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  • News: Stoke gateway could ramp up carriers' Wi-Fi offerings

    Mobile operators will be able to plug in an appliance to easily roll Wi-Fi hotspots into their networks if infrastructure vendor Stoke delivers the product it is promising in the third quarter.

  • News: Microsoft details Windows 8 for ARM devices

    Microsoft has released technical design details about the new version of Windows for devices that use ARM chips, outlining in a lengthy blog post different ways in which this OS, called WOA and still in the works, will be alike and different from existing versions of Windows.

  • News: Windows 8 on ARM, dubbed WOA, to include Office apps for tablets

    Windows 8 on ARM, dubbed WOA by Microsoft, could offer a big 'Whoa!' moment for workers wanting to run Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps on a touchscreen tablet.

  • News: Cray courts the big-data market

    Supercomputer company Cray has created a new division that will sell big-data systems, the company has announced. The division will market its offerings to large enterprises, which will be a new kind of client for the company.

  • News: Cloudscaling to offer OpenStack private cloud platform

    Cloudscaling plans to introduce on Monday an OpenStack-based platform that enterprises can use to build private clouds.

  • News: Microsoft details 'Windows on ARM' program

    Microsoft is fencing off a piece of Windows 8 called Windows on ARM (WOA) that is designed specifically for deployment on devices with low-power ARM processors - such as tablets and that has capabilities customized to that environment.

  • News: Coming Soon from BlackBerry: 5 Things to Look Forward To

    These are dark days for Research In Motion (RIM) and its BlackBerry brand...or at least dim ones.

  • 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 Metro-styled "Office 15" apps.

  • News: Microsoft to issue more critical patches next week for Win7 than XP

    Microsoft today said it would deliver nine security updates next week, four of them critical, to patch 21 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, .Net and Silverlight.

  • News: NextAdvisor picks its top cloud storage services for consumers

    Consumer and small business product review site NextAdvisor.com launched a new category, with reviews and comparisons of the best cloud storage services.

  • News: Valentine's Day Patch Tuesday: Microsoft to issue 9 patches, 4 critical

    Microsoft Thursday said that the second Patch Tuesday of 2012 will see nine security bulletins, four of which were deemed critical.

  • News: Google, Microsoft and Apple letters aim to keep regulators at bay

    As patent infringement lawsuits continue to pile up in the mobile industry, Google, Apple and Microsoft appear to be trying individually to reassure regulators and standards bodies that they won't use their patents to build a monopoly, experts said.

  • News: Microsoft Ruining Valentine's Day with Nine Security Bulletins

    Next Tuesday is a big deal. Yes, it is Valentine’s Day, but that’s not what I’m talking about. It is also the second Tuesday in the month of February which makes it Patch Tuesday. Microsoft revealed today that there are nine new security bulletins slated for next Tuesday -- Happy Valentine’s Day?

  • News: Microsoft details Windows 8 for ARM devices

    Microsoft has released technical design details about the new version of Windows for devices that use ARM chips, outlining in a lengthy blog post different ways in which this OS, called WOA and still in the works, will be alike and different from existing versions of Windows.

  • News: Kenya ICT Board and CMU launch international software standard

    The Kenya ICT Board (KICTB) on Tuesday Morning announced the launch of "Chipuka", a certification program for software developers in the country. The project was launched at the board's office's at Teleposta Towers, and will be run in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and headed by Andrew Lewela from the Board. Dr Bitange Ndemo, Kenya's Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Information said the aim of Chipuka is to create an international standard through which software development skills can be established. CMU was represented by a team led by Randal Bryant, Dean, School of Computer Science, while KICTB was represented by its CEO, Paul Kukubo, amongst others.

  • Opinion: 20 Popular Ubuntu Linux Apps You May Want to Try

    As Ubuntu Linux continues to grow in popularity, most discussions of it tend to focus on the basics of the operating system itself, including especially details about its desktop environment and user interface.

  • News: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop in Kenya, says country a strategic hub

    Stephen Elop, Nokia Chief Executive Officer was in Kenya today for a high profile visit, which only takes him to two out of the 57 African countries, Kenya and South Africa. The CEO met developers at the iHub at a roundtable, before later meeting Kenyan journalists for a similar roundtable. The purpose of Elop's visit was to spend time with developers, the Nokia team, government officials and mobile operator executives. "I am very excited about the progress we are making and what lies ahead," he said.

  • News: Obama 2012 campaign playlist revealed courtesy of Spotify

    Depending on your taste in music and tolerance for others’ tastes, President Barack Obama’s latest social media move – sharing his 2012 campaign playlist via streaming music website Spotify – might be a case of over-sharing: Ricky Martin, REO Speedwagon and James Taylor all made the cut.

  • News: UK PC sales plummet as vendors pray for Windows 8

    UK PC sales dropped a recessionary 20 percent in the final quarter of 2011 with only one branded vendor, Apple, increasing sales, according to Gartner’s latest figures.

  • Opinion: Emptying the trash automatically

    Reader Collin Merrill would like to automate a common, but potentially risky, task on his Mac. He writes:



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