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  • News: Virtualization vs. Native apps

    About a year ago, a few of the larger virtualization software vendors, such as VMware and CA Technologies, started campaigning against a phenomena that they called virtual stall.

  • News: Adobe Flash vs. HTML5

    You know a technology's future doesn't look promising when even the company that manages it has started offering a toolset for the competing approach.

  • News: CyberLink PhotoDirector Combines Organizing and Editing

    Whether you shoot RAW images or JPEGs, and whether you're an amateur or a pro, if you own a digital camera, you probably have lots of digital images to file, sort, manipulate, and share. At a list price of $100 (as of November 2, 2011), CyberLink PhotoDirector 2011 aims to help you do just that.

  • News: Samsung hits top smartphone vendor spot globally in Q3

    Samsung boosted its global smartphone shipments by 223% in the third quarter, taking the top spot for the first time among smartphone vendors, with Apple in second, market research firm IDC said.

  • News: Oracle reveals open source JavaFX plans

    The company seeks transparency and an open development model in addition to the replacement of any closed code with open code

  • News: IBM open sources messaging client for embedded devices

    In a move to bring network connectivity to a wider range of devices, sensors and appliances, IBM has donated the source code of its machine-to-machine messaging software to the Eclipse Foundation, the company announced Thursday.

  • News: Study: IT's future lies with cloud computing, security and mobile

    Cloud computing, security and the mobile space hold the most growth potential in the coming years, according to IT professionals surveyed by tech staffing firm Modis.

  • News: Mozilla devs to test new phone OS this year

    Mozilla developers hope to start testing phones running its new mobile operating system this quarter, with product demos slated for the first quarter next year and "productization" set for before June 2012, according to a road map on the project's website.

  • How-Tos: Managing battery life for iOS 5 devices

    Apple's concession Wednesday that an iOS 5 glitch is behind the battery problems experienced by some iOS devices is welcome news. Not only does it mean help is on the way--Apple promised it was working on a fix--but it also lets iOS device owners who've been experiencing battery drain know that they aren't imagining things. As someone who's had to troubleshoot a power-mad iPhone 4S, I'm happy to hear that I'm not crazy. Not about this, anyhow.

  • News: Android only smartphone to gain U.S. share in Q3

    Android was the only smartphone operating system to gain U.S. market share in the third quarter, growing more than 10%, Nielsen said.

  • News: Dragon Dictate 2.5 gains OS X Lion support and incredible new features

    By now, students returning to school and college will be getting their first assignments - assignments that will need to be produced on a computer. Dragon Dictate for Mac makes it easy. Imagine being able to scour the Internet with built-in voice commands, email project partners without typing a word and dictate essays direct to Microsoft Word 2011. Dragon Dictate does all these things and more.

  • News: BAA reaps rewards of centralised data management with EMC

    BAA, the airport operator that owns Heathrow, has revealed how the implementation of a centralised data management tool has helped it save millions of pounds.

  • Opinion: Google Offers App for Android: Just in Time for Holiday Bargain Hunting

    Android users will find it easier to find bargains this holiday season with the free app Google Offers available at the Android Market Thursday.

  • News: Oracle, Google again fail to settle Android lawsuit

    Oracle and Google held another settlement conference on Wednesday in their ongoing lawsuit over alleged Java intellectual-property violations in the Android mobile OS, but failed to reach an agreement, according to a filing in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • News: 5 office suites for Android phones

    If you're stuck in a long line, in a waiting room or on the train with time to kill, you can do something more productive on your smartphone besides going through your social-networking sites or catapulting cartoon birds. Why not catch up on office work?

  • 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.



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