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  • News: Mac security software sales jump after Flashback infections make news

    Sales of Mac security software have jumped since the news broke last week about a massive malware infection of Apple computers, according to application statistics and some antivirus vendors.

  • Opinion: Say Goodbye to Ubuntu Linux 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat'

    They say that all good things must come to an end, and this week in the Linux world there's a perfect illustration.

  • News: Verizon Joins Competitors in Charging Upgrade Fees

    Verizon Wireless announced Wednesday that, like AT&T and Sprint, it would begin charging its existing customers an upgrade fee on phones purchased at a discounted price, rather than the full retail price, with two-year contracts. The policy starts on April 22.

  • News: Amazon copies Apple with in-app purchases

    Change means developers and publishers will be able to set their own prices.

  • News: Apple trailing Google Android in China

    Android market share grew from 33.6 per cent to 68.4 per cent of smartphone share in China by the end of last year. iOS ended 2011 with 5.7 per cent marketshare, behind Symbian on 18.7 per cent, but ahead of Windows Mobile on 1.2 per cent and BlackBerry on 0.1 per cent.

  • Opinion: Ham Up Your Video Conversations With Messenger Plus! for Skype

    Bored by Skype's plain-Jane interface? Wish you could jazz up your chats and calls just a bit? Then Messenger Plus! for Skype could be just the thing: This free application lets you add animations and effects to your Skype conversations.

  • News: Oracle previews MySQL 5.6

    Offering a glimpse of the new features some database administrators will be working with before too long, Oracle has posted a preview version of the next MySQL relational database management system.

  • News: Clock Is Ticking on XP--Time to Start OS Migration

    Tick, tick, tick, tick. That sound you hear is the clock winding down on the life of the Windows XP operating system. As of today, you have less than two years left until Microsoft will no longer support the OS. Two years may sound like a long time, but if you haven’t even begun to consider migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7, the pressure is on.

  • News: Nokia lowers Q1 financial outlook, stock price plunges

    Nokia's U.S. depositary shares today dropped 13% before the market opened, after the mobile phone maker lowered the first quarter 2012 outlook for its devices and services businesses. But it sold 2 million of its new Lumia phones during the period, about twice that of the previous quarter.

  • News: Business continuity emerges as latest IPv6 killer app

    IPv6 appears to have found a new killer app: business continuity.

  • News: Apple taking technical, legal action against Flashback malware

    Apple on Tuesday announced its intention to take action against the Flashback malware that experts say has infected up to 600,000 Mac computers around the world.

  • News: Java loses top spot in language index

    C takes the top ranking in Tiobe's monthly assessment on the popularity of programming languages

  • News: Nokia Offers $100 Credit for Lumia 900 Data Bug

    Nokia has confirmed data problems with its Lumia 900 phone that have prevented some users from connecting with AT&T's network. To make up for it, the company is offering a $100 credit to all users, regardless of whether they were affected.

  • News: Apple 'negligent' over Flashback Mac security threats

    Anti-virus giant Kaspersky Lab has criticised the speed of Apple’s response to the three-month-old Flashback security breach.

  • News: Mocana joins iOS app management party

    2011 was all about mobile device management (MDM), helping IT feel comfortable about all those iPhones, iPads, and the pending wave of Android devices on which their BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) tool couldn't enforce password, encryption, and other such policies. That's old hat now -- pratically a checklist technology to support mobile device heterogeneity. 2012 instead is shaping up to be about mobile application management (MAM), with a variety of vendors offering tools to control the apps themselves.

  • News: How to Choose a Cloud Hosting Service

    Not sure what cloud computing is, or how it can benefit your business? In this article, I’ll introduce you to the cloud, help you interpret the buzzwords, and explain how your business might save time and money using a cloud hosting service such as Windows Azure, Amazon EC2, or Rackspace.

  • News: How to Get Your Business Started on YouTube

    Making videos, much like Facebooking, blogging, and tweeting, is not an end but a means. It is a means of communicating with customers and marketing your wares. And it is increasingly a means of promoting yourself more visibly via search engines. On many a Web search, Google will place videos at the top of the results. This is common for many terms, and some have suggested that Web pages that contain embedded videos place higher in Google’s search results.

  • Opinion: Get the Best of Firefox 4 With Status-4-Evar

    Firefox is in a state of rapid updates, when it seems every month brings a new version to your screen. In the vast rush to get new features out there, older features, perhaps considered no longer necessary, are dropped by the wayside. Fortunately, the extremely robust plug-in ecosystem and developer community that keeps Firefox my personal browser of choice (winning me back from Opera solely due to some add-ons I found I couldn't live without) means that if there's a feature you like, someone will add it back in if it's gone. Thus it is with Status-4-Evar, which recreates the pre-Firefox 4 status bar widgets, but with improved flexibility.

  • News: Windows XP users reminded of two-year support deadline

    The two-year deadline for users of Windows XP and Office 2003 to abandon their software or face a life without official support started ticking on Sunday, Microsoft has reminded millions of customers.

  • Opinion: How to keep track of keyboard shortcuts

    If you’ve read much of my writing here at Macworld, you know I love using the keyboard as much as possible. I find that reaching for the mouse (or trackpad, as much as I love mine) slows me down and interrupts my flow. If you’d like to use the keyboard more and the mouse less, here are some ways to do just that—and some advice on how to manage your growing collection of keyboard shortcuts.

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