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  • News: DHS warns that Irene could prompt phishing scams

    As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the eastern seaboard, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is warning government agencies and private companies to be on the lookout for storm-related phishing attacks and other malicious cyberactivity.

  • News: The Challenges of Competing with Cloud Computing Providers

    In discussions about cloud computing and in comments readers leave on my blog posts, I commonly get statements along the lines of "Yeah, this cloud computing stuff sounds great, but at the end of the day, you have to have an IT guy solving problems like they've always done." In personal interactions, I often hear this sentiment portrayed as, "Public cloud computing is fine for the SMB and startup market, but enterprises aren't ready to move to that model." The tone of much of this feedback is that anyone who advocates cloud computing is at best naive or at worst incapable of understanding the real details of IT.

  • News: Google+ lets users 'ignore' those annoying people

    Google+ has a new option that will enable users to take a simple step to 'ignore' people on the social networking site.

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Safari web content maladies

    If you're running Safari 5.1, whether under Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, there's a good chance you're not altogether pleased with how well it's running. At least that's the reaction I hear from many of my colleagues as well as what I see on numerous forum postings. From the myriad of reported Safari 5.1 issues, I've chosen to focus here on a pair of related problems.

  • News: Wireless carriers prep for Hurricane Irene

    The nation's largest wireless carriers today are preparing for Hurricane Irene as it moves up the East Coast.

  • News: Hurricane Irene: Best Sites to Track the Storm

    Hurricane Irene has its sights set on the East Coast, and that has easterners checking websites and mobile apps to stay up to date on its progress. The Weather Channel has already seen increased traffic this week to weather.com and its mobile information sources, with 8.1 million page views to its mobile outlets alone on Tuesday and 9.7 million on Wednesday. Trade publication Broadcasting and Cable reported late yesterday that weather.com was on track to reach between 90 and 100 million page views for Thursday alone.

  • News: Google Shutters Slide, Acquired Last Year for $182 Million

    A year ago, Google acquired an up-and-coming maker of apps that plugged into social networks like MySpace and Facebook called Slide. Yesterday, it decided to hang an out of business sign on the operation.

  • News: Focus on smartphone, tablet screen sizes at show

    At next week's Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) in Berlin, smartphone makers are expected to push the boundaries of the device's screen sizes, while also launching tablets and trying to accelerate the momentum for 3D-capable products.

  • News: UK Oracle user group to launch Fusion guide

    The UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is planning to launch an online guide to help businesses find out what they need to know about Oracle’s long-awaited Fusion Applications.

  • News: Google to shut down Slide social apps

    Apparently the age of "superpoking" social network friends and throwing sheep at them is coming to a close.

  • News: Apple vs Samsung hits the US

    Following largely successful legal attacks in Europe Apple has moved its fight against Android, and in particular Android device maker Samsung, to the US.

  • News: Square Enix is Developing a New Game Engine

    Luminous Tools is intended for multi-platform Japanese development, will incorporate advanced artificial intelligence

  • News: Microsoft Shows Off Quad-Core Windows Slate

    Microsoft was reportedly showing off an upcoming quad-core Windows slate Thursday during the company's TechEd New Zealand conference in Auckland.

  • News: With new CEO, AMD could fix missed opportunities

    With a new CEO finally at the helm, AMD can begin to move forward in what has become an Intel world.

  • News: How Steve Jobs changed Apple...

    Entire books have already been written on the contributions Steve Jobs has made to Apple, the company he helped found 35 years ago. In many ways, the most significant ones took place after 1997, when he returned to Apple from exile and set about to change not just the company but entire industries.

  • News: How to prep IT for Hurricane Irene

    With some meteorologists predicting Hurricane Irene could be the worst storm to hit the Northeast in 50 years, IT and business managers need to get some basics about disaster preparedness right.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: On the road again!

    This week's roundup of iOS accessories lets you take to the air, keep your hands warm, and make sure your iPhone, iPad, and iPod have all the power they need. And if you've got a long car trip planned, we've got a few gadgets to make the trip more enjoyable.

  • News: Don't get too excited about Android apps for BlackBerry

    We're still waiting for Research in Motion to allow Android apps to run on its Blackberry PlayBook tablet, as promised last March, but a new report says these apps will eventually run on future BlackBerry phones as well.

  • News: Apple and RIM to launch cheaper phones

    Apple are poised to release a cheaper iPhone 4 in September under new CEO Tim Cook in an attempt to win over customers from their rivals, while BlackBerry have also announced plans for a more “affordable” BlackBerry Curve.

  • News: Steve Jobs resignation 'no threat to Apple future'

    Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple will not stem the stream of innovative new products and is unlikely to damage the world’s most successful IT company.



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