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  • News: 5 office suites for Android phones

    If you're stuck in a long line, in a waiting room or on the train with time to kill, you can do something more productive on your smartphone besides going through your social-networking sites or catapulting cartoon birds. Why not catch up on office work?

  • News: Norton: 'data loss biggest threat to phones, tablets'

    Norton this week announced the launch of two new products in its Android security portfolio: Norton Tablet Security, and an updated version of Norton Mobile Security.

  • News: Want to Play Skyrim Early? Bethesda's Working On It

    One global Steam release timeframe to rule them all, that may be what Skyrim publisher/developer Bethesda Softworks is pulling together for the roleplaying epic's release late next week. What that would entail, for those of you on the West Coast: the option to play the game early, on November 10.

  • News: Holiday shopping with personal devices at work could pose security risk

    Workers plan to do more online holiday shopping this year while on the job, with many using their own smartphones and tablets. That's got IT managers worried, a survey shows. Insider (registration required)

  • News: Speech Recognition Through the Decades: How We Ended Up With Siri

    Looking back on the development of speech recognition technology is like watching a child grow up, progressing from the baby-talk level of recognizing single syllables, to building a vocabulary of thousands of words, to answering questions with quick, witty replies, as Apple's supersmart virtual assistant Siri does.

  • News: Cylindrical Mirror Brings 3D To The iPad

    How difficult is it to bring 3D to only 2D data? That's the question that a group of researchers from Ochanomizu University--an all female school--have come up with an answer to: not very difficult, all you need is a mirror.

  • News: Sprint Product Chief Touts Open Approach to Voice, Apps, NFC

    Hundreds of app and software developers gathered in Santa Clara, California, Tuesday to hear about the features that telecom carrier Sprint wants to see on the phones, tablets, and other devices that will connect to its network in the coming year.

  • News: Jawbone's $100 Up wristband tracks your steps and sleep

    Jawbone’s Up iPhone accessory now has a November 6 ship date, a $100 price tag, and a free iPhone app that help track your steps, sleep cycles, and more.

  • News: Duqu spreads using zero-day Word exploit, researchers warn

    The unsettling mystery of the would-be Stuxnet malware ‘Duqu’ has deepened with the discovery that it is spread using a zero-day exploit in a Microsoft Word document.

  • News: Mobile operators fail to provide adequate 3G coverage, says Ofcom

    UK-wide 3G mobile coverage is poor according to an Ofcom report, which shows that many firms and users still cannot get a 3G signal, and that almost 8m premises do not even an adequate choice of 3G mobile provider.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 Beta Addresses iPhone 4S Battery Woes

    Apple has released a new beta version of iOS 5 to developers that promises to fix the battery drain issues reported by iPhone 4S owners and may also add more features for first-generation iPad users. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks,” an Apple spokesperson told Macworld. Beyond battery issues, iOS 5.0.1 could also add more multi-finger gestures to the original iPad, patch a security flaw for iPad 2 as well as a variety of other bug fixes.

  • News: Zeus gang mastermind gets jail for £3 million online raid

    The last two people found guilty of being part of the gang behind the UK’s biggest ever cybercrime phishing spree have each been sentenced to nearly five years in jail.

  • News: Sophos SafeGuard for Mac 5.5 is a powerful encryption tool

    Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac offers full-disk encryption (FDE) for the Mac, with protection at boot time from unauthorized access. FDE scrambles the entire contents of a disk drive, rendering it ostensibly unrecoverable without access to the long encryption key used, or a shorter account passphrase that unlocks that key.

  • News: Amazon launches Netflix-style ebook loaning service for Kindle owners

    Amazon late Wednesday unveiled the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, a Netflix-style service for borrowing ebooks. The new service is another add-on to Amazon’s Prime program, but comes with a few limitations.

  • News: Hotmail Mobile Usage Spikes Thanks to iOS 5

    Microsoft says mobile usage of its Hotmail webmail service has exploded in the past few weeks, and it has Apple to thank for it. More than 2 million users linked their Hotmail accounts to their iPhones or iPads since the launch of iOS 5 on Oct. 12, and Microsoft reports almost 100,000 new iOS 5 devices are being set up with Hotmail every day.

  • News: France's Viadeo taps China for professional social networking

    Professional social networking sites, which once only attracted a small number of users in China, are now in the midst of taking off in the country, according to Dan Serfaty CEO of French company Viadeo.

  • News: Ongoing drive-by download campaign hijacked MIT server

    A server belonging to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was commandeered by hackers who used it to launch attacks against other websites as part of a larger drive-by download campaign, according to antivirus vendor BitDefender.

  • News: Germany pressures Facebook on tracking technologies

    A German data protection authority contends Facebook is tracking users even after they delete their accounts, and it wants the company to respond to this potential privacy violation by Monday.

  • News: One million 7 to 12-year-olds use Facebook

    Nearly a million UK children aged seven to 12 use Facebook, despite being below the social network's minimum age limit, says Mintel.

  • News: Harris Corp. sees opportunity, challenges in the cloud

    With all the security challenges encompassed in cloud services, one company is working to ensure that its users and other customers can rely on it for business critical computing.



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