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  • News: Four Key Things Google Admitted to the Feds

    In one of the largest settlements of its kind in U.S. history, Google agreed last week to pay the U.S. government half a billion dollars for allowing its advertising system to be abused by Canadian Internet prescription drug peddlers illegally importing their wares into the country. The size of the settlement wasn't the only eye-opener in the case. The settlement agreement contained some surprises, too, especially in some admissions made by the company whose motto is "Do no evil." Here are four of them.

  • News: Sprint iPhone 5? Employees Ordered to Zip It

    In light of speculation that Sprint will carry the iPhone 5 this fall, Sprint store management has reportedly ordered its employees to keep quiet.

  • News: VMworld: Silver Peak offers WAN optimization for free

    At VMworld this week Silver Peak Systems is introducing a free version of its WAN optimization software for virtual environments as well as an upgrade to its flagship virtual WAN appliance designed for data centers.

  • News: Irene takes out cell towers, disrupts communications

    Communications networks took a hit from Hurricane Irene with 1,400 cell towers and cell sites damaged or disrupted mainly in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday.

  • News: New Windows worm spreads by attacking weak passwords

    A new Windows worm is working its way through company networks by taking advantage of weak passwords, security researchers said over the weekend.

  • News: Cisco buys Microsoft Office collaboration company

    Cisco Monday announced that it has acquired privately held Versly, a maker of collaboration software for Microsoft Office applications.

  • News: Survey: IT pros split on allowing end users to download, install software

    In their efforts to keep malware off their networks, some IT and security pros restrict end users' rights to install apps on company machines, and the majority restrict the individual applications that are allowed on the network, a survey says.

  • News: Samsung postpones tablet launch in Australia

    Due to its ongoing legal battle with Apple, Samsung Electronics decided to delay the launch of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia following a hearing on Monday in the Federal Court of Australia, the company said in a statement.

  • News: Halo Fest Brings Announcement of New Halo: Anniversary Maps

    Halo Fest, which took place at PAX Prime this weekend, is a celebration of 10 years of the Xbox-based shooter franchise. So what better place for Microsoft and 343 Industries to reveal some new Halo news?

  • News: Cthulhu Saves the World Developer Working on Penny Arcade

    Those who were disappointed at Hothead's abandonment of the Penny Arcade Adventures franchise need fret no longer, as Cthulhu Saves the World developer Zeboyd Games steps up to the plate.

  • News: War of the Worlds Official Website Launches

    Those looking forward to the Patrick Stewart-narrated "cinematic platformer" The War of the Worlds can now get a sneak peek at the game by checking out the all-new official website.

  • News: Paradox's Warlock Aims to 'Refresh Turn Based Strategy'

    Paradox Interactive has revealed its latest game, known as Warlock - Master of the Arcane. Set in the land of Ardania, created for the publisher's own Majesty franchise, the game casts players in the role of the Great Mage in a battle for supremacy and the coveted title of Warlock.

  • News: Want a Faster Firefox? Try Pale Moon 6.0

    It's been almost two weeks now since the release of Firefox 6, and there's no doubt it has a number of compelling advantages to recommend it.

  • News: Samsung Announces LTE Versions of Galaxy S II, Tab 8.9

    Samsung's Android-based Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 slate have yet to make their U.S. debuts, but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing LTE versions of both devices.

  • News: Read me: Four social-media sites for bookworms

    When I was twelve, my local library had a summer reading competition, aptly titled “How many books can you read?” Every interested kid could grab a poster, which had space for the names of fifty books, along with recommendations at the bottom of the page for those who weren’t sure where to start. And, for motivation, there were prizes.

  • News: Samsung's ChatOn Messenger Guns for BlackBerry, Apple

    Samsung will link its Android phones and tablets with iOS devices and BlackBerry phones with a new messaging service called ChatOn. The service will be free and aims to compete with the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and Apple’s upcoming iMessage service.

  • News: Wireless Data Caps: Will They Really Cost You More?

    Unlimited data plans are going extinct, and users are wondering how they can avoid paying higher fees for their Web-surfing and Facebook-checking habits. In July, Verizon Wireless became the most recent carrier to switch from $30-per-month "all you can eat" data pricing to tiered data pricing. To see what effect the move to tiered pricing is likely to have on everyday users, we asked ten subscribers with smartphones to look at how much data they've been using per month for the past few months. Most of the respondents found that they hadn't been exceeding the 2GB data cap; but the larger their phone's screen was, the more data they tended to use, simply because those phones do a better job of streaming video and audio, and are easier to use for recreation and for checking email.

  • News: Create PDFs for Free With PrimoPDF

    PrimoPDF (free) is a printer driver that creates PDF files from your documents, rather than printing them to paper. After install, whenever you choose the print option from an application, PrimoPDF will be listed along with your physical printers, print to file, etc. It's extremely easy to use and produces excellent PDFs--without the watermarks that some programs add.

  • News: Apple locks in new CEO Tim Cook through 2021

    Apple's board of directors last Friday moved to lock in new CEO Tim Cook through mid-2021 by awarding him 1 million shares of the company's stock.

  • News: Super Crate Box Headed to iPhone

    Indie developer Vlambeer's breakout freeware hit is headed to iOS devices next month.



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