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  • News: Telecom Namibia deploying first DWDM network

    Six months after withdrawing from Angola and South African markets to concentrate on the local market, Telecom Namibia is deploying the African country's first optical dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network.

  • News: Microsoft bails from CES tech trade show after '12

    Microsoft today announced that next month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will its last as an exhibitor.

  • News: RIM's No Good, Very Bad Year: A Look Back at 2011

    As the final days of 2011 tick away, there is one iconic tech company that is probably thankful this year is finally winding down. RIM has had an epic year -- in the tragic sense -- and has fallen precipitously from its once dominant place among mobile platforms.

  • News: Vocal app uses your iPhone 4S to control your Mac

    The trite thing to do when writing about any software that can handle converting your speech into text is to do so using that software. I’m nothing if not trite, so that’s precisely what I’m trying to do here, with Vocal. Vocal is a new app from developer Matthew Roberts that leverages the power of voice transcription on your iPhone 4S to control your Mac. Vocal can take dictation and send the transcription to your Mac, and also perform a variety of other actions based on your voice commands.

  • News: Microsoft lowering its profile at CES after 2012

    Microsoft will have a keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show for the last time in 2012, although it will continue to participate in the giant trade show, a company executive said in a blog post Wednesday.

  • News: Windows 8 may prompt malware attacks on hardware, McAfee predicts

    The Network World story, "Windows 8 may prompt malware attacks on hardware, McAfee predicts," which posted to the newswire Wednesday, has been removed because it remains under embargo. Online editors are asked to remove it from their sites as soon as possible and the story is not available for use in print until next Wednesday

  • News: Verizon could soon fall under Uncle Sam's antitrust microscope

    It looks as though Verizon's cable spectrum deals won't fly under the radar after all.

  • News: Verizon: LTE services "returning to normal"

    Verizon says subscribers should expect its LTE services to come back online soon after a nationwide outage knocked them offline this morning.

  • News: Facebook commits to changes following critical Irish audit

    Facebook plans to change how it retains data and revamp some privacy controls following the release Wednesday of a critical audit from Ireland's data protection authority.

  • News: Facebook Wants to Make You a Famous Corporate Shill with "Sponsored Story" Ads

    Starting next year, Facebook will give everyone who has ever "liked" or posted about a product their fifteen minutes of fame with Sponsored Stories, an advertising concept introduced in early 2011 that makes you--yes you--the star of your very own Facebook ad.

  • News: Amazon pushes Kindle Fire touch update

    Amazon on Wednesday issued a software update for its Kindle Fire tablet that it said addresses some of the most vocal complaints about the device, including sluggish response to touch and a lack of parental controls.

  • News: A Rivalry Emerges As Apache Asserts OpenOffice Plans

    There's been much uncertainty surrounding OpenOffice.org ever since Oracle decided back in June to donate the open source office productivity project to the Apache Software Foundation.

  • News: Chinese hack on U.S. Chamber went undetected for 6 months

    Chinese hackers lurked in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce network for six months without being detected, enjoying unrestricted access although it is unknown what information they exploited, according to a published report.

  • News: Verizon confirms software update coming to Galaxy Nexus

    A software update is coming to adjust the wireless signal strength indicator on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, Verizon Wireless confirmed Wednesday, less than a week after the new Android 4.0 device began shipping.

  • News: iPad 3 rumor rollup for the week ending Dec. 20

    This week, the iOSphere's fill-in-the-blanks rumoring explains how an explosion at a manufacturing plant that is not yet actually building anything can delay not only the Apple iPad 3 but the iPad 2.

  • News: Microsoft lowering its profile at CES after 2012

    Microsoft will have a keynote presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show for the last time in 2012, although it will continue to participate in the giant trade show, a company executive said in a blog post Wednesday.

  • News: Kickstarter Project Gives Your iPhone Solar Power

    Let's face it: Not everyone is happy with the battery life on their iPhone. New York’s Douglas Tam thinks he may be able to help not just keep your iPhone alive, but to keep it green: The Monster Watts Hybrid Solar Battery Case not only keeps your iPhone safe in a durable case, but it also charges its battery (which is used to charge your phone) using solar power.

  • News: Timeline: RIM's very bad year

    The story, "Timeline: RIM's very bad year," posted to the wire Dec. 16, incorrectly stated the percentage amount by which RIM's net income dropped in the third quarter from the year earlier period. The correct amount is 71 percent. The penultimate paragraph has been changed on the wire to correct the figure and now reads:

  • News: Sophos Updates Mobile Device Management Platform

    Latest version of Sophos Mobile Control includes reporting dashboard for compliance enforcement

  • News: Amazon adds magazines, PDF support to Kindle iOS app

    iOS device owners who can’t get excited about Amazon’s recent software update for the Kindle Fire may be far more interested to learn about the company’s latest updates to the Kindle e-reading app.



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