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  • News: Sony Hit with $1bn Lawsuit

    A Canadian law firm, representing a plaintiff who claims Sony has breached her privacy, is suing the company and all its subsidiaries for $1 billion Canadian dollars.

  • News: Apple May Provide Over-the-Air Updates for iOS, Mac OSX

    Apple will provide over-the-air updates for iOS 5, while the upcoming version of Mac OSX Lion will be delivered via the Mac App Store, according to two separate reports. Instead of having users chained to iTunes for their iOS updates, Apple may introduce wireless OS updates, removing the need for a computer in the process.

  • How-Tos: How to turn off location-tracking on a Google Android phone

    Smartphones, and those running Google's Android are no exception, offer many location-based services that utilise the location of your handset, determined by GPS satellites, during web searches and other net-based activities to ensure the results are more tailored to the user.

  • News: Sony demands legal protection after PSN hack

    'Without strong criminal laws and enforcement of these laws, there will not be any meaningful security on the internet,' Sony says after PSN breach.

  • How-Tos: How to roll back a faulty Windows Update

    I'm trying to start up a C-Media AC 97 audio device as downloaded from Windows Update. I've got the device enabled as advised by the Startup menu, but it doesn't start and I now have no sound on my computer. The computer is an Advent 7012 running Windows XP Service Pack 3

  • How-Tos: How to install Windows on an SSD

    My computer dual-boots Windows XP Professional and Windows 7 on two one-terabyte hard drives. The XP drive contains many programs that I use frequently, but it often reports problems with applications not responding properly. To overcome this, I bought a 128GB solid-state disk (SSD) on which I'd like to install XP Professional and a few selected programs. The new disk has a drive letter and is ready for use, but I'm not sure how to set about it.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week - 5 May 2011

    It's been a busy week in the Twitterverse, and like many fans of the micro-blogging site, we at PC Advisor have been avidly reading the thoughts of others, as well as posting some of our own musings. So here's our five favourites from this week.

  • News: Apple iOS update stops handset tracking user's location

    Apple's latest software update includes a fix that stops the iPhone tracking the location of users.

  • Video: Intel 3D transistor promises processing speed boosts

    The new chip technology, called tri-gate transistors, replaces flat, two-dimensional streams of transistors with a 3D structure.

  • News: Intel to use 3D transistors in chip production

    Intel is to start use 3D transistors in its chip manufacturing process, which could potentially make PCs, smartphones and tablets faster and more power-efficient.

  • News: 'WebDaV is bad,' says security researcher

    Should we hate WebDAV for security reasons?

  • News: Apple wins points for quickly squashing location tracking bugs with iOS 4.3.3

    Apple's quick response to concerns about user location tracking via its iPhones and iPads – in the form of iOS 4.3.3 released Wednesday – is earning the company praise from mobile industry watchers.

  • Opinion: Tougher Standards to Make Better Accountants

    The International Accounting Education Standards Board late last month released for comment its proposed revision of IES-6, the International Education Standard for Assessment of Professional Competence. The IAESB develops education standards and guidance for use by member organizations of IFAC, the global organization for the accountancy profession. (The AICPA is an IFAC member.)

  • News: Finance Lessons from Abbottabad?

    Corporate finance lessons from the dramatic turn of events in Abbottabad, Pakistan, may be few and far-between this week. But among the reports from the tech-based IDG network of publications, as well as from Bloomberg News, are numerous articles that should have more than passing interest for CFOs.

  • News: Konami's E3 Event Screening Worldwide

    This year, you can watch Konami's presentation at home, or at screening events in big cities. Yes, really.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Mystery spot

    Has the mystery of the white iPhone's delay been solved? Mayhaps. But the mystery of when the iPhone 5 will arrive is still up in the air, and the iPad is perplexing members of our government. The remainders for Wednesday, May 4, 2011 are a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma.

  • News: Age discrimination not rife: recruiters

    When Computerworld asked a local IT recruitment firm to comment on a legal case in the US involving a 58-year-old, who is suing outsourcer Infosys over alleged age discrimination in the hiring process, the company's opinion sparked a flurry of comments on our website.

  • News: RIM Improves Social Networking for Consumers and Enterprises

    It wasn't too long ago when mega-social-network Facebook was only an experimental service used by a group of Harvard students. And Twitter was just a word used to describe birdcalls. But much has changed in the social networking space over the past three years. Just ask BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's (RIM) Tom Goguen, the company's first VP of Social Networking and Collaboration.

  • News: Isis says carrier-backed mobile payments 'accelerated,' not 'dialling back'

    Isis, a mobile commerce joint venture of three major wireless carriers, has been working for months to engage Visa, MasterCard and major U.S. banks in smartphone payments with near field communication (NFC) technology, an Isis executive clarified late on Wednesday.

  • News: Myki remains as Vic Govt spares IT

    The Victorian Government will retain the myki public transport smart card system, despite cost blowouts and failure to satisfy commuters.



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