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  • 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.

  • Opinion: AT&T Customers Attempt to Block T-Mobile Merger

    AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile isn't just making industry rivals uneasy, it's also spurring resistance from customers.

  • News: HP intelligent servers to ease IT admins work

    To help company IT administrators address data storage related issues, Crescent Tech in partnership with HP introduced a number of next generation server environments that will replace legacy infrastructure, applications and processes. This was at a breakfast forum held at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi.

  • Opinion: See the whole conversation in Lion Mail

    One of the many changes in Lion's edition of Mail is the Gmail-inspired Conversations view. Conversations combines messages from a thread into a simple chronological view. But those conversations are incomplete: by default, messages that you sent are not included. That can make the thread harder to parse. Though Dan Frakes mentioned that you could tweak the default behavior in his Lion Mail review, it's worth spelling out just how to do it. Hints reader nathanator11 did just that.

  • News: Oracle gives sneak peek at MySQL 5.6 features

    Oracle on Monday announced a sneak peak at features slated for MySQL 5.6, the next version of its open-source database, that focus on improved scalability, integration and performance.

  • Opinion: Did Oslo Terrorist Train On Modern Warfare 2?

    A few reports circulating this morning suggest that Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who admitted to killing over 90 people in a bomb attack and subsequent mass shooting on Friday, July 22nd, claim there may be a link between the act and games like first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Let's explore those claims, with emphasis on words like allegedly.

  • News: Algorithms That Rule the Web

    Google helps us think, Facebook finds us friends, and Pandora plays our own personalized soundtrack. It's hard to say whether the computer algorithms that these services use to anticipate our needs and wants are turning us into puppets or geniuses. But algorithms have a huge impact on our tastes, buying habits, and decisions about our digital lives.

  • News: The Best Office Alternatives for Android Tablets

    If you fantasize about a life on the road unencumbered by laptops, their accompanying power bricks, and other heavy business gear, you're not alone. And now that a tsunami of tablets is flooding the market with models running a variety of operating systems, that fantasy is starting to look very plausible indeed. Mobile productivity suites bring the document-editing features of desktop suites like Microsoft Office onto the tablet, but are they ready for serious business? I tried four top options to find out.

  • News: Office Suites for iPad: The Roundup

    Since the day the iPad launched, zealous mobilophiles have wondered whether it might signal a new dawn in mobile computing--namely, one in which we all use a tablet in lieu of a desktop or laptop PC. With the abundance of native iPad productivity apps in the App Store, the iPad has held a clear lead in the race to tablet-centricity. But the real measure of the platform's productivity power is not the number of apps in the App Store but the quality of its best productivity apps. So I downloaded six of the most noteworthy iPad office apps and spent a week using them for all my daily work.

  • News: Former Google CIO says business misses key people marks

    The former CIO of Google and founder and CEO of ZestCash, Dr Douglas Merrill, says companies stuck in traditional management practices risk becoming irrelevant and leaders should not be afraid to do 'dumb' things.

  • Opinion: Windows Installation in Sad Shape?

    It's rare that a piece of "miracle" software actually lives up to its developers' claims. The $70 program Reimage--which claims to provide hassle-free relief for damaged Windows installs--delivers on its promise.

  • News: Dragon Dictate adds full support for Word 2011

    With the latest version of Dragon Dictation for Mac, users of the speech recognition program no longer need to choose between talking and typing when creating documents in Microsoft Word. Dragon Dictation 2.5, unveiled Monday, will let them do both.

  • News: Tesco to offer shoppers free Wi-Fi?

    Tesco looks set to be the first UK supermarket to offer its customers free Wi-Fi.

  • News: Two Worlds II: Castle Defense Features Eye Tracking 3D

    The iPad 2 version of strategic Two Worlds II spinoff Castle Defense features a form of glasses-free 3D thanks to eye tracking technology.

  • How-Tos: Tips and tricks for printing labels in Bento 4

    With the release of Bento 4, Filemaker's consumer-oriented database application offers vastly improved printing features, making it possible to create and print mailing labels without any Address Book voodoo or other parlor tricks. But Bento handles these printing tasks in a fashion far different from any other application that you may be using.

  • News: RIM COO retires as company lays off one-tenth of staff

    Research in Motion will lay off 2,000 staff, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, and make changes to its senior management team, it announced Monday. Chief Operating Officer for Blackberry, Don Morrison, will retire, but Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will continue to share the CEO role and that of chairman.



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