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  • Opinion: Did Police Impersonators Try to Get iPhone Prototype?

    The case of Apple's second lost iPhone prototype just got even weirder, with one man claiming that police impersonators demanded to search his home for the missing handset.

  • News: Syncplicity expands its cloud storage to the iPad

    The cloud-storage service Syncplicity has revamped its iOS app, expanding the previously iPhone-only offering into a iPad-friendly universal version that will let users access their documents from just about any device they own.

  • News: Ex-employee wiped financial data from bikini bar

    At the Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas, you can get burgers and beer served to you by cute waitresses wearing denim shorts and bikini tops. And if you're David Palmer, a recently fired IT worker, you can also break into a U.S. military contractor's computer systems and wipe out payroll files, wreaking havoc at its customers.

  • News: Facebook CIO: Enterprises no longer organised to do business

    When you’re the CIO of Facebook, moving quickly is par of the course. Tim Campos, who took the stage for the second day of keynotes at Dreamforce 2011, said massive IT implementations take place in a matter of just weeks to months.

  • Opinion: WikiLeaks Leak of Its Leaks Puts Sources at Risk

    It is hard not to be the center of controversy when you're a site like WikiLeaks that specializes in exposing information that was never intended for the general public. The whistleblowing, freedom of the press advocate is in hot water again as it is the victim itself of a breach that exposed US State Department communications that had been leaked to it.

  • Opinion: Toshiba Portege Z830 Billed as Lightest 13-inch Laptop

    The flow of announcements of light and thin Ultrabooks is starting to strengthen after yesterday's Lenovo's IdeaPad U300s and today's introduction from Acer of its Aspire S3.

  • News: 'Ego' drives Oracle, law firm fracas over $1,500

    Oracle and a large New York law firm are in a legal dispute over US$1,500 that has likely already rung up many times that amount in costs, according to recent court documents in Oracle's lawsuit against third-party software support provider Rimini Street.

  • News: Running Windows on a Mac (Part 1): Lion vs. Win7 shootout

    If you're one of the vast number of Mac users who, like me, love Apple hardware but either hate Mac OS X or simply can't work with it for whatever reason (gaming? business policies?), running Windows on your Mac sounds like the perfect option.

  • News: UK charges two, arrests two more linked with Anonymous

    The story, "UK charges two, arrests two more linked with Anonymous," which posted to the newswire Friday, has been clarified in the first sentence of the fourth paragraph to refer to HBGary Federal. The fourth paragraph now reads:

  • News: Six energy-efficient data center practices

    Many data centers are up against the maximum electric power available to them from their utility. Others are facing management challenges: the amount of time to deploy new capacity, and to manage existing capacity and systems. And gains made by virtualizing and consolidating servers are often lost again as more gear is added in.

  • News: Internet clothing seller charged with wire fraud

    The owner of a defunct online clothing retail operation has been arrested and charged with wire fraud for allegedly overcharging customers by more than US$5 million.

  • News: A crash course in PostgreSQL, Part 1

    PostgreSQL is a first-rate, enterprise-worthy open source RDBMS (relational database management system) that compares very favorably to high-priced closed-source commercial databases. Databases are complex, tricksy beasts full of pitfalls. In this two-part crash course, we'll get a new PostgreSQL database up and running with elegant ease, and learn important fundamentals.

  • News: WiLan sues Apple, Dell, HTC and others

    Canadian patent licensing company WiLan has set its sight on a handful of technology companies, filing a patent infringement suit against Apple, Hewlett-Packard, HTC, Dell, Novatel, Sierra Wireless and others.

  • News: Child of Eden is $10 at Best Buy

    Rez successor Child of Eden is very good -- check out Ray's review to get the full story on what we thought of it.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Microsoft Outlook annoyances

    I've been using Outlook 2011 as my mail program since Microsoft released it as the replacement for Entourage last year. Overall, the transition from Entourage has been a smooth one. Outlook does have several quirks and omissions, however, that bother me on an almost daily basis. What is especially irritating about these quirks is that Entourage handled the same situations with no problem--making Outlook feel more like a downgrade than an upgrade. A few of the issues (such as the lack of a Resend command) have been remedied in subsequent updates to Outlook. But not all. Here are three that remain:

  • News: IT Outsourcing: What Can Be Learned from Midsize Companies

    While midsize companies came later to the IT outsourcing party than their big company counterparts, recent research shows that they may get more out of their IT services deals.

  • News: Customer leaves Apple Store with confidential data

    A man inadvertently walked away from an Apple Store in Conneticut with a hard drive containing confidential information, according to a report.

  • News: Apple wants to put USB 3.0, Thunderbolt in future Macs

    Apple is considering support for the USB 3.0 standard in its forthcoming Mac products, it has been reported.

  • News: Alleged LulzSec hacker 'Kayla' arrested by UK police

    Another two men suspected of involvement in attacks by Anonymous and LulzSec have been arrested by British police, bringing the total detained in an extraordinary week to seven.

  • News: Spinoff of Hactivist Group Anonymous Targets Celebrities

    A faction of the infamous hacktivist collective Anonymous appears to be branching off from the group's social responsibility mission and getting into the celebrity snooping business.



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