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  • News: FCC asks for comments on mobile network shutdowns for public safety

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comments on whether it's ever appropriate for law enforcement agencies to shut down mobile networks in the name of public safety, as Bay Area Rapid Transit did last August.

  • News: PHP 5.4 aspires to elegance

    PHP, one of the most widely used languages for building websites, has been updated with a number of improvements to ease development and speed performance.

  • News: Disabled Google Apps account deletion mechanism affecting admins, users

    Google Apps customers are finding it hard to delete and reactivate domains in their accounts, after Google unexpectedly disabled the automated mechanism for performing these tasks in mid-January.

  • News: Judge hints at stay of Oracle-Google trial until patent reexamination is over

    The judge overseeing Oracle's intellectual property lawsuit against Google wants Oracle to provide "a clear answer" as to why the trial shouldn't be postponed until a number of patent reexamination processes are fully played out, according to a filing late Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • News: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Hits 1 Million Downloads

    Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview saw more than one million downloads during the first day of its release, the Building Windows 8 team said via Twitter late Thursday. The beta version of Windows 8 posted on Wednesday morning; it's not clear whether the first million downloads occurred within or just beyond the first 24 hours of availability. Microsoft recorded three million downloads of the Windows 8 Developer Preview between September and December, 2011.

  • Opinion: Display Your Love for Nature With Free Nature Conservancy Theme

    The Nature Conservancy does good work protecting the environment and defending wild lands worldwide. It also sponsors an annual photography contest that we featured last year in a popular Windows 7 theme. Our Nature Conservancy 2011 Windows 7 theme features photographers who were finalists or given honorable mentions in the 2011 photo contest and were kind enough to grant us permission to use their work.

  • News: 12 Ways to Make Your Online Profile Work for You

    Like it or not, your digital identity is what defines you to potential employers and recruiters seeking you out online. And if you’re interested in pushing your career forward, experts suggest that you take your digital identity seriously. The right words, photos, and social media banter online can impress a prospective employer or recruiter, while the wrong ones may turn them off.

  • News: Creative Suite 6 or Creative Cloud: Which one is best for you?

    Adobe has its head in the cloud and it wants you to, as well. That's because Adobe sees the cloud as the future—its primary delivery system for software, services, social networking, community, and ultimately, increased value to its customers.

  • News: Spinnaker expands third-party support for Oracle software, aims at Rimini Street

    A company that has been providing third-party support for Oracle's JD Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) software is undergoing a significant expansion of its efforts, despite the ongoing cloud of litigation over the market.

  • How-Tos: How to set up BlackBerry Bridge 2.0

    Research in Motion (RIM) recently launched BlackBerry Bridge along with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0. The Bridge feature connects any BlackBerry smartphone to the PlayBook over Bluetooth to be used for different functions.

  • News: Supersize me: Hadoop upgrade will handle even bigger data

    Apache aims to have the upcoming 0.23 release this year be able to run on 6,000-node clusters

  • News: Microsoft wooing startups to its platforms with free software, business advice

    Jun Kim, the young co-founder of a Korean software house, was recently approached by a representative from Amazon, who offered him a US$200 credit to develop on its Web Services cloud platform.

  • News: Microsoft to offer government-only cloud option for Office 365

    Due to incorrect information provided by the vendor, the story "Microsoft to offer government-only cloud option for Office 365," posted on Thursday, gave incorrect information about the offering's availability date.

  • Opinion: What Windows 8 Means for Tablets

    Amid the introduction of so many tablets recently, one thing has been clear: There's room for a viable competitor to Apple. Android tablets are still not crashing Apple's iPad party, as evidenced by Apple's runaway sales.

  • News: Remains of the Day: No surprises

    It's an unsurprising round-up today, with an Apple partner that won't say "boo," a win for everybody's favorite company, and graphics looking better on a higher resolution displays. The remainders for Thursday, March 1, 2012 have nothing up their sleeves.

  • News: Yammer plans to boost sales, engineering staff with new funding

    Enterprise social networking software vendor Yammer plans to beef up its sales and engineering staff with the latest funding infusion from investors, an US$85 million financing round.

  • Opinion: Window Shopping: A Look at the Windows Store

    With the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft has embraced the age of the app and opened its own app store--the Windows Store.

  • News: Microsoft to offer government-only cloud option for Office 365

    Microsoft will offer U.S. government agencies the option to host their Office 365 suites in a dedicated "cloud community" reserved only for government customers, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: AT&T publishes data throttling policy

    When is an unlimited plan not an unlimited plan? That's the question that consumers have been asking AT&T since last summer, when the company announced its intention to begin throttling the data throughput of its heaviest users. Now the carrier has published a Web page laying out precisely who will be affected by the policy, and what customers' options are.

  • Opinion: OnLive Desktop Brings Office and Windows 7 to Android

    After launching OnLive Desktop for iPad users last week, cloud gaming service OnLive released on Thursday its free Windows desktop virtualization app for Android tablets. Now Android users can run Microsoft Office apps and even stream videos and games to the tablet.



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