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  • News: Mozilla challenges Android with new web OS

    Mozilla has announced an audacious project to build an open source smartphone and tablet operating system to rival the increasingly cosy three-way domination of Android, Apple’s iPhone and Windows Phone.

  • News: John Riccitiello: 4-5 Year Console Cycle is 'Gone Forever'

    Speaking with investors and media yesterday, EA's CEO John Riccitiello has highlighted the increased pace of development and change in the industry.

  • Opinion: Quit apps without Lion remembering their open windows

    One of Lion’s new features is Resume, which automatically reopens every window you last had open in a given application when you relaunch it. That’s magical sometimes—when you relaunch Safari or Word and welcome the sight of all your last open documents. Other times, though, it’s annoying: Say you opened a dozen PDFs in Preview, and now you’re finished, and you know you don’t want them to reopen the next time you launch the app. Hints reader xplora discovered the delightfully simple solution.

  • News: Four Lion Terminal hacks

    Lion's great, but some of us prefer mucking with the behind-the-scenes stuff with our operating systems. We've found a variety of Terminal tricks that can tweak various Lion behaviors. (Note that with some of these commands, Terminal may complain that a "default pair does not exist." Fret not. Run the command a second time and the error will go away.)

  • News: Prototype drive-by attack shows mobile threat

    In an analysis of current mobile security, one firm finds 8 percent of apps send off sensitive identifiers and demonstrates a possible drive-by attack vector.

  • News: How to make Lion more like Snow Leopard

    So you’ve downloaded Lion from the Mac App Store, and updated your Mac. You’re delighted by many of the new features, but there are some that rub you the wrong way. You may wish you could revert some of them to the behavior they had in Snow Leopard. Maybe you just can’t get used to the changes, or perhaps you simply don’t find them appealing. Here’s a look at some of the many new features that you can revert to the Old Way. While it may be a good idea to get used to the way Lion does certain things, it’s certainly understandable that you might want to change some of them back—I know I did.

  • News: Facebook Targets Google+ Users With Business Friendly Page

    Facebook introduced "Facebook for Business," a step-by-step guideline and tips page for small businesses using Facebook on Tuesday. This news is interesting, Colleen Taylor from GigaOm points out, primarily because it comes in the days after Google+ purged its social network of business accounts.

  • Opinion: EA: Game Console Cycle Has 'Gone Forever'

    Here today, gone tomorrow, that—in so many words—was what EA CEO John Riccitiello had to say about video game consoles in an earnings call yesterday. Riccitiello was on the phone to discuss EA's fiscal 2012 first quarter, which he described as "ahead of expectations," led by strong sales of digital games and the release of first-person sci-fi puzzler Portal 2 ("Portal 2: A Little Better All The Time"). He also name-checked Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic (he says EA's "bolstered by strong preorders" for both) and, no surprise here, said the company was "pleased" that the NFL lockout had ended (it wrapped up Monday, though the Salt Lake Tribune [

  • News: Passwords in Mac OS X can be pilfered with new tool

    A company that makes password recovery tools has released one that can snatch passwords from a locked or sleeping Macintosh running Mac OS X Lion by plugging another computer into the Mac's FireWire port. The attack technique is several years old and the only way to defend against it is to turn the Mac off.

  • News: India's HCL questioned in phone hacking scandal

    India's HCL Technologies has been questioned by the U.K. Parliament's Home Affairs Committee inquiring into a phone-hacking scandal, following allegations in Parliament that the outsourcer was involved in destroying data on behalf of News International, the company at the center of the hacking investigation.

  • Opinion: Why the mobile software world needs Boot to Gecko

    Mozilla's attempt to create an open, web-based OS for mobile devices can only be a good thing for software developers. Here's why.

  • Feature: 8 great websites for book reviews

    PC Advisor readers reveal their favourite literary and book-review websites.

  • News: Dominos Pizza delivery of IT to outsourcers is 'crucial to resilience'

    Domino’s Pizza has said that a move to cloud computing, and the outsourcing of a number of its key IT elements, are crucial steps to providing “resilient” and “flexible” technology as it grows its business.

  • News: Nominate your top technology woman

    All women working in IT, computing or the high-tech industry are invited to become nominees for the Technology Woman category of the 2011 Network of Aspiring Women Awards (NAWA).

  • News: Computing student creates own work experience

    A City University computer science undergraduate has launched a free, student volunteer-led IT support service across a number of UK universities.

  • News: London 2012 IT contract extended with Atos

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has extended a contract with outsourcer Atos to cover Paralympic events at the London 2012 Olympics.

  • News: Small software firms missing out on tax relief, warns Grant Thornton

    Small UK software developers are missing out on a tax break designed to encourage research and development, according to experts.

  • News: Pittsburgh looks to save money with Gmail migration

    In an attempt to get away from paying for high-priced email administrators, the city of Pittsburgh is looking to save money and move to the cutting edge with a migration to Google Apps.

  • News: SAP tying analytics to Google Maps, Earth

    SAP is planning to connect its analytics software with Google's Maps and Earth software, allowing users to mine insights from plotting business data against locations around the world, the companies announced Wednesday.

  • How-Tos: How to turn an image black and white

    If you want to give your digital photographs an 'arty' feel then converting a colour image to black and white is one of the best ways to achieve this.


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