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  • News: At Dell World, Ballmer steers clear of tablets, phones and Apple

    With many still reflecting on the contributions of Steve Jobs, being at Dell World this week almost feels like living in an alternative universe.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Oct. 14

    While many in the iOSsphere are preordering the relentlessly familiar new iPhone 4S in record numbers, and standing in the rain to buy one today, many others simply wait. They know, they just know, that the iPhone 5 is out there. Calling to them.

  • Opinion: Meet the Windows 8 Task Manager

    Design simplicity is the key for Windows 8, and Microsoft recently discussed on its blog yet another popular Windows feature getting streamlined in Windows 8: the task manager. The new task manager echoes the design simplicity Microsoft was showing off earlier with the new copy file dialog.

  • News: Apache asserts OpenOffice stewardship

    Despite the growing momentum of the LibreOffice fork of OpenOffice, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is urging the community of volunteer developers to rally around the OpenOffice code base as the canonical version of the open source software suite.

  • News: FNB rises to dominant position in mobile banking for Southern Africa

    As local and international banks roll out technology to provide efficient and remote banking services in Africa, South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) has managed to dominate the Southern African region.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: New gestures

    New multitouch gestures have been in the frame for iOS since early this year, when they first showed up in the iOS 4.3 beta. That feature may have disappeared from the final version of that release, but four- and five-finger gesture didn’t drop off Apple’s to-do list entirely. Instead, they’re making their debut with iOS 5.—at least for iPad 2 owners

  • News: Dutch court rejects Samsung patent claims against Apple

    A judge at the district court in the Hague on Friday rejected claims that Samsung had made against Apple regarding four patents.

  • News: Orange Kenya launches Flybox targeting homes, small offices

    Orange on Wednesday launched the Flybox, a GSM router targeting small office and home users. The router runs on Orange's recently launched High Speed Packet Access + (HSPA+) network which offers speeds of up to 21 Megabits per second (21 Mbps ). The router can connect up to 10 computers silmutaneously via WiFi and ethernet cables and has a maximum speed of 7.2 Mbps (High Speed Packet Access).

  • News: Dutch court rejects Samsung patent claims against Apple

    A judge at the district court in the Hague on Friday rejected claims that Samsung had made against Apple regarding four patents.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Game Center

    Back when it just made Macs, Apple had an attitude toward gaming that veered toward indifference. That changed with the arrival of the iPhone. With its touch interface, built-in accelerometer, and eye-catching screen, Apple’s phone—and indeed, all of Apple’s iOS devices—made ideal portable gaming systems.

  • News: Sony Ericsson breaks even and says it is 'patent safe'

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications barely broke even during the third quarter, and reported a small year-on-year drop in revenue as an increase in the average selling price of its phones was offset by a 9 percent fall in volume.

  • News: JavaFX on iOS: Dead on arrival?

    Developers applaud Oracle's intent but see long odds on Apple allowing JavaFX apps to run on iOS

  • News: Sony Ericsson breaks even amidst Sony takeover rumors

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications barely broke even during the third quarter, and reported a small year-on-year drop in revenue as an increase in the average selling price of its phones was offset by a 9 percent fall in volume.

  • News: Misys facing executive pay revolt

    Banking IT systems provider Misys is facing a potential shareholder revolt over executive pay, it has been reported.

  • News: Unix and C creator Dennis Ritchie dies

    Unix mentor and creator of the C programming language, Dennis Ritchie, reportedly died on 8 October at the age of 70 after a long but unspecified illness.

  • News: British Arab Commercial Bank deploys real time IBM analytics

    British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB) has begun using a new IBM data analytics system to flag lending risks in real-time, instead of relying on spreadsheets.

  • News: U.S. judge to rule on Samsung tablet sales

    Attorneys for Apple and Samsung Electronics gave arguments before a U.S. federal judge on Thursday in a patent infringement suit over Samsung's Galaxy tablets, and the judge is now set to issue a written order on Apple's request to have sales of those tablets blocked.

  • News: LightSquared shows GPS interference fix

    LightSquared and a partner, Javad GNSS, showed off a filter and an antenna on Thursday that they said would solve the anticipated GPS interference problem that has plagued the carrier's plan to deploy an LTE network in frequencies near those used by GPS.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Photos and Camera changes

    As the saying goes, the best camera you have is the one you have with you--and that makes your device's camera one of its most important features. So it's no surprise that Apple would bolster photography features with iOS 5.

  • Opinion: iOS 5 Jailbreak Is Already Here; Geeks Not Surprised

    If the newest update to CyanogenMod wasn't enough to keep you occupied this week, here's some more news for cellphone tinkerers: You can now jailbreak iOS 5 using the Redsn0w version 0.9.9b5.



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