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  • News: Gartner: Businesses' private clouds must rival public providers

    IT departments must build private clouds for critical applications to provide employees with the benefits of rapid provisioning and pay-as-you-go services, otherwise company units may put their organisation at risk by looking to the public cloud without consulting IT.

  • News: Apple's 25 billionth app download is a Disney game

    Apple's App Store reached its highly publicized 25 billion unit mark this weekend, the company announced Monday, as Qingdao, China, resident Chunli Fu downloaded the free version of Disney's Where's My Water? game.

  • News: After Android 5.0 'Jelly Bean': 'Key Lime Pie'?

    Google, alphabetically workings its way through a list of desserts for Android code names, has reportedly settled on Key Lime Pie for a version of the mobile operating system that could roll out next year.

  • News: Apple flaunts 25B App Store downloads

    Apple today announced that a Chinese woman had been awarded a $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading the 25 billionth app from the company's iOS App Store.

  • News: Application Streaming Gets a New Face With Cloudpaging

    Application streaming--delivering software on-demand from centralized servers or the cloud--holds great promise, but has proved elusive in practical application. Legacy applications can prove difficult to virtualize and performance has been problematic. But Numecent, a startup born of a DARPA project, aims to change that.

  • News: Square Register turns an iPad into a cash register

    For more than a year, Square has been on the leading edge of a revolution in commerce with its app that let merchants use iOS devices as credit card readers. On Monday, it expanded its efforts with a new app that turns an iPad into a fully-functioning cash register.

  • News: Vodafone protects smartphone communications with 'Secure SIM'

    Vodafone has developed a new SIM card that can be used on smartphones to provide secure access to data networks and tap-proof telephone calls as well as email and text message encryption, the operator said on Monday at the Cebit trade show.

  • News: US senator asks FTC to investigate Apple, Google

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should investigate Apple and Google for allowing applications on their mobile OSes to access users' photographs without permission, a U.S. senator said.

  • Opinion: Nokia's PureView Camera Bound for Windows Phones

    The 41-megapixel camera in Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone stunned the tech world last week, but not the phone itself, which is saddled with an aging Symbian operating system. Fortunately, Nokia says it's bringing the same camera technology to Windows Phones.

  • Opinion: How Do I Backup?

    I keep telling readers to back up their hard drives. Starlla Dupert asked me how.

  • News: NASA to auction off software patents

    The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has announced plans to auction off a number of its advanced software patents at the 15th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction in California.

  • Opinion: Google 'Assistant Reportedly Will Surpass Siri

    Google is said to be working on artificial intelligence technology that could surpass the capabilities of Apple's Siri voice assistant, a development that comes as Apple prepares for a media event at which it could launch the next iteration of its popular iPad tablet.

  • News: App Store crosses the 25 billion download mark

    When Apple first launched the iPhone in 2007, there was no App Store. On Friday, the App Store issued its 25 billionth iOS app download.

  • News: Apple Reaches 25 Billion Downloads From Its App Store

    Apple is raking in huge profits on record smartphone and tablet sales, it's become the world's most valuable company based on its stock price, and now it has achieved another staggering feat: 25 billion apps have been downloaded from its app store, an average of three for every person on Earth.

  • Opinion: Mobile Phone Jamming Getting Attention

    Mobile phone conversations on buses, at train stations and in restaurants can be distracting to other people and they can even create public safety concerns for law enforcement, but is it ever OK for a third-party to block those calls?

  • Opinion: Straightforward Screen Shots With FastStone Capture

    Have you ever tried explaining over the phone or in an email what exactly isn't working on your computer? Or are you the one that's usually on the other side, trying to get the user to find and click the right button? In either of these cases, being able to share a quick screenshot can save valuable time and get your point across much more clearly. If you're looking for a straightforward and capable screenshot application, FastStone Capture ($20, 30-day free trial) just may be it.

  • Opinion: MultiMon Taskbar Pro: A Second Taskbar for Dual-Monitor Setups

    MultiMon Taskbar Pro lets you place a simple horizontal taskbar on your secondary monitor. It comes with five color schemes, ranging from "Classic Gray Style" all the way to Windows 7. No matter what color scheme you choose, the application always feels like the Windows XP taskbar: Each application gets a wide button with a tiny icon and a long text label.

  • News: RSA Conference 2012 post-mortem: IT security in a "precarious spot"

    One lesson of RSA Conference 2012 is that we are neither winning or losing the security battle. So where do we go from here?

  • News: Warning: you may be an e-hoarder

    Hoarding shows are popular these days. Hoarders, Hoarding: Buried Alive, Confessions: Animal Hoarding and on and on. The images are consistent: Boxes stacked to the ceilings. Piles of newspapers dating back to the Nixon era. Feral cats skittering behind furniture. Empty cans of cat food, beans and soup scattered everywhere.

  • News: 7 office suites for Android devices

    You can take your work with you, thanks to several office suites which let you view and edit your documents on an Android device. Most were originally designed for use on a smartphone, but here are seven that are compatible with most Android tablets that run Android 2.3 (codenamed "Gingerbread").



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