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  • News: Remains of the Day: Cruising altitude

    Greetings from high above the face of the Earth--37,102 feet, to be exact. It may only be Monday as I wing my way back to the East coast, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to talk about, whether it's rumors about the next generation iPhone 5, an exciting real estate investment for Apple, or a surprise visitor at the Apple Store. The remainders for Monday, May 23, 2011 have returned their tray tables and seat backs to the upright, locked position.

  • Opinion: eProductivity Stand-Alone Brings GTD to Lotus Notes

    It's been years since I was last forced to use Lotus Notes as my primary business e-mail system, and I don't miss it. But I still know more than a few professionals who depend on Notes for the bulk of their daily business communications, calendar tracking, and other essential work stuff. If you're a Notes user interested in bringing GTD to your inbox, eProductivity is definitely worth a look.

  • Opinion: Is Open Source Up to Par? Just Ask the DoD

    Last week provided a significant boost to open source software in the form of survey results suggesting that such technologies have now become a norm in the business world. Now, in what's perhaps an even bigger blow to proprietary vendors, none other than the Department of Defense has weighed in with its own support for open technology.

  • News: Rumor: Legacy of Kain Reboot?

    First Carmageddon, now Legacy of Kain? Did someone open a portal to 1997 when we weren't looking? What's next for the reboot treatment?

  • Opinion: Imaginary Phone Turns Your Hand Into a 'Touchscreen'

    So now that we've all got touchscreen smartphones, what's the future hold for handheld interfaces? If the Hasso-Plattner Institute has anything to say, it's probably something along the lines of use-your-palm-as-an-imaginary-phone.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Offers Students Free Xbox 360 with PC Purchase

    Student looking to buy a laptop or desktop computer this coming semester can pick a free Xbox 360 gaming console thanks to a pretty sweet Microsoft promotion. The Xbox deal is valid with the purchase of any Windows 7 computer starting at $699.

  • News: Norwegian military admits to March cyberattack

    The Norwegian military has admitted to being hit by a potentially serious targeted cyberattack attack in March, sources in the country have reported.

  • News: JANET network offers tablet 3G connectivity to college staff

    The JANET education network is providing remote mobile access to academic and support staff through an agreement with the 3 mobile network.

  • News: HP sets sights on beating the iPad

    HP wants to emulate its success in the PC market in the tablet market, putting an end to the iPad's dominance.

  • How-Tos: Importing clips into iMovie for iOS

    Old college chum, Steve Adams, struggles with a seeming limitation of iMovie on his iPhone. He writes:

  • Opinion: Rooted Android Devices Blocked From Movie Rentals

    Bad news, hackers: It looks like the honeymoon with Android is over. As Android Central points out, rooted devices are being blocked from renting movies from the Android Marketplace. Rooted devices that attempt to download a movie are pinged with the following message: "Failed to fetch license for [movie title] (error 49)."

  • News: Oracle sued by university for alleged ERP failure

    Montclair State University is suing Oracle over an allegedly botched ERP (enterprise resource planning) software project, saying a series of missteps and delays could ultimately cost the school some US$20 million more than originally planned, according to a complaint filed last week in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

  • News: Siemens' 'damage control' response to SCADA bug frustrates researcher

    Siemens said it intends to fix a vulnerability discovered in its industrial control system products, but the NSS Labs researcher who found the bug says the company seems to be downplaying the seriousness of the problem to save face.

  • News: As end to unlimited data nears, Verizon touts Usage Controls

    Verizon Wireless released a new video today reminding customers about Verizon's $5-a-month Usage Control service, which can help parents and others control voice, text and data usage per line.

  • News: Google touts growth of e-book service and store

    Google's eBooks electronic bookstore now contains about 3 million free titles, up from 2 million when it was launched in December.

  • News: Firefox 5 Beta Available Now, but Not Much to See

    Mozilla is on schedule with the Firefox 5 beta, but getting there meant leaving out the fancy future features we've previously heard about.

  • News: Updated Apple Store app adds in-store, BTO options

    It’s not just Apple’s retail stores that underwent a bit of a makeover over the weekend. The company’s Apple Store iPhone app scored a few updates of its own.

  • News: New Angola computer law could have effect on social media

    In the face of an upsurge in African cybercrime targeting the financial sector and uprisings meant to force regime change in many African countries, the Angolan government has approved a computer crime law that is expected to have a ripple effect in the region.

  • News: APB Reloaded Open Beta Launches

    The relaunched free-to-play version of APB launches into open beta today, offering a wide selection of new game mechanics over Realtime Worlds' original.

  • News: Cloud software lets voters participate in redistricting

    As the 2010 U.S. census results arrived in March, Los Angeles County's politicians started ramping up for redistricting -- the once-a-decade, computing-intensive, often contentious process of geographically carving up the populace into discrete parcels of voters.



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