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  • News: Company shows off Kinect banking app

    People may soon pay bills and manage their banking by waving their hands in front of their TVs, if an application from a Lithuanian company at this week's CTIA conference proves successful.

  • News: iTunes 10.5 is Out: 3 Reasons to Get It Now

    Version 10.5 of Apple's iTunes software is available now, just in time for the launch of iOS 5 on Wednesday. The latest version includes the first taste of iCloud and is required before downloading iOS 5.

  • News: Microsoft patches critical IE, Silverlight drive-by bugs

    Microsoft today shipped eight security updates that patched 23 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), .Net Framework, Silverlight and other bits in its portfolio.

  • News: Computer infected? Blame yourself, Microsoft report concludes

    Zero-day exploits are nerve-racking for IT professionals but are far less dangerous than unpatched older vulnerabilities for which fixes are available, Microsoft says.

  • News: Mobile operator CEOs play up harmony

    The CEOs of the three largest U.S. mobile operators largely ignored their fierce competition on Tuesday, delivering one keynote speech after another at CTIA Wireless Enterprise & Applications that emphasized the benefits of the wireless industry as a whole.

  • News: Huawei aims for top of US market

    Huawei is focused on bringing smartphones and tablets to the masses in the U.S. and hopes to be among the top five mobile phone vendors in the U.S in the next three years, company executives said Tuesday at CTIA.

  • News: Facebook Launches Mobile App Platform

    Facebook games and apps -- love 'em or hate 'em, they make developers a lot of money thanks to the staggeringly huge potential audience they have. Now, mobile app developers can also take advantage of that huge 350 million-strong audience thanks to the social network's introduction of game notifications, news feed interaction and bookmarks for its mobile experience -- both in the iOS apps and via the mobile web version. This means the previously somewhat limited mobile experience just got a lot closer in functionality to the full desktop incarnation of Facebook.

  • Opinion: Copy Mail's autocomplete database to a new Mac

    You've just started using a brand-new Mac. You launch Mail.app and start to compose an email to a friend. That's when it hits you: You haven't yet sent any messages on the new machine, so Mail.app hasn't had any addresses to remember, so it can't autocomplete your friend's address when you begin to type his name. Drat! Fortunately, as Marco Arment recently blogged, there's a way to copy Mail.app's autocomplete database from your old setup to your new one. (Marco also happens to be the developer of Macworld favorite Instapaper.)

  • News: How to mask soft, undefined edges in Photoshop

    The most difficult objects to mask are those with soft, undefined edges. This is a common issue in photos snapped using a wide aperture (or too close to the object), resulting in an increasingly soft focus as the object extends out of the lens' focal range. Accommodating this variance in focus can be a challenge. To help get your masks just right, I'll show you two advanced masking techniques for Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5.

  • News: Apple preps for iOS 5, iCloud with iTunes update

    Apple today prepared iOS, Mac and Windows users for tomorrow's launch of iOS 5 and iCloud by shipping iTunes 10.5.

  • News: BlackBerry service returns but questions remain

    BlackBerry consumer users can once again send emails and messages after services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa were restored to users across at just before 6am BST.

  • News: Quark offering special QuarkXPress 9 upgrade scheme

    Users of version 7 of QuarkXPress or older can upgrade to the latest edition, QuarkXPress 9, for the same price as a QuarkXPress 8 user for a limited time.

  • News: JetBlue supports iPhone -- as long as it's the employee's device

    Over the past several years, JetBlue has transformed itself from a traditional IT infrastructure with multiple data centers run by its employees to an almost completely outsourced model with virtual everything, from desktops to servers.

  • News: Nexus Prime smartphone, Android 4.0 delayed over patent dispute?

    Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin asserted today that the Samsung Nexus Prime smartphone and Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, are "under question" over patent disputes.

  • News: Microsoft pans Chrome, Firefox security

    Microsoft today launched a website that cranks out security scores for the various editions of its own Internet Explorer (IE) as well as browsers built by rivals Google and Mozilla.

  • News: Apple releases iTunes 10.5

    The iOS 5 pieces are beginning to fall into place. Just a day before Apple's scheduled release of iOS 5 to the masses, the company rolled out iTunes 10.5, which customers will need to install before they can upgrade their iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads on Wednesday.

  • News: Adobe Gives a Sneak Peek of Photoshop Motion Blur Correction

    Don’t you hate it when you have the perfect shot lined up and then your hands shake just the tiniest bit at the very last second before the shutter closes? Your picture ends up look messy and out of focus. Adobe says "no more" to blurred shots, as it’s putting together a Photoshop feature that will correct for motion blur.

  • News: Free App Lets Users Search their Desktop from iOS Device

    X1 Mobile Search, an app that lets users look at a document or e-mail when they are away from their computer, is now available for free.

  • News: Real Racing 2 update will add 'Party Play' mode

    Gamemaker Firemint says it will update its Real Racing 2 line of games to take advantage of the massive processing power of the new iPhone 4S—and to add a new AirPlay-enabled "Party Play" feature that lets multiple iOS players compete against each other on a single high-definition television.

  • News: Companies slow to take on social media, survey finds

    Corporate executives see the need to use social media to connect with their customers, but many acknowledge that they're still figuring out how best to do it.



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