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  • News: Speech Recognition Through the Decades: How We Ended Up With Siri

    Looking back on the development of speech recognition technology is like watching a child grow up, progressing from the baby-talk level of recognizing single syllables, to building a vocabulary of thousands of words, to answering questions with quick, witty replies, as Apple's supersmart virtual assistant Siri does.

  • News: Sprint Product Chief Touts Open Approach to Voice, Apps, NFC

    Hundreds of app and software developers gathered in Santa Clara, California, Tuesday to hear about the features that telecom carrier Sprint wants to see on the phones, tablets, and other devices that will connect to its network in the coming year.

  • Opinion: PCWorld Reviewers' Favorite Files for October: Utilities and a Dash of Fun

    At PCWorld, and especially at PCWorld.com Downloads, we love trying out software. October's breakout stars were utilities: Everything from video file conversion to software updates to running Android apps on a PC. We'd be happy to see productivity-enhancing programs like this any month of the year. To see all these downloads in one unranked chart, check out PCWorld Reviewers' Favorite Files: October 2011.

  • News: Mobile operators fail to provide adequate 3G coverage, says Ofcom

    UK-wide 3G mobile coverage is poor according to an Ofcom report, which shows that many firms and users still cannot get a 3G signal, and that almost 8m premises do not even an adequate choice of 3G mobile provider.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 Beta Addresses iPhone 4S Battery Woes

    Apple has released a new beta version of iOS 5 to developers that promises to fix the battery drain issues reported by iPhone 4S owners and may also add more features for first-generation iPad users. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks,” an Apple spokesperson told Macworld. Beyond battery issues, iOS 5.0.1 could also add more multi-finger gestures to the original iPad, patch a security flaw for iPad 2 as well as a variety of other bug fixes.

  • News: Sophos SafeGuard for Mac 5.5 is a powerful encryption tool

    Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac offers full-disk encryption (FDE) for the Mac, with protection at boot time from unauthorized access. FDE scrambles the entire contents of a disk drive, rendering it ostensibly unrecoverable without access to the long encryption key used, or a shorter account passphrase that unlocks that key.

  • News: Hotmail Mobile Usage Spikes Thanks to iOS 5

    Microsoft says mobile usage of its Hotmail webmail service has exploded in the past few weeks, and it has Apple to thank for it. More than 2 million users linked their Hotmail accounts to their iPhones or iPads since the launch of iOS 5 on Oct. 12, and Microsoft reports almost 100,000 new iOS 5 devices are being set up with Hotmail every day.

  • News: Android 4: Developers praise the new UI and APIs

    With the first 'Ice Cream Sandwich' smartphones due in mid-November, the real app testing can soon begin

  • News: Sky Go for Android to launch 'in the coming months'

    Sky has revealed it will launch an Android version of its Sky Go app "in the coming months".

  • News: Remains of the Day: Spanish inquisition

    Apple's design guru gets enmeshed in legal affairs, Cupertino loses a case en España, and South Koreans are about to have a whole lot more fun with their iPhones. Nobody expects the remainders for Wednesday, November 2, 2011!

  • Opinion: Google Aims to Mobilize Your Website with GoMo

    Despite explosive growth in smartphone usage, many businesses still have a website that isn't optimized to fit on a small mobile screen. If a potential customer can't navigate your store's site from a handset, there's a good chance they'll walk over to the shop of your competitor that has a mobile-ready site.

  • Opinion: Dont Let This Happen To Your iPad: 5 Fire Prevention Gadgets For Geeks

    Last month, a faulty electrical outlet in my charming turn-of-the-century studio apartment sparked a fire while I was out of the house. Many of my gadgets were singed, and what wasn't directly burnt still suffered damage from smoke and/or water from the automated sprinklers. Truly, it was a geek's worst nightmare! My trusty MacBook Pro, iPad, Xbox 360, and countless other gadgets were bricked, including my primary backup hard drive (thank goodness for data recovery). So, for my first blog back at GeekTech I thought it would be apropos to compose this short list of fire prevention gadgets I only wish I knew about before the incident.

  • News: SAP's Business Objects

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  • News: Carbonite launches bare metal backups, file versioning

    Carbonite has announced upgrades to its online backup and restore service that include full OS and application backups, as well as the ability to mirror data to an external drive. The service allows users to perform a full metal restore from the external drive or a CD.

  • News: Bing app ships for iPhone, Android - not Windows Phone

    Microsoft has rolled out a new mobile app for Bing built with HTML5 and available first only to iPhone and Android users. It may be another indication that Microsoft is turning its attention away from its home-baked development platforms .Net and Silverlight and toward the industry-standard HTML5.

  • Opinion: Gmail iOS App Released, Then Pulled

    Google's highly anticipated Gmail app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad enjoyed a brief moment in the App Store on Wednesday, but was quickly pulled because of a bug.

  • News: Siri, When Will Apple Launch its iTunes Match Music Service?

    In a rare twist, Apple missed a self-imposed deadline to launch iTunes Match, an ambitious service that mirrors your iTunes music library in the cloud. The company said on October 4, during the iPhone 4S launch event, that iTunes Match would be available by the end of October, yet two days after the deadline, the service is nowhere to be found.

  • News: Software lets mobile devices use corporate printers

    A new client-server application lets most mobile devices now wirelessly use corporate printers, without having to make changes to smartphones or tablets, or to the printers.

  • News: Informatica rolls out data parser for Hadoop

    Informatica has strengthened its hand in the burgeoning market for Hadoop, the open-source programming framework for large-scale data processing, unveiling a new data parser on Wednesday that can transform piles of unstructured information into a more structured form for use in running Hadoop jobs.

  • News: Yahoo finally ships Livestand iPad app

    Yahoo Wednesday launched several applications for the iPad, including Livestand, a "digital newsstand" it announced in February that was supposed to ship in the first half of the year.



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