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    Motorola Solutions Tuesday unveiled four 802.11 access points and a wireless LAN controller based on its WiNG 5 architecture.

  • How-Tos: How to view battery usage on a Google Android phone

    Smartphones are known for zapping their battery power pretty quickly . However, most handsets, including Google Android devices, offer a battery useage option that displays which services or functions of the phone are using the most battery life. Here’s how to view your battery usage statistics.

  • Feature: The five best design-related downloads

    Whether you want a free and easy-to-use desktop publishing tool, or you want to put your own stamp on a website or even your PC's desktop, there's some great free tools available through the PC Advisor Downloads section. Here's five of the best.

  • News: Vodafone installs free mobile phone chargers in 500 black cabs

    Vodafone has decked out 500 Black cabs in London with mobile phone chargers that will allow the network's customer to charge their smartphones for free.

  • How-Tos: How to fix a PC with a faulty graphics card

    I suspect my five-year-old PC has a faulty graphics card, which produces various error messages and freeze-ups. The most frequent errors reported are 'Driver stuck in infinite loop file ATIdvag' and 'Graphics card not responding'.

  • How-Tos: How to ensure your website stays live forever

    My website contains the only accounts of several historical events. I’m 77 years old, and wonder what will happen to these pages once I shuffle off this mortal coil and fail to keep up payments to my ISP. Please advise.

  • News: Sony cuts off Sony Online Entertainment service after hack

    The widely publicised hack of Sony's computer networks is worse than previously thought, also affecting 24.6 million Sony Online Entertainment network accounts.

  • News: Internet Explorer and Firefox use continues to slide

    New browser market share data shows that both Internet Explorer and Firefox lost ground in April. While Microsoft and Mozilla trumpet their latest browsers, publicly trade jabs, and beat their chests at one another, Chrome and Safari are quietly gaining market share.

  • News: Osama Bin Laden news spurs wave of scams, malware

    Malware creators have started using the news of Osama Bin Laden's death as a opportunity to try and dupe people into clicking on malicious links. According to cloud-security firm Zscaler, researchers were already seeing malicious sites emerge to capitalise on the news within hours of the announcement.

  • News: Man who liveblogged Bin Laden raid was hacked

    The Pakistani programmer who dubbed himself "the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing about it" is also the guy who got his website hacked without knowing about it.

  • News: Laptop users still prefer USB modems

    Mobile data users still overwhelmingly prefer USB modems for keeping PCs and other devices connected on the go, but they may turn more to built-in cellular radios and portable Wi-Fi hotspots over the next five years, according to ABI Research.

  • News: Julian Assange: Facebook an 'Appalling Spying Machine'

    Julian Assange claims that Facebook is complacent in providing the U.S. government with a way to spy on its citizens, calling it "the most appalling spying machine ever invented."

  • News: Acronis releases combined backup, disaster recovery software

    Acronis released the 11th version of its backup and recovery software, offering greater support for virtual machines and bare metal restores.

  • Opinion: Are You a Generalist?

    A popular 1990s country music song by Aaron Tippin said it best: "You Got to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything."

  • Opinion: Filing Late? Make It a 10-K, Not Your 10-Q

    It should come as no surprise that capital markets react negatively to a company's late filing of an annual or quarterly report. But this reaction is more pronounced when a company announces a delay in its 10-Q.

  • News: Personal info sent offshore without permission: Shroff

    Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says personal information collected by government agencies and businesses, often ends up overseas without the individual's knowledge.

  • News: ISPs could recoup just $2 per copyright notice

    Internet service providers may end up being able to recoup as little as $2 for sending out detection, warning or enforcement notices under the controversial online file-sharing amendments to the Copyright Act; but they may persuade government to let them charge as much as $28.

  • News: Copyright protestors say Parliament event sidetracked

    A demonstration in Parliament grounds on May 1 was supposed to highlight objections to the amended Copyright Act and its provisions to combat illegal online file-sharing. In the event this proved a minor feature of the proceedings, with much of the time taken up by organiser and entrepreneur Christopher Wingate, advocating broader attention to government and judicial accountability.

  • News: Leaked US cables show lobbying on Copyright Bill

    Cables released by Wikileaks over the weekend purport to show the US Embassy offered to get help from the US to redraft New Zealand's copyright legislation following the withdrawal of the controversial Section 92A -- concerning procedures to police and punish illegal downloading of copyright works. Government withdrew the section for redrafting in the face of public protest.

  • Opinion: Your DVR is Safe: Dish Network Pays $500 Million to Tivo

    Good news for Dish Network subscribers: Your set-top DVR will keep collecting missed episodes of "Mad Men" and "American Idol" under terms of a $500 million settlement announced today between the satellite TV provider and TiVo Inc.



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