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  • News: Nokia Raising Curtain on Windows Phone 7 Devices Next Week

    If you're thinking about buying a Windows Phone soon, you might want to wait and see what Nokia has in store next week.

  • News: Make custom tones for your iPhone

    Among the multitude of features in iOS 5 is the ability to at last use custom sounds for alerts. Custom ringtones have been around for several years, but extending that feature to an iOS device’s other alerts, like voicemail or text messages, has been a feature long sought after by iPhone users. Until now, iOS device users have had to limit themselves to merely the limited—and often bizarre—tones offered by Apple.

  • News: Create scalable vector halftones in Illustrator

    One of the hardest things to accomplish in vector illustration is a halftone, which is a way of reproducing a monochrome image using only dots of varying sizes. Halftones are especially important for graphic artists working with a limited number of colors (in poster or t-shirt designs, for example), because they give nuance to otherwise flat artwork. Moreover, vector halftones can be scaled to any size without showing pixelation.

  • News: Researchers find way to tighten control over mobile device data

    For some time now, many security experts have argued that rather than focus efforts on locking down endpoints, the focus needs to be on keeping the data itself secure. Just last week, we covered a number of the findings from the Human Behavior and Security Culture workshop, held by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Those at the workshop discussed a Hotel California strategy to data protection -- enabling data to be checked out, but to never leave a prescribed area.

  • News: Economy delays Windows 7 implementation

    Computerworld's survey about corporate Windows 7 implementation plans ran online from August 11, 2011 to September 14, 2011. Most of the questions and answers appear below. (The main story about Windows 7 implementation plans being delayed appears here.)

  • News: Windows 7 is on a (slow) roll

    Jim Thomas, director of IT operations at Pella Corp., expected to be wrapping up his Windows 7 deployment by now. The window and door maker, an early adopter of Microsoft's latest Windows PC operating system, began deployment in February 2009, just four months after the product shipped. Plans called for half of Pella's 5,000 desktop and laptop users to transition by the end of 2010, with the rest following by this December.

  • News: Nokia reports loss ahead of first Windows Phone launch

    Nokia reported a net loss and a fall in revenue for the third quarter, despite selling more phones than analysts had expected.

  • News: BlackBerry losing sway in enterprise, study finds

    Enterprise users, who have long been RIM's firewall against the iPhone and Android devices, are increasingly jumping ship.

  • News: What's OpenFlow's killer app?

    As most participants at the inaugural Open Networking Summit extolled the virtues of software-defined networking (SDN) and the OpenFlow protocol, others are waiting for key features to emerge before considering it for their networks.

  • News: FAQ on Son of Stuxnet

    Duqu is primarily a remote-access Trojan targeted at a limited number of organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East to gather intelligence that can help plan a future attack.

  • News: Nokia launches E6, promises no outages

    Yesterday evening, Nokia launched the Nokia E6 phone at a "business cocktail" hosted at the Sankara Hotel, Nairobi. The launch was attended by the press and several IT managers from several Nairobi based firms. "With the E6 , you do not have to go off for three days, unless your IT manager wants you to, " said Kenneth Oyolla, Nokia General Manager for East and Southern Africa. For those who are bit behind , the GM was poking holes at Blackberry Service's recent three day outage.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Buds in the hood

    Ah, technology—it gives us so many ways to listen our iPhones and iPads, including new AirPlay-enabled devices. But how do you listen to music while wearing a hoodie? Or riding a bike? Answers can be found in this week's roundup of iOS accessories.

  • News: AT&T announces more than one million iPhone 4S activations

    AT&T on Thursday announced that, as of October 18, customers had activated more than one million iPhone 4S devices on its network—making it the most successful iPhone launch in the company’s history. Apple previously announced that the iPhone 4S sold more than four million units in its first three days of availability, and Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s confident that his company “will set an all-time record for iPhones this quarter.”

  • News: Adobe to fix Flash flaw that allows webcam spying

    Adobe is working on a fix for a Flash Player vulnerability that can be exploited via clickjacking techniques to turn on people's webcams or microphones without their knowledge.

  • News: Woman gets $201,000 phone bill after data roaming calamity

    Stories of mobile phone subscribers landed with huge bills are the stuff of urban legend but for a Florida woman a $201,000 monthly bill has turned out to be no billing error.

  • News: AT&T revenue down slightly, but net income up

    AT&T's revenue was down slightly in the third quarter of 2011, compared to a year earlier, but net income rose by about US$400 million, on a comparable basis, driven by strong growth in its mobile and broadband divisions.

  • News: Gmail adds encrypted search to foil snoopers

    Google is extending SSL encryption security to search traffic for all logged-in Gmail users, the company has announced.

  • News: Lytro Cameras On Sale Now: What You Need To Know

    Camera maker Lytro is now taking pre-orders for its much-hyped light-field cameras that promise to let you snap a picture and refocus it later on your computer or the camera's touchscreen.

  • News: Android Boss Knocks Siri

    People seem to think that Apple's new voice-activated personal assistant, Siri, is pretty cool. But not Andy Rubin, the Senior Vice President of Google's Mobile division.

  • News: Co-operative Bank implements Teradata warehouse

    The Co-operative Banking Group (CBG) is re-engineering its accounting processes to reduce management overheads and improve efficiency.



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