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  • News: Adobe: Flash for Ice Cream Sandwich by Year-End

    Adobe's plans to stop developing mobile Flash Player will have to wait a little longer, as the company works on bringing Flash to Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • News: Enable iTunes track notifications in the Dock

    A variety of third-party utilities can display details about the track that's currently playing in iTunes. But Hints reader Keir-thomas discovered a secret preference setting built into OS X Lion that allows song notifications to pop up over the iTunes Dock icon. Here’s how to enable them:

  • News: How to share one Mac with your family

    Your home may be crammed with Macs and computing devices, but if you’re like a lot of other households, you have a central “family” Mac. This is the computer located in a high traffic area such as the living room, kitchen, or den. Each family member has access to this Mac and uses it for everyday tasks: checking email, having a quick FaceTime chat with a far-off friend or relative, coordinating calendars, accessing recipes, streaming music to AirPlay devices around the home, and “looking it up on the Internet.”

  • News: Seagate wins $525M from Western Digital in arbitration

    Seagate has been awarded US$525 million in arbitration in connection with a trade secrets case against Western Digital, which said it would challenge the ruling.

  • News: Chief Rabbi blames Apple, Steve Jobs for 'selfish' culture

    Lord Sacks, the Chief Rabbi, has blamed Apple and its late co-founder Steve Jobs for creating "an individualist, egocentric culture".

  • News: Career Watch: Calling in sick rises during the holidays

    'Tis the Season to Call In Sick

  • News: OpenPGP JavaScript implementation allows webmail encryption

    Researchers from German security firm Recurity Labs have released a JavaScript implementation of the OpenPGP specification that allows users to encrypt and decrypt webmail messages.

  • News: Despite controversy, cybercrime treaty endures

    Delegates from around the world are meeting in France this week to discuss the only international treaty dealing with cybercrime, a treaty that has come under fire from some countries but defended by others as a crucial tool in fighting electronic crime.

  • News: At 40,000 Apps, Windows Phone Marketplace Still Lags

    Microsoft’s app store for Windows Phone 7 devices now hosts more than 40,000 applications, according to unofficial figures from the All About Windows Phone website, which uses a custom tracking system. The figures show that some 165 apps are added every day to the Windows Phone Marketplace, putting the store on track to reach the 50,000 mark sometime in January.

  • News: Security Firm Lists 'Dirty Dozen' Unsafe Smartphones

    A list of 12 smartphones that pose the highest security and privacy risks to consumers and corporations was released today by a maker of security software.

  • News: The secrets to Apple's success, as told by Greg Joswiak

    Apple's vice president of iworldwide iPod, iPhone and iOS marketing, Greg Joswiak, has outlined what he believes are the four keys to the company's success.

  • News: Can you picture George Clooney as Steve Jobs on the big screen?

    UK publications Now and The Sun have heated up the rumor mill over who will play the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a Hollywood biopic on which filming is expected to start next year. At the top of the list? Heart throb George Clooney and fellow "ER" TV doctor Noah Wylie.

  • News: Teardown details innards of new Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble calls its just-released Nook Tablet a "media device" for reading electronic books and magazines, and streaming audio and video. There's now one less Nook after the screwdriver crew at iFixit.com dissembled one.

  • News: Four rising threats from cybercriminals

    Criminal hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully safeguarded yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or an errant signal designed to jam GPS receivers.

  • News: IT's age problem

    Age bias: Some consider it IT's dirty little secret, or even IT's big open secret.

  • News: Nook Tablet Fully Rooted, Gets You Android Market

    Since its release on November 16, there has been a flurry of activity around Barnes & Noble's first tablet offering, the Nook Tablet. It's not surprising either, previous devices such as the Nook and Nook Color e-readers were pretty popular to root to get running Android, even offering Nook2Android MicroSD cards capable of booting Google's OS for those that may not be confident tinkerers. It's not too much of a surprise then that four days after release, a developer from the XDA forum has managed to provide the masses with a complete root for the tablet.

  • News: Water Utility Hacked: Are Our SCADA Systems at Risk?

    A water utility in Illinois was reportedly hacked in a cyber attack traced back to Russia. The motives aren’t clear, but the act alone demonstrates how vulnerable our SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) networks are, and the potential risks posed to the critical infrastructure of the United States.

  • News: Textastic Code Editor for iPad

    Programmers and Web-page coders have specific needs when using a text editor to write and edit. Textastic, an iPad-only app by Alexander Blach, fulfills those needs superbly. The app can access files across many protocols and services, uses colored type to distinguish programming or formatting elements, offers a powerful floating selection tool, correctly handles uploading changes even in complex circumstances, and has the fluency you need for a touch-based interface without losing any of the requirements for working in text.

  • News: Social networking use among mobile users grows in Europe

    The number people accessing social networking sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. using their mobile phone has grown by 44 percent in the last year, market research company comScore said on Monday.

  • News: A third of Brits have posted negative comments online

    A third of Brits have posted negative feedback, in the form of a review of a company, product or service, online, says Fasthosts.



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