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  • News: Open-source data mapping tool CartoDB provides customizable views

    Vizzuality launched an open-source data-mapping tool CartoDB this week, promising an easy and customizable way for users to display their geospatial data.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Glassy-eyed

    Google thinks the future of technology is only a little better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, while the company's CEO says Apple fronting on Android is just that--a front. And Apple holds the keys to the kingdom, where the kingdom equals "your data on iCloud." The remainders for Wednesday, April 4, 2012 are the keymaster--are you the gatekeeper?

  • News: Masters golf tournament gets into the swing of things on iOS

    From the green jacket bestowed on the winner to tournament officials' insistence on referring to spectators as "patrons," The Masters golf tournament is one of the most tradition-bound sporting events in the U.S. But that hasn't stopped the tournament's organizers from embracing the iOS platform. And this year is no exception.

  • News: New Microsoft tool maintains Windows user settings in virtual environments

    Microsoft virtual Windows environments need not require a lot of manual configuration to customize applications and update operating system preferences each time users log in thanks to a product being added to the Microsoft toolbox.

  • News: New SwiftKey 3 Keyboard App for Android Kills the Need for Spacebar Accuracy

    SwiftKey just re-invented the way that you type on your Android phone or tablet with SwiftKey 3 Beta. This latest version of SwiftKey's Android keyboard has a new feature called "Smart Space" that allows you to just type continuously without having to remember to insert spaces between words.

  • News: Microsoft acquires 20 new Windows security ideas for $13,400 each

    Microsoft has received 20 submissions in the $268,000 contest it hopes will result in new security technologies being baked into Windows, a company security strategist said Tuesday.

  • News: Oracle's Mark Hurd spells out analytics vision

    Oracle rolled out a series of announcements aimed at portraying itself as the industry's dominant player in business analytics on Wednesday, as well as one relevant to customers of rival SAP.

  • Opinion: For a Truly Private Social Network, Try RetroShare

    It's a rare week indeed that doesn't bring forth some fresh privacy scandal, and creepy apps like Girls Around Me are only one small part of the problem.

  • Opinion: 5 Hot iPhone Apps that Android Still Lacks

    With Instagram's arrival on Android, some snobbish iPhone users are making their disdain known for the new users who they claim are crowding and disrupting the Instagram social order.

  • How-Tos: How To Update Your PC's BIOS

    Your PC doesn't immediately launch into Windows when you first turn it on; first it must run a more rudimentary bit of code called the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). The BIOS code is stored on a chip on your motherboard, so it's more precisely described as firmware. The BIOS works by identifying all of your computer's components and letting Windows know how to work with them.

  • Opinion: How to make Lion's desktop spaces stick

    Reader Bradford Poirier likes a feature introduced in Lion, but finds one of its behaviors distracting. He writes:

  • News: Oracle frees Ops Center for existing customers

    Organizations running a lot of Oracle gear and software could now get some management assistance from a software program that Oracle has made free for customers.

  • News: Facebook, Twitter are life lines as tornadoes wallop Texas

    As tornadoes ripped through Texas on Tuesday, people took to social networks to warn of advancing storms and to help their neighbors.

  • News: Firefox makes progress on Metro version

    A preliminary version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser designed to work with Microsoft's Metro interface for Windows 8 is up and running, according to a blog post from platform engineer Brian Bondy.

  • News: Mozart on the mousepad

    If you like the idea of going to an orchestra concert but hate the thought of having to watch flesh-and-blood musicians perform (two words: spit valve), an event called SLEO may have you covered.

  • Opinion: Nokia Lumia 900: A Review Round-Up

    The Nokia Lumia 900 might be the best Windows Phone so far, but it’s still no match to the iPhone or the high-end Android smartphones, according to initial reviews of the device, which is due to go on sale April 8. If there’s something going for the Lumia 900 though, is the price: the 4G LTE phone will cost just $100 with a two-year AT&T contract, which is half of what you would pay for the latest iPhone and up to a third of some 4G Android phones.

  • News: Government CIOs Insist on Business Case for Mobile Deployments

    As federal agency and department CIOs develop a government-wide mobile strategy, IT leaders face concerns about device flexibility and solid use cases.

  • Opinion: When and why to use group email services

    Like everyone else, I detest spam, and I seldom opt in to receive marketing email, even from companies I like and do business with regularly. Even so, I do look forward to receiving periodic newsletters from nonprofit organizations I support, tips on using some of my favorite applications, announcements of upcoming events at the library, and yes, even the occasional notification of big discounts on products I have a special interest in. If your business or organization wants to send messages like these, a group email service, which manages the entire process for you via a friendly Web-based interface, may be just the ticket.

  • News: Shell Oil targets hybrid cloud as fix for energy-saving, agile IT

    To address soaring data storage and major power consumption issues, Shell Oil has turned to the public cloud to become more agile in deploying application and development services.

  • News: FileMaker spruces up its look with FileMaker 12 release

    No matter what device you’re using to access a database, FileMaker wants the finished product to look good. And so the latest update to the software maker’s flagship database product puts an emphasis on design features regardless of which platform you’re using.



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