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  • News: Remains of the Day: Flash in the pan

    RIM doubles down on Flash, Steve Jobs gets nominated for a popularity contest, and the voice of Siri speaks...in a British accent. The remainders for Thursday, November 10, 2011 are here for you.

  • News: REA Group rolls out IT incident management system

    REA Group has rolled out a new ticketing project in six weeks, with the group that publishes realestate.com.au saying the system now manages all IT incidents at the business.

  • News: Citrix exposes APIs for its collaborative software

    Hoping to spark closer integration with third-party applications, Citrix has exposed a number of APIs (application programming interfaces) for three of its collaborative services, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and GoToTraining.

  • News: Hadoop skills are in high demand

    Growing enterprise interest in Hadoop and related technologies is driving demand for professionals with big data skills.

  • News: More shoppers drawn to cheaper, smaller Kindle Fire over iPad, survey says

    More than three times as many shoppers for tablet computers are considering the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire over the bestselling iPad, according to a new survey.

  • News: Optus grows its mobile base

    Optus has grown its mobile customer base to 9.23 million as at 30 September 2011, up 131,000 or four per cent year on year.

  • News: Should social networks be blocked at work?

    One of the biggest trends in IT is how consumer products have crept into the enterprise, and the trend extends to Internet services. The ingenious thing about social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn is that these consumer-oriented sites have become key tools for professionals. Take journalists, for example. While reporters may still pound the pavement or work the phones to find stories, now sometimes a story can present itself in LinkedIn forums or through Facebook postings. Sometimes the social networks become an extension of the reporting team, in a practice called "crowdsourcing." And the reporter who used to appear as nothing more than a byline can now enter the conversation with instant feedback on a comment about a story. But other professions have not embraced social networks so much, and indeed have viewed them as threats to security or productivity. Would users spend their days catching up with high school friends and playing Farmville on Facebook? Remember when many IT departments were leery about users checking their personal email accounts from work, afraid they would click on a link and take down the entire network? While that danger still exists, it has been reduced a bit through the use of spam filters and user education. The same can be said for social networks, as IT staff can still provide general tips on what can be dangerous. In this PDF, Network World has compiled stories that take a look at the pros and cons of blocking social networks while at work. Many of these stories cite surveys that indicate whether productivity is lost in allowing social networks within the company network. Become an Insider today (free registration required) to download the PDF.

  • News: ERP demand rises in sub-Saharan Africa

    The growth of the small and medium-size enterprise sector and an effort on the part of local companies to replicate global business and marketing trends have led to increased uptake of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • News: PC makers should 'brace' for drive shortages

    With operations disrupted at more than a dozen hard disk drive (HDD) factories due to flooding in Thailand, PC manufacturers should prepare for significant supply shortages, market research firm IDC said.

  • News: Need Linux Skills? 12 Places to Learn Online

    As more and more companies turn to Linux for mission-critical operations, making sure IT staff have the necessary skills is becoming more important than ever.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 Brings Battery Fix to iPhone 4S, Multitasking Gestures to Original iPad

    Apple is taking its new over-the-air update system for a spin today with iOS 5.0.1. The company expects the update to squash battery-draining bugs in the iPhone 4S and add multitasking gestures to the iPad.

  • Opinion: 5 Hidden Features in iOS 5

    Who knew Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system held so many secrets? Developers and sleuthing hackers have been hard at work since Apple released the OS in October unearthing a number of hidden features and tweaking the OS to do things it was never intended to do.

  • News: New iOS 5.0.1 update fixes bugs and battery issues

    Apple today released iOS 5.0.1, the anticipated update designed to fix multiple unspecified bugs that drained the iPhone's battery much faster than expected.

  • News: Federal court rules for employee in Infosys case

    An Infosys Technologies employee, who alleged that the Indian offshore outsourcing company wrongly used visitor visas in its work, won a federal court decision that will allow him to bring his case to a jury.

  • News: Hands on with iOS over-the-air updates

    Thursday's release of iOS 5.0.1 marked the first time that public upgrades to the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can be installed directly on those devices, without requiring a visit to iTunes.

  • News: RIM stands by Flash mobile as it pursues HTML5

    Research in Motion will continue to use Adobe Flash Player, at least for the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, even after Adobe announced it will discontinue Flash for the mobile Web.

  • News: Amazon updates, sunsets Stanza app

    Fans of the Amazon-owned Stanza e-reading app for iOS have been granted at least a temporary reprieve: Amazon on Thursday released an update to the app that fixes a slew of problems that affected the app when running on iOS 5.

  • News: Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 with battery fixes, more

    Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes.

  • News: What's Up in Downloads? Latest Five Reviews: Mind Maps, Diff Tool, Free Game

    PCWorld's reviewers examine so much software for desktop and Web, it can be easy to miss some of the reviews. Our most recent finds: three mindmappers, a differential tool for coders, and a space empire-building game. For downloads and full reviews, follow the links.

  • News: Dragon Express: Mac transcription for less

    Nuance Communications, the company behind Dragon Dictation ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice , for iOS) and Dragon Dictate ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice , for OS X), has launched a new piece of software in the Mac App Store called Dragon Express.



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