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  • News: Six revolutionary products, as told by Isaacson's 'Steve Jobs' biography

    At Apple’s companywide memorial event for Steve Jobs, new Apple CEO Tim Cook emphasized Jobs’s direct involvement in six revolutionary products: the Mac, the iPod and iTunes, the iPhone, the iPad, Apple the company, and Pixar. Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography Steve Jobs touches on all these topics; here are closer looks at Jobs’s direct involvement with each, straight from Isaacson’s book. We’ll start with the company Jobs built.

  • News: How Google was tripped up by a bad search

    In the end it was a search that let Google down.

  • News: Facebook shuts down Beluga messaging app

    Facebook plans to shut down the Beluga mobile messaging application it acquired earlier this year, after launching a similar, native service called Facebook Messenger that's based in part on the Beluga technology.

  • News: Apple Passed Up By Samsung as World's Top Smartphone Manufacturer

    A report on Reuters reveals that Apple has now been passed up by Samsung as the world's leading manufacturer of smartphones. The article notes during the period of July of this year to September, Samsung's mobile phones have experienced tremendous growth with a 44 percent increase in shipments.

  • News: OpenFlow demystified

    OpenFlow, the exciting new networking technology recently bursting out of academia and into industry, has generated considerable buzz since Interop Las Vegas 2011, which has been called "The Coming Out Party For OpenFlow." The protocol is simple but its implications on network architectures and the overall $16 billion switching market are far-reaching.

  • News: Touchscreen Digital Watch Arrives From Sweden With Style

    If the Mutewatch digital watch strikes you at first as nothing more than a colorful and stylish wristband, inventor Mai-Li Hammargren has already won half the battle.

  • News: Google TV to Get Big Update

    Google is updating its Google TV service this weekend adding support for Android apps optimized big HDTV screens and polished how is discovered through the software. The new version of Google TV is expected to be automatically downloaded users next week.

  • News: Google TV gets updated with simpler interface, app dev tools

    Google TV, the company's platform for Internet-connected televisions, has gotten an upgrade designed to simplify its user interface, improve its search engine, optimize YouTube access and open it for Android app developers.

  • News: Brocade once again for sale?

    According to a published report, Brocade is again making it known that it has placed itself on the selling block, hoping to drum up interest in suitors with enough money to cover its more than $2 billion market cap.

  • News: HP team of 100 helped decide PC unit's fate

    Hewlett-Packard's decision to reject the plan to spin-off or sell its PC division came after an intensive, six-week study by a team of 100 people at the company.

  • News: HP: Spinning PC unit off would have cost billions

    Spinning off its PC unit would have been too costly for Hewlett-Packard, and that was one of the reasons why the company backed off from the plan it announced in August, an HP executive said on Friday.

  • News: iPhone 4S goes on sale in 22 more countries

    As promised during October's iPhone 4S press event, Apple has now expanded its newest smartphone's global reach. On Friday, the iPhone 4S went on sale in 22 additional countries, bringing the device's total to 29 countries around the world, with more to come.

  • News: Partners: HP now needs to show PC commitment

    HP's decision to keep its Personal Systems Group (PSG) business intact is a positive outcome for partners and customers. But partners now want the vendor to prove it's in the PC business for the long haul and backing that decision up with investment in technology, and research and development.

  • News: Security roundup for Oct. 28: Cloud security holes; Facebook vulnerable?; China hackers lambasted

    In last week's news, Amazon Web Services vulnerabilities were found and fixed, but other cloud service providers are probably susceptible to similar problems discovered by a German research team at Ruhr University Bochum.

  • News: Brocade on the block again?

    Brocade is reportedly shopping itself around again, two years after failing to find a buyer the first time. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter," Brocade rehired investment bank Qatalyst Partners to stoke interest in the company again.

  • News: Thai floods unlikely to cause hard drive price rise soon

    Thailand’s worst flooding for half a century is unlikely to cause significant hard drive price rises despite shortages revealing weak points in the global supply chain, drive vendors have indicated.

  • News: 10 Truly Geeky Halloween Costumes

    Let's face it--Halloween for adults is basically an excuse to dress up in spooktacular outfits and show them off to others. Of course, typical Halloween costumes are all too commonplace and overrated, so why not add in a bit of geeky charm?

  • News: NortonLive help desk service now supports the Mac

    A company best-known for troubleshooting and securing those balky PCs is expanding its business to serve Macs—offering, perhaps, an alternative to traditional Apple Care plans.

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: True sync of iWork docs between Macs and iCloud

    Via iCloud, iWork documents can auto-sync among iOS devices. But not Macs. You can manually copy a document from a Mac to iCloud—and vice versa—via iCloud’s web interface. But there is no automatic syncing. At least not with Apple’s officially supported methods.

  • News: GOP advances bill to help China, India tech grads

    A key House committee this week approved a Republican-sponsored high-skill immigration bill intended to help advanced degree holders in India and China get green cards to work in the U.S.

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