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  • Opinion: WebOS: What Went Wrong?

    HP announced Thursday that it will discontinue its WebOS line of devices, which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. The death of WebOS devices is sad, yet unsurprising news. The entire journey of the WebOS has been marred by pitfalls since the very beginning--and things only got worse over time.

  • News: TalkTalk legacy billing system chaos leads to £3m Ofcom fine

    TalkTalk has been fined £3 million by telecoms regulator Ofcom, after IT system problems led to it incorrectly billing 65,000 of its own and subsidiary Tiscali’s customers.

  • News: BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 5 Worthy Downloads

    CIO.com's Al Sacco recommends another round of great applications for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, including apps for e-reading, social networking, keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams and scores and more

  • News: Microsoft confirms app store in Windows 8

    Microsoft has begun talking about Windows 8 in general terms, reprising a blog-based strategy that it used in the year-long run-up to Windows 7.

  • News: Facebook streamlines UI of developer console

    Facebook has revamped the interface of the console that its external developers use to manage their applications for the social networking site.

  • News: AES proved vulnerable by Microsoft researchers

    Researchers from Microsoft and the Dutch Katholieke Universiteit Leuven have discovered a way to break the widely used Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the encryption algorithm used to secure most all online transactions and wireless communications.

  • Opinion: NYC Wants Pay-By-Phone Parking Meters

    Searching your car's change compartment for quarters may soon become obsolete in New York City, where plans are underway to let drivers pay parking meters by cellphone.

  • News: Firefox 6: Four Reasons Not to Upgrade

    Firefox 6 is here. So far, I haven't received any notification pushing the latest Mozilla browser, but my wife has--so I assume it is just a matter of time. When my Mozilla overlords come knocking, though, I'm not sure I want to get on the Firefox 6 train.

  • News: Linux Foundation releases specification to ease licensing headaches

    The Linux Foundation and FOSSBazzaar on Wednesday released a new specification to ease the pain of license compliance for open source software. The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is a data exchange specification that tracks license information in a standardized way and allows it to travel across the software supply chain.

  • News: Android Users Only Have Love for Top Apps, Study Finds

    Despite having access to a catalog of more than 250,000 apps, the average Android user in the United States devotes most time to using the 10 most popular Android apps, a new Nielsen study says. The study also suggests Android users love their phones, spending an average of 56 minutes every day accessing the Web and using mobile apps on their handsets. And just like their iPhone counterparts, Android users overwhelmingly favor apps over the Web, spending less than 19 minutes (33 percent) of their daily Web/app time using a browser, according to Nielsen.

  • News: Nokia starts shipping Symbian Anna

    Nokia's promised Symbian Anna software update is ready and downloads will be available Thursday, the company said in a blog post.

  • News: Inspector Gadgets: Windows 7 gadgets for monitoring your PC

    It's been nearly two years since Windows 7 was released, and yet there are still some features that Windows 7 users may not be taking full advantage of -- such as desktop gadgets. Similar to the Mac's Dashboard Widgets, Windows desktop gadgets are mini-applications that reside on your desktop and can display live data, perform simple functions like search or password generation, or give you a sneak peek inside the inner workings of your PC.

  • News: 'Related' Browser Add-On: Handy, But at Cost to Privacy

    A nifty Google browser extension called "Google Related" makes finding associated Web content a snap, but for privacy-minded Web surfers the convenience will come with a hefty cost. The Chrome Web browser extension creates a navigation bar at the bottom of the browser, and as you roll your mouse cursor over the bar Google generates content relevant to what's on the page you're viewing.

  • News: Nine Absurdly Useful File Management Utilities

    Back when Windows Vista was but a twinkle in Bill Gates's eye, Microsoft had some extremely ambitious plans to rid computer users of an outmoded concept called "files." But alas, WinFS (as the company's project was called) turned out to be too ambitious, and eventually it got canceled before it could overthrow the file-based order. Since that time, Vista has come and gone, Windows 7 has arrived and lingered for a while, and we're beginning to see demos of Windows 8. Through all of this operating-system evolution, files have remained with us; but as hard drives grow ever more capacious, you may sometimes feel as though you're drowning in them. Here are a few utilities that can ease the pain.

  • News: Windows 8: More App Store Evidence Surfaces

    Microsoft has a team of engineers hard at work on an app store for Windows 8, the next iteration of the company's operating system due out in 2012. The revelation comes via a recent blog post by Steven Sinofsy, Microsoft's president of Windows and Windows Live, in the company's newly launched Building Windows 8 blog. Sinofsky on Wednesday included in his latest blog post a list of all the engineering teams working on Windows 8.

  • News: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 18th August 2011

    Twitter has finally calmed down from the London riots and once again firmly turned its attentions to all things tech. Here's PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week.

  • News: Google highlights trouble in detecting web-based malware

    Google issued a new study on Wednesday detailing how it is becoming more difficult to identify malicious websites and attacks, with antivirus software proving to be an ineffective defense against new ones.

  • News: iZettle launches card payment app for iPhone

    Startup iZettle has made its payment application available for Swedish iPhone users, and now plans to distribute 2,000 card chip readers, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: Travis Perkins deploys real time delivery management system

    Travis Perkins division CCF has dramatically improved its building materials delivery process with a centralised management system from Jade.

  • News: NHS East London connects to Virgin Media fibre optic network

    East London NHS Foundation Trust has connected 50 of its sites to a fibre optic network from Virgin Media Business.



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