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  • News: Windows XP to Windows 8: Don't Go There

    Both Microsoft and industry analysts discourage businesses using Windows XP from skipping Windows 7. The key reason: XP support is likely to expire before Windows 8 is ready for deployment. Research firm Gartner provides guidance for XP holdouts.

  • News: Oracle announces database appliance for SMBs

    Oracle is hoping to capture the fancy of smaller companies enamored with its Exadata data-processing machine, announcing Wednesday the availability of a new database appliance configured for SMBs' needs and budgets.

  • News: Was Apotheker doomed at HP from the start?

    As reports swirled Wednesday of Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker's imminent ouster from the company after less than a year on the job, some observers suggested that if such a thing indeed comes to pass, it won't be that much of a surprise.

  • News: LightSquared says GPS fix will cost $50-$300

    Satellite-4G carrier LightSquared said Wednesday that gear to prevent interference between its network and precision GPS gear will cost US$50 to $300 per device and it is in talks with the U.S. government about covering the cost of upgrading or replacing all federally-owned devices.

  • News: DigiNotar dies from certificate hack caper

    DigiNotar, the Dutch company that was hacked earlier this summer by certificate thieves, has gone bust and shut down, its U.S.-based owner said.

  • News: Oracle announces database appliance for SMBs

    Oracle is hoping to capture the fancy of smaller companies enamored with its Exadata data-processing machine, announcing Wednesday the availability of a new database appliance configured for SMBs' needs and budgets.

  • News: AT&T to sell Samsung Galaxy S II for $200 on Oct. 2

    AT&T said it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S II, a 4G smartphone, for $199.99 starting Oct. 2.

  • Opinion: A Look at Pandora's New Web Interface

    The web interface for the Pandora's music service got a fresh new look Wednesday after years of the same Flash-based application. "New Pandora" uses an HTML5 design that was first unveiled in July and is faster, a little more visually appealing, and integrates some new features.

  • News: New on the iPad: The Story of Business Intelligence

    Mobile business intelligence app developer Roambi wants to marry the excitement of a magazine narrative with the dryness of business intelligence data on the iPad. The goal is to tell the story behind the numbers.

  • News: LightSquared claims solution to GPS interference

    LightSquared said Wednesday it has an affordable solution to interference between its 4G network and GPS systems and will have working units available for tests planned by the U.S. government in the coming months.

  • News: Mozilla ponders, rejects even faster Firefox release pace

    A pitch to accelerate Firefox's rapid-release schedule even more -- cutting a week to ship a new version every five weeks -- has been rejected by Mozilla.

  • Opinion: Move data from an old Mac to a new Mac

    There are many reasons to get a new Mac—your old one is too slow, too ungainly, or it’s incompatible with the latest version of OS X. Regardless of why you’ve walked a new Mac through your front door, when you do, you face this immediate challenge: Moving the data on your current Mac to the new computer. There are multiple means for doing this. We’ll look at one built into Mac OS X—Migration Assistant.

  • News: Severn Trent Water moves 10 years' of customer records

    The headline, deck headline and first paragraph have been changed on the Computerworld UK story, "Severn Trent Water moves ten years' of customer records to the cloud," which posted to the newswire Wednesday. The corrected headline, deck and first paragraph follow, in that order:

  • News: EMC adds unstructured big data analytics to Greenplum platform

    EMC announced new software capability on its Hadoop Data Computing Appliance that allows users to mix and match unstructured and structured data analytics platforms.

  • News: Facial recognition security, privacy issues grab FTC attention

    The Federal Trade Commission the week said it will hold a workshop that examines how burgeoning use of facial recognition technology impacts privacy and security.

  • News: AT&T Unveils Global Text Messaging Plans

    AT&T has introduced two new messaging packages aimed at international travelers who roam on other networks. The bundles allow for not only text messages while abroad, but also include photo and video messages for one low monthly rate.

  • News: Lion vulnerability lets attacker change user password

    A flaw in one of Mac OS X Lion’s command-line utilities has potentially opened a route for an attacker to change a user’s password without knowing the current password. But how big of a concern is it?

  • News: Mobile business card-reading apps compared

    If you believe the technological vision of the future prophesied by some mobile advocates, business cards will soon be a thing of the past. Soon enough we'll all be swapping our contact information by zapping digital bits wirelessly through the air with some sort of slick gadget.

  • Opinion: Hacker Creates Makes iOS Look Like OS X Lion

    Do you happen to be one of those people that really love Mac OS X Lion? Or perhaps, on the other end of the spectrum, you feel Lion's a bit too much like iOS? Well, now it's more than just similar, because if you happen to have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can now make sure that Lion never leaves your side, with a bit of clever hacking.

  • News: Social Startups Kick the Tires: Great Spin or Retread?

    Social media startups spin their offerings at DEMO Fall 2011. Can they convince people to sign up?



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