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  • Opinion: Ice Cream Sandwich: 7 More Cool Features

    Ice Cream Sandwich, Google's latest update to the Android franchise, has plenty of improvements and changes hidden under the surface that make the mobile OS even sweeter. With more Android phones being announced every day in preparation for the holiday shopping season, here are seven new features in Ice Cream Sandwich you should be aware of.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Debuts AT&T's Mango-Powered Windows Phone 7 Handsets

    Microsoft showed off three Mango-powered Windows Phone 7 handsets that AT&T will be selling during the upcoming holiday season.

  • News: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Best New Features for Business

    Earlier this week, Google officially announced the latest version of its popular Android mobile OS, v4.0, a.k.a., "Ice Cream Sandwich," along with a brand new device that runs Android 4.0: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus--formerly referred to as the "Nexus Prime."

  • News: AOL Radio relaunch: Fewer commercials, more music, free mobile streaming

    AOL has re-launched AOL Radio, the company announced this week. The newest version of the online radio service is powered by the popular personal radio website Slacker, and features a new interface, artist stations, and subscription-only music on demand.

  • News: Apps stream Google, Amazon music from the cloud

    With last week's launch of iCloud and the impending launch of iTunes Match, iPhone and iPad users will soon have a native way to play their music from the cloud. But while iTunes is dominant, Apple isn't the only digital-music provider out there, and rival apps continue to pop up.

  • Opinion: Battlefield 3: Your Xbox 360 is Now Officially a PC

    I'm interrupting this week's scheduled Arkham City gripe-a-thon to talk about: consoles! Because they're so easy—you just pop the disc in and presto, you're playing! Installs? Texture packs? High-def versus low-def texture mucking about? What do you care—that's for all those un-showered PC gamers, right?

  • News: Asus Unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet

    Asus recently gave a sneak peek of its new Eee Pad Transformer, a next-generation Android-powered 10-inch tablet called the Transformer Prime that features a Nvidia quad-core processor, and is just 0.32 inches thick. It's unclear whether the Prime will have Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich at launch.

  • News: Mobility surges on US campuses; cloud technology lags

    Colleges and universities have been aggressive in expanding campus mobility, but slower in shifting key systems to cloud computing, according to a new survey of IT in higher education.

  • News: Nokia Raising Curtain on Windows Phone 7 Devices Next Week

    If you're thinking about buying a Windows Phone soon, you might want to wait and see what Nokia has in store next week.

  • Opinion: Five Things Apple Needs to Do to Improve Siri

    Siri and I just met a few days ago. I think we're getting along pretty well so far (although she seems to get a bit testy and sarcastic when I ask her to "open the pod bay doors."). As great as Siri seems, though, Apple is calling this a beta and I can see why.

  • News: Make custom tones for your iPhone

    Among the multitude of features in iOS 5 is the ability to at last use custom sounds for alerts. Custom ringtones have been around for several years, but extending that feature to an iOS device’s other alerts, like voicemail or text messages, has been a feature long sought after by iPhone users. Until now, iOS device users have had to limit themselves to merely the limited—and often bizarre—tones offered by Apple.

  • News: Create scalable vector halftones in Illustrator

    One of the hardest things to accomplish in vector illustration is a halftone, which is a way of reproducing a monochrome image using only dots of varying sizes. Halftones are especially important for graphic artists working with a limited number of colors (in poster or t-shirt designs, for example), because they give nuance to otherwise flat artwork. Moreover, vector halftones can be scaled to any size without showing pixelation.

  • News: Researchers find way to tighten control over mobile device data

    For some time now, many security experts have argued that rather than focus efforts on locking down endpoints, the focus needs to be on keeping the data itself secure. Just last week, we covered a number of the findings from the Human Behavior and Security Culture workshop, held by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Those at the workshop discussed a Hotel California strategy to data protection -- enabling data to be checked out, but to never leave a prescribed area.

  • Opinion: Can I Backup a PC When It's Off?

    In what I'm guessing is a response to my post, Turn a PC Off or Leave It On?, Jim Lane asked if he could back up computers when they are not turned on.

  • News: Economy delays Windows 7 implementation

    Computerworld's survey about corporate Windows 7 implementation plans ran online from August 11, 2011 to September 14, 2011. Most of the questions and answers appear below. (The main story about Windows 7 implementation plans being delayed appears here.)

  • News: Windows 7 is on a (slow) roll

    Jim Thomas, director of IT operations at Pella Corp., expected to be wrapping up his Windows 7 deployment by now. The window and door maker, an early adopter of Microsoft's latest Windows PC operating system, began deployment in February 2009, just four months after the product shipped. Plans called for half of Pella's 5,000 desktop and laptop users to transition by the end of 2010, with the rest following by this December.

  • News: Nokia reports loss ahead of first Windows Phone launch

    Nokia reported a net loss and a fall in revenue for the third quarter, despite selling more phones than analysts had expected.

  • News: BlackBerry losing sway in enterprise, study finds

    Enterprise users, who have long been RIM's firewall against the iPhone and Android devices, are increasingly jumping ship.

  • News: What's OpenFlow's killer app?

    As most participants at the inaugural Open Networking Summit extolled the virtues of software-defined networking (SDN) and the OpenFlow protocol, others are waiting for key features to emerge before considering it for their networks.

  • News: FAQ on Son of Stuxnet

    Duqu is primarily a remote-access Trojan targeted at a limited number of organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East to gather intelligence that can help plan a future attack.


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