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  • News: NHS must consider scrapping National Programme for IT – MPs

    The Department of Health must “urgently review” whether or not to scrap the remainder of the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT), according to the dire verdict of a report by the Public Accounts Committee.

  • News: Facebook acquires digital book software start-up

    Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, a start-up that has developed software for creating highly interactive digital books, for an undisclosed amount.

  • News: Enterprise data warehouse key to national health reform

    The federal government’s Department of Health and Ageing is seeking information from suppliers in preparation for the upcoming national health reform enterprise data warehouse (NHR EDW) program.

  • How-Tos: How to add photorealistic rendering to your sketches

    Google SketchUp is a surprisingly advanced modelling program. A set of plug-ins enhance its capabilities; here, we look at Shaderlight.

  • News: An App For Your Home Decorating Toolbox

    Interior decorating projects often require a weekend at the home improvement store. But PPG Industries has designed a way to select paint colors without collecting piles of sample chips. Its desktop and mobile application ColorClix—a CIO 100 Award winner—lets you follow your inspiration, whether it's from a magazine, a photograph or a TV show. Upload an image to ColorClix, and the app matches it to a palette of paint colors. You can see what a color would look like in a room using ColorClix Visualizer and share it with family and friends over social media. When it's time to buy, a calculator in the app helps you figure out how many gallons to order. Chris Caruso, PPG's global business IT director, says the company, which makes Olympic paint for Lowe's, wants to expand the app to help customers with the whole of their design projects—suggesting furniture and household items, and offering decorating tips. "We want to create a road map that goes beyond selecting color.

  • News: Digia opens Qt office in the US

    Finnish company Digia has opened an office in the U.S. in an effort to boost the commercial usage of a cross-platform application and user interface framework Qt, it said on Tuesday.

  • News: Will OS X Lion roar in the enterprise?

    Since its release on July 20, Apple's newest version of OS X, known as Lion, has been bought, downloaded and installed by more than a million users. As an operating system, it represents a new paradigm: Apple's desktop platform is becoming more iOS-like. To date, most of the focus has been on new features like gestures, Mission Control, the new download-based install process, and user interface tweaks that are the biggest since the OS X public beta was introduced in 2000.

  • Opinion: Would you announce your pregnancy on Facebook?

    It used to be that you could guess someone's age by the music they liked, or the clothes they wore. These days, its their approach to sharing information on Facebook.

  • News: Sony Acquires Sucker Punch

    Despite developing exclusively for Sony consoles since the turn of the century, Sucker Punch has always been an independent developer. But not any more!

  • Feature: Top 5 Free Android Sports Apps

    Can't get enough sport into your life as it is? Then why not keep the wide world of sports a mere finger's length away, with an all-singing, all-dancing sports app for your Android phone or Android tablet?

  • News: Skype for iPad launches: full details

    Skype for iPad is available in the Apple App Store.

  • How-Tos: Fix problems with Fast User Switching caused by 'RtlGina2.dll'

    A component of Netgear's wireless adaptor software called RtlGina2.dll causes problems with Windows. After a reader wrote in to explain the problem, our Helproom editor stepped in to help out.

  • News: Emerging ERP Apps Stores Could Change ERP Buying

    Choosing your company's next mission-critical ERP system might have just gotten easier.

  • How-Tos: How to solve Google Update installation errors

    A reader wrote in because every time he booted his PC, he was faced with a message saying the Google Update installation had failed. Our Helproom editor solves the problem...

  • News: Adobe Edge: What You Need to Know

    Adobe released a preview of its upcoming Adobe Edge software Monday morning. But what exactly is this new program, and why are web developers so excited about it? Here's what you need to know.

  • News: Zero-day vulnerability found in a Wordpress image utility

    Hackers are exploiting a problem with an image-resizing utility called TimThumb that is widely used in many themes for the blogging platform WordPress, although some fixes have been made to the latest version.

  • News: Google to help developers adopt their apps for tablets

    Google is organizing a series of Android Developer Labs (ADLs) that aim to help developers convert theirexisting smartphone applications to run on Honeycomb-based tablets, it said in a blog post on Monday.

  • News: Telstra offers online portal to manage mobile devices

    Australian operator Telstra has launched the Mobile Device Management Portal, which allows IT administrators to remotely manage Apple iPhone and Android-based smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Feature: Five of the best calendar related downloads

    There are pros and cons to using both online and offline calendar tools.

  • How-Tos: How to remove red eye using Windows Live Photo Gallery

    There's nothing worse than uploading your digital snaps to your PC, only to discover that in that perfect photo, you or one of your subject's has red-eye



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