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  • News: Hands On with Apple TV Software Update 5.0

    On Wednesday, Apple introduced a new version--the third generation--of its Apple TV media player, adding support for 1080p video and debuting a major update to the device's user interface with a number of new software features. But just as welcome to many Apple TV fans was the announcement that all of the software improvements in the new model are also available immediately to the previous model via Apple TV Software Update 5.0. Which means that if you have a second-generation Apple TV, even though you won't be able play 1080p video, you'll gain the rest of the new features of the latest model without spending a cent. (Your Apple TV should notify you that the update is

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending March 9

    This week, existential angst about The Name, new iPad's revelations about the new iPhone, being unclear on Clearwire, and a formula for creating your own conclusion about The Date for iPhone 5.

  • News: Quest goes private in $2 billion stock buyback

    Enterprise software vendor Quest Software is becoming a private company, and is also seeking a buyer, the company announced Friday.

  • News: Could China easily take down US military's air-refueling logistics in a cyberwar?

    A lengthy report prepared for the U.S. government about China's high-tech buildup to prepare for cyberwar includes speculation about how a potential conflict with the U.S. would unfold -- and how it might only take a few freelance Chinese civilian hackers working on behalf of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) to sow deadly disruptions in the U.S. military logistics supply chain.

  • News: Microsoft : OnLive, cloud provider of Windows and Office, is improperly licensed

    OnLive, a company that recently began offering hosted Windows and Office software remotely from its servers to iPad and Android tablet users, is in violation of Microsoft licensing rules, according to a Microsoft official.

  • News: How to Use Facebook's New 'Interest Lists'

    Facebook rolled out a new feature on Thursday called "Interest Lists," an aggregation tool that turns Facebook into a social, personalized feed for topics that you find interesting: tech news, sports, entertainment and more.

  • News: iOS 5.1 adds geofencing indicator

    iOS 5.1, released this past Wednesday, brought a few additional features, but you might have missed a subtle new one if you're not a heavy user of the Reminders app introduced in iOS 5: Your device will now alert you if you've got a currently active geofence.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech rides market optimism

    The story, "Wall Street Beat: Tech rides market optimism," posted Friday, omitted the time frame for the gains in the value of computer stocks noted in the second paragraph. In the fourth paragraph, the reference to the year was incorrect.

  • News: 'Big data' skills in short supply

    The Ultra Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative schemes could allow New Zealand companies to move, aggregate and analyse relatively large amounts of data and hence improve business efficiency and effectiveness through predictive modelling. But a shortage of analysis skills - and slowness in change of attitude - may limit the take-up of such technology.

  • News: NZ slow to substitute mobile use for landlines: 2degrees owner

    While US-based investment company Trilogy Partners is encouraged by 2degrees' achievement of a claimed 16 percent mobile market share, it sees the New Zealand market as relatively slow in the substitution of mobile use for landlines.

  • News: Used iPad trade-in values tumble after Apple unveils new tablet

    Trade-in values for used Apple iPads plummeted as much as 26% after the company launched its newest tablet Wednesday and began taking pre-orders for delivery by March 16.

  • News: GDC: 'Doctor Transplant' Mobile Game Hopes to Promote Organ Donation

    There are plenty of frivolous time-management games out there, from Zynga's Farmville to TeamLava's Fashion Story. But a new casual game I saw here at the Game Developers Conference actually has a message: "Help save lives, be an organ donor!"

  • News: KONY 2012 video whips up social media firestorm

    A 30-minute video about an African warlord and his army blasted its way onto the Internet this week, lighting up social networks like Facebook and Twitter and becoming a YouTube phenomenon.

  • News: Apple to shut down iWork.com

    Apple on Friday announced that the iWork.com public beta will close its virtual doors on July 31.

  • News: Nigeria's move to liquidate Nitel highlights problems in privatization process

    The Nigerian government's decision this week to liquidate Nitel, the country's incumbent telecom operator, has put the SAT-3 submarine cable as well as various exchanges, transmission stations and cabling networks up for grabs.

  • News: Micron releases first 2.5-in PCIe SSD

    Micron this week announced the first PCIe SSD in a 2.5-in hard drive form factor.

  • News: OCZ talks up 2TB, 4TB SSDs, previews Thunderbolt-enabled drive

    OCZ announced new PCIe-based flash cards this week, while at the same time it showed off a new Thunderbolt-enabled SSD at CeBIT. It also talked up two upcoming SSDs with 2TB and 4TB capacity, respectively.

  • News: Cloud economics improving for users in wake of price cuts

    Cloud computing price cuts by Google, Amazon and now Microsoft may indicate that businesses are discovering that moving to the cloud doesn't always save costs.

  • News: Oracle application upgrades driven by end of support

    Two new Oracle user group surveys show that customers have a mixed bag of plans for ERP (enterprise resource planning) application upgrades, with concerns over expiring support windows cited as the leading impetus for ongoing or upcoming projects.

  • News: Yorkshire and Clydesdale banks issues continue

    Some Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank customers are still experiencing problems with using their debit cards after an IT glitch earlier this week.

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