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  • News: Stevie Wonder sings Steve Jobs' praises

    Musical legend Stevie Wonder took time to heap praise on Steve Jobs and iOS devices at a surprise appearance in Los Angeles last weekend, according to reports.

  • News: Games for Windows Live Fraud Victim Told He Can't Be Helped

    Blogger and gamer Greg Knight found out the hard way how difficult it is to deal with the Live support team if you're a PC gamer who doesn't own an Xbox 360.

  • News: Oracle scoops up GoAhead Software

    Oracle is buying GoAhead Software, which makes products designed to help network equipment providers improve service delivery. Terms of the deal, which is expected to be completed before year's end, were not disclosed.

  • News: A deep dive into Windows 8 Developer Preview

    After spending several days with the Developer Preview of Windows 8 on a PC, it's clear that Microsoft's new operating system -- which offers two separate interfaces, Metro and Desktop -- is a transitional one between traditional computers and mobile devices. All of Microsoft's energy and creativity has been devoted to the new Metro interface; there's very little new of note for the old-fashioned Desktop.

  • News: TalkTalk most complained about ISP....again

    TalkTalk was the most complained about ISP between April and June this year, according to Ofcom.

  • Opinion: Sony's 'No-Sue' Defense: AT&T Did It, So We Can Too

    Sony, Sony, Sony...so your defense for sticking a "you can't sue us if you want to use us" clause in your PlayStation Network terms and conditions is essentially "AT&T got away with it, so we can, too?" This is what we get, people. Shame on us, because this is what we get.

  • News: Google chief promises Senate: We'll be good!

    While acknowledging that his company has extraordinary power and influence over the Web, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt yesterday promised the Senate that Google wouldn't be evil.

  • News: Patch Adobe Flash to Protect against Zero-Day Exploit

    Adobe issued a critical update today for its Flash Player software. The patch fixes six security vulnerabilities, at least one of which is a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild.

  • News: IronKey sells hardware divison to Imation

    IronKey is baling out of the business that made its name, selling its secure USB drive design to storage giant Imation as part of a strategy that will see it focus on services and software.

  • News: Facebook users offered app to scan for malicious links

    Facebook users worried about the risk of clicking on malicious links while using the social networking service are being offered a new app web that filters friend from foe.

  • News: OnLive Launches in the UK, Partners with Game Retailer

    OnLive's game-streaming service has officially jumped into Europe this week, bringing some special launch offers and a partnership with the Game Group.

  • News: Mobile Game 'Stardash' Brings Back the Game Boy Days

    Do you miss playing games in glorious four-shade monochrome? Then developer Orange Pixel has the mobile game for you.

  • News: Al Gore Says New iPhones to Launch in October

    Apple board member and former Vice President Al Gore says new iPhones (plural) are coming out in October, appearing to confirm a long-standing rumor about the next iPhone. Gore made reference to the rumored new Apple smartphones on Wednesday during a speech at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former VP was giving a public talk on environmental issues when he said, "Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug," according to several people who heard the speech, as well as a recording of the event that PC World was given brief access to.

  • News: Video: Google Wallet in action

    Google has launched its Google Wallet payment system to Nexus S 4G phones in the US. The phones also need NFC or near field communication, which is the way the phone communicates with the electronic payment system, called PayPass, at store checkouts.

  • How-Tos: Video: how to take out an eBook from your local library

    ...in the US at least. Thousands of libraries across the US can now loan ebooks through Amazon. They can be delivered to your phone, iPad, Kindle or PC/Mac and are free with your library membership. Check your local library for more details.

  • News: YouTube Adds 2D-to-3D Conversion Tool

    YouTube wants to improve on the lack of 3D content, which is one of the main barriers stopping mass adoption of the technology. The video streaming site is now making it easier for anyone to create 3D video content, without the need for special cameras, with a beta 2D to 3D conversion tool.

  • News: Oracle, Google fail to reach settlement in Android case

    Two days of face-to-face mediation talks between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page over the companies' Android mobile OS lawsuit have yet to result in a settlement, but the door is open for negotiations to continue, according to a document filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • News: Amazon launches Kindle e-book library lending

    Amazon has launched a new service that will allow US-based Kindle users to borrow ebooks from 11,000 libraries around the country.

  • News: Teradata's Aster analytic database gets appliance treatment

    Teradata is adding an appliance option for its Aster analytic database, giving it another potential weapon against rivals such as Oracle's Exadata, EMC's Greenplum and SAP's HANA.

  • How-Tos: How to activate call waiting on a Google Android smartphone

    The call waiting feature on mobile phones means that users who are already using their handset for a conversation will be alerted, usually by a series of beeps, if there's another person trying to call them at the same time.


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