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  • 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.

  • News: OpenStack Essex release is most stable yet, supporters say

    The latest version of the cloud operating system OpenStack, known as Essex, will be released on Thursday, and supporters say that its stability should encourage larger deployments.

  • News: Sophos buys mobile device management vendor Dialogs

    Sophos has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Dialogs Software, a mobile device management vendor based in Dortmund, Germany, the security firm announced on Monday.

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best web-design software?

    PC Advisor reviews the best web design software packages you can use.

  • News: Misys: CVC and ValueAct drop out of bidding war

    Vista Equity Partners has been left as the only contender in the bid to buy Misys, after rival private equity firms CVC and ValueAct Capital abandoned their joint effort.

  • News: Study: Geolocation apps draw users, despite privacy concerns

    Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal safety, according to a survey conducted by ISACA, a nonprofit group that focuses on risk and security management.

  • News: Facebook to help third parties use location-related data

    Facebook will soon add place objects to its Open Graph API, making it easier for third-party developers to link their data about locations such as concert venues to Facebook users' personal posts.

  • Opinion: Spec Showdown: Nokia Lumia 900 vs. the Competition

    Nokia's flagship Windows Phone--the Lumia 900--will hit the streets on April 8 for $99 with a new 2-year AT&T contract. The price is attractive considering Lumia 900's competition typically costs around $100 more, but did Nokia cut corners to get its device to such a low price?

  • Opinion: Android Army Swells to Half of U.S. Smartphone Users

    More than half of U.S. smartphone users own an Android phone, according to a new survey by comScore.

  • News: E-voting system awards election to wrong candidates in Florida village

    An optical scan vote tallying system, now used by some 300 U.S. municipalities, misreported the results of a Palm Beach County, Florida, municipal election last month.

  • News: Apple releases Java security updates

    It's probably safe to turn your Mac on again. Just a day after reports spread about a Java-based Trojan horse that could install itself on your Mac without requiring that you enter a password, Apple has released Java for OS X Lion 2012-001 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7.

  • News: How To Secure Your BIOS

    You probably don't interact with your PC's BIOS (Basic Input/Output Operating System) much, but it occupies a unique and highly privileged position in your computer's architecture. Since the BIOS loads before the operating system--and before you enter your user credentials--malware surreptitiously introduced into the BIOS could activate itself long before any anti-malware software has an opportunity to detect it. A sophisticated and malicious program operating at such a low level could take control of your PC without providing a clue that it was there.

  • News: OpenStack supporters downplay Citrix defection

    Top coordinators of the OpenStack project shot back at Citrix for dropping its support for the open-source cloud development platform in favor of starting a separate open source project based on an Apache license.



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