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  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: When email duplication gets unruly

    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves." -- Cassius, in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

  • News: German gov't endorses Chrome as most secure browser

    Germany's cyber security agency today recommended that Windows 7 users run Google's Chrome browser, citing the application's sandbox and auto-update features.

  • News: Smartphone shipments outpaced PCs in 2011 for first time

    Smartphone shipments overtook personal computers -- including tablets, laptops, netbooks and desktops -- for the first time in 2011, according to Canalys.

  • News: Mobile devices drive Twitter use in Africa, report says

    The rapid increase in the number of mobile devices in Africa is driving growth of Twitter usage, as people in the region eagerly adopt social media communications, according to recently released research by Portland Communications.

  • How-Tos: Mac Basics: How to set up Time Machine

    One of the most important things to stay on top of is a regular system backup. If you’re new to Mac usage—or just never bothered to backup before—you’ll want to get familiar with a built-in Mac program called Time Machine. Time Machine works with your Mac and an external drive to regularly save important documents, photos, and even important system files. Apart from keeping spares of every file, Time Machine also keeps a record of how your system looked on any given day, making it easy for a full system restore if something goes wrong.

  • News: Readdle adds Remarks to growing field of note-taking apps

    Readdle has launched a new note-taking app for the iPad, one that lets users share notes with collaborators or view the documents as PDFs on their home computer.

  • News: More Details Emerge on the Fully Open 'Spark' Tablet

    Ever since the news broke last weekend that a fully open tablet is on the way, the excitement has been tangible in the Linux community.

  • News: Managing the unmanageable

    Cloud firewall management vendors unleash new wares aimed to taming virtual firewall sprawl.

  • News: Skype 5.8 For Windows Brings Facebook Video Calling

    Skype’s newest software for Windows allows you to make video calls to all your friends on Facebook, even if they aren't Skype users. Version 5.8 also brings full HD video calling (with compatible webcams), and group screen sharing as a premium feature.

  • News: Leaked EU memo highlights concerns over data retention law

    Digital rights groups in Europe have called for a ban on blanket data retention after a leaked internal memo from the European Commission admitted that there are significant problems with the current E.U. Data Retention Directive.

  • News: Windows Phone 8 Details Leak

    Deep integration with Windows 8 and SkyDrive, NFC support, and variable screen sizes for mobile devices are among the wealth of new features coming to the next version of Windows Phone, including according to two online reports. Speculation about what the next version of Microsoft's mobile OS, dubbed Windows Phone 8 and codenamed Apollo by the company, has been rampant for months.

  • How-Tos: Take Great Product Photos for Your Online Store

    When you're selling items on shopping sites such as eBay and Etsy, presentation and marketing are just as important as producing a high-quality product. Customers are bombarded with images of goods of all shapes and sizes. Since they can’t try things on or test them out, it's important for you to provide a clear, accurate, and appealing representation. Even if the cashmere scarf you knitted is beautiful in person, no one will want it if it appears out of focus, looks poorly lit, or sits wrapped around your unshaven friend’s neck.

  • News: VeriSign Hacked: What We Don't Know Might Hurt Us

    VeriSign – the company behind the root DNS servers that provide the foundation for the Web, and formerly the largest encryption certificate authority – has revealed that it was repeatedly hacked in 2010. Details are sparse thus far, but the revelation calls into question the security of the Internet itself.

  • News: Was Your Email Account Hacked? PwnedList Can Tell You

    If you have an account with a company whose servers have been hacked, it’s nerve-wracking to wonder whether or not your private data has been leaked onto the Internet. Thankfully, a new Web service seeks to aggregate all the leaked account data on the Internet and make it easy for you to check and see if you’re on the list.

  • News: RIM offers free PlayBook to attract Android developers

    Research in Motion is trying to woo developers by giving a free BlackBerry Playbook tablet to coders who port their Android application for its BlackBerry Tablet OS.

  • News: Presidential candidates' mobile websites still works in progress

    Despite pronouncements that they are pro-technology, all of the U.S. presidential candidates have made fairly feeble attempts at building mobile campaign websites.

  • News: VeriSign admits it was hacked in 2010 but managers not told

    Internet giant VeriSign suffered a series of data breaches in 2010 and even now senior executives are not sure exactly what was compromised, the company has admitted in a filing made to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • News: Government must do more to protect people from malware, say MPs

    The government has been urged by MPs to do more to protect the public from malware and other online attacks.

  • News: Glencore and Xstrata mining IT mix in £50bn mega merger

    Commodity trading and mining giants Glencore and Xstrata are in advanced discussions over an $80 billion (£50 billion) merger that is expected to precipitate a vast technology programme.

  • News: Enterprise agility through adaptive leadership

    Jim Highsmith is somewhat of a luminary in Agile circles. The co-author of the Agile Manifesto, which guides the Agile project management philosophy, is in Australia for the Thoughworks Live conference, which focuses on helping large enterprise be lean and innovative.



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