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  • News: Report: FBI needs more skills for national security cases

    The multi-agency task force responsible for investigating attacks of national significance falls short, according to a government report.

  • News: How to capture audio with Soundflower

    Your Mac is capable of producing sound as well as playing sound channeled from outside sources—devices plugged into the Mac’s USB- and sound input ports as well as audio streamed from the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great if you could captures some of those sounds for later listening? You can. And you can for free with Soundflower. Here’s how it works.

  • News: Microsoft-RIM Alliance Is No Easy Boost for BlackBerry Brand

    In a move to secure fraying market share against their bourgeoning competitors, RIM and Microsoft are partnering. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise keynote earlier Tuesday at the Blackberry World expo in Orlando, Fla. Microsoft will integrate its Bing search and map application at the device operating system level, he said. "We're going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform."

  • Opinion: Wii Price Drop Confirmed, 'Select' Value Line Launched

    If you're thinking of buying a Wii, best to hold off a bit longer, because Nintendo just confirmed speculation its little white box would drop in price mid-May. As expected, that drop amounts to a 25% cut, from $200 to $150, and you'll be able to pick one up for as much starting Sunday, May 15th.

  • News: Osama bin Laden's Death a Boon for Online Crooks

    Intense public interest in the death of Osama bin Laden has created fertile ground for scammers looking to exploit the world's most wanted terrorist's death. Bogus images and videos of bin Laden's corps serve as bait for malware peddlers on Facebook and in e-mail inboxes. Major security companies and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation say gullible victims that click on links risk infection by Trojan software applications designed to infect your PC and monitor your online banking activity.

  • How-Tos: Use Automator to shoot a time-lapse movie

    Movies created through time-lapse photography can be stunning. And for some people in the sciences they can also be a useful tool. While there are a variety of applications that allow you to create time-lapse movies of your own, none of them are built into the Mac OS save this one: Automator. The following workflow allows you to automate not only the shooting of your images, but their conversion into a movie.

  • News: X Factor contestants warned after 250,000 data breach

    Would-be contestants of Simon Cowell's US X Factor might have got more public exposure than they bargained for with the news that the details of 250,000 of them have been lost after an attack on the TV show's database.

  • News: Microsoft issues first Windows Phone security update

    Microsoft has released the first security update for Windows Phone 7, replicating for smartphone users a patch the company gave Windows desktop users six weeks ago.

  • News: Business, IT collaboration drives new BI system at Toyota

    A business intelligence project at Toyota Motors challenges a growing perception that IT organizations are no longer able to keep up with the BI demands of their business units.

  • HTC Sensation gets Vodafone debut

    The 8Mp HTC Sensation Android Gingerbread cameraphone is to launch on Vodafone in the UK. Preorders are being taken ahead of its 19th May debut.

  • Feature: The five best downloads for programming

    Whether you're a beginner or a pro at programming and software development, there's some great free tools available to help make your job easier. Here's five of the best.

  • How-Tos: How to arrange and order files in Windows 7

    I have transferred a large number of slides on to my new Windows 7 laptop. In XP, I was able to sort them into a logical order in several different folders by dragging-and-dropping photos into their required position. Windows 7 seems to want to auto-arrange them. How can I continue to arrange them as I wish? I don't feel comfortable tweaking the Registry, as some forums have recommended.

  • How-Tos: How to view battery usage on an Apple iPhone

    Smartphones are known for zapping their battery power pretty quickly . However, most handsets, including Apple's iPhone, offer a battery usage option that displays which services or functions of the phone are using the most battery life. Here's how to view your battery usage statistics.

  • How-Tos: How to email images and documents with Windows Live Mail

    I am unable to send pictures or documents to Windows Live Mail using the 'Send to' instruction. Live Mail is the default program, but the options are greyed out and can't be altered. I have tried using Windows Live Photo Gallery and Word.

  • News: Spotify gets iPod, iPhone and Android syncing

    Swedish music streaming service Spotify is hoping to rival Apple by giving all of its users the ability to manage the tracks stored on their iPods, iPhones and Google Android handsets.

  • News: Fake bin Laden video is a virus

    The FBI has warned computer users that messages claiming to include photos and videos of Osama bin Laden's death actually contain a virus that could steal personal information

  • Opinion: RIM and Microsoft Alliance: Who Wins?

    Microsoft stands to gain from the alliance, but it's hard to see what value is there for RIM.

  • News: Syncsort offers Hadoop data sort alternative

    Users can swap out default Hadoop data sort for higher-performing solutions

  • News: Windows Thin PC shipping this quarter

    Microsoft has issued a release candidate of Windows Thin PC, a stripped-down version of Windows 7 for thin clients, and will make the software widely available by the end of this quarter.

  • Opinion: Lima: The Piracy-Free App Store for Jailbroken iPhones

    If you've ever jailbroken your iPhone, you probably know--and love--Cydia. While there have been a few alternatives over the years (such as Icy), the simplicity and polish of Cydia has cemented its reputation as the go-to iOS jailbreak app installer. The problem, however, is that Cydia not only makes it easy to install jailbreak-only apps, but DRM-stripped pirated apps as well. This has given jailbreaking a fairly deserved stigma in the eyes of Apple and many iOS developers, who obviously don't get paid for pirated apps downloaded from Cydia.



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