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  • News: Startup Piston 'ready for fight' with VMware

    Having just released its new cloud operating system, Piston Cloud Computing finds itself in a contentious position -- and company co-founder Josh McKenty says that is exactly where the company wants to be.

  • Opinion: Did Anonymous Trick You into Crashing Sites for MegaUpload Bust?

    Many of you were clearly rooting for hacktivist group Anonymous when it took aim at the U.S. Department of Justice's website (among others) after the DOJ busted file sharing site MegaUpload for alleged copyright infringement, but did you unwittingly participate in the hack group's illicit attacks?

  • News: Infor details mobile strategy, launches new apps

    Infor on Monday announced details of its Motion mobility platform as well as the availability of two new mobile applications, Road Warrior and ActivityDeck.

  • How-Tos: How to get that lomo look

    Digital cameras are better and more easily affordable than ever, yet analogue photography is increasing in popularity. We explain how to achieve that lo-fi look.

  • News: The new rules for enterprise apps

    An insurance company decided to roll out an application for its sales reps. The new app would give them a wider selection of products to offer customers when out in the field. Information on those products was stored in a legacy mainframe system, so the company created a Web interface that let reps query the database to get details on offerings.

  • Opinion: Why Can't I Access This Web Site?

    Deedrio couldn't access a particular Web site that had never before been a problem, and turned to the Web Browsing and Email forum for help.

  • News: RIM's new CEO wants to focus more on consumers

    RIM's new CEO, Thorsten Heins, wants the company to improve its product development while also becoming better at marketing, he said during a conference call on Monday.

  • News: Three warning signs of a user-unfriendly app

    A user-friendly interface is paramount if you want employees and external users to adopt an enterprise application. But what, precisely, makes an app user-friendly? That's a complicated science, with detailed books and research papers devoted to it. But if your app has any of the following three elements, that's probably not a good sign.

  • News: App spotlight: British Airways' iPad app improves customer service

    Can deploying a user-friendly enterprise application solve customer service problems? For British Airways, the answer appears to be yes. In August, the airline conducted a pilot test in which about 100 crew members were given iPads loaded with its new Enhanced Service Platform app. After a successful test, the airline is now distributing 2,000 iPads with the app to senior crew members across its route network.

  • News: London Stock Exchange proximity service swoops below 100 microsecond barrier

    The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has dramatically slashed round trip latency times for proximity hosting, in collaboration with Colt, on its Novell SUSE Linux-based MillenniumIT matching engine.

  • News: NY hotel boosts Wi-Fi with wall-mounted switches

    A five-star hotel room high above New York's Central Park sounds like a nice place to spend the night, but if your iPhone doesn't work, it may seem like little more than a gilded cage.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free apps to aid revision

    If you're a student, then perhaps your smartphone is providing an unwelcome (or possibly welcome?) distraction from cramming for your latest test.

  • News: Upstart Mobile OS Tizen Previews Code

    An alpha release of the source code for the Tizen open-source operating system, aimed at giving Android and iOS a run for their money, is now available for download.

  • News: Thorsten Heins takes over as CEO at Research In Motion

    Research In Motion's co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have quit after a tumultuous period at the company, which saw intense competition, and a long services outage at the maker of the BlackBerry.

  • News: Thorsten Heins takes over as CEO at Research In Motion

    Research In Motion's co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have quit after a tumultuous period at the company, which saw intense competition, and a long services outage at the maker of the BlackBerry.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Apple's new software, Mac trips, and lots of styluses

    Any week with an Apple event is a good week in our book. But it’s not always possible to keep up with a week’s worth of Apple news. That’s where the Weekly Wrap comes in. Here’s what happened this week: An education event, new desktop and iOS apps from Apple, and a heck of a lot more. Dive in:

  • News: Google Nixes Photo Web App

    Google's campaign to drive up usage of its growing social networking service could be the reason for the demise of Picnik, a fun and powerful photo editing website that will be closing shop on April 19.

  • Opinion: 10 New Open Source Projects You May Not Know About

    With so many open source software projects under way at any given moment, it can be difficult to keep tabs on all that's going on.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Chapter and verse

    One textbook CEO pins all the glory on Steve Jobs, Samsung pins its hopes on an anti-iPhone ad, and one attorney pins the blame for a stolen computer on Apple itself. The remainders for Friday, January 20, 2012 are on pins and needles.

  • News: First Look: OnLive Desktop

    I'm writing these words as I often do, using Microsoft Word. But I'm doing so on an iPad 2, not on a Mac. And I'm running Word for Windows on that iPad, thanks to the new OnLive Desktop client for the iPad.



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