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  • News: Facebook to help third parties use location-related data

    Facebook will soon add place objects to its Open Graph API, making it easier for third-party developers to link their data about locations such as concert venues to Facebook users' personal posts.

  • Opinion: Spec Showdown: Nokia Lumia 900 vs. the Competition

    Nokia's flagship Windows Phone--the Lumia 900--will hit the streets on April 8 for $99 with a new 2-year AT&T contract. The price is attractive considering Lumia 900's competition typically costs around $100 more, but did Nokia cut corners to get its device to such a low price?

  • Opinion: Android Army Swells to Half of U.S. Smartphone Users

    More than half of U.S. smartphone users own an Android phone, according to a new survey by comScore.

  • News: E-voting system awards election to wrong candidates in Florida village

    An optical scan vote tallying system, now used by some 300 U.S. municipalities, misreported the results of a Palm Beach County, Florida, municipal election last month.

  • News: Apple releases Java security updates

    It's probably safe to turn your Mac on again. Just a day after reports spread about a Java-based Trojan horse that could install itself on your Mac without requiring that you enter a password, Apple has released Java for OS X Lion 2012-001 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7.

  • News: How To Secure Your BIOS

    You probably don't interact with your PC's BIOS (Basic Input/Output Operating System) much, but it occupies a unique and highly privileged position in your computer's architecture. Since the BIOS loads before the operating system--and before you enter your user credentials--malware surreptitiously introduced into the BIOS could activate itself long before any anti-malware software has an opportunity to detect it. A sophisticated and malicious program operating at such a low level could take control of your PC without providing a clue that it was there.

  • News: OpenStack supporters downplay Citrix defection

    Top coordinators of the OpenStack project shot back at Citrix for dropping its support for the open-source cloud development platform in favor of starting a separate open source project based on an Apache license.

  • News: Big Data Forum 2012 highlights Russian customers' issues of managing and analyzing large volumes of data

    Working with big data is going to become one of the priorities for large Russian businesses and organizations very soon, and the issue recently drew about 400 attendees to the Big Data 2012 Forum, Russia's first large-scale event on the namesake topic.

  • Opinion: Look Who's Working on Linux Now: Microsoft

    Linux powers countless smartphones, TVs, supercomputers, financial transactions, and websites around the globe--not to mention desktops--but the fact remains that most of us have no real idea where it comes from.

  • News: Senators press FTC to begin investigating software piracy

    Sixteen U.S. senators have called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to focus on the use of pirated software by foreign manufacturers on the grounds that those companies unfairly compete with U.S. businesses.

  • News: Instagram Makes its Android Debut

    Instagram, the popular iPhone camera app that allows you to add funky filters to photos, has finally arrived on Google's Android platform. The app gathered more than 30 million users on iOS since it launched in 2010, but Android users had to settle for alternatives until today.

  • News: Angry Birds Space for iPhone and iPad

    After 12 million downloads, international notoriety, a plush toy line, and numerous awards and accolades, there simply isn't much ground left for the Angry Birds franchise to conquer. So developer Rovio has taken the battles between birds and pigs to the expanse of space, where asteroids, space stations, planets, and a "Flash Gordon" aesthetic serve as fertile ground for new puzzles and adventures.

  • News: Senators press FTC to begin investigating software piracy

    Sixteen U.S. senators have called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to focus on the use of pirated software by foreign manufacturers on the grounds that those companies unfairly compete with U.S. businesses.

  • News: Will Windows 8 Survive in the Post-PC World?

    A new IDC research report offers little faith in Windows 8's success on connected mobile devices, concluding that in the next four years the Windows OS in general will lose share to iOS and get overtaken by Android.

  • News: Google: Businesses could benefit from location-based intelligence

    Nearly three quarters of IT decision makers are failing to make effective use of mapping technology in their businesses, according to Sanjay Patel, head of enterprise GEO at Google.

  • News: Mac users 'just as easily duped by cybercriminals' as Windows users

    In the face of new threats aimed at OS X, a security expert has warned that Mac users may be even more vulnerable than Windows users.

  • News: Mozilla adds vulnerable Java plug-in versions to Firefox blocklist

    The story, "Mozilla adds vulnerable Java plug-in versions to Firefox blocklist," which posted to the wire Tuesday, gave incorrect days for two separate blog posts mentioned in the second and last paragraphs. Those paragraphs have been corrected and now read, in order:

  • News: Amid breach fallout, Global Payments struggles with public message

    The breached credit card processor assured investors that the damage has been contained and its security procedures worked. But for nervous card holders with additional questions, a basic website statement will have to do.

  • Opinion: Customize shortcuts for Mission Control, Dashboard

    You probably know that you can choose keyboard shortcuts for Mission Control and Dashboard in the Mission Control pane of System Preferences. But the shortcuts listed there are limited. For example, for Mission Control you can choose function keys from F1 to F13, but you can’t select, say, F14 or F15; you have a few other options, such as the right or left Shift or Control keys. The same is the case for Dashboard, though it is limited to only the F keys.

  • News: SAP goes after SAS, IBM with predictive analytics software

    SAP is hoping to stake out some turf in the predictive analytics software market with a new application, BusinessObjects Predictive Analysis software, which was announced Tuesday.


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