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  • News: Google+ Data Sheds Light on Users: It's Raining Men

    We got our first official look inside Google+ this week thanks to Google's Q2 earnings announcement, where we learned the nascent social network has amassed 10 million users. Other sources say that those users are primarily male and more engaged in discussions than users of other social networks.

  • News: 4 Stupid Tech Tricks, Tested

    Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke wrote "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." When you read those words, you might imagine yourself showing an iPad to someone from the 1800s. You probably don't think twice about blowing into your old Nintendo Game Paks to get them to load properly. I mean, you know how those work, right?

  • News: Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 betas now available

    Adobe has released public beta versions of Flash Player 11 and AIR 3.

  • News: Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals in download blocking test

    The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple’s Safari, an independent test by NSS Labs has found.

  • News: ITC Ruling Threatens Future of Android

    Apple won a preliminary victory over HTC--and over Android by proxy--when the ITC agreed this week that HTC smartphones violate two Apple patents. The ITC decision could be a sign that the Android party is over, and the mobile OS could be in trouble.

  • News: Apple - Samsung spat threatens iPad chip deal

    Taiwan's TSMC has started trial manufacturing of next generation A6 chips for Apple

  • News: More RAM and storage for low-voltage MacBook Air

    If you're salivating at the rumours of the impending MacBook Air lineup, prepare for more excitement.

  • News: Hillingdon Council in cloud desktop move

    The London Borough of Hillingdon is looking to replace its existing desktop infrastructure with a cloud computing model.

  • News: News International facing email raid as Brooks steps down

    News of the World publisher News International is facing a police investigation likely to assess tens of thousands of emails, phone calls and documents, as news breaks that CEO Rebekah Brooks has stepped down following heightened accusations of phone hacking.

  • News: Apple cuts out third-party downloads

    Users looking for third-party Mac software now directed to the Mac App Store

  • News: iOS projects jump ahead of Android

    The number of projects being developed for iOS devices has jumped this year, while Android's share of the market has dropped, according to analysts.

  • News: Apple to reveal earnings next week

    Apple is holding a conference call on Tuesday where it will reveal its third quarter results for this financial year (FY 11)

  • News: Chinook crash report throws spotlight back on alarming aircraft software problems

    A report into the disastrous Chinook crash on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994 has highlighted once again the alarming questions around helicopter software in use at the time.

  • News: HTC loses ITC patent ruling in Apple tussle

    A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has made an initial determination that HTC infringed two Apple patents, HTC said Friday.

  • News: VMware releases client for Android tablets

    Android tablets could become more appealing to the enterprise with VMware's View Client for Android.

  • News: Kootol sues Apple, Google, more for patent infringement

    Another patent-holding company has set its sights on Apple, numerous other large companies, and even smaller developers like The Iconfactory, alleging violations of a patent that covers one- and two-way messaging. On Friday, Kootol Software announced that it sent notices of the alleged patent infringement to a variety of companies you may have heard of; in addition to Apple, Kootol sent letters to Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, AOL, Facebook, Twitter, Nokia, Foursquare, IBM, LInkedIn, MySpace, RIM, Quora, Salesforce, Twitpic, Ubermedia, and iOS and Mac software developer The Iconfactory. Those last three companies all make software that integrates directly with Twitter.

  • News: More Thunderbolt speed results

    Thunderbolt is quite fast, as our lab has experienced first hand. In our ongoing look at Thunderbolt performance, we tested two more configurations, as requested by Macworld readers. The first involves the new Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt array configured as a RAID 0; the second is with Target Disk Mode using Thunderbolt. (Previously, we compared Thunderbolt and FireWire 800 speed. We also looked at Thunderbolt and eSATA.)

  • News: Apple releases iOS updates to fix PDF vulnerabilities

    After last week's report from the German government regarding PDF-related security vulnerabilities in MobileSafari, Apple has stepped up: The company on Friday released updates for all iOS devices that fix the problem. The updates are recommended for all users of Apple's mobile devices.

  • News: 10 technologies that will change the world in the next 10 years

    3D printers, sensor networks, virtual humans and other technologies under development now will drastically change our world in the decade to come, according to Cisco chief futurist Dave Evans.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending July 15

    July is half over and still no sign of The Next iPhone.



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