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  • News: Apple confirms iWeb hosting, iDisk to end in 2012

    iWeb publishing, MobileMe Gallery, and iDisk will all disappear as the company sunsets its current online service in favor of iCloud, according to a new MobileMe transition guide Apple published on Friday.

  • News: Team Fortress 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

    Yesterday's news that Team Fortress 2 was to go free to play seems to have gone down well with the community. For the first time in a very long while, Counter-Strike has been knocked off the top spot of the Steam most-played list.

  • News: Brown v. EMA Verdict Next Week

    The high-profile "California v. Video Games" Supreme Court case is finally coming to a close, with a verdict expected next week.

  • News: Sonic Games Discounted

    To celebrate Sonic's 20th birthday, Sega has decided to discount a range of Sonic-related titles on PSN and the Xbox Live Marketplace.

  • News: PCI Council says mobile payment apps can meet security standard

    The PCI Council Friday released a list of mobile payment app types that are eligible to meet its security standard; analysts critical of incomplete list.

  • Opinion: Nevada Passes Robotic Driver Legislation

    Nevada is now the first state in the U.S. to legalize driverless, autonomous cars. Nevada Assembly Bill No. 511 (PDF) was passed Thursday, authorizing the Department of Transportation to draft a new set of regulations and rules governing self-driving vehicles.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro X

    Coinciding with this week’s release of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has posted well over a dozen new Knowledge Base articles detailing various quirks of the new software. I’ve summarized the key issues below. I follow that with a brief look at users’ largely negative assessment of the update.

  • News: The iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week of June 24

    With the celebration of the summer solstice having passed, the iOSsphere is heating up with new and newly recycled iPhone 5 rumors.

  • News: Apple patches 36 bugs in Snow Leopard, preps OS for Lion upgrade

    Apple on Thursday released the final feature update for Snow Leopard as it prepared users' Macs for the upcoming Lion upgrade set to ship next month.

  • Samsung Chromebook Wi-Fi edition goes onsale in UK

    Samsung has started selling the Wi-Fi version of its Chromebook laptop in the UK. The 12.1in screen laptop has a 1280x800-pixel non-reflective screen and weighs 1.45kg. The Google Chrome OS laptop will also be offered in a Wi-Fi+3G version.

  • News: HP Readies Pivot to Bolster TouchPad

    When Hewlett-Packard's iPad challenger, the TouchPad, arrives on July 1, the tablet will have to struggle in a limited pool of apps, just like its Android counterparts. At the core of the iPad's success, the App Store is the steam powering developers' engines to make cool apps for those who shell out upward of $500 for a tablet--but HP does not have that for the TouchPad.

  • News: LG Electronics Returns to Laptops

    LG Electronics is planning to venture back into the laptop business this year, after having exited the segment around two and a half years ago. The company may launch new laptops globally in as little as two mmonths, according to a report from CIOL.

  • News: The Week in iPhone 4 Cases: Ooh, that smell

    This week's roundup of iPhone 4 cases features more nostalgia, more luxury, and more odors. Intrigued? Read on.

  • Opinion: Rumor: Free-to-Play Coming to Xbox 360

    Good news, gimme-free-stuff fans: It sounds like Microsoft's planning to invite the Xbox 360 to the free-to-play party soon. Develop reports the company's actively working with developers to get the free-to-play ball rolling, prepping a micro-transaction backend for Xbox LIVE to facilitate an incremental-spend customer engagement system.

  • News: Hacker Civil War Heats Up

    In the midst of all the high-profile hacks rolling out almost daily, a hacker civil war is also under way. It's become almost as hard to keep up with the number of attacks carried out against hackers as it is to track the plethora carried out by hackers. Multiple hackers have claimed responsibility for disabling the Lulzsec website this week, while other hacking groups have made it their mission to reveal the real-world identities of Lulzsec members.

  • News: Aerohive updates its 802.11n WLAN software

    Aerohive Networks this week released new wireless LAN software, with new mobile device management and spectrum analysis features.

  • News: LightSquared proposes spectrum change to allay GPS concerns

    LightSquared announced it will change its spectrum use and lower the power of its LTE radios, to allay concerns that the wholesale wireless network will interfere with GPS radios. But it may not be enough to satisfy the company's critics.

  • How-Tos: Upgrade Your Motherboard

    The motherboard is probably the most complex PC component to upgrade, but modern operating systems and standards have taken much of the pain out of swapping in a new one. (Even so, ancillary issues such as software activation make the task of upgrading a motherboard more annoying rather than less.)

  • News: Control Your PC from a Tablet

    Tablets let you take work on the road, but they can't replace a desktop or laptop for every function. The next best thing to having a PC on hand, perhaps, is the capability to control your computer remotely from a tablet.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 23: Would You Like Some Wine With That

    Over the course of the three weeks I have been using Ubuntu so far for the 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux series, there have been sporadic comments suggesting that I just run this app or that app in a virtual Windows environment from within Ubuntu. So, today I am taking a look at Wine.



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