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  • News: Ubuntu to feature command line shortcuts

    Canonical will outfit the next release of its Ubuntu Linux OS with a new type of interface that will allows desktop users to execute functions for any program through a command line interface, or by voice command.

  • News: Lookout Mobile Security launches Threat Tracker for Android

    Lookout Mobile Security has launched Mobile Threat Tracker a new app for devices running Google Android that allows you to see the latest security issues.

  • News: Flexibits releases Fantastical 1.2

    Developer Flexibits on Tuesday released version 1.2 of the company's flagship product, Fantastical ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ). The app, which won a 2011 Editors' Choice Award, provides a menu-bar-based calendar and a running list of upcoming events, letting you manage your calendars without having to open your standard calendar program or website. You can even create new events by typing natural-language descriptions. The program supports calendars hosted by iCal, BusyMac’s BusyCal, or Microsoft’s Entourage or Outlook, as well as those hosted by MobileMe, iCloud, Google Calendar, or Yahoo Calendar.

  • News: PaperPort Notes adds Dragon Dictation to iPad app

    Nuance has upgraded its new PaperPort Notes note-taking iPad app, integrating the company’s much-lauded Dragon Dictation software—making it possible for users to speak their notes and see them appear as text.

  • News: Microsoft reveals launch date for next-generation SQL Server 2012

    Microsoft has announced a March 7 online event for the launch of SQL Server 2012, the next generation of its database product.

  • News: One in five US iPhone 4S buyers goes for 64GB model

    One in five US buyers of Apple's iPhone 4S opt for the highest capacity 64GB model, according to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

  • News: Joomla gets search, database reinforcements

    The newly released edition of the Joomla open source content management system now comes with a new search engine, and can use Microsoft SQL Server or PostGreSQL, in addition to MySQL.

  • News: Android and Windows Phone creep up on Apple iOS

    The future is looking less than rosy for Apple's iOS mobile platform, if new research reports by analyst houses Ovum and IHS iSuppli are to be believed.

  • How-Tos: How to back-up your files in Windows 7

    When it comes to using your PC, organising how and when your data is backed-up is one of the most important processes you need to implement. Microsoft has made it very easy to set-up a back-up in Windows 7.

  • Opinion: Quickly create new Sticky notes

    The Stickies app built into Mac OS X isn’t for everyone, but its devotees—and I count myself among them—can’t live without it. Using the app, which lets you play Post-It-style notes on your desktop, is pretty simple. But a pair of hints from Keir Thomas’s excellent Mac Kung Fu streamlines the steps for starting a Sticky so simply that you’ll soon be Stickying more speedily than ever before.

  • News: Online Tool Converts JavaScript Bookmarklets into Chrome Extensions

    Google Chrome users can now turn JavaScript bookmarklets into Chrome extensions in just a few clicks thanks to a new tool created by U.K.-based Web developer Peter Legierski. The process is not as easy as installing a Chrome extension, but it isn't much harder than attaching a document to an e-mail. If you want to give it a try, here's how you can use it to make more space for bookmarks or just banish Chrome's bookmarks bar altogether.

  • Opinion: Crysis Team Developing A Free-To-Play Shooter Called Warface

    Sometimes a game is so good, you don’t even need to play it to praise it. At least that's how the staff of China’s IT community portal (and general tech news hub) Yesky seems to feel about Crytek’s new free-to-play game Warface. According to Yesky's “2011 annual horizontal evaluation,” the game’s graphical fidelity makes it the most-anticipated online first-person shooter in China. The editors at Yesky have singled out this otherwise-unkown game for its visual effects, notably the flashy lighting, shading and motion blur, and have gone so far as to compare it favorably with the visually stunning (and decidely not free to play) Crysis 2.

  • News: IBM, NEC team on OpenFlow

    IBM and NEC have partnered to offer OpenFlow-based networking products to joint customers.

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: Five free apps for astronomy

    There's thousands of apps available that let you do everything from save money to watch TV on your smartphone.

  • News: Welfare to Work programme hit by IT delays

    The government's control over its Work Programme, a 'welfare to work' scheme, is being hit by IT rollout delays.

  • News: Asda in £500m investment for high tech depots and stores

    Asda is set to create 5,000 jobs and invest £500 million this year, as part of a programme to open stores and overhaul distribution centres with IT-driven 'cross docking' capabilities.

  • Opinion: Use Your Photo Editor to Add Water Reflections

    Most of us use a photo editor for touch-up work--fixing red eye, straightening a crooked photo, perhaps even some color correction. Last week, for example, I explained some simple ways to clean up a portrait by removing red eye, whitening teeth, and erasing skin blemishes. But programs like Adobe Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and GIMP can do so much more. What if you wanted to add a reflection to a photo, for example, as if your scene were surrounded by water? Today I'll show you how to do it using Photoshop Elements, and it'll take about five minutes.

  • News: Location-based app for CPR responders spreads to second city

    A location-based phone application that alerts people trained in CPR when someone nearby is having a heart attack will be spreading from San Ramon, California, to San Jose by mid-February, according to San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price.

  • News: Remains of the Day: A picture is worth $100 million

    Apple wants to stop Kodak from bankrolling its recovery on patents that it may not own; one company says people are downloading those new iPad textbooks like they're going out of style; and blazing fast Wi-Fi may be coming to a Mac near you sometime this year. The remainders for Monday, January 23, 2012 are wireless and fancy free.

  • News: Senator questions ethics of alleged LightSquared lobbying

    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Monday that the owner of LightSquared and a possible representative of the company may have broken ethics rules when they contacted his office about winning approval for LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network.



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