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  • News: Oracle's Mark Hurd spells out analytics vision

    Oracle rolled out a series of announcements aimed at portraying itself as the industry's dominant player in business analytics on Wednesday, as well as one relevant to customers of rival SAP.

  • Opinion: For a Truly Private Social Network, Try RetroShare

    It's a rare week indeed that doesn't bring forth some fresh privacy scandal, and creepy apps like Girls Around Me are only one small part of the problem.

  • Opinion: 5 Hot iPhone Apps that Android Still Lacks

    With Instagram's arrival on Android, some snobbish iPhone users are making their disdain known for the new users who they claim are crowding and disrupting the Instagram social order.

  • How-Tos: How To Update Your PC's BIOS

    Your PC doesn't immediately launch into Windows when you first turn it on; first it must run a more rudimentary bit of code called the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). The BIOS code is stored on a chip on your motherboard, so it's more precisely described as firmware. The BIOS works by identifying all of your computer's components and letting Windows know how to work with them.

  • Opinion: How to make Lion's desktop spaces stick

    Reader Bradford Poirier likes a feature introduced in Lion, but finds one of its behaviors distracting. He writes:

  • News: Oracle frees Ops Center for existing customers

    Organizations running a lot of Oracle gear and software could now get some management assistance from a software program that Oracle has made free for customers.

  • News: Facebook, Twitter are life lines as tornadoes wallop Texas

    As tornadoes ripped through Texas on Tuesday, people took to social networks to warn of advancing storms and to help their neighbors.

  • News: Firefox makes progress on Metro version

    A preliminary version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser designed to work with Microsoft's Metro interface for Windows 8 is up and running, according to a blog post from platform engineer Brian Bondy.

  • News: Mozart on the mousepad

    If you like the idea of going to an orchestra concert but hate the thought of having to watch flesh-and-blood musicians perform (two words: spit valve), an event called SLEO may have you covered.

  • Opinion: Nokia Lumia 900: A Review Round-Up

    The Nokia Lumia 900 might be the best Windows Phone so far, but it’s still no match to the iPhone or the high-end Android smartphones, according to initial reviews of the device, which is due to go on sale April 8. If there’s something going for the Lumia 900 though, is the price: the 4G LTE phone will cost just $100 with a two-year AT&T contract, which is half of what you would pay for the latest iPhone and up to a third of some 4G Android phones.

  • News: Government CIOs Insist on Business Case for Mobile Deployments

    As federal agency and department CIOs develop a government-wide mobile strategy, IT leaders face concerns about device flexibility and solid use cases.

  • Opinion: When and why to use group email services

    Like everyone else, I detest spam, and I seldom opt in to receive marketing email, even from companies I like and do business with regularly. Even so, I do look forward to receiving periodic newsletters from nonprofit organizations I support, tips on using some of my favorite applications, announcements of upcoming events at the library, and yes, even the occasional notification of big discounts on products I have a special interest in. If your business or organization wants to send messages like these, a group email service, which manages the entire process for you via a friendly Web-based interface, may be just the ticket.

  • News: Shell Oil targets hybrid cloud as fix for energy-saving, agile IT

    To address soaring data storage and major power consumption issues, Shell Oil has turned to the public cloud to become more agile in deploying application and development services.

  • News: FileMaker spruces up its look with FileMaker 12 release

    No matter what device you’re using to access a database, FileMaker wants the finished product to look good. And so the latest update to the software maker’s flagship database product puts an emphasis on design features regardless of which platform you’re using.

  • News: OpenStack Essex release is most stable yet, supporters say

    The latest version of the cloud operating system OpenStack, known as Essex, will be released on Thursday, and supporters say that its stability should encourage larger deployments.

  • News: Sophos buys mobile device management vendor Dialogs

    Sophos has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Dialogs Software, a mobile device management vendor based in Dortmund, Germany, the security firm announced on Monday.

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best web-design software?

    PC Advisor reviews the best web design software packages you can use.

  • News: Misys: CVC and ValueAct drop out of bidding war

    Vista Equity Partners has been left as the only contender in the bid to buy Misys, after rival private equity firms CVC and ValueAct Capital abandoned their joint effort.

  • News: Study: Geolocation apps draw users, despite privacy concerns

    Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal safety, according to a survey conducted by ISACA, a nonprofit group that focuses on risk and security management.

  • 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.


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