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  • News: IT tier-level support, chargebacks, called wasteful

    With their budgets seeing little increase, IT managers are being urged by Gartner Inc. to reexamine many of their long-followed IT practices and then, quite simply, kill them.

  • News: App makers look to embrace iPhone 4S's Siri

    The most talked-about--and talked-to--capability offered by the newly released iPhone 4S is the Siri voice-command feature. Available only with the iPhone 4S, Siri listens to your commands to perform tasks, read back messages, and look up information, among other abilities.

  • Opinion: Linux Mint Will Soon Get a GNOME 3 Edition

    Now that Ubuntu Linux has chosen Unity as its default desktop environment, Linux Mint stands out as perhaps the most user-friendly distribution offering a non-Unity default alternative, as I've noted before.

  • Opinion: RIM Apologies for Recent BlackBerry Outages with Free Apps

    Research in Motion extended an apology for last week's multi-continent BlackBerry outages last by offering free premium apps and one month of free technical support for its enterprise customers.

  • News: Four Android 4.0 innovations worth a closer look

    Google disclosed numerous innovations in Android 4.0, also called Ice Cream Sandwich, during a Webcast demonstration from Hong Kong on Wednesday using the coming Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

  • How-Tos: Filing flagged email

    A reader who visited the Macworld forums would like a way to sort email based on flag color. He or she writes:

  • News: Four Key BlackBerry DevCon Announcements--and What They Mean to You

    Research in Motion (RIM) is holding its fourth annual BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon) this week in San Francisco. Though today is only day two of the three-day event, the BlackBerry-maker has already made a number of significant announcements that are sure to please both RIM developers and BlackBerry users.

  • News: Intuit drops two small-business applications, frustrating some users

    Intuit is planning to discontinue two applications small businesses use to monitor hours and billing, to the consternation of some users who feel the decision came too abruptly.

  • News: Galaxy Nexus vs. iPhone 4S vs. Droid RAZR: Smartphone Battle Royale

    Google’s Galaxy Nexus is the latest addition to this year’s hot smartphone line-up, alongside the iPhone 4S and the Droid RAZR. Unveiled last night, the Galaxy Nexus, manufactured by Samsung, embodies Google’s idea of the perfect smartphone, together with the brand-new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile OS.

  • News: Thought-controlled computers may soon be a reality

    Neurotechnology is evolving to the point where humans will be able to communicate with computers through thought, allowing us to navigate the web just by thinking what we want.

  • News: Spotify Shakes Up Online Music Landscape, Consumers Win

    Call it the second British Invasion--this time, however, the songs are coming from the UK-based online music service Spotify, not the Beatles. Spotify is taking the United States by storm, music experts say, thanks to a deep catalog of popular tunes from major labels and a generous six-month free-trial period that allows you to enjoy tracks à la carte or even entire albums.

  • News: Woman Shocked by $200,000+ Phone Bill

    A Florida woman received a nasty wake-up call about data roaming when she got her T-Mobile phone bill for…$201,005.44. She also learned, the hard way, why you should turn off data roaming when in another country.

  • News: The best apps to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos

    If you've ever taken a photo outside on a bright day, only to find part of the photo way too dark and part of it way too light, you've stumbled upon one of the problems inherent with digital photography—a single exposure can only contain a limited dynamic range.

  • News: Apple's iOS 5 vs. Google's Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

    Apple's iOS 5 and the new iPhone 4S got some new competition late Wednesday after Google introduced Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, running on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus. ICS includes a host of new features including improved voice commands, an improved browser, facial recognition, photo enhancements and changes to core apps such as Gmail and Calendar. The Galaxy Nexus hardware includes a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280-by-720 resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Near Field Communication (NFC) chip, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.

  • News: VMware demos Operations for View tool

    At VMworld this week, VMware demonstrated vCenter Operations for View, an upcoming management tool that will allow enterprises that have rolled out virtual desktops to get more insight into how their environment is performing and possible problems.

  • News: NetSuite boosts global capabilities of its SaaS business software

    NetSuite on Wednesday announced a series of enhancements and offerings meant to make its on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) software more desirable to larger companies, particularly those with international operations.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: five free Wi-Fi and 3G related apps

    Whether its testing the speed of your mobile net connection or simply locating the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot, here's five free apps for Google Android devices that are Wi-Fi and 3G related

  • News: Online and offline commerce on cusp of a convergence

    As consumers use PCs, smartphones and tablets, to research, compare prices and buy products, the line between brick-and-mortar and online stores is getting harder to delineate.

  • News: NHS IT improvements 'could save thousands of lives a year'

    Better use of IT in England's hospitals could help prevent up to 16,000 deaths a year, a report has claimed.

  • News: UN adopts web publishing platform

    The United Nations (UN) is using a new web publishing system to improve the search process for readers of its e-publications.



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