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  • News: Nokia: Google acquiring Motorola a 'massive catalyst' for us

    Nokia has claimed that Google’s giant acquisition of Motorola Mobility will be a “massive catalyst” for its mobile phones using the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform, suggesting Android may be harmed.

  • Opinion: Did Microsoft Trick Google Into Buying Motorola?

    The media has been abuzz all week with news and analysis of the Google-Motorola deal. When all of the dust settles on the business logic behind the deal, or its impact on pending Android patent infringement, or what it means for the future of Google TV, the company that gains the most from this new relationship may just be Microsoft.

  • News: 27,000 South Koreans Sue Over iPhone Privacy Violations

    The flap over iPhone location tracking led to some grandstanding in Congress and a few lawsuits by users in the United States over privacy concerns, but now nearly 27,000 South Koreans are suing Apple for privacy violations.

  • Opinion: InterFAX Adds Faxing From Google Docs

    As much as it baffles me that fax machines still exist in the 21st century, I still have a handful of business contacts who rely on--nay, stubbornly insist on--fax machines for important business communications. While this has become rare in the tech world, where sentient beings have long since abandoned faxes for PDFs and email, many independent contractors in a variety of fields still force their clients to fax important documents.

  • News: Make Image Magic in Microsoft Office 2010: 10 Cool Tricks

    Your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations cry out for great images--a creative company logo, compelling charts, and luscious photos. Microsoft's Office applications have cool tools for using images in your documents, but these features aren't immediately obvious.

  • News: Windows Tips and Tricks: Master the Taskbar and Start menu

    In Windows 7, the Start menu and the taskbar have become both easier to use and more sophisticated. However, they also offer a slew of additional capabilities and customization options that aren't obvious when you first look at them. I'll first walk through the plethora of options for each, and then dive into how to use them more effectively.

  • Opinion: New Netflix Section 'Just for Kids'

    Young children, as all parents know, love to watch the same shows over and over...and over. It's exactly this love of repetition that makes Netflix a good deal for families. Rather than buy or rent individual kid shows, it's easier (and cheaper) to sign up for Netflix' streaming service and let the youngins watch all the videos they want.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 12: Following People in Google+

    I have already discussed Circles, the pros and cons of Circles, and why I am not a huge fan of the Circle interface. One aspect that hasn't yet been discussed, though, during this 30 Days With Google+ is the fact that I can follow other Google+ users who I am fairly sure have no intention of adding me to a Circle to read anything I might share.

  • Opinion: Zynga Reportedly Buys Astro Ape

    Zynga has acquired mobile games start-up Astro Ape, according to Business Insider, which notes that Astro Ape employees are changing their place of employment on LinkedIn.

  • News: Can the Obama Administration fix your identity management problems?

    Can the Obama administration fix your identity management problems?

  • News: AT&T-T-Mobile merger will hurt wireless market, says Yankee Group

    T-Mobile customers who expect to get better prices from the proposed AT&T merger should think again, according to a new Yankee Group report.

  • Opinion: Droid HD Threatens to Steal Droid Bionic's Thunder

    For months, the Droid Bionic has been Motorola's most anticipated Android phone, but a new contender known as the Droid HD may be about to steal the show.

  • Opinion: Amazon AWS GovCloud: Lessons for the Private Sector

    Amazon introduced a new cloud service aimed specifically at the United States government this week. Although the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud is targeted at government agencies, there are also some valuable lessons for private sector businesses and IT admins to learn about cloud servers and data storage.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5 Launch Expected on October 7

    More reports suggest the iPhone 5 will launch in October, with preorders beginning September 30. Backing up a report from TiPB last week, 9 to 5 Mac claims it has independently confirmed Friday, October 7, as the launch date of the iPhone 5. Unlike with the iPad 2, Apple is also rumored to take preorders with the next-generation iPhone at the end of September.

  • News: MTN, Opera partner in Africa, Middle East

    The soaring demand for faster Internet connectivity in Africa and the Middle East has led regional operator MTN to partner with Opera to roll out a new, co-branded version of Opera's Web browser across the two regions.

  • News: NYC developers to hack new photo apps

    Hoping to spark some entrepreneurial creativity in the Big Apple, online tools provider Aviary has organized a New York City event for developers to hack together new photo-based applications.

  • News: Judge bounces Google's complaint over Android code viewing

    A U.S. trade judge has rejected Google's move to block the testimony of a Microsoft expert witness in the latter's 10-month dispute with Motorola over patents allegedly used by Android.

  • News: Report: Spam is at a two-year high

    Spam - particularly the kind with malicious attachments - is exploding, reaching a two-year high overall, which includes the spike last fall just before the SpamIt operation folded its doors, a security firm says.

  • Buying Advice: Back to school buying advice

    PC Advisor is here to give you some sound advice on what to you should and shouldn't buy to set you up for university life.

  • News: Gartner: India PC market hit by low consumer interest

    India's PC market was flat in the second quarter, reflecting the low importance Indian consumers attach to PC purchases, according to research firm Gartner.



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