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  • News: Websites, apps vulnerable to low-bandwidth, bot-free takedown, say researchers

    Hackers armed with a single machine and a minimal broadband connection can cripple Web servers, researchers said Wednesday. Microsoft today shipped an emergency update to fix the flaw.

  • News: 2011 in review: The year in iOS

    In 2011, as in 2010, iOS received a lot of attention from Apple. Apple introduced significant updates to its flagship iOS devices--the iPad and the iPhone. It added a new buying option to the App Store, perhaps rescuing the magazine industry in the process. It premiered an insanely powerful and brilliantly designed piece of software that proved unequivocally that iOS devices aren't just for consumption. And, of course, the company unveiled a significant upgrade to its touch-based operating system itself. And then a not-so-tiny upstart named Amazon tried to leap into the tablet computing fray, too.

  • News: Verizon solves third 4G issue this month

    Verizon on Thursday said its third 4G network problem this month was resolved over night.

  • News: 2011's top stories: iPhone 4S

    When the launch date of the iPhone 5 arrived, the world held its breath and watched, as the fifth generation iPhone was in fact revealed to be the 4S. Our Live Feed of Apple's, "Let's Talk iPhone" event, on 4 October, was one of the most read stories here this year.

  • News: BYOD: You ain't seen nothing yet

    Some IT trends move fast -- way fast. BYOD, the "bring your own device" phenomenon that raised its head in late 2009, is one of them. Like Internet and email, it caught on with users faster than IT and corporate risk management expected. In 2010, businesses were asking the question "Who should own your smartphones?" Today, that question is moot -- more than half of companies let employees use their own smartphones at work, along with tablets. It's amazing how quickly BYOD became mainstream -- it took about 18 months.

  • News: Tech luminaries we lost in 2011

    It's been a rough year for the IT industry. The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in October grabbed international headlines. But we also lost other major figures from almost every area of technology, including Xerox PARC founder Jacob E. Goldman, who died in late December. Here's one last look at some of the people who made a big difference.

  • News: Tech Trends You'll See in 2012

    We're living in an exciting time in technology: From consumer products such as phones and tablets to the way your home computer accesses the Internet, everything is changing, and mostly for the better. We predict that next year the following ten developments will change the way you interact with the digital world.

  • News: App Store downloads reach record-breaking numbers this holiday season

    Since iOS devices top many gift wish-lists, a new holiday tradition can be added to your annual routine: family get-togethers, unwrapping presents, and hitting the App Store.

  • News: Flaw in web app frameworks pushes Microsoft to patch ASP.net promptly

    Many web app frameworks are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack targeting the way they handle hash tables, researchers revealed Wednesday, prompting Microsoft to announce an "out-of-band" patch for its ASP.NET platform just hours later.

  • News: Wi-Fi Protected Setup flaws make wireless network brute-force attacks feasible

    Design flaws in the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) wireless standard can make it easier for attackers to obtain access codes for secured wireless networks by brute force.

  • News: US states settle price-fixing claims with LCD makers

    Seven Asian companies have come to a US$553 million settlement with several U.S. states in connection with charges of fixing prices of LCD (liquid crystal display) screens, thus pushing up the prices of computers, television sets and other electronics in which the panels were used.

  • News: Intel's Mobile Chip 'Medfield' Specs and Benchmarks Leaked

    Intel's first system-on-chip, codenamed "Medfield," may outperform other chips designed for tablets and smartphones--at least according to performance numbers from the Caffeinemark 3 benchmark tool.

  • News: 2011 Was a 'Muddled' Year for Hacktivists

    "Hacktivists" were in the spotlight more than ever this year, but internal squabbling muddled their messages.

  • News: A glance back at 2011

    2011 could be described as “The Year of …” many things. The tablet market heated up beyond the Apple iPad. 4G wireless took off with the emergence of big-time LTE networks. Governments and hackers screamed for attention by taking down networks, while IPv6 generated interest for giving the Internet a way to carry on.

  • News: Five Tips For Your 2012 Social Media Strategy

    Whether you run a business employing one person or work for a corporation of 250,000, you’ll need a social media strategy for 2012. As more people embrace Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and other networks, it’s time to make social media an integral part of your marketing strategy.

  • News: As 2012 Dawns, Mint Leads the List of Top Linux Distros

    What a difference a year makes. Roughly 15 months ago, I put together a guide to the top 10 Linux distributions at the time, and Ubuntu was far and away the most popular choice.

  • News: Judge tosses racketeering claims in Marin County lawsuit against SAP

    A judge has tossed out a number of claims in a California county's lawsuit against SAP over an allegedly failed ERP software implementation, including the claim that SAP had engaged in a racketeering conspiracy with Deloitte Consulting, which served as a systems integrator on the project.

  • News: World’s Largest OLED HDTV Is Coming at CES 2012

    OLED HDTVs might finally be practical: LG plans to introduce the “world’s largest” OLED HDTV that the company says can easily outpace any LCD panel while remaining affordable. The screen comes in at 55 inches and is only 5 mm thin. Unlike LCDs, OLEDs don't require a backlight (since they produce their own light), which is what allows this new TV to be so thin.

  • News: Apple iOS, Google Android new device activations skyrocket

    Activations of new iOS and Android devices soared on Christmas Day, jumping by 142% over the same day last year, a Web metrics company said.

  • News: SAP acquisition of SuccessFactors clears antitrust hurdle

    SAP's US$3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors has passed an important regulatory step, with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission deciding on Friday to grant early termination of the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, SAP announced Wednesday.



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