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  • Opinion: Photos to movies: How to transform images into a motion picture

    When reviewing photos using the LCD on the back of my camera, it's fun to keep the navigation button held down and let the camera quickly zip through all the images. Especially since I frequently shoot in burst mode—holding the shutter button to shoot several shots in succession—the effect is like watching a stop-motion animation movie.

  • News: Hactivists did not cause Twitter outage

    Twitter is to blame for a temporary outage, not a hactivist group that claimed it took down the site in a distributed denial-of-service attack.

  • News: FDA eye on medical device software after recall link

    The Food and Drug Administration is knuckling down on software quality in medical devices after finding that nearly a quarter of recalls are due to a software failure.

  • How-Tos: How to Manage Your Business's Online Reputation

    As a small-business owner, you're no doubt aware that virtually everyone turns to the Internet to conduct research before buying goods or services. And on the Web, your business is only as good as everyone says it is. In 2011, Inc. magazine reported that 97 percent of consumers used online searches to find local businesses. The information about your business that's available on the Web is absolutely critical. If you're not keeping a close eye on your company's online reputation, you might as well hang up a "Sorry, We're Closed" sign.

  • News: Oracle's Hurd to spell out new 'customer experience' product strategy

    Oracle is planning to build on its acquisitions of companies such as ATG, Fatwire and RightNow with a new product strategy centered around "customer experience management," as co-president Mark Hurd will explain on Monday during an event in New York.

  • News: Mozilla's new silent update fails to boost Firefox 13's uptake

    Mozilla's new silent updater has not sped up the migration to Firefox 13, according to usage statistics compiled by an Irish metrics company.

  • News: Google Nexus 7 tablet leaks ahead of Google I/O

    Google's rumoured Nexus 7 tablet's specification, price and image have been leaked online.

  • News: EU regulators side with Microsoft in IE10's 'Do Not Track controversy

    European regulators have urged an Internet standards-setting body to let Microsoft set users' preferences for the "Do Not Track" privacy feature in the upcoming Internet Explorer 10.

  • News: 7 steps to social media stardom

    Social media is taking up more and more of our time, both at home and work. Many enterprises have even started to treat social media tools as mission-critical, meaning that if you don't start mastering them, your lack of knowledge could impede your career.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's Surface Tablets: What Experts are Saying

    While nearly a week has passed since Microsoft announced its Surface tablets, details about the slates remain sketchy. What isn't sketchy, though, are the strong opinions of technology watchers about the new devices.

  • Opinion: Apple Patent That Could Mess With Data Profilers a Good Sign

    Apple's patent for techniques that would make data profiling more difficult foreshadows a possible future in which at least one big business sides with consumers and fights against the increasingly bothersome and widespread practice.

  • News: SITA CTO: Be prepared, Apple will make NFC happen this year

    Jim Peters, CTO at SITA, told delegates at this year’s Air Transport IT Summit in Brussels that they need to be prepared for the proliferation of near field communications (NFC) technology, which he predicts will become widespread before the end of the year.

  • Opinion: Sony and LL Cool J Rap It Up with Web-Based Music Collaboration Bundle

    Dr. Dre may have his Beats brand, but LL Cool J was aiming not to miss any as he showed off Future Sounds My Connect Studio, a $900 software and hardware bundle that allows musicians in two different locations to mix and collaborate on the same song at the same time.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: New Mac reviews, email advice, and Surface thoughts

    This week, Microsoft unveiled its potential iPad competitor, we put several new Macs to the test, and we offered some advice on no longer using email for everything. Let's dive in!

  • Opinion: Mass Effect 3 Gets Expanded Ending Sequence; Available June 26

    Game developer BioWare is releasing an expanded ending sequence for Mass Effect 3 following negative feedback from players.

  • News: Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 Metro App Ecosystem Set to Grow

    With the unveiling of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft completes the circuit it promised last fall at its BUILD developers conference. Even though the company took a meandering, lumbering route, today we're seeing a compelling combined desktop and mobile vision coming from Redmond. Between the Surface tablets shown off earlier this week and Windows Phone 8 -- together with Windows 8 -- Microsoft appears to be setting itself up well for the post-PC, cross-platform world. And if Microsoft truly fulfills its potential to unify platforms, that will give its operating systems a distinct edge and grant users a clear benefit.

  • News: TfL considers move away from Capita

    Transport for London’s CIO, Steve Townsend, has confirmed to Computerworld UK that he is considering a move away from a contract with Capita Business Solutions that is due to expire in 2013, where it provides the organisation with an information management system.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Veni, vidi, vici

    The App Stores come to more than 30 new countries, Facebook comes to a deal with a new recruit from Apple, and Acer's founder comes to terms with the new Microsoft. The remainders for Friday, June 22, 2012 have yet to come to their senses.

  • News: Verizon gives Motorola LTE Razrs their GSM wings

    Verizon Wireless is activating GSM roaming capability for the first time on LTE handsets, turning on radios that were already built into the Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx.

  • News: Twitter stumble causes outage, not hactivist

    'It's imperative that we remain available around the world, and today we stumbled,' VP of engineering writes in reference to 'cascading bug'


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