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  • News: Android Pummels Apple, Blackberry in Smartphone Race

    In the race for smartphone dominance the Android OS reigns supreme with the once leading Blackberry OS drifting rapidly to the bottom of the heap. According to statistics from market analysts at Comscore Americans continue to turn away from Blackberry. Meanwhile, in a three-month period ending in May, smartphone ownership in the U.S. rose by 11 percent according to Comscore.

  • News: Compuware buys dynaTrace for US$256 million

    Compuware announced Wednesday it has purchased application performance monitoring vendor dynaTrace for US$256 million in cash, a move that builds upon its 2009 acquisition of Gomez and places it in closer competition with rivals such as CA Technologies and BMC.

  • How-Tos: How to enable cookies in Firefox 5

    When surfing the net, websites will leave little bits of information, known as cookies, stored on your PC. These cookies allow your browser to remember your login details or site preferences. It's very easy to enable and disable them. Here's how to do it in Firefox 5.

  • Feature: Five of the best downloads to watch TV on your PC

    You don't need to invest in expensive software to be able to watch and record TV on your PC. Here's five free downloads that will help your turn your machine into a TV and video centre.

  • News: Microsoft Windows 7 hosted virtual desktop launched by ThinkGrid

    ThinkGrid has launched a hosted virtual desktop with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

  • News: YO! Sushi boosts sales with IBM business intelligence platform

    YO! Sushi is using business analytics software from IBM to help improve sales and streamline operations at its restaurants.

  • News: Google Apps attracts 3,000 new businesses a day, search giant claims

    More than 3,000 companies around the world sign up to Google Apps each day, according to a Google chief.

  • News: GPS group slams LightSquared's new plan

    A group of GPS vendors and users has challenged mobile startup LightSquared's credibility in a response to the company's new plan for a hybrid satellite and LTE mobile network.

  • News: Microsoft patent division taking cash from at least 5 Android vendors

    One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android.

  • News: Microsoft to retire Office XP, Vista SP1 next week

    Microsoft is set to retire 2001's Office XP and the first service pack for Windows Vista next week.

  • News: Kenyan developer who tried making Gmail faster

    Google recently launched their social networking site, Google+. Twitter and mailing lists like Skunkworks have been abuzz with people requesting for invites from those lucky enough to have received invites and joined the service.

  • News: How to prep your Mac for Lion

    Now that Lion has attained "golden master" status, it may be just days before Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.

  • News: Skype relaunches Android app after flaws found in original

    Skype has launched an update to its video calling app for Android devices only months after a security flaw was discovered in an earlier version of the application.

  • Opinion: WinPatrol Keeps Watch Over Your PC--And It's Still Free

    WinPatrol, the handy security utility that serves as a virtual guard dog is back in its 2011 version. The update adds little in the way of new marquee features, but WinPatrol (free) remains an incredibly useful way to monitor the programs running on your PC--especially those that attempt to make any changes to it.

  • Opinion: Play With an Online Simulator to Learn Camera Settings

    Modern digital cameras make photography so simple that it seems like you just need to press the shutter release to take a good photo. While that might be true for snapshots, there are many situations in which a little knowledge of photography goes a long way to helping you get a better picture. Have you ever wanted to really understand how all the variables--focal length, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and so on--contribute to your photos? A while ago, I explained how you can use a simple point-and-shoot camera like a photo laboratory to experiment with exposure settings, but this week I've got something even cooler: a Web site that simulates the operation of a digital SLR. You can use it to tweak the settings and see the results instantly.

  • News: MPs detail serious concerns on government IT strategy

    The coalition government’s IT strategy, introduced in March, lacks any proper delivery plan or a baseline against which progress can be effectively measured.

  • News: 15 Million iPhones Reportedly in the Works

    Apple's iPhone 5 aka the iPhone 4S aka the next iPhone is set to start shipping in September with 15 million handsets in the pipeline, according to online rumors. Steve Jobs and company reportedly placed an order with Taiwan-based Pegatron to build 15 million units of the next iPhone in time for a fall launch. Pegatron reportedly builds Apple's Verizon-friendly CDMA iPhone 4 that launched in January. Taiwan-based Foxconn produces most of Apple's iOS-based products. The next iPhone will not be a major improvement over the iPhone 4, according to DigiTimes.

  • Opinion: Clipboard History Makes Easy Work of Cutting and Pasting

    Have you ever copied something to the clipboard, and then copied something else before you pasted? Or opened up Notepad just to hold some text while you copied something else? If yes to either (and I've done both), Outertech's free Clipboard History is likely to be a useful tool.

  • News: Mobile payments, PCI DSS compliance: Some clarity

    Those hoping for mobile payments PCI compliance answers will have to wait a bit longer, the security council says.

  • News: 5 hot social networking sites

    The social networking scene is constantly in flux. The big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) are at the top of the heap right now. But challengers are springing up all the time, hoping to leverage the next big wave into a lucrative IPO.



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