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  • News: Apple's Mountain Lion share menu lacks Facebook option

    Apple's new Mountain Lion OS, which was previewed Thursday, includes a sharing feature readily available in most apps -- but users can't use the menu to share via Facebook.

  • News: Oracle and SAP given June court date for TomorrowNow retrial

    Oracle and SAP may be back in court on June 18 to begin a retrial of Oracle's corporate theft lawsuit involving SAP's former TomorrowNow subsidiary, according to a judge's order Thursday.

  • Opinion: Mountain Lion: Hands on with Contacts and Calendar

    If our website comments and email inboxes are any indication, among the least-popular changes in Lion (OS X 10.7) were those performed on iCal and Address Book. From their unnecessarily skeuomorphic interfaces to their omission of features available in Snow Leopard, these two apps have, in many a user's mind, earned the criticism they've received.

  • Opinion: Mountain Lion Brings Mobile UI to Desktops

    Apple announced OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion today, and something was immediately noticeable: it looks just like the latest version of iOS. From the notification system to iChat, it's clear that mobile is taking the lead in Apple's headquarters.

  • News: IT takes wait-and-hope approach to Apple Mac Mountain Lion

    Apple OS X Mountain Lion for Macs promises both benefits and costs for IT groups. Mac experts are looking forward to delving into the preview release and hoping for some Apple tools to support deployments later this year.

  • News: Shylock financial malware back 'with a vengeance'

    There are hints in Shylock terminology to suggest it is coming from Russia or the Ukraine. But who is involved and exactly where it is coming from remains a mystery.

  • News: Developers unsurprised, but cautious about Gatekeeper

    Thursday's surprise announcement of the next version of Mac OS X had developers across the Mac community perking up their ears, thanks in no small part to a new feature in Mountain Lion called Gatekeeper.

  • News: IBM: Future computers will be constant learners

    Tomorrow's computers will constantly improve their understanding of the data they work with, which in turn will help them provide users with more appropriate information, predicted the software mastermind behind IBM's Watson system.

  • News: Roche to move 90,000 employees to Google Apps

    Health care and pharmaceutical company Roche Group will standardize its email and calendaring system on Google Apps for about 90,000 employees worldwide, the companies announced on Thursday.

  • News: What's in a name with Mountain Lion apps

    Mountain Lion OS X will include a number of new apps that made their debut on iOS, including Reminders, Notes, and Game Center. But in order to further the OS X-iOS convergence, a few Mac favorites will sport new names in Mountain Lion—names that will look very familiar to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.

  • News: Motorola's Android OS Upgrade Timeline Is Mostly Bad News

    Motorola has promised to upgrade many of its smartphones and tablets to Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but not any time soon.

  • News: Apple, Microsoft to duel in '12 with OS upgrades

    This year is shaping up as a repeat of 2009, when Microsoft and Apple last faced off with rival operating system upgrades, analysts said today.

  • News: Android 5.0 Jelly Bean Mobile Operating System May Arrive in Spring

    Are you digging Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? Well, don't get too comfortable. Citing Taiwan-based supply chain makers, the rumor-mongers at DigiTimes report that Google is pushing out the tablet-friendlier Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" version of its Android operating system in the second quarter of this year.

  • News: Big data helps drive math Ph.Ds to IBM

    Big data, and the need to analyze data that's collected from every interface and sensor imaginable, is increasing the demand for people with statistical and mathematics backgrounds.

  • Opinion: Scalado Remove Fixes Photobomb Moments

    Have your ever lined up the perfect photo, only to have someone walk by at the last moment and ruin your whole composition? You can wait for a lull in foot traffic, or you could try Scalado’s new Remove system to delete unwanted elements--such as people and cars--from your pictures.

  • News: FTC warns enforcement action may be next for mobile apps for kids

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which in a new survey found that the vast majority of mobile apps for kids don't clearly disclose data sharing practices, said its next step will be the potential enforcement of privacy regulations.

  • News: New AirParrot app mirrors your Mac display to an Apple TV

    Apple may have surprised the Mac community with its announcement of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Thursday, but you’ll have to wait until this summer to upgrade. Until then, you can emulate one of Mountain Lion’s upcoming new features thanks to an application called AirParrot. AirParrot is a utility that mirrors your Mac’s display on an HDTV with Apple TV via Apple’s AirPlay technology. Since AirParrot works with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion), you can use it now—however, Apple’s AirPlay Mirroring will be built right in to Mountain Lion, and performs the same function.

  • News: Apple's Mountain Lion shows personal cloud trumps personal computer

    In a move that surprised many, Apple today seeded developers with a preview of Mac OS X 10.8, dubbed "Mountain Lion," and said it would offer the upgrade to customers this summer.

  • News: Exactly what is Homeland Security watching for on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube?

    The idea that any number of federal institutions are watching your every move on social networks like Facebook, Twitter is unnerving at best. The Department of Homeland Security is one of those agencies and today it testified before a House subcommittee to define and defend its role in social media monitoring.

  • Opinion: Android Dodges Apple iOS Address Book Debacle: But not by Much

    Apple is eating dirt over how iOS apps share your data with publishers, primarily personal address books harvested by a certain company named Path. But is Google any better with the way Android apps behave? We asked the app experts.



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