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  • News: Slacker launches Slacker Premium Radio on-demand service

    On Tuesday, Slacker launched Slacker Premium Radio, a $10-a-month on-demand tier of the company’s music-streaming service.

  • News: UK CIOs are expansionist: IBM survey

    Global research on CIO perceptions identifies four approaches

  • Opinion: UI Problems Mar Jv16 PowerTools

    Jv16 PowerTools 2011 ($30, 60-day free trial) is a utility suite which includes many useful tools for performing all kinds of system maintenance, from temp file cleanup to startup management. Unfortunately, it also has a number of issues, giving it the feeling of something rushed to market a little bit before QA was finished with it.

  • Opinion: Baby Named After Facebook 'Like' Button

    An Israeli couple has reportedly named their baby daughter "Like," after Facebook's Like button.

  • How-Tos: Six unexpected uses for the Application Switcher

    You’ve probably got the basics of the Application Switcher down pat by now: press Command-Tab to see a bar full of running-application icons and keep Command down as you tap the Tab key to quickly switch to the application of your choice. But, as with everything on the Mac, the Application Switcher can do more than you might guess.

  • Opinion: Rumor: Apple Hosting Special Retail Event this Weekend

    Thursday will mark the 10th anniversary of Apple retails stores, and Apple is preparing for a special event to celebrate the event. Staff has been mobilizing at Apple stores around the country, preparing for a hardware-related launch, "a solid Apple source" told BoyGeniusReport.

  • News: Sony Defends PSN Welcome Back

    Some gamers were left unsatisfied by Sony's offerings for its Welcome Back program. Sony has attempted to justify some of its decisions.

  • Opinion: PSN Apology: What Else Would You Have Sony Do?

    Now that the PlayStation Network’s back, Sony’s trotting out something it's calling a "PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customer Appreciation Program," prompting cries of "too much" or "too little" in certain press channels.

  • News: Researcher hacks Facebook to expose rival's photographs

    An Australian security researcher has compromised Facebook security in the most personal way imaginable, publically ‘hacking’ private photographs posted to the service by the wife of a disliked rival security professional.

  • News: It's the human threat, stupid

    Eric O'Neill, the former FBI operative who played a crucial role in the arrest and conviction of FBI agent Robert Hanssen for spying against the U.S. for the former Soviet Union and Russia, says security can't rely on tech alone.

  • Opinion: Dell Teases MacBook Air Rival with Facebook Video

    Dell has teased its upcoming XPS 15z ultra-thin laptop on Facebook, posting photos and a video to pique consumer interest. The 15.6-inch laptop sports a slim and streamlined design and, like the late Dell Adamo, is meant to take on the MacBook Air.

  • News: SAP goes after Oracle's database with ASE

    SAP will finish porting its ERP (enterprise resource planning) application to the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database later this year, giving customers now running Oracle and other platforms a lower-cost alternative, the company announced Tuesday during the Sapphire conference in Orlando.

  • News: Apple and Google to face another Senate privacy hearing

    Barely a week after sending its vice president of software, Bud Tribble, to Capitol Hill for a hearing about location data, Apple is due back before the Senate again. This time around, Apple is sending Catherine A. Novelli, its vice president for worldwide government affairs; the topic for the May 19 hearing is Consumer Privacy and Protection in the Mobile Marketplace.

  • Opinion: HP Outlook Gloomy: Can Tablets, WebOS Turn Things Around

    HP cut its forecast for the year by a billion dollars, and HP CEO Leo Apotheker issued a gloom and doom memo warning staff that times are tough. With consumer demand for PCs, and business demand for tech services down, can HP get back on track with the TouchPad tablet and its gamble to put WebOS on PCs?

  • News: Facebook fights California privacy push

    California is considering legislation that would tighten Facebook's privacy practices, and the social network is not happy about it.

  • News: California's Proposed Online Privacy Act Faces Opposition

    Facebook, Twitter, Google and others are worried about a proposed California law that would impose new privacy regulations on social networks, stop personal data from being displayed without your consent, and give new powers to parents over their kids' profiles. If social networks failed to live up to any of the bill's requirements, the companies would face a fine of up to $10,000 for each violation.

  • News: UK businesses warned to comply with EU cookie law

    The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner has told IT businesses to stop complaining and get on with allowing Internet users to opt out of receiving cookies from corporate websites warning that they cannot rely on browser settings to do the job for them.

  • News: HP reports revenue and profit up in Q2, but lowers forecasts

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  • News: SAP revs up mobile application strategy

    SAP is giving its ongoing push into mobile applications an extra shove with a series of new products aimed at verticals such as utilities, energy, retail and manufacturing, the company announced Tuesday during the Sapphire Now conference in Orlando.

  • News: Researcher: Dropbox misrepresents security features

    Cloud data storage and synchronization company Dropbox has been hit with a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company has deceived consumers about the level of encryption security it offers.



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