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  • 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.

  • News: Most social net users are kind, Pew survey finds

    A majority of U.S. social networking users say their fellow users mostly kind, and that the sites make them feel good about themselves.

  • News: Chrome 18 Beta Pumps Up Graphics, Even on Old PCs

    Between the official rollout of Chrome 17 and the launch of Chrome for Android, it's already been a busy week for Google's popular Web browser.

  • News: Google expands the scope of its vulnerability reward programs to cover Chromium OS

    Encouraged by the success of its Web and Chromium vulnerability reward programs, Google has decided to expand their scope in order to cover security issues in Chromium OS as well.

  • News: Motorola Mobility fails to make patent case against Apple in German court

    A German court has thrown out a Motorola Mobility patent lawsuit against Apple, breaking a recent run of courtroom successes for the company.

  • News: Third Canadian carrier launches LTE service

    Canada's third largest wireless carrier launched LTE service Friday.

  • News: Apple to enforce tighter controls on Mac apps soon

    Apple will tighten up its rules for software applications for the Mac to improve the customer experience and for security reasons in March.

  • Opinion: Game Your Video for iPhone

    Shooting videos on the iPhone is fairly easy. But editing those clips into something compelling enough to share with the world can be a daunting task, especially for those of us who aren’t iMovie or Final Cut Pro pros. Global Delight’s Game Your Video wants to make the video-editing process as simple as possible, and it does an excellent job of it.

  • News: Web app lets enterprise set security, sharing for Google Apps users

    A new security tool lets enterprise IT groups set access and share policies for employees, including mobile users, who are working with the online Google Apps suite.

  • Opinion: Protect Our Data! A Digital Consumer Bill of Rights

    You've been uploading pictures, sharing stories, and entering personal data into your favorite social network for years. Now the network says that all of your data is public and that it's going to share the information with an advertiser.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Match confusion

    [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.]



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