technology--that is, tech that stimulates a user's sense of touch to communicate information. As of now, the haptic feedback systems are pretty basic: When you touch a "soft" key (one that appears on your touchscreen, as opposed to a key on a physical keyboard), the screen or even the entire phone will vibrate, simulating a click. But using the research of Ed Colgate, mechanical engineering professor at Northwestern University, poking a touchscreen could soon make the touchscreen poke back.

  • News: Law Firm Taps Cisco Quad to Unify Global Workforce

    Minter Ellison, an Australian law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and telecommunications law, has been grappling with a question facing many enterprises.

  • News: Chinese officials shutter some fake Apple stores

    Chinese authorities have closed two unauthorized Apple stores in Kunming following an investigation prompted by a blogger who posted photos last week of one outlet.

  • News: Complaints mount over Google+ account deletions

    An issue that had simmered for several weeks boiled over this weekend, as Google apparently accelerated deletions of Google+ accounts over the site's requirement that members use their real names.

  • News: Toyota to Trial Augmented Reality Car Windows

    Imagine if your car windows were one big touchscreen. Besides being irrefutable evidence that we are living in the future, there are plenty of gaming implications.

  • News: RIM Slims as Sales Slump

    Blackberry maker Research in Motion announced that it will lay off 2000 employees and shake up its senior management after sales last quarter were slower than expected.

  • News: Complaints mount over Google+ account deletions

    An issue that had simmered for several weeks boiled over this weekend, as Google apparently accelerated deletions of Google+ accounts over the site's requirement that members use their real names.

  • News: Facebook iPad App Leaked

    Facebook has shown little interest in putting out an iPad app since the device first launched, but it turns out one has been out there for a while. A Canadian engineering student found the code for the tablet app hidden inside the iPhone app and noted it on Twitter.

  • Opinion: How Dangerous is Web Surfing?

    Samantha asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum about the likelihood of a web site infecting her PC, and whether certain types of web sites are more dangerous than others.

  • News: Intel acknowledges SSD 320 bug, working on firmware upgrade

    Intel on Sunday acknowledged that a bug could cause its SSD 320 solid-state drives to fail, and said a firmware upgrade is on its way to address the problem.

  • News: BlackBerry maker RIM axing 2,000 jobs, 11% of workforce

    Research in Motion, which has been losing ground to Apple, Google and even Microsoft in the mobile market, announced Monday it is cutting 2,000 jobs, or about 11% of its workforce.

  • Opinion: Stream Video from Windows Media Center to iPhone or iPad

    One of the limitations of using Windows Media Center as my DVR is that there's no easy way to watch recorded TV shows and movies on my mobile devices. Specifically, Microsoft's WTV files (the format used for said recordings) aren't compatible with my iPhone, iPod, or iPad. And anyway, they consume too much space to be practical for mobile viewing.

  • News: Phony Apple Stores in China are Shut Down

    Two of the five fake Apple Stores that sprouted up in Kunming, China, are being shut down by the Chinese government, but not because they're blatantly violating intellectual property laws. According to Reuters, two of the stores were operating without proper business licenses.

  • News: iPad 3 to have Retina Display?

    LG Display's CEO, Young Soo Kwon, tells reporters more than he should have about iPads.



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