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  • News: UK tech giants provide biggest boost to todays struggling stock markets

    Two of the UK’s most prominent technology firms, ARM and Sage, have eased an ailing London stock index this morning with shining performances.

  • News: Sprint LTE due first in Texas, Atlanta

    Sprint Nextel will launch LTE in the first half of this year, most likely beginning in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and Atlanta, the company announced on Thursday.

  • News: Study: iPhone 4S users consume the most data

    iPhone 4S users consume twice as much data as iPhone 4 users, signaling that operators will have to continue to battle with growing data volumes, according to a report published by network management software vendor Arieso.

  • News: Sprint LTE due first in Texas, Atlanta

    Sprint Nextel will launch LTE in the first half of this year, most likely beginning in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and Atlanta, the company announced on Thursday.

  • Opinion: Stardock's Free Tiles Gives Today's PCs Some of Win8's Functionality

    There are those for whom the standard Windows interface never quite cuts the mustard. Stardock software has made a living off XP/Vista/Window 7 malcontents for quite a while now with desktop utilities that enhance the look of Windows and mimic the best features of other operating systems. Tiles, which can be installed as a standalone program or as part of the Object Desktop suite, falls into the latter category, making current versions of Windows look more like the upcoming Metro interface sported by Windows 8.

  • News: Oracle users worry upcoming support site upgrade will be another 'fiasco'

    Oracle's impending upgrade to its support portal promises to deliver a "next-generation" experience, but some users are worried they'll endure another "fiasco" of the sort that occurred when Oracle revamped the site in 2009.

  • News: AT&T Expands 4G LTE Network to 11 Cities

    For many wireless users, Verizon's LTE service is no longer the only game in town. AT&T announced earlier today at an investor conference that it has launched 4G LTE mobile data service in 11 new cities, bringing its total LTE footprint up to 26 markets and 74 million customers, the carrier says.

  • News: Apple loses bid to block Mac OS X copy protection secrets in clone case

    A federal judge this week denied Apple's request to keep secret the technical information that describes how the company locks Mac OS X to its hardware.

  • News: Software whiz Ray Ozzie re-emerges with startup Cocomo

    Lotus Notes creator and former Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie is coming back with a startup named Cocomo that seems to be focused on mobile communication.

  • 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.



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