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  • News: Twisted Metal Release Date: February 14, 2012

    Fans of Twisted Metal were bummed earlier this year when the game was pushed into 2012. Now they have something (well, besides love) to celebrate on Valentine's Day.

  • News: Top Three Steve Jobs Speeches

    As a CEO, Steve Jobs will be remembered for many things--not just as a purveyor of innovative, landscape-changing products. He'll also be remembered as one of the most powerful and charismatic orators and marketers of our time. Here are my top three picks for Steve Jobs' most compelling speeches.

  • News: IT security rundown for week ending Aug. 26

    This past week in security news was highlighted by a hacking revelation out of China, bad news for banks, good news for Sony gaming customers and a curious email that might have been at the heart of the big RSA data breach.

  • News: What Will Zelda on the Wii U Play Like?

    On the Nintendo Wii?, Zelda was all about the motion controls. But what about the Wii U, which incorporates a touchscreen?

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 26

    As Hurricane Irene closes in on the East Coast, iOSsphere rumors of iPhone 5 ticked up slightly to Category 2. Fueled by hot air, rumors broke out about iPhone 5 sales starting in October, a new battery design and audio jack flex cable, new carriers, Steve Jobs' cunning PR plot, and much less.

  • News: Facebook, Twitter light up with Hurricane Irene data

    As people up and down the East Coast of the United States prepare for Hurricane Irene, social networks are being used to get the word out about its path and how best to deal with it.

  • News: Verizon won't offer the Galaxy S II

    Verizon won't offer the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, which is being introduced on other major U.S. carriers next week and could be a top contender against the coming iPhone 5.

  • News: Should You Sue Your Offshore Outsourcing Provider?

    Dispute resolution is always an important consideration when outsourcing IT. If that fails, however, you can always sue if your provider has breached the contract.

  • News: Skyrim DLC Episodes Will Be Timed Xbox 360 Exclusives

    As with Fallout 3, Skyrim's DLC episodes will be arriving on the Xbox 360 ahead of the PS3 and the PC.

  • News: DHS warns that Irene could prompt phishing scams

    As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the eastern seaboard, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning government agencies and private companies to be on the lookout for storm-related phishing attacks and other malicious cyberactivity.

  • News: The Challenges of Competing with Cloud Computing Providers

    In discussions about cloud computing and in comments readers leave on my blog posts, I commonly get statements along the lines of "Yeah, this cloud computing stuff sounds great, but at the end of the day, you have to have an IT guy solving problems like they've always done." In personal interactions, I often hear this sentiment portrayed as, "Public cloud computing is fine for the SMB and startup market, but enterprises aren't ready to move to that model." The tone of much of this feedback is that anyone who advocates cloud computing is at best naive or at worst incapable of understanding the real details of IT.

  • News: Google+ lets users 'ignore' those annoying people

    Google+ has a new option that will enable users to take a simple step to 'ignore' people on the social networking site.

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Safari web content maladies

    If you're running Safari 5.1, whether under Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, there's a good chance you're not altogether pleased with how well it's running. At least that's the reaction I hear from many of my colleagues as well as what I see on numerous forum postings. From the myriad of reported Safari 5.1 issues, I've chosen to focus here on a pair of related problems.

  • News: Wireless carriers prep for Hurricane Irene

    The nation's largest wireless carriers today are preparing for Hurricane Irene as it moves up the East Coast.

  • News: Hurricane Irene: Best Sites to Track the Storm

    Hurricane Irene has its sights set on the East Coast, and that has easterners checking websites and mobile apps to stay up to date on its progress. The Weather Channel has already seen increased traffic this week to weather.com and its mobile information sources, with 8.1 million page views to its mobile outlets alone on Tuesday and 9.7 million on Wednesday. Trade publication Broadcasting and Cable reported late yesterday that weather.com was on track to reach between 90 and 100 million page views for Thursday alone.

  • News: Google Shutters Slide, Acquired Last Year for $182 Million

    A year ago, Google acquired an up-and-coming maker of apps that plugged into social networks like MySpace and Facebook called Slide. Yesterday, it decided to hang an out of business sign on the operation.

  • News: Focus on smartphone, tablet screen sizes at show

    At next week's Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) in Berlin, smartphone makers are expected to push the boundaries of the device's screen sizes, while also launching tablets and trying to accelerate the momentum for 3D-capable products.

  • News: UK Oracle user group to launch Fusion guide

    The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is planning to launch an online guide to help businesses find out what they need to know about Oracle’s long-awaited Fusion Applications.

  • News: Google to shut down Slide social apps

    Apparently the age of "superpoking" social network friends and throwing sheep at them is coming to a close.

  • News: Apple vs Samsung hits the US

    Following largely successful legal attacks in Europe Apple has moved its fight against Android, and in particular Android device maker Samsung, to the US.



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