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  • News: Oracle handed setback in HP Itanium case

    A court in California rejected Oracle's bid to use a fraud claim to undo an agreement to support the Itanium processor, that it is said to have made with Hewlett-Packard.

  • News: Salesforce.com launches Desk.com help-desk service

    Salesforce.com on Tuesday unveiled a new SaaS (software as a service) help-desk application called Desk.com that can reach end users through social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

  • Opinion: Five Ways to Protect Your Email at Work

    Despite the popularity of real-time communications like instant messaging, as well as updates via Facebook and Twitter, most workplaces still use and rely on email. As handy as email can be, it can also be dangerous. Attachments can contain viruses, and email messages can hide phishing links that lead you to fake websites in an attempt to steal your login information.

  • How-Tos: Organising photos, fixing dark prints and photo format queries

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to Dave Johnson and he'll do his best to answer it in his monthly Digital Focus column

  • News: Remains of the Day: Scratch that

    Apple's new lottery system in Hong Kong doesn't yet involve scratch tickets, but the company made plenty of scratch last quarter, and the Steve Jobs quotes and pictures going up around Apple's campus only scratch the surface of the man. The remainders for Monday, January 30, 2012 are here to scratch your itch.

  • News: Lack of data scientists is the new Von Neumann bottleneck

    Data is a huge presence within much of business and technology, and the next installment of the O'Reilly Strata Conference will provide attendees a look into the revolutionary ways data is driving, well, everything.

  • News: How to work with firehose data

    It goes without saying that big data is, well, big. But it's not just the size that's an obstacle when dealing with big data: it's the rate at which that data can be coming into your data storage infrastructure.

  • News: RIM finally launches closer link to Office 365

    Mobile workers whose organizations subscribe to Microsoft Corp.'s cloud-based Office 365 service can now access some of the messaging applications through Research In Motion's BlackBerry smart phones.

  • News: PGA Tour HD tees off for iPad

    I've heard people say that watching golf on a high-definition television is the closest thing to being there. That may be true for the scenery, but if sheer golf information is what you crave, the iPad might be a better window into the links. The PGA Tour has created a new app specifically for iPad users called PGA Tour HD that will help golf lovers follow players and tournaments more closely.

  • News: Expo Notes: Professor gives attendees a look inside the brain

    This year's Macworld | iWorld wasn't only about accessories and apps--attendees also got a chance to see the inner workings of the brain. Professor Stephen J. Smith of Stanford University hosted a tech talk Friday to showcase his work, a video created using Mac tools that give viewers a virtual tour inside a mouse's brain.

  • News: Google helps translate JavaScript to its Dart alternative

    The company's JavaScript to Dart Synonym application maps common idioms

  • News: If You Use iOS, You Need VIPOrbit

    With hundreds of thousands of apps available for the iPhone and iPad, it may seem over the top to single out a specific app as a must-have. VIPOrbit is not your average app, though, and the capabilities it brings to iOS make me comfortable declaring it a true game changer.

  • News: Expo Notes: LightSpeed's Show & Tell feature has retail appeal

    Spend a few moments with LightSpeed for iPad, as I did at last week's Macworld | iWorld show, and you come away impressed with the app's flexibility. Sure, businesses can use the point-of-sale app to track inventory, take payments, and perform other retail tasks. But the iPad version of LightSpeed also offers a feature that showcases your products for customers, giving them an expanded look at what you have to sell.

  • News: Microsoft Office 15 Begins Technical Preview: Tablet Readiness Questioned

    A handful of tight-lipped customers are getting their eyes on Microsoft Office 15 for the first time, as the software enters its Technical Preview phrase.

  • News: Microsoft sets Office 15 public beta for summer 2012

    Microsoft announced it has kicked off a "technical preview" of the next version of its money-making Office suite and promised a public beta will ship this summer.

  • How-Tos: Cure for a nagging AirPort Utility

    Reader Glen Franklin has had it with AirPort Utility's pestering. He writes:

  • How-Tos: Retrieve Your Entire Music Library from Your Google Music Account

    For a while now I've been using Google Music as a kind of cloud-based backup for my music library. Except that it wasn't really a backup, because I couldn't easily retrieve all the songs I'd uploaded. In the event of a system failure, I'd have to download tunes in batches of 100. Bleh.

  • Opinion: New Open Tablet Will Come with Linux and KDE Preinstalled

    When the KDE project announced the arrival of its Plasma Active Two tablet interface last month, it suggested that there would soon be news of at least two tablets that would ship with the software preinstalled.

  • Opinion: Kinect Inside: Asus Bakes Motion-Control Tech into Laptops

    It sounds like Asus wants to cash in on Microsoft's recently announced Kinect for Windows setup -- the company roll out actual laptops that include Microsoft's motion-sensing technology built in. Why is anyone's guess, of course: Do you really want to wave your hands, arms (or legs, don't forget) around in front of your laptop?

  • News: Less than perfect apps

    Just because an app holds a special place in your heart, that doesn't mean it couldn't stand a few improvements. In this Macworld Live session, I'm joined by a panel of luminaries to discuss our favorite apps and their flaws and how we would fix them. We also tackle why it's hard for even the best apps to achieve perfection.



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