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  • How-Tos: Get Siri-like functionality on your Mac with Speakable Items

    I love Siri on my iPhone 4S, and I'm hoping full-fledged Siri support will arrive on the Mac with Mountain Lion. Until then, however, I can still talk to my Mac to get it to take actions, and you can too--thanks to Speakable Items and the Speech pane in System Preferences. This quick screencast will help you get started with barking orders that your Mac will actually listen to.

  • How-Tos: Why Did the Taskbar Suddenly Move?

    MLStrand56 was busy typing when the taskbar suddenly moved to the left side of the screen. This was not intentional, so MLStrand56 asked the Answer Line forum for help.

  • How-Tos: How to factory reset an Android tablet

    Factory resetting a device like a tablet essentially puts it back to the state it would be if it was still in the box. It erases your assigned Google account, system and application data and settings and files contained on internal or removable storage such as photos, music and videos.

  • News: How to catch an Internet cyber thief

    They're out there, says security researchers: the Chinese hackers attempting to break into U.S. enterprises, and jihadist terrorists that brazenly post videos of sniper killings, while stealing credit-cards to launder money for funding nefarious campaigns in Mideast or Caucasus hot spots.

  • News: Microsoft Azure stabilizes after leap year glitch

    Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure and development service was apparently running nearly trouble-free on Thursday, following a series of outages on Wednesday that affected multiple aspects of the system.

  • News: Auto-Correct Mishap Shuts Down 2 Schools

    The auto-correct feature has struck again, this time prompting to north Georgia schools to go on lockdown after a student’s text message was changed and then mistakenly sent to the wrong number.

  • News: Powerful 'Cotton Candy' Linux PC goes on sale

    Suddenly tiny computers running Linux are everywhere. Norwegian company FXI technologies has started taking the first orders for its Cotton candy Linux computer that can run either Ubuntu or Android 4.0.

  • News: Mobile leaders facing network complexity look to Bruce Lee

    The final keynote session of Mobile World Congress 2012 may be remembered, if it is remembered at all, as The Bruce Lee Keynote.

  • News: Startup scene in Singapore not quite Silicon Valley

    In the story "Startup scene in Singapore not quite Silicon Valley", posted to the wire on Wednesday, the proportion of people in Singapore that speak English has been clarified.

  • News: Windows 8: What you need to get started

    You have questions about the Consumer Preview for Windows 8? We have answers. Some of them, anyway.

  • News: Google privacy policy launches today

    Google has gone ahead with the implementation of its single merged privacy policy for all of its services despite a warning letter from the EU.

  • News: Apple, Google and Microsoft 'unlikely' to adopt key GSMA privacy rules

    Major app store players, such as Apple, Google and Microsoft, may be unlikely to adopt new privacy rules proposed by the GSM Association (GSMA) this week, as it would restrict their money making business models, according to analysts.

  • News: Oracle: Cloud puts CIOs at risk, as business can sub-navigate IT

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) allows businesses to sub-navigate IT through self-service deployment of applications in the cloud, putting the role of the CIO and the IT department at risk.

  • News: ITV broadcasts high-tech future as profits rise

    Broadcaster ITV is investing heavily in systems as it drives growth in channels including mobile and the web.

  • News: No services yet bought from Governments CloudStore

    Chris Chant, Director of the government’s G-Cloud programme, has confirmed to Computerworld UK that after a week of being open to the public sector, no services have yet been bought via the CloudStore.

  • News: Standard Chartered laments pace of IT change in banking

    Standard Chartered has expressed disappointment with what it calls the "slow" pace of technology change among banks.

  • News: Two Hours to Windows 8: An Upgrade Diary

    Whenever a new version of Windows comes out, I'm always ambivalent. The idea of a new OS with cool, new features sounds great. Going through the long, sometimes mystifying upgrade process doesn't. But the Windows 8 Consumer Preview seemed so compelling that I threw caution to the wind and put it on an older Dell desktop I use at work.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Lost and gone forever

    Siri's losing time, Samsung's losing the tablet race, and one law enforcement agency can't lose its current smartphones fast enough. The remainders for Wednesday, February 29, 2012 once were lost, but now are found.

  • News: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Keyboard Shortcuts

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for public download, and it offers a very different experience from what Windows users are accustomed to. However, while the operating system is optimized for touchscreen input, that doesn't mean Microsoft forgot about users who are confined to traditional keyboards and mice.

  • News: Microsoft unveils Windows 8 "Consumer Preview," downloads start

    Microsoft Wednesday released its "Consumer Preview" of Windows 8, and before Windows President Steve Sinofsky finished his presentation to reporters at Mobile World Congress 2012, downloads had begun in 70 countries.

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