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  • News: VMware aims to simplify management with new suites

    VMware hopes to simplify management and help enterprises virtualize more of their infrastructure, with new and updated software suites announced at VMworld Europe in Copenhagen.

  • News: Worried About Win 8 Secure Boot? So Is the Free Software Foundation

    The secure boot mechanism planned for Microsoft's Windows 8 has already provoked considerable outcry from Linux users worried that the technology will make it impossible to install their favorite free and open source operating system on Windows 8 certified PCs.

  • News: Google expands reach of Trader in Africa

    Google Tuesday continued its rollout of Google Trader with the launch of the service in Kenya, East Africa's largest economy, which also boasts the highest Internet penetration rates in the region.

  • News: Silicon Valley luminaries, entertainers and politicians attend Jobs memorial

    Apple was understandably tight-lipped about who was at the private memorial for Steve Jobs, but some of the names of those attending have been published.

  • News: Promising Prospect: RestoreMeNot

    Since Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) was released, I’ve covered a few Gems for modifying its behavior, such as Lion Tweaks and Launchpad-Control. Among Lion Tweaks’s options is a way to disable Lion’s new Resume feature—which automatically reopens, whenever you launch an application, any windows that were open when you last quit that application—on a per-app basis. In other words, if you like Resume in most apps (so you don’t want to disable the feature completely), but find it problematic in one or two, you can disable it for just those specific programs.

  • News: US lawmakers push to limit gov't mobile tracking

    The U.S. Congress needs to pass legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get permission from a judge before tracking suspects through their mobile phones, instead of the now-common practice of tracking a mobile subscriber's location after a prosecutor-issued subpoena, two U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday.

  • News: City University offers computing scholarships for undergraduates

    City University is offering a new scholarship worth up to £9,000 over three years for high-achieving A-level students applying for an undergraduate course, including computing, at the university.

  • News: Frequent Facebook Users Not As Worried About Privacy

    Despite Facebook's reputation for raising privacy concerns as it adds new ways to share information online, most users aren't very worried, according to a new poll by USA Today and Gallup.

  • News: Theft, shrink rates rise globally

    Light-fingered employees, shoplifting and organized-retail-theft crime rings contributed to an increase in global shrink rates this year. Shrink, defined as stock loss from crime or waste, expressed as a percentage of retail sales, is at its highest level since 2007. That is according to the 2011 Global Retail Theft Barometer, an annual survey conducted by the Centre for Retail Research in Nottingham, UK, that looks at key trends in retail shrink and crime in 43 countries and regions around the world.

  • News: H-1B Visa Processing Delays Threaten IT Project Success

    IT departments that rely on foreign and offshore workers to staff projects could see their initiatives held up by staffing shortages caused by H-1B visa processing delays and increased scrutiny of guest worker visa programs, according to industry watchers.

  • News: Oracle boosts enterprise search with Endeca purchase

    Oracle said it will acquire Endeca Technologies, a Cambridge, Mass.-based vendor of software for unstructured data analytics and business intelligence, for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: Moog Music's Animoog turns your iPad into a synthesizer

    Hold onto your bass lines, synth-heads—Moog Music on Monday released Animoog, a professional-quality polyphonic synthesizer app for the iPad.

  • News: Oracle buys Endeca for unstructured information search technology

    Oracle said Tuesday it is buying Endeca Technologies, a move that will bolster its capabilities for searching and analyzing unstructured information.

  • News: DHS issues warning that Anonymous may attack infrastructure

    The U.S. government is keeping a wary eye on what it says is hacking collective Anonymous' growing interest in attacking critical infrastructure targets.

  • News: New SEC security breach rules no big game changer, experts say

    Late last week the Securities and Exchange Commission issued new guidance informing public companies that, under certain circumstances, they may need to disclose cyber breach information, or even potential security breaches, if there is a certain level of risk of financial impact to corporate earnings.

  • News: Debuting tonight: Galaxy Nexus running Ice Cream Sandwich

    The hottest new Android smartphone challenger to the wildly successful iPhone 4S will be launched by Samsung and Google in Hong Kong within 12 hours, insiders say.

  • News: The challenges of managing mountains of information

    If you think the storage systems in your data centers are out of control, imagine having 449 billion objects in your database, or having to add 40 terabytes of new data each week.

  • News: Microsoft PocketTouch Lets You Use Your Phone Through Fabric

    Microsoft researchers are working on a prototype nicknamed PocketTouch that lets people use a touchscreen smartphone without removing it from their pocket or bag.

  • News: DDoS and SQL injection are main topics on hacking forums

    Distributed denial of service and SQL injection are the main types of attack discussed on hacking forums, according to new research from security vendor Imperva.

  • News: It's Like Microsoft Is Giving Windows Intune 2.0 Away

    Microsoft has launched Windows Intune 2.0. The new version is a significant update to the cloud-based Windows Intune service that was initially released a mere seven months ago. Windows Intune delivers a variety of features and benefits that are much more valuable than the monthly Windows Intune subscription fee.



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