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  • News: Visa blocks WikiLeaks donations via DataCell once again

    For a few hours on Thursday, credit card donations once again flowed to WikiLeaks through a payment gateway at Icelandic hosting company DataCell. Then Visa shut it down again.

  • How-Tos: How to take and manage photos on an Android device

    Who needs to carry a camera when a smartphone is at hand? The Android operating system packs so much functionality that it can often stand in for both a camera and a PC. Once you've learned how to harness your device's photo capabilities, capturing and sharing memorable moments is a snap.

  • News: Apple loses 'App Store' legal action against Amazon

    Apple has lost a legal bid to stop Amazon using the phrase 'App Store' to describe an online download store offering software for devices running Google Android. Amazon, however, has lost a bid to win a European patent for a “one-click” payment system.

  • News: Domino's Pizza delivers its systems into the cloud

    Domino’s Pizza UK is moving its e-commerce site, online payment gateway, corporate e-mail and back-office systems into the cloud, with the aim of increasing scalability and saving money.

  • News: SAP creates 100 jobs in Ireland

    SAP has announced that it has started recruiting for 100 jobs, which includes software development and engineering roles.

  • News: Futures exchange software programmer in dramatic FBI arrest

    A programmer at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has been arrested by the FBI at his office and charged with stealing proprietary source code.

  • News: BMW extends global network deal

    Car manufacturer BMW has extended a network devices, software and support services deal with HP that covers its operations globally.

  • News: Toyota joins Linux Foundation

    Toyota is the latest company to join the non-profit Linux Foundation, which is dedicated to accelerating the growth of the open-source operating system.

  • News: Warning of backlash on financial trader mobile recording software

    Financial services institutions are at risk of a serious backlash from traders over mobile phone call recording technology made compulsory by the Financial Services Authority, according to analyst house Ovum.

  • Opinion: Where to Watch the Last Space Shuttle Launch Online

    We're at the end of an era as the space shuttle Atlantis is set to make the final shuttle voyage to the International Space Station this weekend. NASA officials hope the launch will take off on schedule at 11:24 EDT on Friday morning but bad weather may force the launch window to roll over to Sunday.

  • News: Apple trumpets 15 billion App Store downloads

    Apple today said customers have downloaded more than 15 billion iPhone and iPad apps from its App Store in the three years since the e-mart's debut.

  • Opinion: TidyTop 1.1

    When it comes to Desktop clutter, I belong to the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do class of Mac experts. I know a Desktop packed with icons can slow down your Mac and make for a poor screenshot- and presentation background, yet I still treat it as my default dumping ground. Jörn Hartmann comes to my aid with his 99-cent TidyTop (Mac App Store link).

  • News: Apple developing fixes for dangerous iOS vulnerabilities

    Apple said on Thursday that it is developing a fix for vulnerabilities that affect its iPhone, iPad and some iPod touch models, a problem that the German government warned could be used to steal confidential data.

  • Opinion: Will an Image Backup Protect My Data?

    In Prepare Your PC for Future Data Disasters, Rick Broida recommended creating an image backup, but warned that it "isn't intended to preserve your data; that's an entirely different kind of backup." This worried Jack Maloney, who has been using Acronis True Image Home--an image backup program--for daily data backup.

  • News: SAP: No change at the top as board extends CEO contracts

    SAP announced Thursday that its supervisory board has extended the contracts of co-CEOs Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott until June 30, 2017, in a move that could give customers confidence that the company remains committed long-term to its strategies for mobile computing, analytics and SaaS (software as a service).

  • News: Build a Website for Your Small Business: 5 DIY Services

    Your company's online presence begins and ends with your website. But hiring a designer to dress it up can be expensive--and that's not even including the cost of a custom domain name and website hosting. Fortunately, you have do-it-yourself options.

  • Opinion: Combine Google Docs with Microsoft Office

    I'm finally starting to use Google Docs for word processing and creating spreadsheets on a regular basis. Like a lot of users, however, I'm still more comfortable working in Microsoft Office on my desktop. Google Docs however, provides a very handy service in that you can sign in from any computer anywhere in the world and access all your files. So how can you get the best of both worlds--comfortable desktop editing and the convenience of having your files in the cloud? A program called Syncdocs (free) has the solution.

  • Opinion: Apple iPad, Day 6: iOS Multitasking

    Desktop operating systems have been multitasking in one way or another for decades. In order for the iPad to fill the shoes of a notebook PC and act as the primary computing platform, it needs to be able to multitask as well. Apple's implementation of multitasking in iOS is not full, or true multitasking, though, so it begs the question of whether it is truly up for the task.

  • News: Judge denies Apple's 'App Store' Amazon injunction

    A judge has denied Apple’s request for an injunction preventing Amazon’s use of the term “App Store.” That means Amazon is free to continue using the “App Store” name to describe its own store for more than a year; the trial for Apple Inc. v. Amazon.com won’t start until October 2012.

  • News: App Store tops 15 billion downloads in three years

    Apple on Thursday announced that more than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the iOS App Store. According to Apple, more than 200 million iOS device users have installed those billions of apps from the store’s selection of 425,000 apps—including 100,000 native iPad apps.



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