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  • News: iCloud vs. Wi-Fi Sync: Which does what?

    Thanks to the combination of iTunes 10.5, iOS 5, and iCloud, you can sync data wirelessly with your iOS device. In fact, there are two ways to do so: iCloud syncing, which sends specific information to and from Apple's iCloud servers over an Internet connection, and Wi-Fi Sync, which syncs your device with iTunes on your Mac via your local wireless network.

  • News: New Tech Lets You Look Like a Jedi While Unlocking Your Phone

    Sure, those multi-touch gestures on your smartphone are pretty slick with a quick finger gesture you can unlock your phone, answer a call, check your notifications, and so on. However, you still have to actually touch the screen, and I’m sick and tired of missing calls or waiting 20 minutes to read a text or email just because I’m trying to whip up some of my awesome homemade pizza dough and my hands are dirty.

  • News: Your Wireless Carrier Probably Is Selling Your Personal Information--But Does it Matter?

    In your daily smartphone usage, you browse the Web, download some apps, watch a video, and check in on social networks using your GPS location. Predictably, wireless carriers collect this information, most commonly for billing purposes.

  • News: Getting stuff done: Public vs private sector edition

    When Alan Nutes joined Newell Rubbermaid earlier this year as senior manager, security and incident management, he was returning to the corporate world after a hiatus of 21 months in the public sector. Nutes' time in the public domain stands in stark contrast to the rest of his career, particularly in how security initiatives are approved.

  • News: Palo Alto firewall upgrade closely inspects network traffic

    Palo Alto Networks is upgrading its firewall products with a capability to precisely identify outbound traffic generated by malware, a technique that the company said will help if the malware is undetected at first and starts running on a computer.

  • News: CIA monitors up to 5 million tweets daily, report says

    Twitter and Facebook are enabling the Central Intelligence Agency to get reliable, real-time assessments of public sentiment during rapidly changing events around the world.

  • News: CIOs, CTOs shed yet more techie cred

    Should any doubts linger, CIOs and CTOs are techies first no more.

  • News: Accused Chinese cyber-spy on trial for stealing Motorola secrets

    Software engineer Hanjuan Jin, accused of stealing thousands of confidential and proprietary technical documents from Motorola to share with competitors and the People's Republic of China, is expected to stand trial this week in Chicago.

  • News: How IBM started grading its developers' productivity

    Tooling and process can only go so far to assure code quality. IBM is analyzing application developers based on the volume and quality of the work they do.

  • News: Apple to use new LEDs for next-gen iPads - report

    Apple will need new LED back-light solutions for the next-generation iPad if it increases the resolution of the display.

  • News: 9 secrets of getting stuff done in a big company

    Security may be a hot-button issue for business executives, but in an environment of ongoing economic uncertainty, support for security initiatives isn't always easy to come by.

  • News: Buy Modern Warfare 3, Get a Free Smartphone

    As if anything was needed to pump up sales of the much-anticipated release tomorrow of the latest in the line of the blockbuster video game franchise Modern Warfare, Best Buy is offering a free smartphone to anyone who buys the game from the electronics box store.

  • News: IT workers with heart

    At first glance, you might think Steve Kranson, who works at Comerica Bank in Auburn Hills, Mich., is your average IT manager. But he's been known to put in some time dressed as the Easter Bunny, to the delight of local kids.

  • News: Legacy application fixer-uppers

    Legacy applications are one of the most difficult issues to face within IT. A rip-and-replace approach is expensive and thus difficult to justify; plus, it tends to interrupt operations. Meanwhile, the aging software lingers in accounting's ledgers, overstays its welcome in sales and causes poor network performance throughout the organization.

  • News: Career Watch: The IT jobs outlook

    Q&A: Todd Thibodeaux

  • News: HP Goes 3D with Touchscreen PC, Monitor

    Hewlett-Packard says it's “making 3D available to the masses” with two new PC-based offerings that will begin to roll out Tuesday.

  • News: Telefónica to improve home networks with Wi-Fi investment

    Telefónica has made an equity investment in Wi-Fi chip maker Quantenna Communications, whose technology it will use to deploy IPTV services in the home, the operator said on Monday.

  • News: Open-source proponents blast proprietary software in Dutch schools

    Dutch education authorities have decided to throw out their government’s own open standards policy and instead lock-in to Microsoft proprietary software for years to come, according to open source advocates.

  • News: Barnes & Noble launches Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble launched its widely expected tablet Monday, taking on the soon-to-be released tablet from book-selling rival Amazon with a machine that has slightly better specs.

  • News: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Takes on Amazon's Kindle Fire

    Barnes & Noble announced a $249 Nook Tablet Monday that competes with Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet that sports customized version Android OS, runs Android apps, streams video from content partners such as Hulu, and can be used as an e-book reader. The Nook Tablet is $50 more than Amazon's Kindle Fire, but for that, you get more than Amazon offers - or than any other tablet offers.



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