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  • News: HP Readies Open-Source webOS Release

    Hewlett-Packard announced plans to release the code behind webOS in September under the Apache License 2.0.

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: Ten free apps to watch TV and movies on your iPhone

    Not only does a smartphone let you watch video clips on the device and surf the web to access video-sharing sites such as YouTube, it also allows you stream TV shows and films to the device when you've got a Wi-Fi or 3G connection, thanks to a number of apps.

  • Opinion: Google Wallet Suspends Prepaid Credit Card Functions

    The fourth paragraph of the PC World blog, "Google Wallet Suspends Prepaid Credit Card Functions," which posted to the newswire Sunday, was missing some words. The story has been corrected on the wire and that paragraph now reads:

  • Opinion: Google Wallet Suspends Prepaid Credit Card Functions

    Google has suspended prepaid capabilities on credit cards linked to its mobile wallet after a security flaw was exposed.

  • News: FAQ: WOA vs. x86, which Windows tablet to pick?

    Which Windows tablet makes sense -- the upcoming ARM-based devices that might include Office apps for free or x86-based Windows 8 tablets? Matt Hamblen walks you through some of the pros and cons.

  • Opinion: Google Accused of Not Being Forthright in Report to Feds

    Google -- the Internet search leader and purveyor of social networking, a smartphone operating system, email, maps and other applications -- is being accused of being evasive about how it protects the personal information of its multitude of users.

  • News: Competition launched to make digital licensing more transparent

    A competition has been launched to find better ways of exchanging information between copyright holders and end users, giving companies in the UK the chance to win up to £37,000, to bring their ideas to life.

  • News: PZ Cussons steps up SharePoint project

    Soap and cleaning products manufacturer PZ Cussons has brought in Quest Software to deliver a more user friendly intranet platform, aimed at delivering better data and cutting costs.

  • News: Cabinet Office launches open source consultation

    The Cabinet Office is calling on the technology community to give their views on what open source and open standards means for government IT.

  • News: MF Global IT meltdowns characterised final days

    An IT meltdown at MF Global characterised the broker-dealer's final moments before its colossal collapse last October.

  • News: 'Fraudulent' electronic mortgage registry lawsuit will go ahead

    Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are part of a $25 billion settlement with the US Department of Justice over mortgage foreclosures, but they remain embroiled in a heated lawsuit over an allegedly fraudulent electronic mortgage registry.

  • News: Mandatory GPS for mobile phones proposed

    A discussion document issued through the Ministry of Economic Development on the current and future performance of the emergency-calling system fingers the increasing use of mobile devices and "new" technologies such as voice-over-IP (VoIP) as challenges to the way the system currently operates.

  • News: Four ways Apple could improve the iOS experience

    Clearly, iOS is a massive, continuing success. But a couple recent headlines got us thinking about improvements Apple could make to the overall iOS experience: Path was publicly harangued after it was discovered that its app uploaded the entirety of users' address books to Path's servers. Developer Anton Sinelnikov's apps were pulled from the App Store--not just for being ripoffs of other apps, but for being terrible ones, at that.

  • News: A Sneak Peek Raises Unknowns About Office 15

    Much buzz around the next major release of Windows has centered around the controversial ribbon interface for Windows Explorer. However, no ribbon appeared in a sneak preview of Office 15--World, Excel, PowerPoint--that Microsoft gave this week in a video about developing Windows On ARM (WOA).

  • News: Windows 8 on Tablets: What We Know So Far

    Microsoft is ready to lift the lid on Windows 8 at a preview event at the end of the month. The new OS will be available later this year, not only for PCs, but also for tablets, as Microsoft prepares to take on the iPad. Here’s what we know so far about Windows 8 tablets.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Round 'em up!

    The App Store offers so many new offerings each week--as well as updates of old favorites--that it can sometimes be difficult to track them all. That's why we're starting The Week in iOS Apps; it's a chance to highlight some of the best offerings, as well as remind you of some of the apps that we've already called out during the week.

  • Opinion: Five Ways Windows 8 Will Make Apps More Power-Friendly

    The Windows 8 beta will be available by the end of February, and Microsoft has given much thought into optimizing it to run well not just on desktops and laptops, but also on tablets and even smartphones. Part of making an operating system friendly for mobile devices is making it power-conscious, able to do everything you want while using as little power as possible.

  • Opinion: Surprise! Windows 8 for ARM Will Come with 'Office 15' Apps

    An earlier version of the PC World blog, "Surprise! Windows 8 for ARM will come with 'Office 15' apps," which was posted to the newswire Thursday, contained incorrect information and has been removed from the wire. A corrected version with the same headline was posted to the wire Friday. Editors are asked to remove the incorrect version from their websites and to replace it with the version that was posted Friday

  • News: FAQ: Windows on ARM explained

    In an 8,600-word epistle, Microsoft's top Windows executive pulled aside the curtain on the first version of the company's iconic OS that targets tablets. We dig into the details for you.

  • Opinion: Surprise! Windows 8 for ARM Will Come with 'Office 15' Apps

    Since Microsoft shared the first obscure hints of expanding the architecture horizon to include running Windows 8 on ARM processors, there has been rampant speculation and anticipation of what that will really mean when the OS finally launches. Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky is providing some more clarity about Windows 8 on ARM (WOA), including the fact that it will have "Office 15" apps built in.



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