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  • News: 'Privacy' Cited as Top Reason Why 49% of Gamers Don't Buy DLC

    A new report by EEDAR reveals that despite many video-game developers' efforts to offer more downloadable content, 49% of gamers still aren't buying it. Here's why.

  • News: 'You have to be masochist to be an IT person': FedEx CIO

    "You have to be a masochist to want to be an IT person,' says Robert Carter. And he would know. Carter is the soft-spoken, hard-driving CIO who has been fighting for the past 11 years to transform IT operations at FedEx, where "the planes don't fly and trucks don't roll without IT services.'

  • Opinion: Linux Mint Will Soon Get a GNOME 3 Edition

    Now that Ubuntu Linux has chosen Unity as its default desktop environment, Linux Mint stands out as perhaps the most user-friendly distribution offering a non-Unity default alternative, as I've noted before.

  • News: Inside the iPhone 4S: Is It a Work of Art?

    Apple spared no expense putting together the iPhone, even on the internal design and materials used. But don't drop it.

  • Opinion: RIM Apologies for Recent BlackBerry Outages with Free Apps

    Research in Motion extended an apology for last week's multi-continent BlackBerry outages last by offering free premium apps and one month of free technical support for its enterprise customers.

  • News: Four Android 4.0 innovations worth a closer look

    Google disclosed numerous innovations in Android 4.0, also called Ice Cream Sandwich, during a Webcast demonstration from Hong Kong on Wednesday using the coming Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

  • News: IBM clouding the midmarket

    Small and midsized organizations will deploy cloud services more readily than their larger counterparts, predicted the IBM general manager for midmarket sales at a company event Tuesday. As a result, IBM is aggressively pursuing this market, namely by helping partners market the company's PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) to these potential customers.

  • News: VMware: Quality trumps free virtualisation

    VMware has insisted the "high quality" of its virtualisation products is what enables it to keep ahead of competitors, like Microsoft, who offer free rival technology.

  • News: Apple launches Jobs memorial page

    Apple today launched a tribute page for its co-founder, Steve Jobs, posting some of one million messages it received after the death of the iconic entrepreneur.

  • News: Steve Jobs' memory lives on

    Apple founder Steve Jobs' death earlier this month brought forth an outpouring of remembrances from fanboys, industry leaders – even people who didn’t seem to realize they were fans of Steve Jobs.

  • How-Tos: Filing flagged email

    A reader who visited the Macworld forums would like a way to sort email based on flag color. He or she writes:

  • Opinion: Six Reasons to Use Cloud Services for Small Business

    Outsourcing IT functions such as payroll, website hosting, email, or enterprise resource planning (ERP) has long been normal for businesses of all sizes. But outsourcing critical IT functions including database servers, file servers, document storage, or application development, gives many organizations pause.

  • News: Google adds visual traffic flow graphics to Analytics

    Google has started rolling out to its Analytics accounts a new feature that displays graphically for Web publishers how people are moving across their sites.

  • News: Four Key BlackBerry DevCon Announcements--and What They Mean to You

    Research in Motion (RIM) is holding its fourth annual BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon) this week in San Francisco. Though today is only day two of the three-day event, the BlackBerry-maker has already made a number of significant announcements that are sure to please both RIM developers and BlackBerry users.

  • News: Google Apps failing LAPD, says advocacy group

    A consumer advocacy group yesterday released documents it has obtained that indicate that CSC, the prime contractor for Google Apps services for Los Angeles, has allegedly not managed to meet the security requirements of the Los Angeles Police Department.

  • News: How to Avoid Cloud Code Breakage, Part 2

    Last week, we covered how to evaluate code that is developed to extend cloud applications. Now we're going to take a look at coding and system modification strategies that can make the system more fragile over time. Since CRM systems have requirements that seem to evolve endlessly, durability of your code is a key success factor to long-run success of these systems.

  • News: ARM unveils hyper-efficient Cortex-A7 chip for smartphones

    ARM Holdings has introduced the Cortex-A7, an upcoming microprocessor design that will be used in sub-US$100 smartphones, as well as in high-end smartphones as a companion chip to the more powerful Cortex-A15.

  • News: iPhone 4S debut boosts phone trade-in business

    Users are continuing to sell older iPhones in record numbers to get cash for Apple's newest iPhone 4S, a pair of buy-back firms said today.

  • News: Intuit drops two small-business applications, frustrating some users

    Intuit is planning to discontinue two applications small businesses use to monitor hours and billing, to the consternation of some users who feel the decision came too abruptly.

  • News: VMware hopes to boost VDI popularity with new program

    VMware is launching the Rapid Desktop Program, which allows OEMs to build pre-configured appliances for desktop virtualization, making it easier for enterprises to start using the technology, the company said at VMworld in Copenhagen.


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