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  • News: Sprint: 4G wireless can be an alternative to a T-1 line

    Sprint's 4G wireless service can be used by enterprise customers as an alternative to T-1 lines, a Sprint executive said today.

  • News: iPhone 4S chatter swamps the Web

    Apple's iPhone 4S announcement in Cupertino, Calif., predictably turned into a major social media event, prompting techies to post tens of thousands of related tweets on Twitter, thousands of thumbs-up likes on Facebook, and hundreds of comments on popular news sites during the 90 minute-long event.

  • News: Facebook Privacy: 11 Settings to Revisit Now

    With Facebook's constant stream of changes, keeping up with your privacy settings can be daunting. Here's a rundown of the newest features, what the changes mean to your privacy and how to update your settings

  • News: AppleCare+ for iPhone covers accidental damage

    With all the big Apple news on Tuesday, you'll be forgiven if you missed a change the company made to its AppleCare extended-service offering for the iPhone. But that change is significant and will make the plan more appealing to some users.

  • News: Firefox advises users to disable McAfee plugin

    It's the last thing McAfee would want users to hear about one of its products, but the Firefox browser is advising users to disable McAfee's ScriptScan software, saying that it could cause "stability or security problems."

  • News: Apple will pay your $200 for your gently used iPhone 4

    If history is any guide, the advent of the iPhone 4S will soon render the iPhone 4 both significantly less sexy and significantly less valuable on the resale market. But the good news for early adopters is that Apple will pay them up to $200 to buy back their mint-condition iPhone 4.

  • News: Oracle shows JavaFX on iOS and Android

    The company also pitches Project Avatar dynamic client effort and delays Java SE 8 to the summer of 2013

  • News: Open source roars on OS X Lion

    The battle for the desktop has turned into more of a heated argument instead of the full-on war it used to be, as Microsoft's Windows, Apple's OS X, and the Linux desktop environments have settled into more or less a state of equilibrium.

  • News: Linux Tablet Will Be Fully Open Source

    The tablet market may already include numerous Linux-based competitors, but the vast majority of them use Google's Android platform, which--although based on Linux--isn't entirely open.

  • News: Sierra Leone buys $18M biometric machines ahead of elections

    Sierra Leone's National Electoral Commission (NEC) is purchasing 800 biometric machines worth a total of US$18.6 million, to be used to register voters in January for next year's general elections.

  • News: Apple.com crashes as iPhone 4S unveiled

    Shortly before Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S, the company's Web site went down.

  • News: Apple: It's the iPhone 4S, not the iPhone 5

    Apple's new CEO Tim Cook and other company executives today introduced the new iPhone 4S, an upgrade to the existing iPhone 4 that features the same faster dual-core processor now used in the iPad 2.

  • News: Firefox advises users to disable McAfee plugin

    It's the last thing McAfee would want users to hear about one of its products, but the Firefox browser is advising users to disable McAfee's ScriptScan software, saying that it could cause "stability or security problems."

  • News: CEO Steve Ballmer 'underpaid,' Microsoft says

    The CEOs in Steve Ballmer's peer group make up to $15.8 million on average, Microsoft estimates. By comparison, Ballmer's total compensation opportunity is just over $2 million.

  • News: Red Hat raids cloud storage market by acquiring Gluster

    Red Hat announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Gluster, which makes open-source software that clusters commodity SATA drives and NAS systems into massively scalable pools of storage, in a cash deal valued at about $136 million. Gluster is also a contributor to the OpenStack cloud project and Red Hat is promising this involvement will continue. Indeed, Red Hat is now uncharacteristically saying its support of OpenStack will grow even beyond Gluster to the next release of Fedora.

  • News: Summary: iPhone 4S grabs the spotlight at Apple event

    Apple unveiled a new iPhone Tuesday where the most significant changes--including new voice control features--are all on the smartphone's inside. The iPhone 4S highlighted a press event where Apple also announced release dates for iOS 5 and its iCloud online storage and sync service as well as a new card design app for iOS devices.

  • News: EGuide: Financial services, an industry on the vanguard

    Companies throughout the financial services industry are engaged in massive changes on the technology front -- they're embracing mobile systems, social media, real-time processing and more. The smart ones see the shifts as ripe opportunities for business growth and they're preparing their IT staffs to step into these new arenas, armed with specialized training and career support.

  • News: Apple iPhone 4S launch: the details

    Apple today held an iPhone 5 event, at which it announced a new iPhone - the iPhone 4S, an October 12 launch for iOS 5, plus a new iPod nano and a new iPod touch. Here are the details.

  • News: Ten Security Essentials for the Networked Enterprise

    The ideal information security environment is different depending on who you talk to. Your typical security engineer may say it must have firewalls, intrusion detection or any number of security focused technologies. Meanwhile a security tester may suggest that it is conducting penetration testing to provide assurances that security widgets are working well.

  • News: Despite Ellison remark, Oracle still a fan of x86

    It can't be easy working for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Just ask John Fowler, the head of Oracle's systems business, who's spent the past two weeks trying to convince customers that Ellison didn't really mean it when he said Oracle is "phasing out" its x86 business.



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