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  • News: Steve Jobs and the Miracle on 4th Street

    I was at the Apple Store on 4th Street in Berkeley the day it opened this past August. I'm glad I decided to go. Coming just a few weeks before Steve Jobs' death, that Store on that day represents about as perfect a tribute to Steve Jobs as I can imagine.--

  • News: Sprint speeds LTE rollout, now starting in mid-2012

    Sprint officials today announced an accelerated rollout of LTE wireless technology on Friday -- and that it will continue to support its millions of Wimax smartphone and device customers beyond 2012.

  • News: Delicious owner sets up user forum as problems persist

    Users of Delicious now have another venue to report problems and seek information about the bug-ridden relaunch of the social bookmarking site.

  • News: Huawei delivers Uganda fiber Internet backbone

    Uganda Friday inaugurated the second phase of an Internet backbone infrastructure measuring 1,380 kilometers (855 miles), bringing the total amount of fiber optics laid in the country so far to 1,548 km.

  • News: Five new things your apps will do in iOS 5

    Apple has been sure to highlight the apps receiving the biggest changes in iOS 5--Safari, for example--but there are still many new features in iOS 5's other built-in apps that haven't gotten as much attention. With iOS 5 arriving next week, it's high time we looked at some of the goodies awaiting you in the updated versions of Maps, Weather, FaceTime, Contacts, Music, and Video.

  • News: Apple, carriers begin accepting iPhone 4S preorders

    As promised, Apple began accepting iPhone 4S preorders in the wee hours of Friday morning, although the initial preorder launch suffered just the sort of snafus you'd expect.

  • News: New Router Array Brings More Wi-Fi to High-Traffic Areas

    If customers or employees often complain that your business’ Wi-Fi is too slow, you aren’t alone as wireless demands have been higher than ever, and don’t show any signs of abating. But solving that problem may not just be about upgrading your wireless routing devices, or analyzing for interference of the signal. Instead, slow Wi-Fi might stem from the fact that customers just have too many devices, and your company needs more wireless access points to help them all get online.

  • News: Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Delayed

    Google and Samsung mysteriously pulled the plug Friday on the expected release of a new version of the Android operating system code named Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

  • News: From 'Warthog' to 'Pangolin': Up Close With Ubuntu Linux Mascots

    If you're a fan of Ubuntu Linux, there's a good chance you're among the many who have been wondering in the last day or so what, precisely, a “pangolin” is.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 to feature Arm support, cloud orchestration

    The next version of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution, to be released next week, will be the first to run on the Arm architecture, as well as the first edition to offer a new cloud service orchestration engine, called JuJu.

  • News: YouTube launches movie rental service in the UK

    Film fans in the UK can now access a range of them via the YouTube video-sharing site. The Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has started offering movie downloads in the UK, following successful launches in the US and Canada.

  • News: ICO issues warning on laptop encryption

    Personal records held on laptops and portable storage should be encrypted at all times the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said after two educational organisations lost computers containing unsecured data.

  • News: Cisco upgrades WAN optimizers

    Cisco is coming out with six new WAN optimization appliances that upgrade its current line of Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) gear ranging from branch office to data center.

  • News: Sprint says it's ready for iPhone's traffic

    Sprint officials said the carrier is ready to handle the increased data demand from its sales of the iPhone as the carrier continues a nationwide network consolidation project called Network Vision.

  • News: The Year of the Virtual Desktop Fails to Materialize--Again

    In mid-2010, as the number of Windows 7 betas spread and the clock ticked down to October, when the long-awaited replacement for XP would officially ship, computer vendors and analysts painted expected that a major new operating system would revive spending on x86-based PCs and servers, which had taken a hit since the recession began in 2008.

  • Video: Video: Apple Stores around the world become shrines to Jobs

    It started early in San Francisco—where what was a few flowers within an hour of the news of Steve Jobs’ death became a crowd outside of a downtown Apple Store. Fans wrote post-it notes of thanks, stuck them to the glass, then silently took it all in by candlelight. Soon enough, make-shift memorials were popping up in Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, London and New York City.

  • News: Apple iPhone 4S UK deals: latest details

    O2 has become the first network to confirm it will be selling the Apple iPhone 4S in the UK. UPDATED, OCTOBER 7: T-Mobile, Orange, 3 and Vodafone announce pricing for the iPhone 4S

  • News: Apache TomEE Web stack gains approval

    Oracle gives certification to stack that features Tomcat servlet container, other middleware technologies

  • Video: Steve Jobs special

    On World Tech Update for October 6, 2011, we take a look back at the life and legacy of Apple chairman and co-founder Steve Jobs.

  • News: Sprint: LTE Rollout Starts in 2012, Done by 2013

    It's official -- Sprint's network strategy involves more than just praying that the AT&T-T-Mobile merger doesn't happen. The third-place wireless carrier in America announced on Friday that it plans to have LTE 4G service up and running in much of the country by the end of 2013.



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