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  • News: Sun was close to licensing Java patents to Google for $28M

    Google and Sun Microsystems' discussions to co-develop Android ultimately broke down because of disagreements over control of the platform, Google wrote in a trial brief late last week related to its dispute with Oracle.

  • News: RIM's free apps, tech support get measure of support

    Reaction was somewhat positive to Research in Motion's compensation offer to its customers after last week's global BlackBerry outage that lasted as long three days for some users.

  • News: Customer, Lawson Software, hosting provider in legal dustup over ERP project

    Health-care business services provider MedSynergies has sued Lawson Software and hosting company Velocity Technology Solutions over a rash of alleged problems with an ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) application project, but Lawson and Velocity say MedSynergies is just trying to get out of a contract it inherited through an acquisition.

  • Opinion: Use iOS 5's Shortcuts to Create Second E-Mail Signature

    By default, Apple's iOS limits you to one e-mail signature. That's fine if you only need one, but I know plenty of business people who'd prefer different signatures for different e-mail accounts, different recipients (co-workers versus clients, for example), and so on.

  • News: Adobe launches PDF reader for iOS

    Adobe may dominate the PDF market on computer desktops, but it has largely left mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad to a range of competitors like the much-lauded GoodReader and Apple's own iBooks. No more.

  • How-Tos: Bulk delete email on an iPhone

    Reader Arnie Goldstein asks the question that every iOS user has had flit through their mind at one time or another:

  • Opinion: RIM Faces Hard Questions at this Week's Developers Conference

    Will Blackberry-maker Research In Motion finally lay out clear plans for its next-generation devices on Tuesday during the company's Blackberry DevCon Americas developer conference in San Francisco? That's what some critics are wondering as RIM attempts to overhaul its image following a number of setbacks in recent months. Most recently, the company's reputation was battered from a multi-day service outage leaving Blackberry fans all over the globe without messaging and Internet capabilities.

  • News: A Huge Speed Boost Is on the Way to Firefox for Android

    If there's one thing browser users can't get enough of, it's speed, and Mozilla has just announced that it's working on a change to the Android version of Firefox that will deliver a huge surge of just that.

  • News: Instapaper 4 sports a new look and new features

    Perennial Macworld favorite Instapaper ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) scored a shiny coat of paint with Monday’s release of Instapaper 4.0. The app sports a new layout, improved reading modes, more social browsing options, an integrated search option, and a slew of other improvements and bug fixes.

  • News: HP and Dell Ready Windows 8 Tablets for 2012

    PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell are turning to Windows 8 as their next tablet operating system, thanks to fierce competition in the Android tablet market spurred most recently by Amazon’s Kindle Fire.

  • News: Microsoft Intune update addresses remote users

    Seeking more medium-sized enterprises as customers, Microsoft has expanded the number of capabilities of its Intune PC subscription management service to address issues of remote management.

  • News: 3 Ways to Save Yourself After a Phishing Attack

    Microsoft and Mozilla are exchanging heated jabs about whose browser is more secure, but your browser can only protect you so much from phishing attacks. Your own brain may be your best defense. Here are three common problems caused by phishing, and how to solve them.

  • News: Google may add to Android with online music store

    Google is reported to be in the process of building an online music store to rival Apple and Amazon's popular services.

  • News: From PHP to Perl: What's hot, what's not in scripting languages

    Scripting languages are the hot technology today for application and Web development -- no longer the backwater afterthought of the early days running in a pokey interpreter. Nor are scripting languages any longer merely the tool used for quick-and-dirty patching (someone once called Perl the duct tape of the Internet, and it stuck so well that Perl lovers wear the label proudly). No, today, scripting languages are popular for "real" programming work. In fact, entire systems and large-scale enterprise-grade projects are built from them.

  • News: Learning to work with Auto Save

    One thing most of us--from novices to seasoned vets--have in common is a story, the one about the time we were working on a file but forgot to hit Save and then something happened and we lost all our changes. Eventually, it happens to everyone.

  • News: US mobile carriers to offer free usage alerts

    Major U.S. mobile carriers will begin offering free usage alerts to customers in an effort to help them avoid surprise charges on their bills, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and a mobile trade group announced Monday.

  • News: Watch out for FOSS advertising

    The appeal of free and open source software is undeniable - after all, who doesn't want to take advantage of OPM (other people's money) to develop a finished software product or platform that would otherwise require long lead times, dedicated programming resources and significant cost?

  • News: Excel 2010 cheat sheet

    Have you come to Microsoft Excel 2010 by way of Excel 2007, or did you skip directly from Excel 2003 or an earlier version? Those in the former group are likely to have a very different upgrade experience from those in the latter group.

  • News: SAP's largest Business ByDesign engagement inked in Canada

    After bringing its on-demand enterprise resource planning (ERP) to the Canadian market in February, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has inked its largest worldwide Business ByDesign win to date right here in Canada.

  • News: Apple's Success is Also Google's Gain as Mobile Advertising Balloons

    Google is smiling as more people snap up smartphones thanks to its advertising prowess, and Apple’s success with the iPhone 4S will further pad the Internet search leader’s bottom line.



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