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  • News: Google Wallet Reality Check

    Google announced its wireless payment system on Thursday called Google Wallet that makes it possible for you to turn your phone into a wireless credit card. Sounds great, but experts say billfolds and credit cards aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

  • News: Hands-on with Amazon's Mac software store

    Amazon on Thursday announced its Mac Software Downloads store, the company’s latest attempt at competing directly with Apple’s various online media outlets. Hawking a modest selection of Mac applications, Amazon’s store can’t compete with the stocked virtual shelves of Apple’s Mac App Store, but Amazon's offerings do include several flagship products the company hopes will give its new service an edge.

  • News: Gmail to display context data about contacts in inbox

    Google will roll out over the next two weeks an interface module for Gmail that displays contextual information about people involved in a message's thread.

  • News: Senator blocks controversial copyright bill

    A U.S. lawmaker blocks a controversial copyright bill from going to a vote on the Senate floor.

  • News: Forrester calls Google's Chromebook 'corporate idiocy'

    Google's new Chromebook computers could prove costly to the company's business as users move away from the Web to a dependence on mobile apps.

  • News: iPad app offers Adobe Photoshop CS5 training

    Training company Infinite Skills has released an app for the iPad that offers over 13 hours of professional training in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

  • News: Intel 'would make custom chips' for Apple

    The story, "Intel 'would make custom chips' for Apple," posted Friday, misspelled the name of Stacy Smith, an Intel official. The second paragraph of the story has been changed and reads:

  • News: Microsoft seen not to blame for Skype rejecting open source company

    Microsoft has little if any influence over Skype until the acquisition is final, and has few good reasons to limit Skype's ability to work with third-party products.

  • News: Catch-up TV service SeeSaw to close next month

    Online TV catch-up service SeeSaw is to close next month after failing to find an investor or buyer.

  • Opinion: Day 26: OCR in Google Docs

    There are enough different features and scenarios to explore with Google Docs that 30 Days With...Google Docs only scratches the surface in some ways. For example, here we are with 25 days down and a only a handful to go and we haven't yet examined the OCR (optical character recognition) feature.

  • Opinion: Navigate Office Documents Freely With Office Tab Free

    What's one of the most annoying things about Microsoft Office? How difficult it is to keep track of all the documents you have open. Wouldn't it be nice if you could see them all as separate tabs, in the same way you can see different Web sites in a browser? With Office Tab Free (free), you can do exactly that. It comes in 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

  • Opinion: Rumor: Sony NGP Memory Halved to Battle Nintendo 3DS

    I'm sure you've heard Nintendo's 3DS isn't doing as well as Nintendo hoped. There's GameStop, complaining 3DS sales are "lagging from what the expectations were in the US." There's Nintendo, admitting late last month that the system's selling much slower than hoped. And then there's the rest of us, who like the 3DS well enough, but--we're smack in the midst of mainstream opinion here--told you most of the launch games were a letdown, because they were.

  • News: NFC Smartphone Payments Taking Off? Not So Fast

    Waving your smartphone to board an airplane has practically become an everyday event, but if you want to buy a cup of coffee before the flight you might want to have cash or a credit card handy. The momentum of mobile payments is actually slowing down rather than surging ahead, according to a recent study from ABI research. Perhaps there will be better luck next year, when mobile payments will take off, ABI says.

  • News: Treasury employee erroneously emails inflation information

    An employee of the Treasury has accidentally emailed confidential inflation figures to nearly 400 people, it has emerged.

  • News: NASDAQ former exec used wifes online account for insider trading

    A former executive at NASDAQ has pleaded guilty to insider trading, allegedly using his wife’s online brokerage account on his work computer.

  • How-Tos: How to create an email signature in Hotmail

    We've already shown you how to access the signature function, which allows the same piece of text to be automatically pasted that the end of every email created, in Google's Gmail. However, Microsoft's rival webmail service, Hotmail, also offer the same function. Here's how to add signatures to any emails you create in Hotmail.

  • News: Google shuts off Chrome access to offline Gmail

    Google has dropped offline Gmail support in several operating systems until this summer, when HTML5 upgrade is released.

  • News: Memory encryption breakthrough claimed by NC State researchers

    Researchers at North Carolina State University claim they've achieved a breakthrough in how encryption can be used in technology called non-volatile main memory, which is seen as an eventual replacement for conventional dynamic random-access memory.

  • News: Key lessons learned from Sony hack-fest

    The relentless cyberattacks against Sony should have businesses planning now what they will do when they, too, run afoul of ideologically motivated adversaries, experts say.

  • News: Learning to hack takes just 15 minutes

    Learning how to hack into any web-based account takes just 15 minutes, says CPP.



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