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  • News: Google to cooperate with Korean regulator over Android

    Google will address concerns the Korean Fair Trade Commission may have about its Android mobile platform, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday after reports emerged that South Korean government officials had raided Google offices there.

  • News: Oracle adds new installer, failover to Windows MySQL

    Oracle has updated the commercial edition of its MySQL database for Windows, adding a graphical installer and the ability to do failover clustering, the company announced Tuesday.

  • News: Countdown to Ubuntu 11.10: The First Beta Version Arrives

    Just a few weeks following the official feature freeze on Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot,” the first beta version of Canonical's free and open source Linux distribution was released on Sept. 1.

  • News: A Smartphone Keylogger Using The Built-In Gyroscope

    Two researchers from UC Davis have successfully created a proof-of-concept keylogger using a smartphone’s built-in gyroscope. TouchLogger was written for Android, but there is no reason the same couldn’t be done for iPhone or any modern smartphone or tablet for that matter.

  • News: Google+ causes stir with Suggested User list

    Google+ is trying to help users expand their Circles by offering them a new Suggested User list, but some some users are taking exception to what they're calling an elitist system.

  • News: If You Use It, Mobile Malware Will Come

    IT people who try to secure mobile devices in a big company face three big conceptual problems.

  • News: Microsoft flips 'kill switch' on all DigiNotar certificates

    Microsoft today updated Windows to permanently block all digital certificates issued by a Dutch company that was hacked months ago.

  • News: Infor ERP software user fights 'absurd' demand for $400,000

    A customer of ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) vendor Infor has filed suit in hopes of warding off the company's demand for roughly US$400,000 in additional license fees, which it calls an "absurdity."

  • News: Monitor Wi-Fi with Lion's hidden tool

    Hints reader nathanator11 discovered that Lion includes a handy app that provides all sorts of diagnostic information surrounding your wireless network. Much of the information the software generates gets pretty technical, but even Wi-Fi novices may find some of the details that the utility aggregates useful.

  • News: Betfair counts on mobile growth

    Betfair has reported strong growth in its mobile business, despite a seven percent fall in core revenue.

  • News: Ransomware plays pirated Windows card, demands $143

    Cybercriminals are trying to trick Windows users into paying [euro]100 ($143) by claiming that they're running a counterfeit copy of the operating system, a security expert said today.

  • Opinion: Cure for a forgetful Mac

    Reader Alan Conway has a forgetful Mac. He writes:

  • News: Lion compatibility is music to Sonos customers' ears

    Lion users who found that they could no longer stream music to their Sonos speakers after upgrading from Snow Leopard are in luck: As promised, the company has released an update to its Sonos Controller app that corrects the issue; choose Check for Updates from the Sonos menu to get the latest version.

  • News: NSA extends label-based security to big data stores

    The National Security Agency has submitted new label-based data store software, called Accumulo, to the Apache Software Foundation, in hopes that other parties will further develop the technology for use in secure systems.

  • News: Google puts Desktop app out to pasture

    Google is retiring Desktop, an application it launched in 2004 that is designed to let people search for files and data stored in their computers' hard drives.

  • News: Lidpop 1.0.2

    Most of the products I review in Mac Gems are designed, first and foremost, to be useful. But occasionally I come across something that's just plain fun...and if it ends up being a little bit useful, all the better. That's the case for today's Gem, Lidpop.

  • News: Defence 'market tests' Oracle providers

    Australia’s major Defence intelligence agencies will shortly move to a new direct-source relationship for their Oracle-based hardware, software and services.

  • News: Why the Number of Apps in an App Store Doesn't Matter

    The number of apps a mobile OS racks up in its store these days doesn't mean anything. Yes, you read that right. Contrary to what we've been fed by promoters for the Apple and Android platforms, it turns out that people don't really care how many apps they have to choose from.

  • News: Mobile apps and security: What you need to know

    A Melbourne-based app developer has spoken about the security pitfalls of smartphone apps, saying that while certain mobile environments are more susceptible to malware, such risks can be eliminated through encryption and using common sense.

  • Opinion: SRS Audio Essentials Enhances Sound to Awesome Standards

    If you've never heard SRS's sound enhancements, you're missing out. They add bass, depth, spaciousness, and clarity to just about any piece of music or video. Bass-enriching TruBass and space-enhancing Focus and Definition (as WOW)are actually included with Windows Media Player, but if you use another player, you need SRS Audio Essentials, a free version of which is available that adds WOW and TruBass to any player and works with virtually any audio or video player. I use it with VLC, which I favor for its comprehensive format support.



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