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  • News: Smartphones on Rampage: Next, Camcorders

    The smartphone is on a device-killing rampage, and camcorders are next on its hit list.

  • News: Huawei introduces "world's slimmest smartphone"

    At about 6.8 millimeters thick, Huawei Technologies' Android 4.0-based Ascend P1 S is the thinnest smartphone yet introduced, the company said on Monday.

  • News: SSD prices will fall below $1 per GB in 2012, says IDC

    The price for SSDs (solid state drives) that are going into PCs are expected to fall below US$1 per gigabyte during the second half of 2012, further boosting adoption, market research company IDC said on Monday.

  • News: Privacy campaigners slam shopper tracking tech

    Monitoring technology used in shopping centres to track customers' movements via their mobile phones has come under fire from civil rights campaigners, who claim that it invades people's privacy.

  • News: Griffin unveils Twenty, an AirPlay amp

    Apple’s AirPlay technology for streaming music (and video) to compatible devices first appeared back in September 2010. But, generally speaking, using AirPlay requires that you purchase compatible speaker systems, or Apple devices (like the AirPort Express) that can send AirPlay audio over a 1/8-inch (3.5mm) cable or S/PIDF optical output, which you can in turn connect to powered speakers. Griffin, claiming that “the good speakers miss you,” has announced a new device called Twenty, an amp that connects to your existing non-powered speakers and lets you stream AirPlay audio to them.

  • News: MetroPCS Adds Two 4G LTE Phones

    Over the last year, prepaid carriers have upped the ante when it comes to high-end smartphones in their roster, making it more and more tempting to say goodbye to two-year contracts forever. Continuing this trend, MetroPCS today announced that it is adding two 4G LTE Android phones to its portfolio. The LG Connect is the first dual-core smartphone from MetroPCS while the Samsung Galaxy Attain is more multimedia-centric.

  • News: Passwords aren't dead, though maybe yours should be

    Despite all those "death to passwords" chants, some say it's still a solid form of authentication -- when users aren't being stupid about theirs.

  • News: Self-service IT: Are users up for the task?

    Self-service procurement. Self-service business intelligence. Self-service recovery. User provisioning in private clouds. It's a wondrous world for end users today as IT departments roll out tools that hand them the reins to the data and services they desire, whether it's instant access to their employee benefits accounts or a deep dive into corporate data stacks that were once off-limits.

  • News: iPhone more dominant than ever, though Samsung makes strides

    The iPhone is by far the smartphone most in demand among 4,000 North American consumers surveyed by ChangeWave, but Apple's frequent court rival Samsung is coming on strong according to the research.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Jan. 6

    The iOSsphere got its groove back this last week, as reason and unreason alike fueled a spate of rumors.

  • News: Grow your data center with colocation

    Brian Burch knew the moment had arrived. Two of his data center's key services -- availability and business continuity -- needed fast and dramatic improvement. Design and location limitations meant that his company's existing data center couldn't be upgraded to the levels necessary to provide the improvements in functionality and performance that he required.

  • News: IBM tracks pork chops from pig to plate

    Meat suppliers can track a single pig all the way from live animal to pork chop, thanks to new technology from IBM that may limit or prevent disease outbreaks.

  • News: Career Watch: The hottest scripting languages

    Ask a Premier 100 IT Leader Dennis Hodges

  • News: Select and copy text within Quick Look previews

    Quick Look is a delightfully simple way to browse the contents of the files on your Mac without launching their parent apps. (Select a file, press the space bar, that's it.) But if you’re looking at, say, a PDF or Word document, Quick Look can frustrate, because it doesn't provide any way to select and copy text; if you find a snippet of text you’d like to copy and paste, you still need to launch the parent app. Unless, that is, you know a secret shared by Keir Thomas (author of the excellent Mac Kung Fu).

  • News: CES Parades Apple Rip-Offs

    Apple is not taking part in the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but is present at the trade show through rip-offs of its products. From MacBook Air-inspired ultrabooks, to iPad-like tablets, smart TVs, and cloud computing technology, you will find clones of Apple’s product lineup at CES 2012 – and this is just a taste of what’s coming up at the show this week.

  • News: Apple's iPhone sales to be between 25m and 35m for last quarter

    Analysts believe that Apple will announce sales of anywhere between 25 and 35 million iPhones in its next quarterly financial report.

  • News: LAPD Drops Google Apps Plan

    After more than two years of work, the city of Los Angeles has abandoned its effort to migrate its police operations to Google's hosted email and office application platform because it says the service cannot meet FBI security requirements. Insider (registration required)

  • News: Mobile Tactics Could Be Key to 2012 Election

    The explosive growth in smartphone usage and the growing adoption of tablets means that a mobile communication strategy -- or the lack of one -- could make or break a candidate in this year's presidential election. (Insider, registration required.)

  • News: One Last Kodak Moment? Kodak Intros Wi-Fi and Hybrid Cameras

    Kodak has certainly seen better days in its impressive 131-year history; by now, you've probably heard the rumors that the company has fallen on hard times. It's a sad fact, but this year's CES may mark the last camera announcements for the company as we know it.

  • News: CES: Parrot unveils AR.Drone 2.0 (pictures)

    At CES Unveiled 2012, Parrot showed off its new AR.Drone 2.0 remote-controlled helicopter, as well as a range of dedicated in-car internet devices.



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