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  • News: Mac Malware is Back. Your Move, Apple

    Apple may have conquered the Mac Defender malware with an official support page and a promise to wipe out the problem through a software update, but that's not stopping malware authors from fighting back.

  • News: Researchers tackle multi-core computer chip shortcomings

    Multi-core processors promise a big performance boost for servers, PCs and even smartphones, but much work remains to get the most out of these new chips. North Carolina State University researchers are among those seeking to maximize what multi-core processors have to offer.

  • News: Skype voice service crashes; users offered fix instructions

    Skype offers fix in first crash after Microsoft acquisition

  • News: BMA: Electronic record plans threaten privacy

    NHS plans for storing electronic patient records pose a huge threat to individuals’ privacy and could quickly erode public trust in the health service.

  • News: The ABCs of printer inks

    Buying a printer shouldn’t be difficult, but often, it is. That's partly because of the vast abundance of technologies, manufacturers, and models to choose from.

  • News: Skype suffers outage

    Voice over IP service Skype, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, has suffered an outage.

  • News: US online ad market up 23 percent in Q1

    Online ad spending in the U.S. reached a record high in the first quarter, as companies expand their digital marketing budgets in reaction to people's increased Internet usage and engagement.

  • News: HP signs deal to acquire Printelligent

    A story on Wednesday about HP's plans to acquire Printelligent misstated the number of documents that the company claims to manage annually for its clients.

  • News: Windows Home Server 2011: What It Is and How to Use It

    Microsoft's original Windows Home Server was both crude and groundbreaking. When it debuted, it had limited hardware support, no 64-bit version, and weak built-in capabilities beyond file and app storage. On the other hand, it offered robust backup, reasonable security, and drive extender--a feature that simplified the tasks of adding and pooling hard drives.

  • News: Pressure SCADA developers on security

    The discovery of a number of what have been described as serious vulnerabilities within industrial control systems built by manufacturing giant Siemens AG -- and the subsequent nixing of a presentation about those very vulnerabilities -- has raised questions about how the nature of vulnerability disclosure should -- or shouldn't -- change when it comes to the security flaws in industrial systems.

  • News: E-Book Prices Fuel Outrage--and Innovation

    An e-book that costs the same as a printed book doesn't feel right. No trees died to make it. No heavy machinery ran to print it. No planes flew to ship it. You might need to buy one of those new $139 Barnes & Noble Nooks, announced this week, to be able to read it. So why should you have to spend as much as you would for a heavy hardcover book to own it?

  • News: Google Apps Move Helps Contractors Connect With Customers

    Gone are the days when running a small business meant outfitting each worker with a desktop PC, then loading up each one with individually licensed software. Thanks to services that live on the Internet, there's a swifter way to empower workers with productivity and communication tools.

  • News: Gold-Farming Chinese Prisoners

    It's been revealed that many Chinese prisoners are being forced into online "hard labor" in titles such as World of Warcraft, because it's more profitable than manual labor.

  • News: Disney Universe's Multiplayer Fun

    Disney has announced that it's working on a "fast-paced multiplayer action adventure" for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC/Mac.

  • News: Web-Based Windows Phone 7 App Store Arriving with Mango

    Microsoft is putting together a Web-based version of its application store for Windows Phone 7 smartphones, in the fashion of leading app stores from Apple and Google. The Web-based Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will arrive this autumn, in time for the release of Mango, Microsoft's latest update of its smartphone operating system.

  • News: Skype offers instructions to fix Mac connectivity issues

    Skype has published instructions for correcting an issue that prevented many users from successfully logging into the service. Early Thursday morning, some Skype users found that they couldn't log in or stay connected. Not all users were affected, however: Folks using Skype on iOS and Android devices were fine, as were some people using different desktop editions of the client.

  • News: Acer starts making laptops at new factory in China

    Acer, the world’s second largest PC maker, opened a factory in the Chinese industrial city of Chongqing on Thursday and expects it to produce 30 percent to 40 percent of its laptops by the end of the year, the company said.

  • News: Rootkit writers outfox Windows 64-bit PatchGuard protection

    Rootkit writers have started exploiting a loophole that lets them write malware able to bypass the Patchguard driver signing protection built into 64-bit versions of Windows, Kaspersky Lab has reported.

  • News: Eight tips for travelers

    As Memorial Day and summer vacations approach, the travel season is just about to heat up. But you don't have to resign yourself to hefting unnecessary equipment through airport security or sweating out the frustrations of hotel computer connectivity. These veteran travel tips can make traveling with your Apple gear much more fun.

  • News: Google Wallet: What to Expect at Google's NFC Event

    Google is eyeing your billfold with a rumored new service called Google Wallet that lets you pay for things with just a wave of your Android smartphone. The new service will use near field communication (NFC), a technology that uses a chip embedded in your phone and a card reader at retail locations. To pay, all you have to do is wave your handset in front of the reader and your bank account or credit card is automatically debited. The Android NFC program will reportedly start in New York City before rolling out to San Francisco followed by other locations across the country. The new payment system should arrive in retail stores around September 1, according to [



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