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  • Opinion: Waiting for Firefox 8? It's Already Here

    It's been six short weeks--less a day--since the official release of Firefox 7, but already the next version of Mozilla's popular Web browser is available for download.

  • News: How IBM started grading its developers' productivity

    Tooling and process can only go so far to assure code quality. IBM is analyzing application developers based on the volume and quality of the work they do.

  • News: Open-source proponents blast proprietary software in Dutch schools

    Dutch education authorities have decided to throw out their government’s own open standards policy and instead lock-in to Microsoft proprietary software for years to come, according to open source advocates.

  • News: IBM Quietly Names a New CEO

    IBM doesn't like drama -- and it proved that with its recent appointment of Virginia Rometty as its new CEO. Insider (registration required)

  • News: Siri as Google Challenger: Sorting Fact from Fiction

    Google has a new challenger to its dominance in search, and it may be only a matter of time before you dump Google for the new service. But the new challenger is not Bing or Ask or even search newcomers such as Blekko or DuckDuckGo. Nope; it turns out the latest threat to Google search is Siri, Apple's voice-enabled digital personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, according to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.

  • News: Top Camera for iPhone

    One of the most common pieces of advice for those who want to take their iPhone photography more seriously (yes, people do take it seriously) is to avoid shooting photos in Apple’s built-in Camera app. Many third-party photo-taking apps offer more control and features, turning the iPhone’s camera into a powerful tool for professionals and hobbyists alike.

  • News: Microsoft Quietly Changes WP7 Specs to Allow Phones without Cameras

    Microsoft quietly downgraded the hardware requirements for its Windows Phone 7 operating system in late September to make optional the inclusion of cameras in mobiles using the operating system.

  • News: Zypr API promises developers free, Siri-like voice control

    When it’s not offline, Siri—the voice-driven personal assistant built into the iPhone 4S—is impressive at what it does. But it’s also limited: While you can access Siri at any time, you can’t use voice interactions to control third-party apps. Pioneer Corporation hopes to change that with its new, free Zypr application programming interface (API).

  • News: HTC details first round of Android 4.0 upgrades

    Early next year, seven smartphones from HTC will be upgraded to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said on Monday.

  • News: Microsoft: Switch to IE9, get free stuff

    Microsoft last Friday launched a promotion to convince more Windows 7 users to adopt Internet Explorer 9.

  • How-Tos: Help! A Windows update won't install

    A reader found his PC was getting stuck on a particular Windows update. Our Helproom Expert explained how to break the cycle.

  • How-Tos: How to back up Windows Mail

    A reader wanted to know how he could back up his Windows Mail messages and contacts to another PC. Our Helproom Expert explained.

  • News: Windows set to arrive on IBM mainframes

    IBM mainframes are on the verge of managing Windows applications, crossing one of the last big system divides in data centers.

  • How-Tos: How to Repair a Corrupt Windows 7 Installation

    Every operating system needs an occasional repair job, and Windows 7 is no exception. Whether the source of the problem is corrupt data, a particularly brutal piece of malware, or some other serious issue, you'll occasionally have to reinstall your copy of Windows.

  • News: Apple Fixing iPhone 4S Battery Problem and Other User Issues

    Apple is working to fix the battery problems faced by users of devices carrying its i0S 5 mobile operating system, solve a security issue with the magnetic SmartCover for the iPad 2 and add a new multi-touch feature to its original tablet.

  • News: Forrester: IT staff role in customer experience will change

    Businesses’ IT departments will continue play a crucial role in improving customer experience, but their role will change drastically.

  • News: ACCC dialling in new contact centre system

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is to deploy a new contact centre solution to help the agency cope with an expected large increase in calls prompted in part by the launch of the carbon tax mid next year.

  • News: Senator vows to block FCC nominees over LightSquared

    The controversy over satellite-LTE carrier LightSquared could prevent the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from filling two vacant seats if a U.S. senator follows through on a threat issued this week.

  • Opinion: Official Windows Phone 7 Jailbreak Now Available

    Windows Phone 7 users who want to jailbreak their phones in a Microsoft-approved fashion can now download and install ChevronWP7 Labs for $9.

  • Opinion: WP PaintBrush: Simple and Powerful WordPress Customization

    One of the things I like best about WordPress is the astonishing array of themes available to pick from. WordPress.org currently offers over 1,400 themes, and premium theme sites such as WooThemes offer very polished themes for a reasonable fee (usually around $35). Many of these themes come with customization options, but I have yet to see one that is quite as customizable as WP PaintBrush.



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