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  • News: Microsoft climbs onto Hadoop bandwagon

    Microsoft Wednesday announced it will collaborate with Yahoo spin-off Hortonworks to develop a Apache Hadoop implementation for its Windows Server and Windows Azure platforms.

  • News: RIM says BlackBerry email delays continue worldwide

    BlackBerry email service delays continued globally on Wednesday, with BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging and Web browsing still down in many regions after three days.

  • Opinion: Cool Features Your iPhone 4 Gets After Downloading Apple iOS 5

    Apple's major overhaul of its iOS operating system arrives today, but amidst the excitement comes a major concern: Will iOS 5 function properly on older model iPhones? Or will there be an added circle of bricked-iPhone hell comparable to what happened in 2010 when the iPhone 3G took on iOS 4?

  • News: Mobile deathmatch: Apple iOS 5 vs. Google Android OS

    After months of hype, Apple has released iOS 5 for current iPhone 3G S and 4 owners, for iPad and iPad 2 owners, and for third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch owners. I survey its key new features in the slideshow "iOS 5 and iCloud: The InfoWorld visual tour," but the fact is that iOS doesn't exist in isolation. It competes with Google's Android OS, and the group of smartphones running Android now significantly outsells the iPhone. (It's a different story in tablets, where the iPad is trouncing everyone, including Android.)

  • News: Apple updates iWork, Find My iPhone, Remote iOS apps

    In addition to iOS 5, iCloud’s rollout, and Mac OS X 10.7.2 and its attendant updates, Apple also released new versions of many of its iOS apps on Wednesday. Most of them bring support for some of iCloud’s features, but additional enhancements and improvements have been thrown into the mix as well.

  • News: iCloud: Purchases and iTunes Match

    Within Apple's new iCloud service, you can sync, back up your devices, and locate friends--but if you want to manage your music and purchases, look to the service's iTunes in the Cloud initiative: For free, you can automatically download any new purchases across all your devices, and access any past purchases (still available on iTunes); pay an extra $25 a year, and you can store and stream your music online with iTunes Match. Here's how these all work.

  • News: Nokia gears up for new strike on US market

    Nokia Windows Phones were well-hidden during a tour of the company's phone-testing facility in San Diego, but they loomed large over the conversation.

  • News: Apple delivers iOS 5, upgrades Lion

    Apple today shipped the long-awaited upgrades to its mobile and Mac operating systems that provide, among other things, access to the new iCloud service.

  • News: Mac OS X 10.7.2, iPhoto 9.2 bring iCloud support

    Not content to merely update its flagship mobile operating system, Apple on Wednesday released three significant updates for Mac users: Mac OS X 10.7.2, Lion Recovery Update, and iPhoto 9.2.

  • News: Cadillac updates car controls with touch, voice

    Cadillac wants to let drivers have natural conversations with their cars and get physical feedback from a touchscreen in some models coming as soon as next year.

  • 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.



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