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  • News: Android phones will keep getting exploited, researchers say

    Android is still the most attractive smartphone OS for malevolent hackers, so devices based on the platform will continue to get compromised, researchers said at Black Hat Europe Friday.

  • News: tuCloud criticizes Microsoft, OnLive for virtual desktop licensing debacle

    Less than a week after Microsoft put its foot down on OnLive's virtual desktop solution for allegedly violating its licensing standards, tuCloud capitalized by releasing its own product, taking a few jabs at both OnLive and Microsoft in the process.

  • News: Google says it will cooperate with any Safari privacy investigations

    Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, the company said, after a news report that both U.S. and E.U. officials are investigating the company.

  • News: Windows 8 wants developers to fall into Metro lockstep

    Microsoft's message to apps developers: Fit into the Metro style of Windows 8 to make things easier on end users, according to two developers.

  • How-Tos: Restore data from Time Machine

    Now that you’ve been using Time Machine regularly to back up your computer, you should be fully prepared if your Mac crashes or if you need to move data from one Mac to another. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.

  • News: Mobile malware accelerating, says Juniper

    Mobile malware is a growing menace in New Zealand according to the results of Juniper's latest Mobile Threats Report, which the company released last month.

  • News: Mannheim court suspends Apple case against Samsung

    Samsung Electronics got a reprieve from Apple's legal onslaught in Germany on Friday, as a court in Mannheim suspended a case about Apple's slide-to-unlock feature because of questions regarding related intellectual property protection.

  • News: Van Rossum: Python is not too slow

    In an interview, Python inventor Guido van Rossum also highlights need for new branch and prospects for the language

  • News: Google search to be overhauled

    Google is overhauling its search engine to provide a more direct answer to user queries, rather than just supplying web links.

  • News: FIX Protocol service pack to reconcile key financial trading data

    Service Pack 3 of the FIX 5.0 trade messaging standard will aim to incorporate a raft of recent extension packs and help firms reconcile and manage key data.

  • News: PayPal unveils mobile payment system for small businesses

    PayPal is targeting small businesses, service providers, and casual sellers on the move with its new PayPal Here service which allows vendors to process a variety of payments including checks and cards using their mobile phones.

  • News: Report: Sprint to dump LightSquared partnership

    Sprint Nextel will drop its planned 15-year 4G network partnership with would-be hybrid network operator LightSquared, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

  • News: Microsoft cuts the prices of some Office 365 plans

    Microsoft has lowered the prices of some editions of the Office 365 cloud collaboration and communication suite, which was launched about eight months ago and competes directly with Google Apps and other similar products.

  • News: Remains of the Day: British invasion

    The third-generation iPad finds itself at the tender mercies of iFixit, baseball players can't wait to trade in for their new iPads, and the British are coming, the British are coming (to dinner). The remainders for Thursday, March 15, 2012 are so hungry they could eat a house.

  • Opinion: Developers Optimize Apps for New Retina Display

    Throngs of tech enthusiasts, hoping to buy a new iPad on the first day of its release, will likely endure long lines at Apple Stores on Friday. And after unboxing the object of their desire, they'll immediately seek out apps that exploit the tablet's dazzling Retina display, which has a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels.

  • News: Microsoft cuts the prices of some Office 365 plans

    Microsoft has lowered the prices of some editions of the Office 365 cloud collaboration and communication suite, which was launched about eight months ago and competes directly with Google Apps and other similar products.

  • News: What the cloud really means for your IT job

    The Network World (US) story "What the cloud really means for your IT job," posted on Tuesday, misidentified the location of Underwriters Laboratories, the size of its staff and the number of businesses that receive its inspection and certification services. It also misidentified the nature of an IT investment area for the company. The story has been corrected on the wire and paragraphs eight and 10 now read:

  • News: Google helps UK businesses make their websites mobile-friendly

    Google has launched a new initiative called GetMo, aimed at helping British businesses ‘Get Mobile’ by providing them with tools and resources to make their websites more mobile-friendly.

  • Opinion: Cinnamon 1.4 Brings New Tools to the Linux Desktop

    It was just a few weeks ago that the Linux Mint project's new Cinnamon desktop was declared officially stable--just a few short months since it was born, in fact--but on Wednesday the project team behind it unveiled a major new release packed with several new tools.

  • Opinion: Rexly Puts All Your Mobile Music in One App

    Today was the second day of the music part of South by Southwest here in Austin, but the tech fun hasn't really stopped. On its final day, the Accelerator start-up competition looked at music-related apps and services, which gave me a chance to see a another cool product that I think might catch on--Rexly.

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