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  • News: Groupon IPO surges despite Google, Facebook competition

    Groupon's initial public offering Friday is off to a big start, and its valuation is expected to reach $13 billion by day's end.

  • News: iPad App Spotlight: CardioTeach

    A new iPad app by Boston Scientific helps doctors educate patients about heart troubles and how to treat them.

  • News: Google Chrome Beta Adds Multiple Profile Support

    The latest Google Chrome beta supports multiple sign-ins, allowing several users to have their own apps, bookmarks and settings in the browser. This is ideal for people who don't want to create multiple OS profiles, or for people with separate accounts for business and personal use.

  • News: PlugBug Charges Macs and iPads With a Single Plug

    The MacBook chargers are possibly the best notebook power adapters in the world: They’re small, and you can wind the cord around two retractable hooks. Now Twelve South has come up with a little gadget called the PlugBug that can ride piggyback on your MacBook charger to let you plug in any iPhone, iPad, or USB device.

  • News: Mozilla, Microsoft withdraw trust in Malaysian intermediate CA

    Mozilla and Microsoft said Thursday they are revoking trust in all certificates issued by Digicert, a Malaysian intermediate certificate authority (CA) , after it was found that it had issued 22 certificates with weak 512-bit keys and missing certificate extensions and revocation information.

  • News: Amazon planning 8.9in Kindle Fire

    Amazon is seemingly preparing to manufacture an 8.9in version of the Kindle Fire, according to sources in the company's supply chain.

  • News: Duqu exploits same Windows font engine patched last month, Microsoft confirms

    Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that the Windows kernel vulnerability exploited by the Duqu Trojan is within the TrueType parsing engine, the same component it last patched just last month.

  • News: Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

    Apple can be crafty. Just ask Google. But I'm not here to write about corporation-on-corporation smackdowns. Rather, I'm referring to a Mac OS X trick that pairs FileVault 2 with iCloud's Find My Mac service to trap a thief. Specifically, OS X 10.7.2 (Lion) offers an option to lure in ne'er-do-wells by providing what seems like a reasonable path to start up a Mac...but then phones home.

  • News: Wi-Fi tethering 101: Use a smartphone as a mobile hotspot

    Buried inside many of the latest smartphones is a capability that few people take advantage of. A feature called tethering lets a phone go beyond talk, email and Web surfing to act as a mobile hotspot that can supply Web access to nearby computers, tablets and other devices.

  • News: Samsung Ships More Smartphones Than Apple

    Samsung beat out Apple and other phone makers in the last quarter, shipping more smartphones all over the world than anyone else, according to a report from IDC.

  • News: Clouds of anxiety: Companies worry about security of cloud computing

    While organizations continue to embrace cloud-computing platforms, surveys find organizations are concerned about security and their very ability to manage it in the cloud.

  • News: US agency NIST releases cloud computing roadmap

    The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the first two volumes of a draft 'roadmap' for Cloud computing.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: The X factor

    What do you get the iPhone owner who has everything? Why, a new case, of course! And what better place to look for the latest in protective accessories for your handset than Macworld's weekly roundup, where we scour the deepest corners of the Internet and report back on what's new and what's hot. This week's roundup features the usual mix of interesting offerings, with several that take on a fun—and sometimes emotional—theme.

  • News: CBS Said No To Apple TV Streaming, CEO Says

    It turns out Apple really was trying to introduce a new monthly subscription service for network television programming, at least according to CBS Corp. During a company earnings call Thursday, CBS CEO Les Moonves revealed that his network declined to work with Apple on a television streaming deal.

  • News: 4G wireless vs. 5G wireless

    Using more spectrum and advanced antennas, vendors and operators plan to increase 4G mobile speeds. But the key to increasing speeds as researchers look at future networks, which will someday be dubbed 5G by marketers, is to shorten the distance between users and base stations, and allowing them to automatically be reconfigured.

  • News: Tech Revolutions: Products Tell the Story

    The late Steve Jobs often referred to the "post-PC" world. And whenever he did that, our entire staff would get a bit nervous. After all, the name of this site happens to be PCWorld, and Steve Jobs was often right when he declared something toast (see: floppy disks, optical drives, FireWire, brick-and-mortar music stores, phones with buttons, and netbooks).

  • News: App Store sandboxing coming in March; developers wary

    Change is coming to the Mac App Store. On Wednesday Apple announced that as of March 1, 2012, all apps submitted to the Mac App Store will have to implement a security system called sandboxing in order to gain approval. The result will be safer apps, but some developers fear that sandboxing may force them to strip out certain features.

  • News: Secunia offers flaw hunters new hassle-free reporting service

    Security management company Secunia is setting itself up as an ‘honest intermediary’ through which independent researchers can report and have security vulnerabilities checked out at no cost.

  • News: Companies back government 'midata' plan to give people control over their data

    Google, Visa, Lloyds Banking Group and British Gas are some of the companies that have announced their support for a government initiative that aims to release personal data back to consumers.

  • News: Tribunal OKs Apple's firing of employee in Facebook case

    A tribunal has upheld Apple's decision to fire an employee who posted negative comments about the company on Facebook.



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