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  • News: Microsoft signs Android licensing deal with Samsung

    Microsoft has signed a cross-license patent agreement with Samsung Electronics that grants Microsoft royalties from Samsung's Android-based smartphones and tablets, Microsoft said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • News: Microstrategy targets Excel users with Cloud Personal BI

    Microstrategy is hoping to get its BI (business intelligence) software in front of people looking to get more out of Microsoft Excel with a new service, Cloud Personal, that is being offered at no charge.

  • Opinion: Must I Give Up XP?

    Spiderowych asked the Windows forum if he will be "doomed" if he doesn't upgrade from XP to Windows 7.

  • Opinion: Sites Loading Slowly? Blame McAfee SiteAdvisor

    True story. I'd been getting fed up with Firefox, in part because it was acting sluggish and flaky, so I decided to give Google's Chrome browser a try. And by "try," I mean make it my primary browser for a couple weeks.

  • News: Easier ways to read files on the go

    When you want to read your documents on the go, it's awfully convenient to do so in the iOS iBooks app. To get a document onto your iPhone or iPad, save it as a PDF file, drag that file to your iTunes library, and then sync it with your iOS device. Unfortunately, when you do this, you can lose something in the translation, including live links and audio and video files. If you’d like to save a more interactive version of your files and web pages to iBooks, there’s an alternative. Create an ePub version of your document.

  • News: Visa launches Android person-to-person payments app

    Visa Europe introduced an Android application on Wednesday that lets users send money to other Visa cardholders over their mobile phone, with security measures in place to alert users of possible fraud.

  • News: Intel drops MeeGo mobile OS, backs Tizen against Android

    Linux Foundation and Limo Foundation are rebooting their efforts to compete with Apple and the Android camp by merging MeeGo and Limo into a new operating system called Tizen, with the backing of Intel and Samsung.

  • News: Hurd sees long Sparc, Solaris roadmap

    Oracle has developed a hardware roadmap that it hopes can pull Sparc away from its Sun Microsystems legacy.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free medical apps

    There's hundreds of app for smartphones that let you monitor your health, as well as offering helpful advice should you need to administer First Aid or look after yourself.

  • News: IBM launches city parking analytics system

    IBM has launched a system designed to help cities ease parking congestion and collect more parking fees, the company announced Wednesday. The service could also help motorists find parking spaces more easily in crowded urban areas.

  • News: Facebook to enrich mobile with HTML5

    Facebook has an internal tool for developing mobile applications primarily using HTML5, which eventually should allow it to bring every feature of its Web platform onto mobile devices.

  • News: Firefox 7 improves browsing speed, developer tools

    Mozilla has released its final version of Firefox 7, introducing subtle changes such as hidden URL prefixes, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Rolled out six weeks after Mozilla shipped Firefox 6 to fix a number of bug issues, the latest update is the third edition of the developer's rapid-ship cycle.

  • News: Windows Phone Mango: 10 Things You Need to Know

    I was fortunate to sit down this morning with Microsoft's Paul Bryan, Windows Phone senior director of product management and enterprise experiences, to discuss the new software at the company's offices in Cambridge, Mass. And I learned quite a few facts that anyone interested in WP7.5 should know.

  • News: Microsoft promises patch to block BEAST attacks

    Microsoft today said it will issue a Windows security update to plug a long-known hole in the protocol that secures websites.

  • Opinion: Use Linux-Like Virtual Deskops With VirtuaWin

    Anyone familiar with Linux is probably familiar with virtual desktops. If you're not, download VirtuaWin and take a look. This utility takes your Windows desktop, clones it up to nineteen times, then lets you switch between them. The idea is to keep a set of related programs or documents on each desktop to help organize things for people who leave lots of applications and documents open.

  • News: Stop Spotify from Telling Facebook your Music Choices

    Spotify and Facebook recently took their 'relationship status' to the next level, introducing a whole host of new features which saw the streaming music player deeply integrated with the social network. However, some users have not taken to kindly to certain changes, including how Spotify now tells all your Facebook friends what you are listening to, live.

  • News: Jaspersoft adds Apple iPad toolkit

    Open-source BI (business intelligence) vendor Jaspersoft is joining the ranks of companies adding support for Apple's wildly popular iPad.

  • News: Microsoft starts gradual rollout of Windows Phone 7.5 'Mango' update

    Microsoft on Tuesday began its rollout of the Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" update to smartphones.

  • News: Unified Communications Success Depends on Changing Habits

    CIOs offer tips for getting employees to change their most ingrained habits and adopt new unified communications tools.

  • News: The Inside Scoop on Nationwide's Social Networking Project

    Nationwide wanted to use an internal social network to improve productivity and interactivity. It ended up using Yammer, and here's why.



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