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  • News: Diskeeper changes name, announces new product direction

    Diskeeper, a vendor best known for its hard drive defragmentation technology, announced it has changed its name to Condusiv and is taking a new product direction.

  • News: Siemens launches new VoIP/UC platform, says it has earned another look

    Siemens Enterprise Communications, which has been rebuilding itself here in the U.S. for the past several years, will punctuate the idea that it deserves another look with the announcement Monday of Version 7.0 of its OpenScape UC suite that enables the VoIP platform to support up to 500,000 users.

  • News: FourSquare drops Google Maps API for OpenStreetMap

    Location-based social media service FourSquare this week abruptly swapped the Google Maps technology underlying its product for the OpenStreetMap, announcing a new partnership with startup MapBox.

  • News: HSBC implements SEPA payments hub

    HSBC is implementing a system from Dovetail, in order to process SEPA payments.

  • News: Citigroup targets 'second tier' cities in multi-million pound broadband investment

    Investment bank Citigroup has entered into a multi-million pound deal to help finance the rollout of fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) gigabit broadband services to 'second-tier' cities across the UK.

  • Opinion: Seven New Features in Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Beta 1

    Exactly three months after the first alpha version of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" made its debut, the project's developers on Thursday launched the first beta release of the operating system.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Threat assessment

    One game maker makes an impromptu retreat from the field of battle, while Apple brings all its firepower to bear on content negotiations and the iPad is strategically deployed in bureaucratic trouble spots. The remainders for Friday, March 2, 2012 are oscar mike.

  • News: Hadoop: How open source can whittle Big Data down to size

    In 2011 'Big Data' was, next to 'Cloud', the most dropped buzzword of the year. In 2012 Big Data is set to become a serious issue that many IT organisations across the public and private sectors will need to come to grips with.

  • 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: Windows 8: Please Take Our Survey

    The top tech story of the last week has been Microsoft's release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The new operating system is radically redesigned from Windows 7, with a controversial new Metro interface borrowed from Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

  • News: Google's Chrome drops share for second straight month

    The browser battle returned to a kind of normalcy last month as Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which had posted its largest-ever share increase in January, declined slightly in February

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshoot Messages Beta on a Mac

    Messages is a new app coming this summer as part of OS X Mountain Lion (10.8). Until then, you can download a free beta version of the program that will run in OS X Lion (10.7). The new software replaces iChat (it deletes iChat as part of the installation). Don’t worry about losing iChat; Messages essentially duplicates all of its features. In addition, Messages on the Mac adds a major new feature: it works with the Messages iOS app, syncing with the iOS version so that messages sent or received on any one device can show up on all devices.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Ring that bell

    Everything old is new again in this week's app roundup: iPad apps are debuting on iPhone. iPhone apps are launching on the iPad. Old games are getting new life on both devices. Even the humble doorbell is now being replaced by iOS.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: Training Required

    Every new version of Windows has included interface changes. Most of these have been minor--an icon moved here, a toolbar added there. Windows 8 will be different, using a completely new Metro interface as the primary environment, and removing important elements like the Start menu from the older but still accessible "desktop" interface. Even IT pros may need to do some web searching to figure out some features. What questions will your workers have, and will you have the answers?

  • Opinion: Is Chrome Overtaking Firefox? Not So Fast.

    It's been predicted for many months now that Google's Chrome browser would soon overtake Firefox in terms of market share, but that still hasn't happened--at least not according to Net Applications.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 Has What it Takes for 3G/4G Mobile Broadband

    Microsoft has built a ton of new features and capabilities into Windows 8 that make it a prime OS for mobile devices like ultrabooks and tablets. Aside from the Metro UI that is designed to be tapped and swiped on a touchscreen display, Windows 8 also includes new features for connecting to and managing mobile broadband connections.

  • News: How to add additional desktop spaces

    Spaces is a feature in OS X Lion that allows you to have multiple desktops, which can be handy when you’re working in more than one application and in different documents. Spaces is also handy if you have only one display to work with.

  • News: Archive Meetings and Presentations Like Never Before with Audiolio for iPad

    It's one thing to take notes during a meeting or presentation. But what if you could not only take notes, but also record audio, adding bookmarks along the way to easily revisit different topics and discussions?

  • 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.



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