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  • News: Worried About Win 8 Secure Boot? So Is the Free Software Foundation

    The secure boot mechanism planned for Microsoft's Windows 8 has already provoked considerable outcry from Linux users worried that the technology will make it impossible to install their favorite free and open source operating system on Windows 8 certified PCs.

  • News: Promising Prospect: RestoreMeNot

    Since Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) was released, I’ve covered a few Gems for modifying its behavior, such as Lion Tweaks and Launchpad-Control. Among Lion Tweaks’s options is a way to disable Lion’s new Resume feature—which automatically reopens, whenever you launch an application, any windows that were open when you last quit that application—on a per-app basis. In other words, if you like Resume in most apps (so you don’t want to disable the feature completely), but find it problematic in one or two, you can disable it for just those specific programs.

  • News: US lawmakers push to limit gov't mobile tracking

    The U.S. Congress needs to pass legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get permission from a judge before tracking suspects through their mobile phones, instead of the now-common practice of tracking a mobile subscriber's location after a prosecutor-issued subpoena, two U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday.

  • News: Oracle boosts enterprise search with Endeca purchase

    Oracle said it will acquire Endeca Technologies, a Cambridge, Mass.-based vendor of software for unstructured data analytics and business intelligence, for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: Moog Music's Animoog turns your iPad into a synthesizer

    Hold onto your bass lines, synth-heads—Moog Music on Monday released Animoog, a professional-quality polyphonic synthesizer app for the iPad.

  • News: Oracle buys Endeca for unstructured information search technology

    Oracle said Tuesday it is buying Endeca Technologies, a move that will bolster its capabilities for searching and analyzing unstructured information.

  • News: Debuting tonight: Galaxy Nexus running Ice Cream Sandwich

    The hottest new Android smartphone challenger to the wildly successful iPhone 4S will be launched by Samsung and Google in Hong Kong within 12 hours, insiders say.

  • News: Oracle patch batch affects 'hundreds' of products

    Oracle on Tuesday will release 76 patches affecting hundreds of its products as well as Java SE.

  • News: Microsoft's Open Door 2011 starts today

    Microsoft Kenya Open Door kicks off today evening by showcasing the company's new technology to CIOs at the Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi. The event highlights the changes in IT that brings business value and ways of maintaining technology professionals in the industry through running outreach programmes such as the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

  • News: Lookout Releases Mobile Security App On iOS

    Lookout, already a well known name among Android enthusiasts, is looking to give iPhone users a hand when it comes to protecting their mobile data.

  • News: Using Apple's mobile AirPort Utility

    For more than a decade, the only reasonable way to configure Apple’s AirPort Wi-Fi equipment was through a software package the company provided for Mac OS X (and, several years ago, for Windows). Unlike other wireless base stations, Apple chose to avoid a Web-based interface as an option for configuration. That’s a perfectly fine approach, though it can prove problematic if the only way to get to the Internet to download said utility would be by configuring a base station.

  • News: Turn off iOS 5 notifications

    In iOS 4, there was a toggle-switch that let you turn Notifications off and on. (If you’re still running iOS 4, that’s in Settings -> Notifications.) But with iOS 5’s Notifications overhaul, there’s no longer an obvious means of disabling all notifications on your iPhone or iPad.

  • News: With 250M tweets a day, Twitter plans 'simplicity' strategy

    With Twitter handling a quarter of a billion tweets a day, company CEO Dick Costolo said he's focusing on keeping things simple.

  • News: Developers expect much from today's Android 4 upgrade

    Fragmentation and bugs beset the popular mobile platform, and the 'Ice Cream Sandwich' update details remain a mystery

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: five free pointless but addictive apps

    There are thousands of apps that help make you more productive or get things done on your smartphone, but there's also plenty of totally pointless but addictive apps.

  • News: G4S to standardise systems with ISS in £5.2bn acquisition

    Security firm G4S is set to standardise systems with ISS, after it announced it was buying the Danish facilities company for $8.2 billion (£5.2 billion).

  • News: Citadel programmer arrested over alleged algo code theft

    A programmer at hedge fund Citadel has been arrested over the alleged theft of key algorithmic trading software code from the company.

  • Opinion: More Image Editing Tricks for Brightening Shadows

    You already know that life is full of compromises--like the way you have to eat your broccoli before you get desert, or promise to walk the dog in order to get your spouse to agree to let you, you know, get a dog. So too with photography: A "good exposure" sometimes means that while most of the photo looks fine, there are some deep shadows lacking in detail, like in my photo of a Coast Guard sailor protecting the Staten Island Ferry enroute to Manhattan. Last week I talked about a few techniques for brightening shadows to reveal hidden details This week, let's wrap it up with a couple more ways to selectively improve the quality of your photographs.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Beam me up, Siri

    Siri's been ported to the iPhone 4, a studio chief fondly remembers Steve Jobs's heckling, and fame does not buy happiness--or iPhones, apparently. The remainders for Monday, October 17, 2011, are ready to blast off.

  • News: More same-day digital comics arrive on the iPad

    Digital comics look gorgeous on the iPad--and, as a result of several announcements made at New York Comic Con this weekend, now you can get even more of them on the same day as their printed counterparts.



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