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  • News: BlackBerry outage hits U.S.

    The BlackBerry outage that started Monday in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has now spread to North America.

  • News: Sony Suspends 93,000 PSN Accounts, Has HDTV Woes

    Sony has temporarily suspended 93,000 PlayStation Network accounts because it found a "large amount of unauthorized sign-in attempts," proving that the besieged company just can’t catch a break.

  • News: 39% are disappointed Apple didn't release iPhone 5

    The result from our Poll points towards the public not being too impressed with the iPhone 4S launch.

  • News: Raytheon's cyberchief describes 'Come to Jesus' moment

    After Raytheon began selling missiles to Taiwan in 2006, the defense company's computer network came under a torrent of cyberattacks.

  • News: Microsoft Discusses Windows 8 Tweaks After User Feedback

    Microsoft's Windows 8 developer preview has been out for about a month, and the software giant is ready to discuss some new changes to Windows 8 based on user feedback. In an incredibly long and detailed blog post, Marina Dukhon, a senior program manager on the Windows 8 Core Experience team, discussed upcoming changes to Windows 8's apps screen, start screen customization, and a replacement for Windows 7 jump lists in Windows 8.

  • News: Will Your ISP Protect Your Privacy?

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit District's August shutdown of wireless service to squelch a demonstration in San Francisco raised anew questions about the use of technology in the face of authority. In this fourth installment in a series of FAQs, we examine the responsibilities of Internet service providers to protect your privacy. Be sure to check out the first three installments: a guide to which social networks fight for your rights, a primer on your right to phone service during a protest and a discussion of your right to photograph the police.

  • News: The SSL certificate industry can and should be replaced

    The SSL certificate authorities like Comodo that have had their security undermined by hackers shouldn't be trusted, and in fact, the way the entire SSL certificate industry of today works can and should be replaced with something better, says Moxie Marlinspike, a security expert who's come up with a plan he says will do that.

  • News: iOS 5's Safari beats all mobile browsers in HTML5 compatibility

    A not-so-obvious improvement in iOS 5, which became available publicly today, is a major jump in HTML5 compatibility. InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers. iOS 5 has 36 percent more HTML5 capabilities baked in than its predecessor iOS 4.3, 33 percent more than the current Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" tablet browser, and 61 percent more than the current Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone browser. InfoWorld ran the HTML5Test.com suite of HTML5 compatibility tests as part of an in-depth comparison between iOS 5 and the two Android variants.

  • News: 7 key skills new IT grads are lacking

    Greg Taffet is scouting for talent.

  • News: Apple releases Find My Friends for iOS

    Can you find me now? Apple on Wednesday released Find My Friends. The app, which requires iOS 5, lets you find your friends by geolocating their iOS devices—presuming your friends have granted you access to that data.

  • News: No, Sony Wasn't Hacked, but They Were Mass-Attacked

    It may be tempting to call any illicit online behavior a "hack," and it's certainly part of attracting clicks, but in actuality, this story circulating about Sony being hacked gets the most critical detail dead wrong.

  • News: How international is the iPhone 4S 'world phone?'

    One of the most interesting wrinkles in the iPhone 4S—which I review at length elsewhere—is its status as a “world phone.” Unlike previous generations, it supports both CDMA (Verizon, Sprint) and GSM (AT&T, the rest of the world) wireless technology right out of the box. But there are some interesting quirks to this product that may please savvy international travelers.

  • News: Patch Internet Explorer Now

    Yesterday was Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for the month of October. There were a total of eight new security bulletins--not too many, but enough to keep IT admins busy for a while. While most of the vulnerabilities addressed are not imminent threats, security experts are virtually unanimous that patching Internet Explorer should be priority one.

  • News: How to Clean Your LCD, Root a Nook, Load Linux on a Netbook

    Recently someone asked me if it was okay to spray Windex on her monitor. I think my shriek of horror startled her. It is not okay to spray Windex (or anything else) on a monitor. In fact, when it comes to cleaning an LCD screen, there's a right way and a wrong way. Let's focus on the right way. (Want to clean your whole PC? Read our nifty how-to.)

  • News: Apple releases AirPort Utility for iOS

    Early Wednesday, Apple released AirPort Utility for iOS. The app requires iOS 5, which is due to be released sometime later in the day.

  • News: How to annotate PDFs

    PDFs are great, portable, cross-platform documents that you can read on your Mac, your iPad or iPhone, or on a PC. But this ubiquitous file format is also useful when you need to share works in progress with your colleagues. You don’t need to buy an expensive program to add comments or notes to a PDF. Distribute a PDF document for comments, get back the annotated files, and make changes in your original—all using Apple’s free application, Preview (in your /Applications folder).

  • News: IBM to sell global data migration engine, NAS/iSCSI SAN

    IBM plans to roll out software on its midrange and high-end clustered storage arrays that allows policy-based migration, backups and data deletion. The company also will announce that its V7000 series array can perform both file- and block-based data transfers.

  • News: Peer-to-peer update to Zeus Trojan confers resistance to take-downs

    The Zeus financial malware has been updated with P-to-P (peer-to-peer) functionality that makes it much more resilient to take-down efforts and gives its controllers flexibility in how they run their fraud operations.

  • News: Microsoft and Nokia push Windows Phone porting tool

    Microsoft and Nokia are wooing Symbian developers, offering them help in porting applications to Windows Phone ahead of the launch of the Finnish company's first smartphone based on Microsoft's platform.

  • News: As fix begins, worldwide BlackBerry users still have problems

    BlackBerry users Wednesday reported that problems are continuing into a third day in Europe and Asia, after Research in Motion reported on Tuesday that a fix was underway.



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