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  • News: Must-have data center utilities: Picks by IT pros

    Not everything is handed to data center managers on a silver platter. Sure, a few administrative tools arrive on freshly produced discs right from the server vendor. But there are some indispensable tools you can get from third parties, open-source providers or even IT colleagues with some extra time to develop apps.

  • Opinion: Futuristic Super 8 Ads Remind Us of Minority Report

    A futuristic augmented reality tie-in for the movie Super 8 turns your smartphone into its own science fiction story. With just your iPhone and its camera, the movie's new app can turn any Super 8 poster in the United States into a video clip from the film. The technology behind this comes from Autonomy, which normally plays in enterprise software. But with its AR play, an iPhone app called Aurasma, you can use your smartphone or tablet to trigger cool videos and animation based upon what you're looking at through the camera.

  • News: Ovum: Public sector unconvinced about shared service savings

    Many public sector bodies are not convinced about the cost savings that can be made through shared service arrangements, according to research from Ovum.

  • News: Porn Site Users Beware: Hackers May Have Your Email

    The mischievous computer hacking team known as LulzSec has turned its attention from consumer electronics maker Sony to the pornography industry -- at least for now.

  • News: Sony Hacker Arrests: 5 Questions

    Arrests in Spain related to the Sony Playstation Network hacking case have computer users wondering whether the loosely organized Anonymous hacker coalition is weakened--or merely irritated by being busted.

  • News: Apple Recall Could Affect iPad Supplies

    A recall of some Apple iPads could further constrain supplies of the popular tablet device at a time when the company is already struggling to meet demand.

  • Opinion: Analyst: Wii U 'Impactful', but 'Two Years Too Late'

    Michael Pachter can't seem to make up his mind about Nintendo's Wii U. The Wedbush Morgan analyst on the one hand called the Wii U "the most impactful [sic] 'reveal'" of the show, but followed with plenty of scorn, starting with the system's moniker, which Pachter calls "unimaginative."

  • News: No More Downtime: Is 'Always On' A Bad Thing?

    The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was pick up my BlackBerry from my nightstand and check e-mails as I walked downstairs to have my first cup of coffee. Even though it was Saturday, I responded to work e-mails from New Zealand and California, which are in time zones 10 hours ahead and nine hours behind, respectively, from where I sit in Europe.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: WWDC, iCloud, iOS 5, Lion, fast iMacs

    We started the Weekly Wrap a few weeks ago, to help you catch up on Macworld stories you may have missed. But if you missed the big stories this past week, you might want to see your doctor; this was the week of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple's annual event wherein it makes all sorts of exciting tech announcements. Missing our big stories the week of WWDC is like a football fan forgetting about the Super Bowl, or an American accidentally forgetting not to watch soccer. You're here now, though, so let's get started.

  • News: U.S. Facebook Popularity Wanes as International Growth Booms

    Facebook has nearly 700 million users worldwide, but the social network's U.S. popularity dropped by more than 5 percent in May, according to an online report. Around 155.2 million Americans were using Facebook at the beginning of May, but that number dropped to 149.4 million by the end of the month. The drop in U.S. users contributed to an overall slump in Facebook's popularity in April and May, according to data from Inside Facebook Gold, a Facebook-centric market research service.

  • News: Nokia Siemens talks up QoS in mobile networks

    Nokia Siemens Networks is hoping more operators will start using QoS to offer differentiated mobile broadband services. But the technology will be a hard sell, because proving users are getting their money's worth will be difficult, Richard Webb, directing analyst at Infonetics, said.

  • News: Apple Sued by iCloud

    Looks like Apple finds itself in the middle of another trademark dispute over a recently revealed product.

  • News: MacBook Air Due for Refresh

    Apple this month will start to mass produce the next generation version of the MacBook Air, according to AppleInsider.

  • News: 5 Reasons to (Still) Consider Android Over the iPhone, iOS 5

    As with past iPhone updates, iOS 5 plays catch-up with Apple's competitors and Android in particular, while adding unique features such as Twitter integration, iMessage, and online storage through iCloud.

  • News: World Bank cut connection to IMF after "major" cyberattack

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has admitted to being the victim of a cyberattack so serious that its global partner the World Bank temporarily decided to cut all computer links between the two organisations.

  • News: IDC: Windows Phones to Overtake iPhone iOS by 2015

    The Windows operating system for smartphones is expected to gain market share in the next few years thanks to Nokia, eventually leapfrogging the iOS system used on Apple's iPhone. But Google Android will remain atop the field.

  • News: OS X Lion Features Could Make Google Chromebooks Tough Sell

    Apple's new version of its desktop operating system is expected to allow quick access to the Internet without having to log back in when your system is locked.

  • News: Les Paul Google Doodle Gets Permanent Home

    Google is paying homage to guitar legend Les Paul, and that is good news for anyone who wants a spot on the Internet to play Elvis' "Suspicious Minds" any old time.

  • Opinion: Day 11: Weighing LibreOffice as an Office Alternative

    Welcome back. For today's 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux post, I am taking a look at LibreOffice--the open source suite of productivity tools that comes installed by default with Ubuntu Linux. I examine how it works, compared with Microsoft Office, or my experience last month spending 30 Days With Google Docs.

  • Toshiba Qosmio X770 quad-core gaming laptops launch

    Toshiba has launched a 17in gaming laptop primed with 3D gaming and video playback support and up to 1.5TB of onboard storage. The Qosmio X770 uses a quad-core Intel processor and runs 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium



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