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  • Opinion: Google's Schmidt Slams Carrier IQ

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has criticized Carrier IQ, the maker of a controversial app that secretly collects personal info from smartphones, but also says that Google can't do anything to prevent the software from being installed on Android devices by handset makers and wireless carriers.

  • News: What CIOs really want for Christmas

    The decorations are going up and the office party is the talk of the canteen — yes, Christmas festivities are upon us. While kids everywhere are busy making lists of the toys and gear they want to see under the tree Christmas morning, we asked Australian CIOs what Santa could bring them to make their life easier in 2012.

  • News: Microsoft ships Silverlight 5

    But the company's long-term commitment to its proprietary rich Internet plug-in platform remains in question

  • News: Samsung's Apple-Bashing Ads vs. Reality

    Samsung's dropped yet another Apple-bashing ad, once again mocking customers who camp out for hours in front of Apple stores.

  • News: HP puts webOS on open source track

    HP announced today that it will "contribute" its webOS operating system to the open source community.

  • Opinion: WebOS Lives On! HP's Mobile OS Now Open Source

    The future of webOS has been hazy since HP announced in August that it will discontinue its webOS line of devices. The HP Veer 4G faded into oblivion, but the HP TouchPad has enjoyed numerous firesales since the announcement. Today, HP announced that webOS will live on as an open source platform.

  • Opinion: Chrome Is Most Secure of the Top Three Browsers, Study Finds

    Even as Mozilla's Firefox browser has been surrounded by uncertainty in recent weeks, Chrome seems to be having a very good month.

  • News: AccountEdge 2012 gets redesign, mileage tracking, and more

    Acclivity rang in the new year early on Friday by releasing AccountEdge 2012, the latest version of the company's small business accounting software. The app has been redesigned, adding a number of new features, including the ability to track mileage and create multiple billing rates.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: Four Big Concerns (Based On What We Know So Far)

    Microsoft in August said Windows 8 would be the most significant reimagining of its trademark operating system since Windows 95. But all those changes may not be for the better, at least based on what we know so far. There are some interesting innovations headed your way such as a new touch-centric interface, a version for ARM-based processors, and deep SkyDrive integration.

  • News: Facebook releases a PHP just-in-time compiler

    In its continuing endeavor to serve its 800 million users as quickly as possible, Facebook is once again revamping the way it handles its PHP-based Web pages.

  • Opinion: Troubleshoot Bad RAM Modules with MemTest86+

    Think you might have a bad RAM module in your PC? Freeware utility MemTest86+ will run a memory diagnostic to help you find out. Before I explain more, a true story...

  • Opinion: Texting While Driving Up 50 Percent Despite Warnings

    Despite the fact that 35 states have made it illegal, texting while driving has increased by 50 percent over last year, according to a new study [PDF] by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • Opinion: Send Video Business Cards with the Eyejot Video Mail App

    Business cards are so 20th-century. (They might even date back to the 19th; I'll have to check.) Think about it: someone hands you a business card and it ends up stuffed in your pocket, crumpled, forgotten.

  • News: DOJ tells judge there's no active AT&T deal with T-Mobile

    The U.S. Department of Justice will file a motion to stay or dismiss its lawsuit to block AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile USA because the agency believes there's no deal pending, a lawyer for the DOJ said Friday.

  • Opinion: Google's Chrome Will Run Console Games! Wait, What?

    Don't look for id Software's Rage or Bethesda's Skyrim in your browser anytime soon, but it sounds like Google has big time gaming plans for its Chrome platform—plans that already involve running stuff like Xbox Live Arcade game Bastion in Chrome directly.

  • News: Microsoft and HP team up on public and private cloud services

    HP and Microsoft have announced a new four-year partnership to deliver public, private and hybrid cloud solutions built around Microsoft Office 365 and its on-premise equivalents.

  • News: Zite now available in iPhone version

    Zite on Friday announced the availability of its newsreading app on the iPhone, wrapping up an exceptionally busy week for news app developers.

  • News: Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 1

    During my day-to-day work I turn to certain applications time and again, and soon they become indispensable, seeming to blend in with Windows itself. Some of those programs are full-blown commercial products, such as Microsoft Office or Total Commander. Others, however, are applications I did not have to pay a dime for, thanks to the generosity of hardworking developers who have opted to share their creations with the world for free, requesting only a donation from those users who are willing and able. (PCWorld's Downloads library lists donationware as free, but you'll see a telltale editor's note on the review page explaining that the program's developers accept contributions.)

  • News: Aussies moving away from fixed-line communication devices: ACMA

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has claimed that Australian consumers are embracing multiple forms of communication technologies, with mobile phones being the “bulk of voice communications.”

  • News: US tech companies invest in UK, but Obama aide demands better tax breaks

    American IT companies are increasingly investing in the UK, helping to boost the country’s struggling economy, but better tax incentives could help accelerate this trend, according to a leading US trade envoy.



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