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  • News: iOS 5 is Here, and Here's What's New

    iOS 5 is now available for download -- you might even be attempting to download it right now. Here's what you can expect from the new update.

  • News: iOS 5 arrives, ushering in multitude of mobile changes

    Apple on Wednesday released iOS 5, its hotly anticipated upgrade to the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5

    iOS 5 has hit the stage, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you're concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide.

  • News: Apple launches iCloud ahead of iOS 5 debut

    Apple today launched iCloud, the free online synchronization and backup service that replaces MobileMe.

  • News: Apple Opens iCloud Ahead of iOS 5 Launch

    When Apple's iOS 5 launches, iCloud will be waiting.

  • Opinion: PDF-Xchange Viewer

    Adobe's popular PDF format makes files look great--at least, when the original material does--and Adobe Reader lets everyone look at the files for free. However, you can't make annotations to those documents unless someone with the full Acrobat program has saved the PDF in an editable form. If you've got a locked-down PDF, you're out of luck... unless you've got Tracker Software's free PDF-Xchange Viewer.

  • News: BlackBerry outage floors many BES enterprise services

    The three-day BlackBerry outage has heavily hit Enterprise Server (BES) users and floored services for many, taking the damage even further than consumers and small businesses, originally said to be the affected groups.

  • News: Orange Kenya launches Mpedigree

    Telecommunication provider Orange Kenya today launched Mpedigree; an SMS based system to fight against counterfeit drugs. The company will run this programme to fight counterfeit drugs in Kenya and Cameroon where up to 30% of the drugs are potentially affected.

  • News: Microsoft Discusses Windows 8 Tweaks After User Feedback

    Microsoft's Windows 8 developer preview has been out for about a month, and the software giant is ready to discuss some new changes to Windows 8 based on user feedback. In an incredibly long and detailed blog post, Marina Dukhon, a senior program manager on the Windows 8 Core Experience team, discussed upcoming changes to Windows 8's apps screen, start screen customization, and a replacement for Windows 7 jump lists in Windows 8.

  • News: iOS 5's Safari beats all mobile browsers in HTML5 compatibility

    A not-so-obvious improvement in iOS 5, which became available publicly today, is a major jump in HTML5 compatibility. InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers. iOS 5 has 36 percent more HTML5 capabilities baked in than its predecessor iOS 4.3, 33 percent more than the current Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" tablet browser, and 61 percent more than the current Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone browser. InfoWorld ran the HTML5Test.com suite of HTML5 compatibility tests as part of an in-depth comparison between iOS 5 and the two Android variants.

  • News: Apple releases Find My Friends for iOS

    Can you find me now? Apple on Wednesday released Find My Friends. The app, which requires iOS 5, lets you find your friends by geolocating their iOS devices—presuming your friends have granted you access to that data.

  • Opinion: MMORPG NEStalgia Looks Like 1987, Plays Like 2011

    NEStalgia may be something unique, or at least rare: a game that takes a modern genre, the graphical MMORPG, and transports it back in time to the late 1980s, well before even the oldest MMOs were envisioned. Text-based MU*s were around, of course, but 'MMORPG' generally refers to consumer games with graphical interfaces. Many older MMORPGs, such as Meridian 59, are still kicking but NEStalgia goes them one better creating an MMO in the style of 8-bit NES games such as the earliest iterations of Final Fantasy.

  • News: Patch Internet Explorer Now

    Yesterday was Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for the month of October. There were a total of eight new security bulletins--not too many, but enough to keep IT admins busy for a while. While most of the vulnerabilities addressed are not imminent threats, security experts are virtually unanimous that patching Internet Explorer should be priority one.

  • News: How to Clean Your LCD, Root a Nook, Load Linux on a Netbook

    Recently someone asked me if it was okay to spray Windex on her monitor. I think my shriek of horror startled her. It is not okay to spray Windex (or anything else) on a monitor. In fact, when it comes to cleaning an LCD screen, there's a right way and a wrong way. Let's focus on the right way. (Want to clean your whole PC? Read our nifty how-to.)

  • News: Apple releases AirPort Utility for iOS

    Early Wednesday, Apple released AirPort Utility for iOS. The app requires iOS 5, which is due to be released sometime later in the day.

  • News: How to annotate PDFs

    PDFs are great, portable, cross-platform documents that you can read on your Mac, your iPad or iPhone, or on a PC. But this ubiquitous file format is also useful when you need to share works in progress with your colleagues. You don’t need to buy an expensive program to add comments or notes to a PDF. Distribute a PDF document for comments, get back the annotated files, and make changes in your original—all using Apple’s free application, Preview (in your /Applications folder).

  • News: Microsoft and Nokia push Windows Phone porting tool

    Microsoft and Nokia are wooing Symbian developers, offering them help in porting applications to Windows Phone ahead of the launch of the Finnish company's first smartphone based on Microsoft's platform.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free reference apps

    There's plenty to read on your smartphone, as it allows users to access to everything from your favourite paperback in the form of an eBook to breaking news on a website.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Hip to be square

    Heck of a week, huh? And things are only just getting started. Early iPhone 4S units have begun slipping out overseas, the iPad is dominating in the Web surfing arena, and one of the great writers of our time remembers Steve Jobs. The remainders for Tuesday, October 11, 2011 are so tired they could eat a lion. With milk.

  • News: Nukona manages mobile app by app

    Startup Nukona is taking a different tack from mobile virtualization advocates when it comes to securing and managing apps, introducing a "wrapper" for individual apps in which enterprises can apply a specific set of policies for each one.



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