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  • News: Asda in £500m investment for high tech depots and stores

    Asda is set to create 5,000 jobs and invest £500 million this year, as part of a programme to open stores and overhaul distribution centres with IT-driven 'cross docking' capabilities.

  • News: Android to overtake iOS as developers' favourite - report

    Android is set to overtake iOS as the favourite platform of developers by the end of the year, according to a new report from Ovum.

  • News: Government appoints new CIO

    Andy Nelson, head of IT at the Ministry of Justice, is set to become the government's chief information officer.

  • News: Juror jailed after researching case on internet

    Dr Theodora Dallas, a 34-year old juror who researched a defendant on the internet and shared the information with fellow jurors, has been jailed for six months for contempt of court.

  • News: DWP reappoints HP on desktop deal for £316m

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has reappointed HP on a £316 million hardware framework deal, known as Desktop 21.

  • News: Fake Camera+ app removed from App Store

    A fake version of the popular Camera+ iOS app found its way into the App Store over the weekend, but has since been removed by Apple.

  • News: U.S. government online security website hacked

    Hackers under the AntiSec banner appeared to have hacked late Monday the website of OnGuardOnline.gov, the U.S. federal government's online security website, in protest against controversial legislation.

  • News: Twitter acquires antimalware company Dasient

    Twitter has acquired Internet security firm Dasient, the Sunnyvale, California startup said on its blog on Monday.

  • News: Location-based app for CPR responders spreads to second city

    A location-based phone application that alerts people trained in CPR when someone nearby is having a heart attack will be spreading from San Ramon, California, to San Jose by mid-February, according to San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price.

  • News: Remains of the Day: A picture is worth $100 million

    Apple wants to stop Kodak from bankrolling its recovery on patents that it may not own; one company says people are downloading those new iPad textbooks like they're going out of style; and blazing fast Wi-Fi may be coming to a Mac near you sometime this year. The remainders for Monday, January 23, 2012 are wireless and fancy free.

  • News: HP pays $425,000 to settle claims over hazardous laptop batteries

    Hewlett-Packard will pay US$425,000 to settle a claim that it knowingly sold laptops with hazardous batteries that could overheat or catch fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday.

  • News: Senator questions ethics of alleged LightSquared lobbying

    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Monday that the owner of LightSquared and a possible representative of the company may have broken ethics rules when they contacted his office about winning approval for LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network.

  • News: Megaupload case raises question of provider knowledge

    How much knowledge does a platform provider need to have of the files being traded on their system before they can be considered culpable?

  • News: The 17 habits of highly-effective cloud providers

    Developers of New Zealand's code of practice for cloud computing have suggested a "multi-tiered" approach, whereby it will be compulsory to make disclosures on some factors of cloud-computing operations, such as security and privacy controls, while information on other factors can be voluntarily supplied to gain a higher grade of compliance.

  • News: Join us for Macworld Live

    As it has in the past, Macworld will host the Macworld Live stage at Macworld|iWorld. Starting Thursday, January 26, those attending the show or watching Macworld's live stream can see some of their favorite editors interviewing and interacting with well-known individuals from the world's of technology and the creative arts. You'll find a link to that live stream on Macworld's home page starting on Thursday. Here's what you'll find on stage:

  • News: Find the Perfect Apps for Your Phone

    Navigating the hundreds of thousands of mo­­bile apps available for your iOS or Android phone can be daunting. Who hasn't downloaded an app that turned out to be filled with annoying ads and poor graphics? Or paid for an app that was available for free elsewhere? Downloading the right apps might become even more difficult in 2012, with the rise of malware in the Android Market, and with myriad useless apps in both the Android and iTunes stores. Nevertheless, there are a few good ways to tell whether an app is worth downloading.

  • News: Replacing a Faulty TV Under Warranty

    We bought an LCD TV from a company called TCL last year. It came with a standard two-year manufacturer's warranty. Five months in, vertical black and purple lines appeared in the center of the display, and got worse as time went on. We sent the TCL repair center the broken TV, but they sent back a refurbished RCA TV with the same specs. The remote accompanying the new TV was damaged and had corroded batteries; there was no power cord for the TV, and no paperwork whatsoever. A few weeks have passed since we called TCL asking for a power cord, remote, and paperwork. I know warranties may allow companies to send refurbished units as a replacement, but the repair center sent a totally different brand with nothing else in the box. I'm not sure what to do!

  • News: HTC Velocity 4G gets lift off, more 4G devices on the way

    Telstra and HTC have jointly unveiled Australia's first 4G smartphone, while the telco has promised that a handful of 4G-capable smartphones and tablets will be released in the country by mid-2012.

  • News: WatchDox adds annotation to its secure document reading app

    Thanks to the Bring Your Own Device trend sweeping through workplaces across the country, smartphones and tablets are increasingly popping up at the office. And that means a lot of workers are able to access and share sensitive work-related documents on their personal iOS devices. In fact, a report published last week by IDG Connect found that 91 percent of businesses have deployed the iPad. But since company IT administrators can’t possibly control every employee’s personal device, those documents aren’t necessarily secure—devices can get lost or stolen, for instance.

  • News: Google+ adds support for pseudonyms -- sort of

    Google has relaxed somewhat its strict real-names policy on Google+, by letting existing members attach an alternate moniker to their profile name and by letting new members sign up with just a pseudonym, provided it is an "established" identity online or offline.

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