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  • News: Patent-challenging site expands its focus

    Patent challenge website Article One Partners expands its service.

  • News: Spending on new software projects rises, survey says

    For the first time, companies around the world are planning to spend as much on new software projects as they do maintaining existing systems, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

  • News: Apple's Jobs to unveil Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud next week

    Apple will lift the lid on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud, the company's upcoming cloud services offering, at the opening keynote of the WorldWide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week.

  • News: Intel to add new hibernation features to PC chips

    Intel is adding a pair of new features to chips used in notebooks and netbooks, one of which will allow the devices to turn on within five to six seconds after being put in hibernation mode.

  • News: UK developing cyber-weapons, Armed Forces minister admits

    The U.K. Government is developing a "toolbox" of Internet cyber-weapons that could be used to attack other countries, Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey said in an admission that the military now treats the Internet as a battlefield like any other.

  • News: More malware apps sneak into Google Market

    More malware targeting Google Android devices but pretending to be legit apps managed to sneak into Google Market over the long holiday weekend, and Google did take steps to yank them, according to a mobile security firm.

  • News: Jobs to keynote Apple WWDC, introduce iCloud

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will introduce the iCloud service, as well as updates to OS X and iOS

  • Opinion: MSI Shows Off Slew of New 'Vaporware' Tablets

    MSI is revealing a variety of new products at the Computex 2011 conference this week, including a variety of tablet models. The real question, though, is when--or if--they will even be available, because MSI has been 'unveiling' tablets for over a year now.

  • News: Apple will replace faulty MacBook bottom cases

    MacBook owners who've noticed that the rubber bottom of their laptops have begun to separate from the case now have some recourse. On Tuesday, Apple announced a free MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program to help quell any separation anxiety.

  • How-Tos: How to set an 'Out of Office' in Gmail

    There's nothing worse than sending an email to someone, but it goes unanswered. You can never be sure if they've overlooked it or they're away on holiday and without access to email.

  • News: Nokia confident about first Windows Phone arriving in Q4

    Nokia has "increased confidence" that the first of its smartphones with Windows Phone will ship in the fourth quarter, the company said on Tuesday.

  • News: Seven Mac Gems for a steal

    Mac Gems articles are almost exclusively reviews, but I'm going to make an exception today, because I came across a great Mac Gems deal: Until the end of the day today (May 31, 2011), Apparent Software has teamed up with several other software developers to offer the Productive Macs bundle, a collection of eight software titles. If you bought these eight applications separately, they'd cost $221, but until the sale ends later today, the bundle price is only $30.

  • Opinion: Twitter to Launch Photo-Sharing Service, Reports Say

    Twitter is set to launch its own photo-sharing service this week, according to reports. Twitter has been slowly invading the territory of third-party developers who built on their platform, and the release of its own image-sharing service will endanger popular services such as Twitpic and Yfrog.

  • News: BlueStacks Merges Android and Windows

    Android smartphone applications are rapidly emerging as powerful and widely adopted business tools, while Windows PCs comprise the vast majority of small office networks. But so far, the two environments have remained largely separate, which also adds to the workload of those who have to manage small business networks.

  • How-Tos: Automator workflow of the month: Create to-do items anywhere

    One of the main reasons Mac users avoid Apple's automation utility, Automator, is because they believe that to do anything worthwhile with it, you have to create complex workflows. If you count yourself among this group, allow me to disabuse you of the notion by providing you with a one-step-yet-useful workflow that allows you to create iCal to-do items from within any application. This workflow makes it a cinch to keep track of all the little things you need to do, but might otherwise not take the time to enter into iCal.

  • News: Apple Unveiling New Software on June 6

    Apple has announced that it will be showing of a selection of "next generation software" at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 6. "So what?" you might think -- until you look at the timing.

  • News: Jobs WWDC keynote to highlight Lion, iOS 5, iCloud

    With less than a week to go before the kickoff of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, you may have been looking at the schedule and scratching your head. Would there be a keynote? Who would be hosting? Consider your concerns assuaged, as Apple on Tuesday announced that its conference will begin with a keynote by CEO Steve Jobs on Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. Pacific. And if that's not enough, Apple's press release also revealed that the company will be discussing iCloud, its forthcoming cloud services offering.

  • Opinion: Sony Promises PlayStation Store Back this Week

    Finally. The PlayStation Store should be back this week--one month after the PlayStation Network was hacked and shuttered--along with anything else still missing in action, says Sony. A press release dropped through the official PlayStation blog Monday signaled the online service's return to full health by June 5th in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, though excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

  • News: Socitm urges better use of shared services

    Socitm has published the full version of its strategy document - "Planting the Flag: the Strategy for ICT-enabled local public services reform" - urging councils to make more use of shared services.

  • News: Intel's Ultrabooks: What You Need To Know

    Intel on Tuesday announced a new class of ultraportable laptops called Ultrabooks that promise longer battery life, are less than 0.8-inches thick, and priced under $1000. Intel announced the laptops at Computex 2011 and said Ultrabooks will merge the performance capabilities of modern laptops with "tablet-like features such as instant-on functionality." Intel is making a big bet on the new-ish laptop category and predicts that 40 percent of consumer laptops sold worldwide by the end of 2012 will be Ultrabooks.


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