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  • Feature: Five of the best iTunes downloads

    Whether you use iTunes to manage the apps and music on your iPhone or iPod, or you simply use it to play digital content stored on your PC, Apple's music management software is use by plenty of computer owners. Here's five free downloads, plus a piece of software you can trial, that help makes iTunes better.

  • Magellan eXplorist GPS devices plot new course

    Navigation hardware company Magellan has launched a new range of satellite navigation products for those who like to be outward bound. The eXplorist range makes use of Ordnance Survey maps

  • News: Bing uses Facebook social data to strike at Google

    In another shot at their common rival Google, Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up again to make Bing's search engine more social.

  • News: PCS Union website downed by ideological DDoS

    The prominent Public and Commercial and Services union (PCS) is struggling to get its website back online after being hit by a huge DDoS attack nearly a week ago.

  • News: Microsoft software satisfaction rating hits record high

    Americans are more enamored than ever with Microsoft's software, according to a national customer satisfaction survey released today.

  • News: NASA's Endeavour carries tiny, space-traveling satellites

    As NASA's space shuttle Endeavour is carrying prototypes of fingernail-sized satellites that are expected to someday travel to Saturn.

  • News: Microsoft adds Chrome support for online Office apps

    Microsoft will release the first service pack for Office 2010 in late June, when it will for the first time support Google's Chrome running the suite's online applications using SharePoint 2010, the company said Monday.

  • News: European Commission needs help on cloud computing strategy

    The European Commission wants feedback on how to manage its cloud computing strategy for Europe.

  • How-Tos: How to secure a Google Android phone or tablet

    Whether you paid a small fortune for the hottest Android device or got it for ‘free’ with a modest contract, it’s a good bet that the data stored on your mobile is at least as valuable as the hardware itself. If your phone or tablet is ever lost or stolen, you’ll either be glad you took precautions to protect all your content, or you’ll sorely wish you had. In this article, we’ll walk you through setting up Android’s built-in security tools and suggest a few third-party extras that can add valuable safeguards for your personal information.

  • How-Tos: How to insure an iPad

    One of the biggest benefits of tablet PCs, such as Apple's iPad, is that are lightweight enough to be taken on the go. But with prices around £400, it'll be a costly mistake if you misplace, accidentally damage or are even unlucky enough to have your tablet PC stolen. This applies to any gadget for that matter, whether it's your digital camera or your smartphone. So, do you need iPad insurance? There are a number of ways to insure your gadgets giving yourself an extra layer of protection should you run into trouble.

  • News: Brits use 115MB of data an hour on 'free' smartphone apps

    Free smartphone apps such as Angry Birds are costing Brits 115MB of data allowance every hour, says Virgin Media Business.

  • News: IP law should be changed to make 'ripping' CDs legal

    'Ripping' CDs or the process of creating digital copies of the tracks on a CD could be legalised under proposals in a new report on intellectual property.

  • News: Charities lacking 'cash and confidence' to adopt the cloud

    A lack of cash and confidence is making charities reluctant to try cloud services, according to research.

  • News: iPhone 5 to launch on 21 November - report

    A member of staff at mobile phone retailer Phones4U has reportedly let it slip that the next-generation iPhone will launch on 21 November.

  • News: Intellect: New areas of IT expenditure brightening outlook for industry

    John Higgins, director general of supplier body Intellect, has expressed a positive outlook for the IT industry in the coming years.

  • News: China's Web population a figure hard to pin down

    Depending on how you count, China can have as many as 450 million Web users, or just 300 million.

  • News: SA move to electronic vehicle registration accelerating

    The South Australian government has overhauled its online motor registration site, and launched an iPhone app, ahead of the abolition of light-vehicle registration stickers.

  • News: PSN Appreciation Program perks detailed

    In the wake of the PlayStation Network's untimely downtime, Sony has detailed its plans to win back the trust of the spurned consumer masses. (Spoiler: with free stuff.)

  • Opinion: Nook Color App Store Hits 1 Million Downloads in a Week

    Barnes & Noble announced Monday that he Nook Color App Store has reached the 1 million-download milestone. While that isn't much compared to the Android Marketplace or Apple's App Store, it's important to remember that the Nook Color accomplished this feat with a limited selection of apps and within just one week after the Barnes & Noble rolled out its over-the-air software update to its e-readers, allowing users to download additional apps.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Ultrathin Lenovo ThinkPad X1

    Lenovo officially announced the ultrathin ThinkPad X1--targeted toward both business and personal laptop users--on Monday. Besides being the thinnest ThinkPad to date, the X1 adds consumer features, such as a backlit keyboard, with enterprise-level security and other business capabilities. I got a chance to play with this 13-inch ultraportable and have to say the X1 may give the MacBook Air a run for its money.

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