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  • News: Socitm to work with Cabinet Office on development of CloudStore

    Socitm, the professional association for public sector IT management, has pledged support for the Government’s CloudStore by offering the services of the Local CIO Council to develop its uptake by local public services.

  • News: Aspyr works to fix Civilization V upgrade issue

    Fear not, Mac OS X Lion gamers--Civilization hasn't completely collapsed. But a recent update to Civilization V: Campaign Edition is causing problems for people trying to upgrade their copy on Apple's current operating system.

  • Opinion: How Chomp Could Improve Apple's App Store

    Apple has acquired Chomp, which is a two-year-old start-up whose main product is an in-depth app store search for both the Apple App Store and the Android Market.

  • News: Android On Call: Hospital Builds Custom Mobile App for Patient Data

    Palomar Pomerado Health in San Diego built its own Android app for accessing real-time patient information, with Cisco Cius tablets providing the added bonus of voice and video. And an iOS version is coming up, stat.

  • News: Analyst: Microsoft won't copy Apple's online-only sales for Windows 8

    Microsoft will probably trim the number of Windows 8 editions it will sell later this year, but won't mimic Apple's online-only approach to OS upgrades, a retail sales analyst said today.

  • News: Big Data Causes Concern and Big Confusion

    A new study suggests many organizations are concerned about managing big data, but most don't have a clear understanding of what big data means. Log management solutions can help organizations make sense of some of the data they're generating, but many resort to syslogs, spreadsheets or nothing at all.

  • News: Oracle discusses Taleo product plans, girds for new battle with SAP

    Oracle moved quickly on Friday to lay out its plans for the HCM (human capital management) software market, a couple days after rival SAP did the same thing.

  • News: Mobile data privacy is terra incognita to users and developers

    President Obama's move Thursday to establish a so-called Privacy Bill of Rights for the Internet can be seen as the consolidation of decadelong efforts by disparate groups to improve privacy protections via countless browser add-ons, settings and privacy policies. But while it's possible to guard privacy on the desktop, the rapidly growing mobile space is still the Wild West, with an almost endless landscape of privacy pitfalls that challenge even the most vigilant consumer.

  • Opinion: "Do Not Track" Has It Backwards

    Google is doing its part for Internet privacy by adding a Do Not Track feature to its Chrome Web browser. The move is admirable, and Do Not Track may be better than nothing, but why should users have to opt out of having their online actions monitored?

  • News: Fix HandBrake DVD ripping if you've installed VLC 2.0

    [Editor's note: The MPAA and most media companies argue that you can't legally copy or convert commercial DVDs for any reason. We (and others) think that, if you own a DVD, you should be able to override its copy protection to make a backup copy or to convert its content for viewing on other devices. Currently, the law isn't entirely clear one way or the other. So our advice is: If you don't own it, don't do it. If you do own it, think before you rip.]

  • News: FAQ: What Google's 'Do Not Track' move means

    As the White House pushed a privacy bill of rights and readied online privacy legislation for Congress, Google decided on Thursday to get behind "Do Not Track" technology. Here's where things stand.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Telling stories with Twitter

    This week’s round up of iOS app news offers solutions for running your desktop computer from your iPad, a cool way to tell stories using Twitter, and improvements to Twitter itself.

  • News: Proposed encrypted media support in HTML5 sparks DRM debate on W3C mailing list

    A proposal drafted by Microsoft, Google and Netflix to add support for encrypted media playback in HTML5, has sparked a debate on the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) HTML public mailing list.

  • News: CA offers new disaster recovery option

    CA Technologies has launched a disaster-recovery software-as-a-service offering that combines on-site data protection with a cloud-based service, using Microsoft Azure's infrastructure.

  • News: New WordPress Plugin Locks Down Your Website's Security

    You've got virus protection on all of your business computers, passwords in place on mobile devices and laptops, and even virus protection on your company smartphones. But have you looked at how secure your website is? If you rely on your site for any aspect of your business, a new plugin from 6Scan helps you find and manage vulnerabilities quickly and easily.

  • News: Bad News for Blackberry: Netflix Not Interested

    As Research in Motion tries to reinvent itself with the upcoming Blackberry 10 operating system, the company may have to work a little harder to get popular apps such as Netflix on board.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Software results temper bad news on PC front

    Disappointing earnings reports this week from Hewlett-Packard and Dell were offset by more encouraging results from software makers, confirming forecasts for general trends in IT spending this year.

  • News: Dropbox Adds Automatic Photo Uploads

    Dropbox wants to be your online photo repository with a new feature that automatically uploads full-size copies of your snaps to Dropbox whether you're on a Mac or Windows PC, Android phone, or (coming soon) an iOS device.

  • News: Ask the iTunes Guy: Work with iTunes libraries

    [Ask the iTunes Guy is a regular column in which we answer your questions on everything iTunes related. If there's something you'd like to know, send an email to the iTunes Guy for consideration.]

  • Opinion: Giving the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Some Teeth

    President Obama unveiled a blueprint for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The initiative is long overdue, and has been received favorably, but protecting consumer privacy may take more than a framework of principles for companies to voluntarily follow.



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