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  • News: IBM to help shape bank SOA standards

    IBM has joined the independent BIAN board, which seeks to establish a service-oriented architecture (SOA) standard for the banking industry that can help cut IT costs.

  • How-Tos: How to use Aero features in Windows 7

    Among the features from Windows Vista that the latest iteration of Microsoft's operating system, Windows 7, that the tech giant took and built-upon is Aero.

  • News: Oil industry robotic firm SMD overhauls systems

    Underwater robotic vehicle firm Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) is deploying a new ERP system to improve project management in the oil, gas and telecoms markets it serves.

  • News: 4 Places Apple AirPlay Would Be Awesome

    One of the best features of the Apple iOS platform is AirPlay. AirPlay makes it simple to wirelessly stream audio and video content from an iPhone or iPad to an AirPlay-compatible device.

  • News: Windows 8 on ARM: You can look but you can't touch

    For a touch-based interface it was awfully hard to get hold of. Microsoft's Windows 8 OS was shown on a handful of prototype ARM-based tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, but almost no one was allowed to try it out.

  • News: Apple loses first round in ITC case against Motorola

    Apple is on the losing end of an initial ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission in the company’s battle with Motorola.

  • News: Lawsuit claims Epicor's two-year effort delivered 'useless' software

    Beverage distributor Major Brands is suing Epicor, alleging the ERP (enterprise resource planning) software vendor failed to deliver a satisfactory system after years of effort and significant cost overruns, and then offered a solution that would force the company to install a new version that hadn't yet been completed, pushing back the original "go-live" date by four years.

  • News: For a Free Linux Alternative, Try FreeBSD 9.0

    Linux may not yet enjoy the widespread recognition that Windows does, but there's no denying its popularity on servers, its growing use on desktops, or its ubiquity in the mobile world in the form of Android.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Solving Mac App Store download errors

    When you purchase an app from the Mac App Store, it normally downloads and installs exactly as expected. But not always.

  • News: ISC seeks wider input for BIND 10

    The Internet Systems Consortium is looking for a few more good programmers to bring the next generation of its open source BIND DNS server software to fruition.

  • Opinion: Why Does the Letter 'J' Keep Appearing in My E-Mail Messages?

    Have you noticed the strange, inexplicable, seemingly random appearance of the letter J in some e-mail messages? Usually it crops up at the end of sentences, though sometimes it lands smack in the middle of them.

  • News: Email vs. IM vs. SMS: Choosing the Right One

    Communication is the lifeblood of productivity. Businesses need to communicate with customers, managers need to communicate with employees, and workers need to communicate with peers. Effective communication is a crucial element of getting things done.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech earnings season could be stormy

    Get ready for a perfect storm of earnings news. With tech bellwethers including IBM, Microsoft, Intel and Google set to issue financial reports next week, earnings season will pick up in earnest and judging from recent forecasts and profit warnings, it could be a bumpy ride.

  • News: USITC investigates patent complaint against mobile device makers

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation of patent infringements alleged by patent acquisition firm Digitude Innovations against a who's who of smartphone and tablet makers.

  • News: Oracle to issue 78 patches, including 27 for MySQL

    Oracle is set on Tuesday to release 78 security fixes for vulnerabilities in its database, middleware and applications, according to a preview announcement posted to the company's website this week.

  • News: Skype 5.5 for Mac Beta launched

    Skype has launched Skype 5.5 for Mac Beta, promising an improved user interface as well as improvements in call quality.

  • News: 5 key takeaways from CES

    As is often the case, the expectations of what will be the big story at the Consumer Electronics Show are different from what actually becomes the big story.

  • News: SAP Q4 revenues jump 11 percent

    SAP on Friday reported preliminary fourth-quarter results that showed revenue rise 11 percent to €4.5 billion (US$5.7 billion), according to IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).

  • How-Tos: How to view your PC's RAM and processor speed in Windows 7

    If you're unsure of which iteration of Windows you're running and need to know to work out what version you have to download and install a software program, or you simply want to check the specs of your machine to decide if it's time to upgrade your hardware or not, Microsoft's Windows operating system makes it really simple to find out this information.

  • News: Adobe offers CS6 upgrade pricing for CS3, CS4 users

    There’s some potentially good news on the horizon for creative professionals who’ve clung to the CS3 and CS4 versions of Adobe’s suite of photo-editing, illustration, and design applications, but who might want to upgrade to the company's forthcoming Creative Suite 6 (CS6) or subscribe to its new Creative Cloud. In a post on the company’s website, Adobe announced “special introductory upgrade pricing” for CS3 and CS4 owners who upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 6 software or to the subscription-based Adobe Creative Cloud.



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