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  • News: Linux Tablet Will Be Fully Open Source

    The tablet market may already include numerous Linux-based competitors, but the vast majority of them use Google's Android platform, which--although based on Linux--isn't entirely open.

  • News: Apple: It's the iPhone 4S, not the iPhone 5

    Apple's new CEO Tim Cook and other company executives today introduced the new iPhone 4S, an upgrade to the existing iPhone 4 that features the same faster dual-core processor now used in the iPad 2.

  • Apple reveals iOS 5 launch date

    Apple tonight recapped some of the previously announced updates included in the upcoming iOS 5 operating system, and revealed that iOS 5 will be available on October 12.

  • News: Firefox advises users to disable McAfee plugin

    It's the last thing McAfee would want users to hear about one of its products, but the Firefox browser is advising users to disable McAfee's ScriptScan software, saying that it could cause "stability or security problems."

  • Opinion: Webroot SecureAnywhere Brings Protection to the Cloud

    Computer and data security is becoming a much more complex issue to manage for many businesses and consumers. Webroot hopes to simplify it, and make sure you are protected no matter what device or platform you might be using with the launch of SecureAnywhere.

  • News: Red Hat raids cloud storage market by acquiring Gluster

    Red Hat announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Gluster, which makes open-source software that clusters commodity SATA drives and NAS systems into massively scalable pools of storage, in a cash deal valued at about $136 million. Gluster is also a contributor to the OpenStack cloud project and Red Hat is promising this involvement will continue. Indeed, Red Hat is now uncharacteristically saying its support of OpenStack will grow even beyond Gluster to the next release of Fedora.

  • News: Ten Security Essentials for the Networked Enterprise

    The ideal information security environment is different depending on who you talk to. Your typical security engineer may say it must have firewalls, intrusion detection or any number of security focused technologies. Meanwhile a security tester may suggest that it is conducting penetration testing to provide assurances that security widgets are working well.

  • News: Despite Ellison remark, Oracle still a fan of x86

    It can't be easy working for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Just ask John Fowler, the head of Oracle's systems business, who's spent the past two weeks trying to convince customers that Ellison didn't really mean it when he said Oracle is "phasing out" its x86 business.

  • News: Microsoft tries to make Hotmail cool again with overhaul

    Microsoft announced several new automatic features aimed at cleaning up Hotmail accounts and helping users organize piles of so-called graymail.

  • News: Apple Upgrades Game Center on iOS

    The "world's most popular gaming platform" just got better. On Tuesday, Apple unveiled new features appearing in their iOS 5 update, including some much-needed upgrades for their Game Center mobile gaming service. The changes include friend suggestions, photos, and achievement points.

  • News: Tim Cook touts Lion, Mac sales during Apple's iPhone event

    Mobile products like iPhone and iPad may get all the attention--and drive huge sales--but Macs and Lion operating system are also generating big momentum for the company, CEO Tim Cook said during Tuesday's iPhone-focused Apple event.

  • News: Apple announces Cards iOS app

    You can now make the same kinds of cards you know and love from iPhoto on your iOS device, thanks to the new Cards app, announced at Apple's Let's Talk iPhone event on Tuesday.

  • News: iOS 5 to ship October 12

    iOS 5, the next iteration of the company's operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, will be released on October 12. Apple announced the ship date during a press event Tuesday at its Cupertino headquarters.

  • News: Mozilla aims to add silent updating to Firefox 10

    A year after it pulled the plug on silent updates in Firefox 4, Mozilla said it will debut most of the behind-the-scenes feature by early next year.

  • News: Oracle's Exadata means changes for DBAs

    Oracle's Exadata database machine can deliver the performance improvements the vendor claims, but also demands that IT shops and database administrators undergo a shift in thinking as well as attain new skills, a number of experts said this week at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

  • News: Microsoft zapping Zune music player

    Microsoft, confirming one of the technology industry’s worst kept secrets, is killing off its Zune music player about 5 years after its debut as a potential iPod killer.

  • News: Mango update progressing, but Samsung owners have to wait

    Microsoft has invited 50 percent of eligible Windows Phone users to update to version 7.5, also known as Mango, Microsoft's Eric Hautala said in a blog post on Monday.

  • News: XSS web attacks could live forever, researcher warns

    Websites that accidentally distribute rogue code could find it harder to undo the damage if attackers exploit widespread browser support for HTML5 local storage and an increasing tendency for heavy users of Web apps never to close their browser.

  • News: Oracle releases JavaFX 2.0, shares plans for Java 9

    Company unveils the latest Java client and server technologies at JavaOne conference

  • News: Color Splash Studio 1.0

    While there are plenty of full-featured image-editing programs out there, including Adobe Photoshop, there are times when you want an app that does just one thing, and does it incredibly well. For selective desaturation—removing color from specific parts of a photo while leaving the remainder untouched—that program is MacPhun's Color Splash Studio (Mac App Store link).



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