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  • Opinion: Scary Super-Realistic Face Masks Are Scary

    Sure, we all think we look stunning when we sneak a peak in the mirror, but does the world really need more than one of our faces floating around? Twins my be able to get away with it naturally, but the rest of us would have to come up with some 3-D photo-realistic printing device that would create life-like masks. Oh wait, someone’s already done that leg work. Score.

  • News: Mobile operator CEOs play up harmony

    The CEOs of the three largest U.S. mobile operators largely ignored their fierce competition on Tuesday, delivering one keynote speech after another at CTIA Wireless Enterprise & Applications that emphasized the benefits of the wireless industry as a whole.

  • News: Huawei aims for top of US market

    Huawei is focused on bringing smartphones and tablets to the masses in the U.S. and hopes to be among the top five mobile phone vendors in the U.S in the next three years, company executives said Tuesday at CTIA.

  • News: Embracing 'bring your own' technology

    Reasonably-priced and increasingly powerful consumer information technology, such as laptops and smartphones, has proved a boon for the home user, but creates a growing challenge for the organisation as employees want to continue using their devices in the office.

  • News: The new mainstream

    IT directors share pointers on managing the myriad challenges of supporting remote users and staff who want to use their favourite devices at work.

  • News: News from the Red Zone

    The Press published an edition the day after Christchurch's February quake. With communications compromised, residents were even more reliant on news, but the paper's IT team has its own stories of resilience in the face of adversity.--

  • News: Security on a shoestring budget

    According to figures released recently by Kaspersky Lab, 1300 IT pros were asked about IT risks and security spending. Among large companies, the average security budget is $3.35 million, according to Kaspersky's data.

  • Opinion: New Secure Android Tool Divides Data for Work or Play

    If you use your Android smartphone for both business and pleasure, a product introduced today at a trade show in Germany appears to be worth following. A version of Android called BizzTrust creates two partitions in Android--one for personal use and another super-secure one for business.

  • News: Drone fleet keylogger infection: How'd it happen?

    As you've probably heard by now, a rather tenacious keylogger has reportedly infected an Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle command center at the Creech Air Force Base in Nevada.

  • News: Facebook Launches Mobile App Platform

    Facebook games and apps -- love 'em or hate 'em, they make developers a lot of money thanks to the staggeringly huge potential audience they have. Now, mobile app developers can also take advantage of that huge 350 million-strong audience thanks to the social network's introduction of game notifications, news feed interaction and bookmarks for its mobile experience -- both in the iOS apps and via the mobile web version. This means the previously somewhat limited mobile experience just got a lot closer in functionality to the full desktop incarnation of Facebook.

  • Opinion: Copy Mail's autocomplete database to a new Mac

    You've just started using a brand-new Mac. You launch Mail.app and start to compose an email to a friend. That's when it hits you: You haven't yet sent any messages on the new machine, so Mail.app hasn't had any addresses to remember, so it can't autocomplete your friend's address when you begin to type his name. Drat! Fortunately, as Marco Arment recently blogged, there's a way to copy Mail.app's autocomplete database from your old setup to your new one. (Marco also happens to be the developer of Macworld favorite Instapaper.)

  • News: 3 Reasons to Get an iPhone 4S

    The all-geek jury has come back with an early verdict: Demand for the iPhone 4S is sky high.

  • News: Career Watch: Hot career: Data scientist

    Q&A: Anjul Bhambhri

  • News: Toronto's Platform Computing acquired by IBM

    IBM on Monday added to its long list of Canadian software acquisitions with the purchase of Platform Computing, a company whose ability to manage "grids" of computing workloads will help Big Blue make gains in the cloud computing market.

  • News: Social media revenue to hit $10.3B in 2011

    It's a good year to be a social networking site.

  • News: Zynga Launching Social Network, Announces Mafia Wars 2

    Zynga has gone from depending on Facebook to circulate their game to doing it themselves -- the online games publisher has revealed Zynga Direct.

  • News: Huawei Aims to Be Major Player in U.S. Smartphone Market

    At a press conference this morning at CTIA 2011 in San Diego, Chinese company Huawei outlined its strategy for entering the U.S. mobile market.

  • News: Extending the life of your data center

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 1,200-square-foot data center at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering -- that means the facility has been operating three years longer than CIO and vice president of operations Joanne Kossuth had originally planned. Now, even though the school needs a facility with more capacity and better connectivity, Kossuth has been forced to back-burner the issue because of the iffy economic times.

  • News: How to mask soft, undefined edges in Photoshop

    The most difficult objects to mask are those with soft, undefined edges. This is a common issue in photos snapped using a wide aperture (or too close to the object), resulting in an increasingly soft focus as the object extends out of the lens' focal range. Accommodating this variance in focus can be a challenge. To help get your masks just right, I'll show you two advanced masking techniques for Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5.

  • News: Apple preps for iOS 5, iCloud with iTunes update

    Apple today prepared iOS, Mac and Windows users for tomorrow's launch of iOS 5 and iCloud by shipping iTunes 10.5.


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