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  • News: Google's Android 4.0 ported to x86 processors

    Google's open-source Android 4.0 operating system for smartphones and tablets has been ported to work with x86 processors, a member of an open-source project involved in the effort said this week.

  • News: Chrome edges Firefox, grabs second browser spot

    Google's Chrome edged Mozilla's Firefox last month to take the number two spot in the browser popularity wars, an Irish metrics company said today.

  • News: HP to decide WebOS fate in next two weeks

    HP's recently appointed chief executive Meg Whitman says the company will decide on the future of the ill-fated WebOS operating system, which it acquired along with Palm in 2010, within a couple of weeks.

  • News: AT&T, Sprint confirm use of Carrier IQ rootkit software on handsets

    Amid what's snowballing into a major privacy controversy, AT&T, Sprint, HTC and Samsung today confirmed that their mobile phones integrate a controversial piece of tracking software from a company called Carrier IQ.

  • Opinion: Shopycat: Walmart's Facebook App for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

    If you're not sure what to buy your friends for the holidays, and don't want to broadcast a lack of imagination with gift cards, Walmart offers Shopycat: A social shopping Facebook app that takes shared data from your friends' profiles and news feeds and transforms them into gift ideas.

  • News: IT's most wanted: Mainframe programmers

    The story, "IT's most wanted: Mainframe programmers," posted on the wire Thursday, incorrectly rendered the name of CA Technologies. The name has been corrected in the first and seventh paragraphs.

  • News: Oracle updates WebLogic for cloud usage

    For the new release of its WebLogic, Oracle has tailored the enterprise Java application server so that it can be used more easily in cloud deployments.

  • News: Chrome takes No. 2 browser spot from Firefox

    Google's Chrome has overtaken Mozilla's Firefox as the second most popular desktop browser behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which is holding onto its market-leading share of the market, according to one Web analytics firm.

  • News: Music to their ears: Smule to acquire Khush

    Smule, the company behind music-themed iOS apps like Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, Magic Piano, I Am T-Pain, Glee, and MadPad, announced Thursday that it will acquire Khush. Khush is another music-focused iOS developer, with a trio of auto-tuning apps to its credit: Songify, LaDiDa, and Talkapella. Terms of the

  • News: iOS opens gap over Android in mobile OS usage

    iOS grew its share of the global mobile operating system market to 24.2 percent in November, further stretching its advantage over Android.

  • News: IE9 Continues to Climb on Windows 7

    A new month means new Web browser statistics--the last of 2011. As we close out the year, Internet Explorer as a whole is down for the year, but the good news for Microsoft is that Internet Explorer 9 continues to gain ground on Windows 7, which is essentially the only OS the browser works with anyway.

  • Opinion: PhotoTangler Collage Maker Easy Enough for Kids

    PhotoTangler Collage Maker lets you--or your kid--take a number of images and make them into a smoothly flowing collage, for printing or for use as a desktop background image.

  • Opinion: Why is Taskhost Consuming So Much of My CPU?

    Mashoreen asked the Answer Line forum why taskhost.exe--usually a small background application--was consuming 50-percent of his CPU.

  • News: Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp: Which is best for running Windows on a Mac?

    Boot Camp is the easy way to run Windows on a Mac, but it has one major drawback: it requires you to reboot. And that can be a rather big disruption of your work, depending on how much time you spend in either Mac OS X or Windows.

  • How-Tos: Use the correct version of Adobe Flash for Windows 7 64bit

    You won't be able to watch online video content on a Windows 7 64bit PC if you have the wrong version of Adobe Flash installed. Our Helproom Expert explains.

  • News: Chrome Edges Firefox for Second Place in Browser Battle

    Google’s Chrome Web browser has leapfrogged Firefox to claim the number two slot in the browser battle, according to Web analytics firm StatCounter.

  • How-Tos: Control Photo Stream with iPhoto and Aperture

    Considering how may photos are captured daily with iPhones all over the world, Apple’s Photo Stream (the imaging component of its iCloud offering) is a useful tool for getting pictures off our mobile devices and on to our computers and tablets. The challenge with Photo Stream is that it’s an all-or-nothing proposition. Either it’s on and sharing every shot you take, or it’s off and not helping you at all.

  • News: Carrier IQ Tracking: Your Questions Answered

    Many cellphone users are wondering whether their Android, Nokia and BlackBerry devices are spying on them after security researcher Trevor Eckhart recently claimed that a piece of diagnostic software on the phones was acting like malware. Eckhart said the software, created by company Carrier IQ and installed on devices by phone manufacturers and carriers, was secretly recording user data such as keystrokes and Web browsing history. Carrier IQ's software is on more than 140 million handsets worldwide.

  • News: Medical data breaches soar, according to study

    Data breaches in healthcare organizations are rising more than 30 percent year over year, with most organizations stating they've been breached in the past year.

  • News: AstraZeneca in clinical data reporting deal

    Pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has signed a large programming and reporting outsourcing deal with Cognizant.

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