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  • News: Facebook acquires start-up friend.ly

    Facebook has acquired friend.ly, a start-up that created a Facebook app designed to help users pose questions to online friends.

  • News: Mozilla relies on search deals for 98% of revenues

    Mozilla today said that income from its search partners, including rival browser maker Google, increased by 19% last year.

  • News: Carriers offer products to help businesses adapt to workers' smartphones

    U.S. wireless carriers are making more products and services available to businesses to integrate and support their workers using wireless smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Google, Samsung right to delay Nexus Prime, analysts say

    Steve Jobs' was praised worldwide as a business visionary following his death last week. Analysts say Jobs' death also had immediate business impacts for both Apple products and those Android-based machines sold by rivals.

  • News: Macworld Superguide sale: Save on 16 popular titles

    Here at Macworld, we pride ourselves on offering helpful tips, tricks, and information not only through our magazine and on our website, but through our popular Superguide book series. As we approach our sixth anniversary, we're moving our webstore; to celebrate, we're cleaning house and offering you, our readers, up to 50 percent off 16 of our Superguide titles, available as printed books and CDs.

  • News: Quicken 2012: A Lot to Offer the Budget Weary

    Despite a few blemishes and competition from free cloud-based services like Mint.com (also owned by Intuit), Quicken 2012 offers well-integrated "old school" software that's still the best at helping you budget and control your debt.

  • News: AT&T's Toggle to deliver enterprise apps to Android phones

    AT&T on Monday announced plans to offer a new service, called Toggle, that will securely run enterprise apps like email on any Android phone a worker chooses to buy.

  • News: 1M iPhone 4S pre-orders prove naysayers wrong, say analysts

    Critics who last week lambasted Apple's new iPhone 4S as a lukewarm upgrade have been proved wrong by record first-day sales, analysts said today.

  • News: iOS Developer Claims Publishers Are 'Buying Their Way Up the Charts'

    Hungry Shark developer Future Games of London claims that independent developers are having an increasingly tough time in the App Store marketplace.

  • News: Google Targets JavaScript with Dart

    Google today pulled the wraps off an "early preview" of its Dart programming language. Dart is squarely aimed at providing an alternative to JavaScript, which has become the "lingua franca" for developers of web applications, but a nettle to Google.

  • News: Homeland Security Develops a 'Pre-Crime' Detecting Machine

    Here at GeekTech, we glee over almost anything that gets us a little closer to a Minority World-esque technology. But there’s also the whole pseudo-utopia created by pre-crime detection by psychics. Well, it turns out we’re pretty close to that aspect too, but instead of precogs the Government is using technology.

  • How-Tos: Convert PDFs to Word (and other formats)

    While the PDF file format is a great tool for sharing documents while retaining their formatting and for assuring that documents aren’t changed (contracts, for instance), sometimes you need to use the text from a PDF. You may need to copy a paragraph, a page or more, and edit it in a Microsoft Word document, or in another word processor or text editor. While you can select text in a PDF, chances are that this text will be seriously munged. You’ll often see odd breaks, or no breaks at all, and styles will be lost. There are ways, however, that you can convert a PDF to formatted text. Here’s how to do this.

  • News: Kenyan banking security regulation spurs growth of data centers

    The Kenyan government's regulations for back up and disaster recovery plans in the banking sector has spurred growth in data centers, as businesses move to comply to new rules.

  • News: African states urged to ratify Budapest Cybercrime Convention

    The Council of Europe (CoE) not to be confused with the more powerful European Union (EU) is leading the rest of the world in a push to have more countries ratify the Convention on Cybercrime. CoE's former Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal affairs, Head of Economic Crime Division, Alexander Seger, was recently in Nairobi for the sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Seger now heads CoE's new cybercrime division as the organisation reorganised itself to put more structure on cybercrime.

  • News: IBM plans to change Nairobi to a smarter city

    "A city is made of man-made systems" says Tony Mwai, General Manager IBM who describes a city as a system of systems where each of them has its own information needs.

  • News: Nokia Siemens introduces Liquid network solution

    "Every day one quarter of the world's population connects via Nokia Siemens broadband networks", says Nokia Siemens African region CTO Karri Kuoppamaki. Recently the company acquired Motorola's network division to capture new customers from Japan and North America markets.

  • News: LulzSec leader holds onto Sun email

    The 4GB worth of email stolen by the LulzSec hacking group from The Sun earlier this year are sitting on a server in China, according to "Sabu," the outfit's alleged leader.

  • News: Samsung confirms Nexus Prime launch delay out of respect for Jobs

    Samsung has confirmed that it decided to delay the launch of the Nexus Prime handset, which will be the first to run Android 4.0 - aka Ice Cream Sandwich - out of respect to Steve Jobs.

  • News: Microsoft Preps Big Win Phone 7 Push Heading into Holidays

    Brace yourself for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 onslaught. In the coming months Microsoft will make a big holiday push that will extend into early 2012 in an attempt to win over converts to its new mobile operating system. Andrew Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone Division, has been busy recently spreading the gospel of Phone 7 and dishing on Microsoft's mobile plans, according to a number of reports.

  • News: Netflix Kills Qwikster DVD Plan

    Netflix announced Monday it is abandoning its plan to spin off its DVD video rentals into a separate service called Qwikster and will instead continue to host on Netflix.com its streaming and DVD-by-mail rentals -- but the unpopular summer price hike remains.


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