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  • News: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Could Launch Feb 29

    Microsoft may launch the Consumer Preview (read: "open beta") of Windows on February 29th. Members of the press recently received an invitation to a special Windows 8 Customer Preview event in Barcelona as part of the Mobile World Congress trade show. The event is on the 29th, and it is assumed that the Customer Preview will be made available to the public in conjunction with it.

  • News: Tapbots releases Tweetbot for iPad, updates iPhone app

    While the number of iOS Twitter clients can occasionally seem overwhelming, Tapbots's Tweetbot stole the stage last year with its unique interface and gesture support. On Wednesday, the company expanded Tweetbot's reach by bringing it to the iPad, and updating Tweetbot for iPhone to version 2.0 at the same time.

  • News: New social site Pinterest attracts enthusiasm, scrutiny

    Just as it enjoys an initial surge of popularity, a new social networking site called Pinterest is also experiencing its first bout of controversy. Observers are accusing the site of secretly embedding code in user content to generate revenue.

  • News: Airvana sues Ericsson over femtocell technology

    Femtocell developer Airvana is charging Ericsson with breaching their contract over femtocell technology, in a lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

  • News: Microsoft fixes Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch event for Feb. 29

    Microsoft Wednesday said it will host a launch event for the Windows 8 beta on Feb. 29 in Barcelona, the site of the Mobile World Congress.

  • News: Adobe confirms no Flash for Chrome on Android

    Chrome for Android will not run Flash Player, the popular software that Apple has famously banned, Adobe confirmed.

  • News: Google Chrome will no longer check for revoked SSL certificates online

    Google plans to remove online certificate revocation checks from future versions of Chrome, because it considers the process inefficient and slow.

  • News: Windows 8 on ARM: The Desktop Plot Thickens

    Microsoft still isn't offering a clear answer on whether ARM-based Windows 8 computers will support the classic Windows desktop, but a recent blog post suggests that the company will.

  • News: The Best Microsoft Office Alternative You've Never Heard Of

    Business still revolves around the Big Three software applications: word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. And Microsoft still charges an arm and a leg for Office licenses. What's a cash-strapped small shop to do?

  • News: Free Web tool consolidates data on code vulnerabilities

    Enterprise coders can now use an open source Web application that lets them consolidate software vulnerability data from a range of scanning and test tools. With a centralized view, and reporting and management tools, ThreadFix speeds the work needed to fix software bugs and vulnerabilities, including those in proliferating mobile apps.

  • News: Chrome for Android Beta: 3 Drawbacks

    Google recently launched Chrome for Android Beta, a version of the search giant's popular desktop browser for Android smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The new mobile browser includes many features that make Chrome so popular on the PC including speed, simple design, bookmark and open tabs sync, and autocomplete suggestions. But Google's mobile Chrome isn't all good news, there are also a few letdowns for people who love Adobe Flash, Chrome extensions or are part of the 99 percent.

  • News: Weave open-source data visualization offers power, flexibility

    When two Boston-area organizations rolled out an interactive data visualization website last month, it represented one of the largest public uses yet for the open-source project Weave -- and more are on the way.

  • News: Apple warns developers against gaming App Store rankings

    It might seem like common sense, but in case there were any lingering questions on the matter, Apple is now being crystal clear: Manipulating the App Store rankings in an attempt to place one’s app at the top of the sales charts is a strict no-no.

  • News: Smartphone data shake-up: The end of 'unlimited'

    Americans like living large. We have all-you-can-eat buffets and all-you-can-stream entertainment. And until recently, we had a virtually unlimited trough of mobile data to digest on our always-available smartphones.

  • News: Avecto boosts admin management reporting engine

    Windows admin rights management outfit Avecto has added a new reporting layer to its Privilege Guard software that can capture detailed data on how employees are interacting with applications.

  • News: Mobile Social Network Caught Uploading Users' Address Books

    Users and critics are upset with Path, the smartphone-based social network, after a developer discovered that Path was uploading users’ entire address books to its servers without explicit consent.

  • News: Firmware updates enable Lion Internet Recovery for more Mac models

    One of the not-so-glamourous but very useful features introduced with Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) was Lion Recovery, where the Lion installer creates a small, invisible, bootable partition on your hard drive that lets you repair your drive or even reinstall Lion if you have a problem.

  • News: Why one insurance company ditched its own hardware- for a cloud -based SAN

    Why do some enterprise managers decide to brave their way into the new and unknown of cloud-based services? Sometimes it's simply because the old technology just isn't working out that well anymore.

  • News: Oracle stakes claim in R with Advanced Analytics launch

    Oracle is hoping to carve out a prominent place in the world of R, the open-source statistical modeling language with roots in academia but an increasingly high profile in enterprise IT shops. It announced a new Advanced Analytics product on Wednesday that ties R to its database and family of software-hardware appliances.

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: Five free apps for Valentine's Day

    Next Tuesday is Valentine's Day and if you feel like declaring your love for your sweetheart, there are plenty of ways your smartphone can help in your quest to shower your beloved with affection.

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