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  • Opinion: Windows 8 Boot Screens Get a Classy New Look

    One of the many notable new features in Windows 8 is how quickly it boots--it can start up in under 7 seconds, in fact. With such a short booting time, what will you get instead of a ton of speeding BIOS text?

  • News: Lane defends HP decision to name Whitman CEO

    Newly appointed Hewlett-Packard executive chairman Ray Lane vigorously defended the company's decision to oust CEO Leo Apotheker and replace him with board member and former eBay head Meg Whitman.

  • News: Facebook revamps profile with timeline concept

    Facebook has done an extreme makeover of its user profiles, redesigning the interface so that it's easy to surface not only recent updates but also years-old information, the company announced at its F8 developer conference on Thursday.

  • News: New Oracle database appliance aims at small, mid-size firms

    Oracle's new Database Appliance product, unveiled on Wednesday, should appeal to small and mid-size businesses that run both transactional and analytic applications, analysts said.

  • News: HP board ousts Apotheker, Whitman in as CEO

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was ousted from his position on Thursday and replaced by HP director and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, less than a year after he took the job.

  • News: Mozilla proposes 5X slower Firefox release tempo for enterprises

    Mozilla has proposed a significantly slower Firefox release pace for enterprises, the result of a corporate backlash earlier this year against an accelerated scheme that ships a new edition of the browser every six weeks.

  • News: BlackBerry falls behind combined Android, iPhone use in workplace

    More workers use iPhone and Android smartphones combined than BlackBerry smartphones, according to a survey of 1,681 U.S.-based workers released by Forrester Research.

  • News: SIEM: Dead or alive?

    Security practitioners defend the value of SIEM after elQnetworks declares the technology dead.

  • News: Facebook revamps profile with timeline concept

    Facebook has done an extreme makeover of its user profiles, redesigning the interface so that it's easy to surface not only recent updates but also years-old information, the company announced at its F8 developer conference on Thursday.

  • News: iSwifter update brings Google+ games to iPad

    Users of Google+ looking to get in on the social network’s gaming action now have an option to play while they’re not in front of their computers. iSwifter, an iPad app which already allows users to play Facebook’s most popular Flash games, has added the ability to play games hosted on Google’s social-networking service.

  • News: NetbootCD: A Handy Tool for Managing Linux Distributions

    If you're like many Linux fans, you keep multiple different flavors of the free and open source operating system on hand. After all, each Linux distribution tends to have strengths in particular areas, so it's nice to be able to choose which one you run, depending on the task at hand.

  • Opinion: Cowboy Guns for iPhone and iPad

    There’s a lot about Cowboy Guns, a Western shoot ’em up published by Chillingo, to make even the most hardened desperado smile. There’s plenty of challenges and a compelling storyline—albeit one delivered with dialogue so stilted that it would make a Roy Rogers picture seem like a Royal Shakespeare Company production. The graphics give the game a distinctive look, and the music sounds like something Ennio Morricone might compose. Clearly, a lot of attention was paid to getting all the details of Cowboy Guns just so.

  • News: WSJ: Apotheker ouster from HP CEO job imminent

    Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker will likely be removed from his position on Thursday and replaced by HP director and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

  • News: Oracle scoops up GoAhead Software

    Oracle is buying GoAhead Software, which makes products designed to help network equipment providers improve service delivery. Terms of the deal, which is expected to be completed before year's end, were not disclosed.

  • News: A deep dive into Windows 8 Developer Preview

    After spending several days with the Developer Preview of Windows 8 on a PC, it's clear that Microsoft's new operating system -- which offers two separate interfaces, Metro and Desktop -- is a transitional one between traditional computers and mobile devices. All of Microsoft's energy and creativity has been devoted to the new Metro interface; there's very little new of note for the old-fashioned Desktop.

  • News: Google chief promises Senate: We'll be good!

    While acknowledging that his company has extraordinary power and influence over the Web, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt yesterday promised the Senate that Google wouldn't be evil.

  • News: YouTube Adds 2D-to-3D Conversion Tool

    YouTube wants to improve on the lack of 3D content, which is one of the main barriers stopping mass adoption of the technology. The video streaming site is now making it easier for anyone to create 3D video content, without the need for special cameras, with a beta 2D to 3D conversion tool.

  • News: Oracle, Google fail to reach settlement in Android case

    Two days of face-to-face mediation talks between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page over the companies' Android mobile OS lawsuit have yet to result in a settlement, but the door is open for negotiations to continue, according to a document filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • News: Teradata's Aster analytic database gets appliance treatment

    Teradata is adding an appliance option for its Aster analytic database, giving it another potential weapon against rivals such as Oracle's Exadata, EMC's Greenplum and SAP's HANA.

  • News: Skobbler to discontinue free sat nav iPhone app

    Skobbler has revealed its free sat nav app for Apple iPhones is to be discontinued and replaced with a new paid-for app.



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