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  • Opinion: FAQ: When Can You Capture Cops on Camera?

    Bay Area Rapid Transit's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of tech in the face of authority. In this first installment in a series of FAQs, we discuss your rights when photographing police.

  • Opinion: Netflix Qwikster Change May Be What You Wanted

    With more money and focus going into Netflix as a streaming media entity--totally detached from DVDs by mail--the move, while upsetting, may be exactly what you want.

  • News: Mac OS X Lion flaw could see hackers changing passwords

    A flaw in Apple's Mac OS X Lion could allow hackers to change passwords, says security researchers.

  • News: How predictive analytics can deliver strategic benefits

    Enterprises can gain significant long-term benefits by applying predictive analytics to their operational and historical data, analysts and IT managers said at Computerworld's BI & Analytics Perspectives conference.

  • News: Amazon's App Store for Android live in the UK?

    Amazon's app store for Android appears to have gone live in the UK. A number of UK-based customer have reported being able to access the store, as have users in Australia, India and The Netherlands.

  • How-Tos: How to use Facebook Messenger

    Facebook has finally given Brits the ability to access its Messenger app

  • Opinion: Why developers should reject Apple's App Store

    PC Advisor explains why some developers are rejecting Apple’s App Store in favour of web-based apps.

  • Feature: Five of the best free fitness-related Android apps

    As well as letting you keep in contact on the go, and even listen to music or watch videos, your smartphone can even help you in your quest to become fit and healthy.

  • News: Scala designer cites goals, directions for JVM alternative

    Developer Martin Odersky discusses origin and plans for Scala, a statically typed language that can be used to build Android apps

  • News: Microsoft paid female executive 'more than £1 million'

    A female executive at Microsoft was paid "more than £1 million" after being overlooked for a managing director role it has been claimed.

  • News: Google preps developers for one-size-fits-all Android update

    Google is preparing Android developers for the latest edition of its Android mobile operating platform that will work the same on both tablets and smartphones.

  • News: Google Wallet: A Hands-On in the Real World

    The much-anticipated Google Wallet app debuts today--for now, available only on the Sprint Nexus S 4G phone. The app is the latest to use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to facilitate payments--customers pay for items in brick-and-mortar shops by tapping their phone to a vendor's PayPass reader, a small box for transmitting data that can be found in major retailers like Macy's, Whole Foods, and McDonald's. To get its app off the ground, Google partnered with MasterCard, which has been using NFC chips on some of its credit cards since 2003, and originally developed the PayPass reader.

  • News: 15 essential open source tools for Windows admins

    You might imagine that the best place to go for improving your Microsoft server-side experience is to the mothership itself. In many cases, you would be right. But the truth is there are a meaningful number of open source tools that go above and beyond what Microsoft has to offer in support of Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint. Many of these alternatives provide -- for free -- more powerful capabilities than what you'd get with third-party retail products.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Firmware updates, Thunderbolt gadgets, more

    It's been another busy week here at Macworld, and not just because of a steadily escalating prank war between editors Philip Michaels and Dan Miller. We've covered interesting iOS and Mac apps; Lion tricks and issues; accessories; Windows 8; and plenty more. In case you missed any of the good stuff this past week, here's a roundup of our biggest and best stories (in easily-digestible list format!) to bring you up to Thunderbolt speed.

  • News: Microsoft fixes SSL 'kill switch' blooper

    Microsoft re-released an update today for Windows XP to correct a snafu that left users vulnerable to potential "man-in-the-middle" attacks for most of last week.

  • News: Google Wallet Mobile Payments Coming: What It Means for You

    In late May, Google, MasterCard, Citi and a handful of U.S. retailers announced the upcoming "Google Wallet" mobile payments service, which will allow consumer to use select Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled, Android smartphones to pay for goods and services. And it looks like Google Wallet may officially launch today--though only one smartphone, the Google Nexus S, will reportedly support the service at first.

  • Opinion: Finding Lion's zoom feature

    Reader David Simon can't locate a feature he was accustomed to using with his old Mac. He writes:

  • News: Gmail threatens Microsoft in enterprises, says Gartner

    Google's share of the enterprise email market currently "hovers" at around 1%, but it will reach 10% within a few years, research firm Gartner predicts.

  • Opinion: MobileMe gallery alternatives

    Reader Truman Lyon looks to the future and doesn't like what he sees. He writes:

  • Opinion: Get an Early Taste of Firefox for Android Tablets

    A few weeks ago Mozilla mobile user interface designer Ian Barlow posted some tantalizing mockups of the upcoming Firefox version tailored to Android tablets, but the software wasn't actually available to download at the time.



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