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  • News: 2011 App Gems

    In our last podcast we discussed our annual Editors' Choice Awards--awards Macworld presents to the year's best Mac-related software and hardware. But our praise doesn't stop there. Apple makes a fair living from computing devices that don't bear the Mac label--the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. We honor the apps that feed these devices with our just-as-annual App Gem awards.

  • News: Galaxy Nexus coming to Verizon Thursday

    The Galaxy Nexus, the first phone to run the latest version of Android, will finally go on sale Thursday from Verizon.

  • News: IDW powers its apps with Comixology and launches same-day digital comics

    At the New York Comic Con this past October, independent comics publisher IDW announced a partnership with Comixology, making IDW's library of work available on the Comics by Comixology platform, which includes iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Web apps. That partnership has now gotten much deeper with Wednesday's announcement that Comixology will power all of IDW's storefront apps.

  • Opinion: If Siri Is Star Wars, Then Majel Will Be Star Trek

    While Google were pioneers in speech recognition technology on their Android platform, Apple's Siri for iOS has been the real star of listening, virtual assistants of 2011. Siri's natural language processing has given Apple the edge for the time being, but Google aims to change that in the near future, albeit with a slightly different approach.

  • News: University accuses Oracle of extortion, lies, 'rigged' demo in lawsuit

    New details have emerged in Montclair State University's lawsuit against Oracle in connection with a troubled ERP (enterprise resource planning) project, in a court filing that includes more information about Oracle's alleged failings and also accuses the vendor of extortion as well as "inducing" the institution to take on the implementation.

  • News: Researchers accuse Google of plotting to undercut Firefox

    A security testing firm today said a recent report that named Google's Chrome as the most secured browser was flawed -- and part of a campaign by Google to undermine Mozilla's Firefox.

  • News: Netflix improves iPad app interface

    Good news for those who didn't abandon Netflix after the whole Qwikster debacle: the video rental and streaming service has released version 2.0 of its iOS app, which brings a completely overhauled user interface to the iPad. That's a welcome change, as the previous user interface--which more or less channeled Netflix's website--often suffered from poor performance and clunky usability.

  • News: Apple updates Logic Express to 9.1.6

    Apple rolled out an update for Logic Express, with version 9.1.6 of the digital audio workstation promising a variety of fixes and app stabilization.

  • News: BlackBerry in 2012: More Trouble in Store for RIM

    The year 2012 promises to be an interesting one for BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM). The Canadian company has come upon some tough times lately. And despite a number of key product releases and enhancements, things will only get worse before they get better for RIM...if they do at all. Here's why.

  • Opinion: New Humble Indie Bundle Includes Great Games, Breaks $1 Million In 24 Hours

    Confession time: I just bought the fourth Humble Indie Bundle, and you should too. Not because Humble Bundle Inc. is offering you an opportunity to pay whatever you please for five great games, including Shank, Super Meat Boy, NightSky, Bit.Trip Runner and Jamestown. And not because you get to choose where your money goes, whether straight to the developers, the Humble Indie Bundle team or established charity organizations like the American Red Cross, Child's Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

  • News: ITC delays ruling in Apple patent case against HTC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has delayed ruling on a patent case brought against smartphone maker HTC by Apple.

  • News: G-Cloud adoption will be 'mandatory'

    Government departments will be obliged to connect to the G-Cloud, according to the head of the software as a service (Saas) initiative.

  • News: Air France KLM deploys mobile customer service

    Air France KLM has brought in IT services supplier Atos to deploy a mobile customer service system.

  • News: T-Mobile first in U.S. to sell Nokia Windows Phone

    T-Mobile will be the first U.S. operator to offer a Nokia phone running Windows Mobile when it starts selling the Lumia 710 early next year.

  • News: Google ships Chrome 16, patches 15 vulnerabilities

    Google yesterday patched 15 vulnerabilities in Chrome, paying $6,000 in bounties to bug hunters who reported some of them, and updated the browser to version 16.

  • Opinion: iOS 5 Edges Out Android in HTML5 Browser Test

    Although Android Ice Cream Sandwich makes some big leaps in HTML5 browser performance, Apple's iOS 5 is still the king, according to a study by Sencha.

  • News: Microsoft dissecting Windows Phone messaging bug

    Microsoft Windows Phone engineers are reviewing a report that various messaging technologies can be used to send the phone into a reboot and then freeze its messaging center, or hub.

  • News: Google Wallet to arrive in London in time for Olympics?

    Google could launch its much-trumpeted Google Wallet mobile payments service in Britain ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, according to reports in the French press.

  • Opinion: Microsoft SkyDrive for iOS Takes on iCloud, Dropbox

    Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service debuted for iPhones this week, after it had been available to Windows users for several years and on Windows Phone 7 devices more recently. Microsoft understands that a lot of Windows users are carrying iPhones with them, so SkyDrive for iOS is a welcome addition, but the personal cloud market already offers plenty of choice.

  • News: Introducing Windows Server 8: The InfoWorld special report

    Microsoft rolls out one of its most significant updates with the next version of Windows Server 8; find out what it means for your company



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