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  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 23: A Camera Isn't Just for Photos

    Once upon a time, I used my smartphone camera to take pictures of things so I could share them on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, With Windows Phone 7 "Mango" I can still do that, but "Mango" also comes with a whole new bag of tricks for the camera that are much more useful. For today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post I will take a look at some of the more creative ways "Mango" uses the camera.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Hulu hoops

    Any potential buyers of TV-streaming site Hulu are going to have to play by its terms, it seems. Elsewhere, Facebook seems to have re-friended Apple, and you’ll soon be able to multitouch your Android phone as much as you want. The remainders for Tuesday, September 27, 2011 are just touched that you thought of them.

  • News: Mango Arrives with a Wi-Fi Tethering Surprise

    It's here. Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" started rolling out to devices today, and it brought a few surprises along for the ride.

  • News: Microsoft signs Android licensing deal with Samsung

    Microsoft has signed a cross-license patent agreement with Samsung Electronics that grants Microsoft royalties from Samsung's Android-based smartphones and tablets, Microsoft said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • News: Fujitsu prepares for court battle over NHS IT dispute

    Fujitsu is preparing to take the Department of Health (DH) to court over a £700 million dispute related to the NHS’s controversial £12 billion National Programme for IT (NPfIT).

  • Opinion: Troubleshoot a BIOS Error, Create a First-Aid USB Drive

    Since I last ran a reader Q&A a few weeks ago, I've received another compelling question. Reader Robert has an older Emachines desktop that recently developed a problem: "I installed a driver updater tool, and when I deleted it, it did something that changed my BIOS. The black screen appears when I boot up and reads: 'System BIOS shadowed. Check time and date settings. System CMOS checksum bad--default configuration used.'"

  • News: Microstrategy targets Excel users with Cloud Personal BI

    Microstrategy is hoping to get its BI (business intelligence) software in front of people looking to get more out of Microsoft Excel with a new service, Cloud Personal, that is being offered at no charge.

  • News: Gov't issues FOI research guidance in wake of 'climategate'

    The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on freedom of information legislation and potentially valuable research information for the higher education sector.

  • News: This is What's New in The Witcher 2 Version 2.0

    CD Projekt Red has released a full list of the changes which will be made to The Witcher 2 when its Version 2.0 launches tomorrow.

  • D-Link DIR-645 Wireless N Router with SmartBeam technology launched

    D-Link has launched the DIR-645 Wireless N Router, which features the company's patented SmartBeam technology.

  • News: Video: Obama talks about jobs bill at Linkedin

    U.S. President Barack Obama visited Silicon Valley on Monday to answer questions about creating jobs in America.

  • Opinion: RIP iPod? Not So Fast

    As the iPod’s 10-year anniversary looms next month, some are preparing to say goodbye to the popular media player credited for boosting Apple’s fortunes over the past decade. But don’t shed a tear for the iPod. Even though the line has not received any groundbreaking updates lately, the iPod lives on in Apple’s touchscreen devices.

  • Opinion: Must I Give Up XP?

    Spiderowych asked the Windows forum if he will be "doomed" if he doesn't upgrade from XP to Windows 7.

  • Opinion: Sites Loading Slowly? Blame McAfee SiteAdvisor

    True story. I'd been getting fed up with Firefox, in part because it was acting sluggish and flaky, so I decided to give Google's Chrome browser a try. And by "try," I mean make it my primary browser for a couple weeks.

  • Opinion: UltimatePointer Goes After Nintendo's Wii Remote

    Hey Nintendo, you've been served, and I don't mean in terms of swinging a virtual racket with your Wii Remote (though the latter's surely related). Noticed by Gamasutra, it seems a company called UltimatePointer has the famous Japanese game maker in its crosshairs over patent claims relating to the Wii's wireless master controller.

  • News: Easier ways to read files on the go

    When you want to read your documents on the go, it's awfully convenient to do so in the iOS iBooks app. To get a document onto your iPhone or iPad, save it as a PDF file, drag that file to your iTunes library, and then sync it with your iOS device. Unfortunately, when you do this, you can lose something in the translation, including live links and audio and video files. If you’d like to save a more interactive version of your files and web pages to iBooks, there’s an alternative. Create an ePub version of your document.

  • News: Visa launches Android person-to-person payments app

    Visa Europe introduced an Android application on Wednesday that lets users send money to other Visa cardholders over their mobile phone, with security measures in place to alert users of possible fraud.

  • News: Juniper takes on Cisco, HP in 'simple' networking

    Juniper this week unveiled a portfolio of switching, wireless and security products designed to enable enterprises to easily deploy them and then ensure management and security of all connected mobile devices.

  • Feature: Do the Police need a warrant to search a smartphone?

    Road safety charity Brake has revealed that more than a quarter (28 percent) of UK drivers admit to texting while at the wheel.

  • News: Intel drops MeeGo mobile OS, backs Tizen against Android

    Linux Foundation and Limo Foundation are rebooting their efforts to compete with Apple and the Android camp by merging MeeGo and Limo into a new operating system called Tizen, with the backing of Intel and Samsung.


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