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  • News: Control iTunes from the keyboard with Take Five and SizzlingKeys

    I like to listen to music while I work, but I don't like needing to switch back to the iTunes app whenever I want to change tracks. I also have a bad habit of pausing music--say, when my boss calls--and then not realizing until quitting time that I've spent the rest of my day in silence, after forgetting to resume my tunes.

  • News: FBI, DHS say no evidence of a hack in an Illinois water district pump failure

    The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say they can't find evidence to confirm any of the story that an Illinois water authority's SCADA network was hacked and that it resulted in burning out a pump in the system.

  • News: Apple hacks $40 off 16GB iPad price for Black Friday

    Apple is slashing between $41 and $61 from the price of its ever-popular iPad devices for one day this Friday.

  • News: DevOps speeds application development

    An emerging concept known as DevOps will be the major theme at this year's Usenix LISA (Large Installation System Administration) conference, to be held in Boston the week of Dec. 4.

  • News: DHS sees no evidence of cyberattack on Ill. water facility

    The Department of Homeland Security today said there is nothing to suggest that a recent pump failure at a Springfield, Ill. water utility was caused by a cyberattack.

  • News: Intel recasts Pentium chip for servers

    Intel is giving new life to its Pentium processor for servers, and has started shipping the new Pentium 350 chip for low-end servers.

  • News: Five unexpected uses for the Control key

    The Control key (often labeled CTRL) may be famous for letting you Control-click on almost any interface element to reveal a contextual menu. But that workaday use is falling by the wayside now that we also have the two-finger trackpad tap and a Magic Mouse setting that provide quick access to those menus. Don't decommission the key, however: When you add it to common key combinations it lets you access all sorts of unexpected commands.

  • News: Report: Big Fish Games to offer subscription gaming on iPad

    You can already use your iPad for subscription-based access to streaming movies. If a Bloomberg report is to be believed, you’ll soon be able to have similar subscription access to games.

  • News: Will Congress crush tech spending?

    The failure of the Congressional Super Committee to reach a deficit reduction agreement triggers automatic federal spending cuts beginning the next fiscal year, which will likely make a lot of government IT contractors nervous.

  • News: Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Existing Storage

    Recent flooding in Thailand has affected many hard drive manufacturers, resulting in price hikes for hard drives of as much as 50 to 100 percent. How long this will last is unclear, but in the meantime, you can postpone new purchases of storage gear by implementing these methods to help reduce unnecessary files, reduce the space used on the system, and allow for expansion with existing systems.

  • News: SAP HANA makes big 'data analytics more accessible'

    SAP's new high performance analytics appliance (HANA) allows IT departments to spend less time on the plumbing and more time on tasks that will provide tangible business benefits, according to Timo Elliott, Business Intelligence evangelist at SAP.

  • News: AGA cooks cloud networking deal

    Kitchen appliance brand AGA Rangemaster has brought in cloud computing and services firm Star to supply a new MPLS network to help improve its global operations.

  • News: Court rules that HP's Hurd investigation document can remain secret

    A document tied to an internal Hewlett-Packard sexual harassment investigation of former CEO Mark Hurd will remain sealed, according to a ruling handed down this week by the Delaware Supreme Court.

  • News: Point-and-shoot cameras buying guide

    Today's digital cameras are chock full of features, making it easier than ever to take a great set of pictures. In fact, the most difficult task you'll have to do is to pick one camera from the seemingly endless selection available.

  • News: Cyberattacks a top national security concern, GOP candidates say

    Three Republican presidential candidates at Tuesday's CNN-sponsored GOP debate said that cyberattacks pose an emerging national security threat to the U.S.

  • News: Salesforce.com's Heroku launches stand-alone database service

    Salesforce.com's Heroku division has launched a stand-alone version of its PostgreSQL-based database, giving developers a "battle-tested" way to build applications with the cloud platform of their choosing, the company announced this week.

  • News: Nokia Siemens to slash 17,000 jobs worldwide

    Struggling network infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks is planning to cut 17,000 jobs worldwide, as it aims to cut €1 billion (US$1.35 billion) from its costs by the end of 2013, the company said Wednesday.

  • News: Holiday e-commerce spending set to grow 15%

    Based on the first three weeks of November, comScore is forecasting 15% growth in e-commerce spending for the 2011 holiday season. Meanwhile, more companies are taking steps to restrict online shopping at work.

  • News: Does the iPhone 4S need a Bumper?

    Apple's iPhone 4 was blighted by 'Antennagate', which saw hundreds of users complaining about call dropping issues after Apple moved the antennae of the smartphone to the exterior of the device.

  • News: Western Digital hard-disk drive takeover approved, with conditions

    Western Digital will be allowed to take over Hitachi’s hard disk drive business, but only if it sells off a 3.5-inch hard disk drive production plant.

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