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  • Opinion: Apple Scraps Controversial Terms in iBook Author EULA Agreement

    Some controversial provisions in the agreement governing the use of Apple's iBook authoring software has been modified after coming under intense criticism from authors and publishers.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Undercover boss

    John Browett masqueraded as an ordinary salesman, The Daily reveals its subscriber numbers, and a former Apple product manager unveils the not-so-secret secrets of the iPhone's development. Ignore the remainders for Friday, February 3, 2012 behind the curtain.

  • Opinion: Dropcam HD Launch Delayed to Fix Video Quality Issues

    I was thrilled to get the latest Dropcam Wi-Fi mobile connected camera in house, the Dropcam HD, shortly after it debuted at CES. I reviewed the previous model last spring and was impressed with its easy setup and cool companion apps for Android and iOS. With a more sleek design and 720p HD video capture and streaming, the Dropcam HD was one of the more exciting connected home gadgets I saw at CES. The Dropcam HD was supposed to ship at the end of January to customers, but now its launch has been delayed.

  • News: Apple revises Snow Leopard security update

    Suffering from bizarre errors related to the latest Snow Leopard security update? Apple's already on top of things. On Friday, the company released Security Update 2012-001, version 1.1, for Snow Leopard Macs.

  • Opinion: Here's How To Install Carrier-Blocked Apps On Your Phone

    The crafty folks over at Droid-Life have discovered that, through the sorcery that is the Android browser, you can install apps that were previously blocked by carriers. This means that you can get Google Wallet on a none-Sprint phone, as well as any apps that allow you to (illegally) tether.

  • News: Internet broadcast rights in doubt following court ruling

    The landmark ruling by the Federal Court, which found Optus did not breach copyright by broadcasting NRL and AFL matches via its new TV Now service, has cast a doubt over the financial viability of internet broadcast rights.

  • Opinion: Energy Saving Software Might Help You Save Power

    I'm all for saving energy, especially if it means saving money on my utility bills. But I'm not sure that Energy Saving (€20, 14-day free trial), an application designed to help you monitor and reduce your use of energy and other resources, can really help with that task.

  • News: Microsoft wraps up ads aimed at Google with IE9 pitch

    Microsoft on Friday wrapped up a three-day campaign against rival Google by claiming its newest browser, Internet Explorer 9, is superior in stopping users from being tracked by online advertisers.

  • Opinion: Get 5GB of Extra Dropbox Storage, Free

    A free account from beloved file-sharing and -storage service Dropbox nets you 2GB of space. Want to boost that to 7GB? You can, and it won't cost you a dime extra.

  • News: Apple iTunes Match Glitch Replaces Explicit Lyric Songs With Censored Versions

    Explicit lyrics might not bother you, but at the moment, they're a problem for Apple's iTunes Match service.

  • News: Snow Leopard update breaks Rosetta, third party offers fix

    In the wake of the recent Security Update 2012-001 for Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, some Mac users are reporting a variety of bugs and compatibility issues with programs that rely on Rosetta, the software that allows programs written for the PowerPC processor architecture to run on Intel-based Macs.

  • News: Rage: Campaign Edition brings mayhem to the Mac

    The makers of the popular—and quite violent—Doom and Quake franchises have brought their latest mutant-slaughtering game to the Mac.

  • News: Office 365's Lync Online to gain interop with consumer IM networks

    Lync Online, the instant messaging, online meeting and PC-to-PC voice and video communications tool in Office 365, will gain interoperability with non-Microsoft IM networks.

  • News: Apple removes, than replaces products from German online store

    Apple on Friday removed some of its products from its online store serving Germany due to a court injunction in its dispute with Motorola, but shortly after it removed the products a suspension of that injunction allowed Apple to again start selling them.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: When email duplication gets unruly

    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves." -- Cassius, in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

  • News: German gov't endorses Chrome as most secure browser

    Germany's cyber security agency today recommended that Windows 7 users run Google's Chrome browser, citing the application's sandbox and auto-update features.

  • News: Smartphone shipments outpaced PCs in 2011 for first time

    Smartphone shipments overtook personal computers -- including tablets, laptops, netbooks and desktops -- for the first time in 2011, according to Canalys.

  • News: Mobile devices drive Twitter use in Africa, report says

    The rapid increase in the number of mobile devices in Africa is driving growth of Twitter usage, as people in the region eagerly adopt social media communications, according to recently released research by Portland Communications.

  • How-Tos: Mac Basics: How to set up Time Machine

    One of the most important things to stay on top of is a regular system backup. If you’re new to Mac usage—or just never bothered to backup before—you’ll want to get familiar with a built-in Mac program called Time Machine. Time Machine works with your Mac and an external drive to regularly save important documents, photos, and even important system files. Apart from keeping spares of every file, Time Machine also keeps a record of how your system looked on any given day, making it easy for a full system restore if something goes wrong.

  • News: Readdle adds Remarks to growing field of note-taking apps

    Readdle has launched a new note-taking app for the iPad, one that lets users share notes with collaborators or view the documents as PDFs on their home computer.



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