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  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free apps to aid revision

    If you're a student, then perhaps your smartphone is providing an unwelcome (or possibly welcome?) distraction from cramming for your latest test.

  • News: Upstart Mobile OS Tizen Previews Code

    An alpha release of the source code for the Tizen open-source operating system, aimed at giving Android and iOS a run for their money, is now available for download.

  • News: Thorsten Heins takes over as CEO at Research In Motion

    Research In Motion's co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have quit after a tumultuous period at the company, which saw intense competition, and a long services outage at the maker of the BlackBerry.

  • News: Thorsten Heins takes over as CEO at Research In Motion

    Research In Motion's co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have quit after a tumultuous period at the company, which saw intense competition, and a long services outage at the maker of the BlackBerry.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Apple's new software, Mac trips, and lots of styluses

    Any week with an Apple event is a good week in our book. But it’s not always possible to keep up with a week’s worth of Apple news. That’s where the Weekly Wrap comes in. Here’s what happened this week: An education event, new desktop and iOS apps from Apple, and a heck of a lot more. Dive in:

  • News: Google Nixes Photo Web App

    Google's campaign to drive up usage of its growing social networking service could be the reason for the demise of Picnik, a fun and powerful photo editing website that will be closing shop on April 19.

  • Opinion: 10 New Open Source Projects You May Not Know About

    With so many open source software projects under way at any given moment, it can be difficult to keep tabs on all that's going on.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Chapter and verse

    One textbook CEO pins all the glory on Steve Jobs, Samsung pins its hopes on an anti-iPhone ad, and one attorney pins the blame for a stolen computer on Apple itself. The remainders for Friday, January 20, 2012 are on pins and needles.

  • News: First Look: OnLive Desktop

    I'm writing these words as I often do, using Microsoft Word. But I'm doing so on an iPad 2, not on a Mac. And I'm running Word for Windows on that iPad, thanks to the new OnLive Desktop client for the iPad.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Schoolhouse rock

    One day to go before Apple's education-themed event in New York City, and the Internet is a-buzzing. The part of it not shut down in protest of SOPA and PIPA, that is. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman may be heading to the Guggenheim, but the remainders for Wednesday, January 18, 2012 are off to Conjunction Junction.

  • Opinion: Making Sense of the New AT&T Data Plans

    AT&T is at it again. In June of 2010, AT&T pulled the plug on its unlimited data plans and switched to tiered bandwidth plans. Now, AT&T is switching things up again -- giving customers more megabytes per dollar, but charging more money in the process. So, which AT&T data plan is right for you?

  • News: Former NASA OpenStack researchers enter private cloud market with Piston Enterprise OS

    Piston Cloud Computing co-founder Josh McKenty has laid out the same objective on several occasions, from speaking to attendees at the inaugural OpenStack design summit to addressing friends and colleagues at his company's launch party: "Let's finish where we started."

  • News: Microsoft gives details on mobile broadband improvements in Windows 8

    Microsoft has given details on a variety of ways in which the upcoming Windows 8 operating system does a better job than its predecessors at letting users manage their connections to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks.

  • News: Mozilla touts Firefox impact in SOPA blackout

    Mozilla yesterday extolled the impact of its 12-hour participation in Wednesday's anti-SOPA strike, saying Firefox users and fans generated over a third-of-a-million emails to the U.S. Congress.

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Re-running on empty

    Like a bacterial infection that an antibiotic doesn't entirely kill, a computer issue can come back to bite you despite you applying what seemed to be a successful solution.

  • News: Google+ now boasts 90 million users

    Say this for Google+: It no longer has fewer total users than MySpace.

  • News: Hands on with iBooks 2

    Thursday's iBooks 2 update delivered interactive textbooks to the iPad. These books incorporate video clips, moving diagrams, audio commentary, and other new features that exploit the iPad's touch interface. With a handful of such books already available for purchase from the new Textbooks section in the iBookstore, I decided to take the updated iBooks out for a test drive. What I found were books that feature stunning images and impressive graphics that make traditional printed textbooks feel out-of-date.

  • Opinion: Three Ways to Tweak Ubuntu Linux's Unity Desktop

    The Unity desktop environment that was recently made default in Ubuntu Linux has been nothing if not controversial, as has the alternative GNOME 3.

  • Opinion: Thunderbird Tip: Make E-Mail Replies Start at the Top

    Last week I mentioned that I've been evaluating Mozilla Thunderbird as a potential replacement for Microsoft Outlook, which I currently use for e-mail (among other things).

  • News: Judge rejects Oracle's proposed plan to speed up Android trial

    A judge on Friday shot down Oracle's offer to put its Java patent-infringement claims against Google over the Android mobile OS on hold, in exchange for a speedier trial on its copyright claims.



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