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  • News: New malware scanner finds 5% of Windows PCs infected

    One in every 20 Windows PCs whose users turned to Microsoft for cleanup help were infected with malware, Microsoft said this week.

  • News: Apple to Mirror Music Libraries in Cloud Service

    Fresh details of Apple's plans for a cloud music service indicate, if accurate, that Google and Amazon's rival services will be eating iPod dust, at least temporarily. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple plans to allow users to mirror their local libraries into the cloud, removing the need to upload songs, and -- unlike Google and Amazon -- it has music labels' blessing.

  • News: Windows 8 Tablet Reveal? 4 Things We Want to See

    Next week could be a big one for Microsoft, as it's rumored to show off Windows 8 tablet software for the first time. Sources tell Bloomberg that a prototype Windows tablet will be demonstrated on hardware powered by Nvidia's Tegra processor, but the most important elements, for now, will be software and user interface. Here's what I'd like to see if Microsoft does reveal its tablet strategy at the [News: Extensis launches Universal Type Server 3

    Extensis has announced Universal Type Server 3, an upgrade to its server-based font management software. This new release, which features updated font reporting technology, is designed to help companies oversee their font usage while guarding against the font misuse and license infringements that can lead to lawsuits. The product underscores the fact that font license agreements are just as strict as software licenses, and that companies can be sued—and incur heavy penalties—for font license violations.

  • News: Gmail People Widget Takes On Rapportive, Xobni

    Your Gmail account will soon have a new feature that summarizes important data about your e-mail contacts, including a list of recent messages, shared documents, calendar events, and even Buzz posts.

  • News: Is MacDefender Malware a Sign of the Macpocalypse?

    There is a new world order. MacDefender, and subsequently MacGuard, demonstrate that the inherent security by obscurity of the Mac is fading, and that attackers are looking at the bigger picture.

  • News: 6 changes in Windows Phone Mango target business users

    The Windows Phone Mango release, due this fall, includes changes that improve Microsoft's mobile OS for business users and IT groups.

  • News: Spam tracks lead back to small number of banks

    Filtering spam has not solved the problem of unsolicited junk mail, but a look at the data suggests a better solution is to focus on the financial institutions used by underground sellers.

  • News: Google Wallet Reality Check

    Google announced its wireless payment system on Thursday called Google Wallet that makes it possible for you to turn your phone into a wireless credit card. Sounds great, but experts say billfolds and credit cards aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

  • News: Hands-on with Amazon's Mac software store

    Amazon on Thursday announced its Mac Software Downloads store, the company’s latest attempt at competing directly with Apple’s various online media outlets. Hawking a modest selection of Mac applications, Amazon’s store can’t compete with the stocked virtual shelves of Apple’s Mac App Store, but Amazon's offerings do include several flagship products the company hopes will give its new service an edge.

  • News: Gmail to display context data about contacts in inbox

    Google will roll out over the next two weeks an interface module for Gmail that displays contextual information about people involved in a message's thread.

  • News: Senator blocks controversial copyright bill

    A U.S. lawmaker blocks a controversial copyright bill from going to a vote on the Senate floor.

  • News: Forrester calls Google's Chromebook 'corporate idiocy'

    Google's new Chromebook computers could prove costly to the company's business as users move away from the Web to a dependence on mobile apps.

  • News: iPad app offers Adobe Photoshop CS5 training

    Training company Infinite Skills has released an app for the iPad that offers over 13 hours of professional training in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

  • News: Intel 'would make custom chips' for Apple

    The story, "Intel 'would make custom chips' for Apple," posted Friday, misspelled the name of Stacy Smith, an Intel official. The second paragraph of the story has been changed and reads:

  • News: Microsoft seen not to blame for Skype rejecting open source company

    Microsoft has little if any influence over Skype until the acquisition is final, and has few good reasons to limit Skype's ability to work with third-party products.

  • News: Catch-up TV service SeeSaw to close next month

    Online TV catch-up service SeeSaw is to close next month after failing to find an investor or buyer.

  • News: NFC Smartphone Payments Taking Off? Not So Fast

    Waving your smartphone to board an airplane has practically become an everyday event, but if you want to buy a cup of coffee before the flight you might want to have cash or a credit card handy. The momentum of mobile payments is actually slowing down rather than surging ahead, according to a recent study from ABI research. Perhaps there will be better luck next year, when mobile payments will take off, ABI says.

  • News: Treasury employee erroneously emails inflation information

    An employee of the Treasury has accidentally emailed confidential inflation figures to nearly 400 people, it has emerged.

  • News: NASDAQ former exec used wifes online account for insider trading

    A former executive at NASDAQ has pleaded guilty to insider trading, allegedly using his wife’s online brokerage account on his work computer.



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