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  • News: Stealth startup invents 'do-it-all' analytics database

    A highly-touted Anglo-US startup has emerged from stealth mode this month with a new type of database design it believes can transform the way this class of software is used by many large companies.

  • News: Cloud CIO: The Two Biggest Lies About Cloud Security

    Survey after survey note that security is the biggest concern potential users have with respect to public cloud computing. Here, for example, is a survey from April 2010, indicating that 45 percent of respondents felt the risks of cloud computing outweigh its benefits. CA and the Ponemon Institute conducted a survey and found similar concerns. But they also found that deployment had occurred despite these worries. And similar surveys and results continue to be published, indicating the mistrust about security persists.

  • News: FIFA 12 Details Revealed

    It's that time of year again: the time when EA Sports makes up lots of important-sounding names for the "innovations" in the next FIFA soccer game.

  • News: Ace Attorney Movie Confirmed

    A few days ago, director Takashi Miike teased that he was working on a new movie that sounded distinctly Ace Attorney-ish. Turns out it IS Ace Attorney!

  • News: Dragon Age Complete Pack

    If you've never jumped into the Dragon Age saga, what better way to do it than with a pack that contains absolutely everything Dragon Age you can possibly think of?

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Mac Defender strikes again; Apple fights back

    The Mac Defender Trojan Horse phishing scam was back in the news this week. Twice.

  • How-Tos: Solve printing problems with Preview

    Sometimes documents just don't print properly. My latest example: After filling out an expense report in Microsoft Excel, I tried to print it, but the document came out cut off on all four sides. I tried printing it again, specifying in the printer dialog that I wanted to scale the document to fit on one page; it still didn't work. I didn't know where the fault lay: Was it an Excel issue, a printer issue, or something else? But I didn't have time to investigate; I needed to get that expense report in the mail. My solution: I remembered a recent hint about opening two copies of a PDF at once, and used a variation on that to get the report to print.

  • Opinion: 5 Unique Ways to Make Money Online

    Who says you can't make money online? Prison guards at a Chinese prison camp are reportedly forcing inmates to smash rocks by day and play World of Warcraft at night. The purpose of the all-night WoW sessions is to obtain virtual gold by completing in-game tasks. The prison bosses then turn around and sell the virtual gold in the real world making as much as $930 a day, according to the Guardian. Called "gold farming," the practice is not uncommon and it's believed as many as 100,000 full-time virtual gold farmers operate in China alone.

  • News: Study: App Store tops Android Market for making money

    It's far more common for apps in the iOS App Store to make money than it is for apps in the Google Android Market, according to a report published by Dutch mobile app store research firm Distimo. The firm's study contrasts Apple and Google's mobile app outlets (along with a few less popular ones), and reaches a variety of interesting conclusions.

  • News: African LTE rollouts delayed

    African telecom operators are not expected to embark on large-scale LTE (Long Term Evolution) deployment until spectrum costs, policy and regulatory issues are sorted, analysts say.

  • News: Microsoft downplays IE 'cookiejacking' bug

    Microsoft today downplayed the threat posed by an unpatched vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer (IE) that an Italian researchers has shown can be exploited to hijack people's online identities.

  • News: Lawmakers question AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile

    U.S. lawmakers question AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

  • News: PayPal, eBay sue Google over mobile payments secrets

    PayPal and parent eBay have filed a suit against Google and two former executives alleging that they have misappropriated their trade secrets in the area of mobile payments and point-of-sale strategies.

  • News: BT and TalkTalk to appeal against judicial review of Digital Economy Act

    UK ISPs TalkTalk and BT have revealed they are to appeal against the result of a judicial review into the Digital Economy Act.

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 27/05/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • News: NASA astronauts complete space station work

    Two space shuttle Endeavour astronauts Friday finished the final spacewalk of the craft's final mission.

  • Opinion: Asus Teases Smartphone-Tablet Combo, More

    Asus has posted teaser pics on Facebook for three new devices it will introduce at Computex the week of May 30: a smartphone-tablet mystery device, a revamped Eee PC netbook, and "a tablet that jumps out at you."

  • News: New malware scanner finds 5% of Windows PCs infected

    One in every 20 Windows PCs whose users turned to Microsoft for cleanup help were infected with malware, Microsoft said this week.

  • News: Apple to Mirror Music Libraries in Cloud Service

    Fresh details of Apple's plans for a cloud music service indicate, if accurate, that Google and Amazon's rival services will be eating iPod dust, at least temporarily. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple plans to allow users to mirror their local libraries into the cloud, removing the need to upload songs, and -- unlike Google and Amazon -- it has music labels' blessing.

  • News: Windows 8 Tablet Reveal? 4 Things We Want to See

    Next week could be a big one for Microsoft, as it's rumored to show off Windows 8 tablet software for the first time. Sources tell Bloomberg that a prototype Windows tablet will be demonstrated on hardware powered by Nvidia's Tegra processor, but the most important elements, for now, will be software and user interface. Here's what I'd like to see if Microsoft does reveal its tablet strategy at the [



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