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  • News: Hong Kong to build a new social security system

    PCCW Solutions said recently it has won a HK$362 million contract to build the Computerised Social Security System II (CSSS II) for Hong Kong's Social Welfare Department.

  • Opinion: Five Unique Features that Set 'Mango' Apart

    With the attention on Apple this week and the unveiling of the iPhone 5...I mean iPhone 4S, it is easy to forget about other mobile devices. But, Microsoft is pushing out "Mango" to current Windows Phone 7 users, and new Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" devices will be hitting shelves soon as well--probably about the same time that the iPhone 4S officially launches.

  • News: Forget iPhone 4S: Nine High-End Apple Alternatives

    The iPhone 4S -- not the rumored "iPhone 5" -- was revealed this week. Apple fanatics are still predictably going ga-ga over the new iPhone, but not everyone's been bitten by the Apple bug. Here are ten comparable, high-end devices we like just as much--or more--than the iPhone 4S

  • News: Oracle prepping its Nashorn JavaScript engine

    The technology is planned for 2013's Java SE 8 and offers a big performance boost over the present Rhino engine

  • News: OpenStack spun out from Rackspace control

    Responding to the rapid adoption of their software, the folks behind the OpenStack cloud software are planning to form a stand-alone nonprofit foundation to steward future development of the open-source software suite.

  • News: Abvio fitness apps poised to make most of iOS 5 notifications

    When iOS 5 arrives next week, improved notifications highlighted by the new Notification Center feature will be among the 200 or so enhancements Apple will deliver to your iOS device. And Abvio plans to run, not walk, to incorporate iOS 5's notification improvements into its line of iOS fitness apps.

  • News: AMD's first eight-core desktop processors detailed

    Details about Advanced Micro Devices' first eight-core desktop processors, based on its Bulldozer architecture, have appeared on some retail sites ahead of their official launch.

  • News: 5 Things CEOs Will Love About the iPhone 4S

    The iconic Apple iPhone got an internal makeover but not much else this week--no radical redesign, no iPhone 5 name change. Fashion-conscious consumers weren't very happy, but iPhone-toting CEOs should be pleased with the iPhone 4S. They might even cheer Apple for leaving out a flashy upgrade.

  • Opinion: Comcast, Verizon to Start Streaming TV to Xbox 360

    Comcast and Verizon will begin streaming TV programming to Microsoft's Xbox 360 this holiday season, the companies announced today. This programming will go through Comcast's Xfinity service and Verizon's FiOS service.

  • Opinion: New iPhone 4S: Antenna 'Death Grip' Now Slightly Harder

    Apple has changed the antenna in the new iPhone 4S so that the cellular radio in the phone can choose between two antennas, depending on which one is sending or receiving signal best. These two antennas are part of the stainless steel band that wraps around the sides of the iPhone 4 and the new 4S. On the iPhone 4 this band is split up into several antennas so that one piece does Wi-Fi, another does GPS, another does Bluetooth and still another does cellular.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With Facebook's 'Get Friend Map'

    If your Facebook feed has been flooded with mentions of the Get Friend Map, an app that visualizes the locations of your Facebook friends on a world map, you're not alone. As of this writing, the Get Friend Map--which sounds like you'll be buying Facebook friends--has 580,767 monthly active users and over 60,000 "likes" on its page. So what is the Get Friend Map? And how useful (or harmful) is it?

  • Opinion: Google Earth Hits One Billion Downloads

    With the one billionth download of Google Earth, Google has proved, if nothing else, that we humans love to examine our own planet.

  • News: FCC tells retailers to stop selling mobile phone jammers

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has issued warnings to 20 online retailers selling illegal mobile phone jammers, GPS jammers, Wi-Fi jammers and other signal jamming devices, the agency said Wednesday.

  • News: Microsoft may bid again for Yahoo, report says

    Just three years after a failed attempt to buy Yahoo, Microsoft may be considering whether to try again, Reuters reported today.

  • News: Startup promotes simultaneous upgrades to IPv6, cloud

    A start-up consulting firm founded by former Cisco engineers is targeting a new niche for enterprise IT departments: helping them deploy IPv6 and cloud computing simultaneously to reduce overhead costs.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 26: Must-Have Apps for "Mango"

    One of the great things about smartphones is the wealth of apps. By downloading and installing the apps that fit my needs I customize the capabilities of the device to be uniquely suited for me. For today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post I will take a look at the must-have apps to use with "Mango".

  • News: As LibreOffice Turns One, a Peek Ahead at What's to Come

    It was just about a year ago that I was writing about the launch of LibreOffice, and now here we are today, marking the free productivity software suite's first year.

  • News: Republicans call for voluntary cybersecurity incentives

    The U.S. Congress should focus on voluntary incentives, instead of new regulations, as a way to encourage companies to improve their cybersecurity efforts, although some changes in current laws are needed, a group of Republican lawmakers said in a report released Wednesday.

  • News: Buzz kill: Online reaction to iPhone 4S trends negative

    Over two-thirds of the online buzz Tuesday about Apple's new iPhone 4S was negative, a social media monitoring company said today.

  • News: WiFi users blissfully ignorant about real security, research finds

    New research conducted on behalf of the Wi-Fi Alliance shows that while wireless users are making strides on the security front, they’re still leaving their Wi-Fi networks too open to intruders.


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