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  • News: Eight features Windows 8 borrowed from Linux

    "Good artists borrow, great artists steal!" -- Pablo Picasso said it. So did T.S. Eliot. And, more recently, Steve Jobs. Let's face it: If something makes sense and succeeds, it gets imitated.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Honor system

    Steve Jobs is honored posthumously by the music industry, while Tim Cook is honored, er, humously by the financial sector. Elsewhere, Apple gets some serious props from consumers even as some say that AT&T's new upgrade fees aren't exactly honorable. The remainders for Monday, February 13, 2012 are not without honor.

  • News: Hong Kong mobile carriers apply priority management to unlimited data usage

    Three Hong Kong mobile service operator -- CSL, SmarTone, and 3 Hong Kong -- announced Monday that they will continue to offer unlimited local data service plans to customers in Hong Kong, but will apply network priority management in real time to ensure fair network access.

  • Opinion: Hang Your Favorite Photos at a Virtual Museum

    Ask any photographer who owns more than one lens for their digital SLR, and they'll probably admit that they've long dreamed of someday getting their own photography exhibition. Well, no matter what kind of camera you own, and even if you never get your own show in real life, making it look like you've got one on your PC is a snap. In the past, I've told you how to incorporate your photos into fun projects like lifestrips and photo booth photo film strips. This week, let's treat ourselves to a photo exhibition by compositing photos into a museum scene. Or a billboard. Or on a giant screen in Times Square.

  • News: DOJ approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility

    The U.S. Department of Justice has approved Google's acquisition of mobile-phone and tablet maker Motorola Mobility for about US$12.5 billion, following the European Commission's approval earlier in the day.

  • Opinion: Linux: Where the Jobs (and Bigger Salaries) Are

    Numerous studies have emerged over the past few years indicating that Linux skills are a hot item in the IT hiring market, but on Tuesday the Linux Foundation will publish a brand-new report suggesting that the search for such talent is taking on a new level of urgency.

  • News: YouTube app for Google TV to get more functionality

    Google announced Sunday that it would add functionality to the YouTube experience on Google TV, including complete channel pages and the ability to browse by channel.

  • News: Massive Air Force ERP software project still struggling

    A massive Oracle ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software project being conducted by the U.S. Air Force continues to experience difficulties, with the defense agency deciding to toss out some completed work as part of a restructuring plan that will be announced soon, according to an official communication released last week.

  • Opinion: Create a Bootable Linux Flash Drive in Three Easy Steps

    A flash drive is one of the single most useful tools a person can own. With it you can back up critical data, transport large files, rescue a malware-infested PC, and even run an entire operating system.

  • News: Firefox's 2012 Browser Roadmap: The Year of Catching up to Chrome

    The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for Firefox in 2012 that can be summarized in two words: Google Chrome. That's not to say the Firefox browser won't have some unique features, such as a tool that lets you see how you're being tracked across the Web, a new online identity system for passwords management, and a customized Metro-style interface for Windows 8. But some of Firefox's biggest features we'll see in 2012 are already found in Google's Chrome and other Web browsers.

  • News: EU approves Google-Motorola deal

    European regulators have given Google the green light to take over Motorola Mobility.; The US$12.5 billion deal faced strong opposition from open source and consumer rights advocates, but the European Commission announced on Monday that the acquisition could go ahead, without conditions.

  • News: Mozilla commits to Metro version of Firefox on Windows 8

    Mozilla plans to build a 'proof-of-concept' version of Firefox for Windows 8's Metro touch-first interface next quarter, then follow that with more functional editions later in the year.

  • News: Valentine's-related traffic spikes cause heartache for ill-prepared sites

    With the last-minute Valentine's Day shoppers increasingly turning to the Internet to make up for lost time, e-commerce companies are doing everything they can to stand out from the pack. However, some sites inevitably fall victim to the problems that result from this rise in demand.

  • News: EU approves Google-Motorola deal

    European regulators have given Google the green light to take over Motorola, but concerns linger over how neutral Google will be in licensing its newly acquired patents.

  • Opinion: Turn Your iPad into a Business Phone with Line2

    Your iPad--what a slacker, right? I mean, it can't even make phone calls! Well, okay, apps like Google Voice and Skype can give you a phone-like experience, but they're not exactly business-friendly.

  • How-Tos: Create a bootable Lion install drive for newer Macs

    [Editor's note: This article is part of our series of articles on installing and upgrading to Lion.]

  • News: Africa's mobile expansion at risk, report says

    A combination of declining voice revenue, uneven regulations and high investment costs are threatening Africa's high mobile growth, according to a new report.

  • News: Canonical Targets Business Desktops with a New Ubuntu Linux Remix

    Hard on the heels of last week's news that Canonical will no longer financially support the Kubuntu variant of its popular Linux distribution, CEO Jane Silber on Friday announced a brand-new version of Ubuntu Linux designed specifically for businesses.

  • News: TD Bank Unites 85,000-plus Workers

    TD Bank Group deployed IBM collaboration software to help its 85,000 employees collaborate more efficiently. (Insider, registration required.)

  • News: Google Updates YouTube with Discovery Features

    Google is updating the YouTube app for Google TV owners this week, promising performance improvements and easier ways to discover videos you like.



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