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  • News: Google Aims to Close Google Maps Loophole

    Google says it's working to keep the virtual lights on for businesses that are being incorrectly labeled as "closed" on Google Maps. The issue was raised in a New York Times article that profiled a handful of businesses that had been temporarily labeled closed on Google Maps, apparently due to what Google product manager Ethan Russell calls "malicious or incorrect labeling."

  • News: Can Tim Cook Fill Jobs' Shoes? Other Heirs to Big CEOs

    Now that Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple's CEO, it's an understatement to say that his successor, Apple COO Tim Cook, has mighty big shoes to fill. Cook--who Jobs singled out to replace himself--joins an exclusive group of newly appointed tech CEOs who faced the challenge of repeating the phenomenal success of visionary forebears.

  • News: Defence 'market tests' Oracle providers

    Australia’s major Defence intelligence agencies will shortly move to a new direct-source relationship for their Oracle-based hardware, software and services.

  • News: Why the Number of Apps in an App Store Doesn't Matter

    The number of apps a mobile OS racks up in its store these days doesn't mean anything. Yes, you read that right. Contrary to what we've been fed by promoters for the Apple and Android platforms, it turns out that people don't really care how many apps they have to choose from.

  • News: Iconemesis offers iPhone cases with illustrated designs

    New company lets you put art by UK illustrators including Pomme Chan, Stephen Chan and more on your iPhone.

  • News: Mobile apps and security: What you need to know

    A Melbourne-based app developer has spoken about the security pitfalls of smartphone apps, saying that while certain mobile environments are more susceptible to malware, such risks can be eliminated through encryption and using common sense.

  • News: iPad Good Classroom Helper, But Not Textbook Replacement

    Apple’s iPad is increasingly being used in the classroom, but the sleek design and user friendly technology doesn’t necessarily translate into a better education. So, don’t ditch the textbooks just yet.

  • News: OpenText buys Operitel for learning software

    Open Text has purchased Operitel, maker of learning and portal software that is integrated with Microsoft SharePoint, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • News: Sony Tablet S to hit UK on September 16

    Sony's first tablet PC, the Tablet S, will be made available through Dixons on September 16.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 5 Launch: Two Competing Theories

    Will iPhone 5 pre-sales begin in late September with an official launch in the first week of October, or will Apple's next smartphone launch mid-to-late October? Bottom line is I don't know and Apple isn't saying a word.

  • News: Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite

    Now that the Mac OS has entered the Lion era, its time to bring Macworld’s overall system performance test suite, Speedmark, up to date. With this latest version, Speedmark 7, we’ve updated all of the applications to their current versions, increased files sizes that some tests use, and changed our 3D game test to a more recent title.

  • News: Digital Anarchy releases 3D Invigorator Photoshop plug-in

    Digital Anarchy has released 3D Invigorator 5.0 for Adobe Photoshop, which brings easy-to-use native 3D modelling and rendering tools into Photoshop.

  • News: Hong Kong to get first Apple Store

    Hong Kong will get its first Apple Store this month, adding to the four stores Apple already has in mainland China.

  • News: 8MP camera for iPhone 5 evidence strengthens

    It seems that the next-generation iPhone will have an 8-megapixel camera as reports emerge that Apple has engaged two lens makers as suppliers.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Mount up!

    This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices has a little bit of everything: Bluetooth keyboards, iPad mounts, even frikkin' lasers. Here's what caught our eye this week.

  • News: Laptop Makers Taking a Timid Approach with Ultrabooks

    Fearing slow sales and a market dominated by Apple's MacBook Air, major notebook makers plan to release a limited number of ultrabook laptops in 2011, according to an online report. Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Toshiba are all producing initial shipments of 50,000 units or less, adopting a wait-and-see approach to Intel's new laptop product category, according to Taiwan-based DigiTimes.

  • News: Six Big Windows 8 Features for Small Business

    With Microsoft's big BUILD conference right around the corner on September 12, people are buzzing about the Windows 8 news that's sure to come, and for the last couple of weeks, Microsoft has been parceling out information. So far, the features we’ve seen look colorful, fast, flashy, and flexible—but how much of a difference will they make for small business users?

  • News: Windows Phone 7, Day 5: Taking Apps Out for a Test Spin

    I spent Day 4 of the 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 experience talking about apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. However, I saved one very important element of Windows Phone 7 apps for today because I felt that it's worthy of its own post. So, today, I am going to take a look at the ability to try an app before you buy it.

  • News: SNK Brings 3 Pre-NeoGeo Arcade Classics to PlayStation Store

    Following up on last week's NeoGeo Station releases, SNK has three new PlayStation Minis titles for players to enjoy.

  • News: Persona 2 PSP Out on September 20

    Atlus has confirmed that the PSP version of the only Persona title never to make it out of Japan will be launching later this month.



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