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  • News: RBS IT staff fear the worst as bank considers 10,000 job cuts

    IT staff at the Royal Bank of Scotland are fearing for their jobs after it was revealed that the group is in the advanced stages of drawing up potential plans to nearly halve the size of its investment bank.

  • Opinion: AdaptableGIMP Makes Free GIMP Photo Editor Easy to Use

    GIMP, which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a powerful photo editing program, but the sparse interface is somewhat unforgiving--and some typically simple tasks are complicated processes. The open-source add-on AdaptableGIMP transforms the program by making it far easier to do common editing tasks. AdaptableGIMP was developed by the Human Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Waterloo. In essence, this program modifies the GIMP toolbar so that tools and tasks are easier to locate.

  • News: QuarkXPress 9.2 release enhances ePUB and iPad publishing

    The free update to version 9.2 adds new ePUB features, ePUB 3 audio and video support, and more options for App Studio.

  • News: Norton plans iPhone, iPad security software

    Norton's Con Mallon today told PC Advisor that although its mobile security focus was currently on Android, the company was looking to expand into different mobile operating systems, offering different features and functions. Mallon said that a Norton iOS security product could even happen in the next 12 months.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 21: My Data Might Be Safer in the Cloud

    Yesterday I talked about my concerns about the security of my data if I store it in the cloud. It seems like an awful lot of faith to put in a third-party to expect it to protect my data. However, there is a flip side to that coin that suggests that maybe my data is better off in their hands than mine.

  • News: Norton: Mobile threat 'immature'

    Norton's Con Mallon today told PC Advisor that in the mobile space: "Threats are still relatively immature, in both sophistication and quantity."

  • News: Anatomy of an ATM Skimmer Scam

    You may already know that it’s important to protect your financial information when you shop online. But a high-tech threat can steal your credit card information when you’re out shopping around town. Scammers can steal your ATM or credit card information without your even noticing, and the technology behind their tricks is getting more and more advanced.

  • News: Ovum: businesses still missing out on power management savings

    IT departments are missing out on potentially significant power consumption savings due to fears that PC power management (PCPM) solutions could disrupt core IT operations, according to analyst firm Ovum.

  • News: If You're Part of the IE6 One Percent, You're Doing It Wrong

    Microsoft is celebrating the demise of Internet Explorer 6. It still has a small hold globally, but in the United States the archaic browser version has dropped below one percent -- which is essentially the same thing as extinct. As impressive as that is on some levels, it also means that one percent of the businesses or consumers out there are still stubbornly using IE6. Shame on you.

  • News: Gartner lowers 2012 IT spending forecast to 3.7 percent growth

    Research firm Gartner announced Thursday that it has lowered its 2012 IT spending forecast, with spending expected to rise only 3.7 percent, rather than the previous forecast of 4.6 percent growth.

  • News: Screens for iPhone and iPad

    The idea of a VNC client on a touch screen device can seem a bit daunting. Tapping, after all, is not the same as clicking something with a mouse, and tapping and dragging on a touchscreen can be unnecessarily painful if you’re trying to control a remote computer. In the event that someone, somewhere needs my help, I’ve tried several VNC apps for iOS in an effort to avoid hauling my Macbook Pro everywhere. Most of these apps are clunky and unreliable, but Edovia’s Screens for iOS is the exception: It offers some unique features that make connecting to and controlling remote computers from an iOS device nearly painless.

  • How-Tos: Work Faster in Microsoft Word: 10 Secrets

    Not everything that Microsoft Word 2010 can do is obvious from a quick look at the tools on the main ribbon toolbar. Some features are buried in the Options menu or in dialog boxes, and others take the form of keyboard shortcuts or simply aren't easy to see.

  • News: Oracle gears Netbeans for building better user interfaces

    With its newly updated NetBeans Java IDE (integrated developer environment), Oracle has focused on updating the tools and libraries so they can be used to build more sophisticated user interfaces.

  • News: Broadcom to unveil four faster Wi-Fi chips

    The International Consumer Electronics Show next week may be a major launchpad for a new, faster generation of Wi-Fi that goes about three times faster than current gear, with at least one major silicon vendor announcing and demonstrating a set of chips for the IEEE 802.11ac standard.

  • News: LogMeIn launches free remote access iPhone app

    LogMeIn has launched a free version of its popular remote access app for iPad and iPhone.

  • How-Tos: How to clear recently opened programs from the Start Menu in Windows 7

    With Windows 7, as well as giving the operating system a new look and the ability to personal the interface to suit you, Microsoft also implemented a number of features designed to making computing easier.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week - 5th January 2012

    The New Year got off to a busy start where technology was concerned.

  • News: Android app store hits 400,000 apps mark

    The official Google Android app store has more than 400,000 apps available for download.

  • News: Next online growth negates high street troubles

    High street clothes retailer Next has said its online Next Directory business was vital in helping plug a sales gap as store revenues fell in the run up to Christmas.

  • News: Shell completes transition of HR application services to Accenture

    Energy company Shell has completed a move to outsource all of its SAP-based HR and payroll application management services to Accenture.



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