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  • Opinion: iOS Leaves Android in the Dust for HTML 5 Performance

    The future of Web-based apps seems to be HTML5. As ubiquitous as it is on PCs, Adobe Flash has failed to catch on in the mobile world, and alternate solutions like Silverlight are too proprietary. A new report finds that iOS blows Android out of the water when it comes to HTML 5 performance.

  • News: Google patches 14 Chrome bugs, pays record $47K in bounties and bonuses

    Google yesterday patched 14 vulnerabilities in Chrome and handed out a record $47,500 in rewards to researchers, including $30,000 for "sustained, extraordinary" contributions to its bug-reporting program.

  • News: ASUS confirms that Google's next mobile OS will be Android 5.0 Jelly Bean

    Although no devices have been announced with Jelly Bean, ASUS claims that it will be the first to upgrade its devices. Although it doesn’t hint at when it will arrive, ASUS says it’s in a good position because of a close relationship with Google.

  • How-Tos: Changing your Apple ID's email address

    A reader who wishes to remain anonymous would like help with his Apple ID. He writes:

  • News: Misys targeted by CVC and ValueAct in new bid

    UK-based financial software firm Misys has become the target of a second private equity bid, from CVC Capital Partners and ValueAct Capital, its largest shareholder.

  • News: Gartner: Businesses' private clouds must rival public providers

    IT departments must build private clouds for critical applications to provide employees with the benefits of rapid provisioning and pay-as-you-go services, otherwise company units may put their organisation at risk by looking to the public cloud without consulting IT.

  • News: Apple's 25 billionth app download is a Disney game

    Apple's App Store reached its highly publicized 25 billion unit mark this weekend, the company announced Monday, as Qingdao, China, resident Chunli Fu downloaded the free version of Disney's Where's My Water? game.

  • News: After Android 5.0 'Jelly Bean': 'Key Lime Pie'?

    Google, alphabetically workings its way through a list of desserts for Android code names, has reportedly settled on Key Lime Pie for a version of the mobile operating system that could roll out next year.

  • News: Apple flaunts 25B App Store downloads

    Apple today announced that a Chinese woman had been awarded a $10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading the 25 billionth app from the company's iOS App Store.

  • News: Application Streaming Gets a New Face With Cloudpaging

    Application streaming--delivering software on-demand from centralized servers or the cloud--holds great promise, but has proved elusive in practical application. Legacy applications can prove difficult to virtualize and performance has been problematic. But Numecent, a startup born of a DARPA project, aims to change that.

  • News: Square Register turns an iPad into a cash register

    For more than a year, Square has been on the leading edge of a revolution in commerce with its app that let merchants use iOS devices as credit card readers. On Monday, it expanded its efforts with a new app that turns an iPad into a fully-functioning cash register.

  • News: Vodafone protects smartphone communications with 'Secure SIM'

    Vodafone has developed a new SIM card that can be used on smartphones to provide secure access to data networks and tap-proof telephone calls as well as email and text message encryption, the operator said on Monday at the Cebit trade show.

  • News: US senator asks FTC to investigate Apple, Google

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should investigate Apple and Google for allowing applications on their mobile OSes to access users' photographs without permission, a U.S. senator said.

  • Opinion: Nokia's PureView Camera Bound for Windows Phones

    The 41-megapixel camera in Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone stunned the tech world last week, but not the phone itself, which is saddled with an aging Symbian operating system. Fortunately, Nokia says it's bringing the same camera technology to Windows Phones.

  • Opinion: How Do I Backup?

    I keep telling readers to back up their hard drives. Starlla Dupert asked me how.

  • News: NASA to auction off software patents

    The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has announced plans to auction off a number of its advanced software patents at the 15th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction in California.

  • Opinion: Google 'Assistant Reportedly Will Surpass Siri

    Google is said to be working on artificial intelligence technology that could surpass the capabilities of Apple's Siri voice assistant, a development that comes as Apple prepares for a media event at which it could launch the next iteration of its popular iPad tablet.

  • News: App Store crosses the 25 billion download mark

    When Apple first launched the iPhone in 2007, there was no App Store. On Friday, the App Store issued its 25 billionth iOS app download.

  • News: Apple Reaches 25 Billion Downloads From Its App Store

    Apple is raking in huge profits on record smartphone and tablet sales, it's become the world's most valuable company based on its stock price, and now it has achieved another staggering feat: 25 billion apps have been downloaded from its app store, an average of three for every person on Earth.

  • Opinion: Mobile Phone Jamming Getting Attention

    Mobile phone conversations on buses, at train stations and in restaurants can be distracting to other people and they can even create public safety concerns for law enforcement, but is it ever OK for a third-party to block those calls?



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