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  • News: Cloud Cures Hospital's Ailing Email System

    Grady Health Systems recently installed a cloud-based version of Microsoft Exchange to update an email service that had become a huge headache for the company's medical staff and IT team.

  • News: Amazon unveils Kindle Textbook Rental

    Amazon on Monday announced Kindle Textbook Rental, which will enable students to save up to 80 percent off the retail prices of textbooks, by renting them as ebooks from the Kindle Store, instead of purchasing them outright. It’s like a library—only one that you pay for the privilege of borrowing from.

  • Opinion: Wipe an Old PC Before Saying Goodbye

    SistemError asked the Desktops forum how best to prepare two aging PCs for their new owners.

  • How-Tos: Recover a Stolen Laptop with Free LockItTight

    In the last month, two family members and one friend have had laptops stolen right out of their homes. Sadly, none of the systems were equipped with remote-monitoring software, meaning the chances of recovery are just about zero.

  • News: Best Voice Recognition Apps for Your Smartphone

    Voice-recognition software is nothing new. But put it on a smartphone, and it comes to life. All of the frustrations of trying to control your PC by voice--fiddling for a microphone, repeating yourself again and again, resisting the urge to relent and turn to your trusty keyboard--are eliminated when you use the same technology on your mobile phone.

  • Opinion: 12 Top Tech Rumors We Hope Will (and Won't) Come True

    The tech world loves rumors and spreads them incessantly, thanks to a seemingly endless outpouring of Internet blather about impending tech gadgets and gear.

  • News: Netflix raises rates for streaming, DVD subscriptions

    On Tuesday, Netflix hiked up its rates for combined DVD and streaming plans. Beginning immediately for new customers, and in September for existing customers, you’ll need to subscribe at least to an $8 DVD-only plan, an $8 streaming-only plan, or a $16 combined plan.

  • News: 6 simple steps toward IPv6

    Upgrading your Web site to support IPv6 doesn't have to be hard or expensive. Here are six simple steps toward adopting IPv6 from companies that are already offering IPv6 content:

  • News: Getting at the real truth about IPv6

    Is 2012 the year to invest in IPv6?

  • News: Activision Files Complaint Over ModernWarfare3.com

    It's a Modern Warfare 3 joke site littered with pro-Battlefield 3 propaganda, trolling fans of the former first-person shooter or anyone sensitive enough to take the bait, and now Activision wants it shut down—so much so that it's filed a domain name dispute with the National Arbitration Forum. The NAF describes itself as a litigation alternative, and specializes in domain name dispute resolution.

  • Opinion: iOS Patches Jailbreak Exploit, Is Quickly Jailbroken

    On Friday, Apple released a minor update to iOS, version 4.3.4. The update patched the famous PDF exploit used by JailbreakMe 3.0, which allowed users to jailbreak any iDevice (including iPad 2) through a website. Some bloggers purported the latest update would also quell future jailbreaks- which anyone following the cat-and-mouse game between Apple and iOS hackers should know would turn out false. Well, it did, and less than 12 hours after the release of 4.3.4, a jailbreak was released by RedmondPie.

  • News: Get to Work in the Virtual Sweatshop

    A new web-based game aims to educate children and teenagers about the ethics (or lack thereof) of the fashion industry.

  • News: Despite Microsoft gains, VMware still dominates virtualization market

    VMware is the primary hypervisor for 58% of organizations that use x86 virtualization software, with Citrix and Microsoft's Hyper-V splitting the rest of the market.

  • Opinion: Corel Painter 12's New Features Make Natural-looking Art

    The quest to use a computer to emulate natural artistic media is not a new one. The allure of painting with something "just like water color" has tempted both developers and users for years, and Corel Painter 12 ($429, 30-day free trial) brings this dream closer than ever before.

  • Opinion: Toshiba Thrive Tablets Comatose, Owners Say

    Owners of the recently released Toshiba Thrive tablet say the device has an annoying bug causing the tablet to refuse to come out of sleep mode. Forums on Toshiba's own site and third-party forums have numerous complaints from new Thrive owners complaining of the problem. "The white status light is blinking but pressing the On [sic] button does nothing requiring [a] reboot like a Windows computer," said Toshiba forum user sjwheat. The Thrive issue was first reported by Engadget.

  • News: Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion

    The sale of Nitel, Nigeria's incumbent telecom operator, has bogged down in confusion following the failure by Omen International Consortium to pay a US$105 million bid security to the Bureau of Public Enterprise.

  • News: Post-Novell, Xamarin readies Mono upgrade for developers

    Aimed at Windows developers, Mono 2.12 offers benefits for multicore PCs and for creating mobile and Web apps

  • News: Netflix to hit the UK in 2012?

    US movie streaming service Netflix is expected to hit the UK early next year.

  • News: Baidu offers beta version of its own web browser

    China's largest search engine, Baidu, has begun offering downloads of its new Internet browser, which boasts its own collection of 30,000" apps" that can quickly connect users to online games, videos and other tools.

  • News: Trademark owners can block misuse in .xxx domain

    Trademark owners can prevent their names from being misused in the new .xxx top-level domain by blocking these names, ICM Registry, the Florida-based registry operator for the .xxx top-level domain said.


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