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  • News: Samsung Galaxy Note to hit UK on November 17

    The Samsung Galaxy Note, which is designed to fill the gap between smartphones and tablet PCs, will hit the UK on November 17.

  • News: Facebook adds protection against malicious links

    Facebook is partnering with security firm Websense in an effort to protect its 700 million members from malware and malicious web sites.

  • News: Russia pushes for UN resolution on cyberspace

    Russia and several other countries are pushing for a U.N. General Assembly resolution on a code of conduct that would promote peace and security in cyberspace among nations.

  • News: Are you an IT security leader - really?

    A surprisingly high--unreasonably high, in fact--number of organizations think their security program is part of the vanguard of risk management.

  • News: Sale of Game Copying Devices Ruled Illegal in France

    France is the latest country to declare the sale of the "R4" or "Magicom" game copying devices illegal.

  • News: App sandboxing risks eroding the Mac's identity

    So far I’ve refused to get upset about the tight level of control that Apple maintains on its products, and by extension its developers and its users. To me, it comes down to this:

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T

    By now, you've probably gotten an earful about the Samsung Galaxy S II. This Android phone is a hit in Europe and now, after many long months of waiting, it has finally landed in the U.S. on AT&T ($200 with a two-year contract from AT&T). This version of the super thin phone has a big advantage over its sibling, the Epic Touch 4G on Sprint: It supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Other than a few other tweaks, it is fairly identical to the other Galaxy S II phones -- and that's a very good thing.

  • News: iPhone 4S name mentioned in latest iTunes 10.5 beta

    With rumours that Apple will launch two new iPhones tomorrow looking doubtful, a mention of an iPhone 4S in the latest iTunes 10.5 beta could be telling.

  • News: Facebook turns to Websense for malicious URL detection

    Facebook has partnered with security vendor Websense to protect its users from third-party malicious URLs spammed on the social networking website, the companies said on Monday.

  • News: Yahoo, ABC team up for news alliance

    Yahoo, looking to fight its way back to being an A-list online player, announced today that it is teaming up with ABC News

  • News: Classic Games in the Making: Old-School RPGs Are New Again

    Computer games have been around a long time, and a lot of the conventions and ideas that were once essential have now been forgotten. Sometimes game makers abandon them with good reason--does anyone miss using graph paper to hand-map dungeons filled with darkness and teleporters? But sometimes gamers find themselves pining for the adventures of yore.

  • News: Tablet Fire Sale: 5 Cheap Tablets

    Between the popularity of Apple's iPad and the looming threat of Amazon's Kindle Fire, times are tough for other tablet makers. But their loss is your gain, as retailers have resorted to offering deep discounts on tablets that were, in all honesty, not worth their starting prices.

  • News: Follow This, Part 2: The Rest of the Tech Year in Tweets

    Last week we served up some highlights gleaned from the first six months of our recently concluded full year of tweeting at @PCWPluggedIn. Now we're back with our favorites from the second half of the year. As we noted last week, the goal of our Twitter feed is to amuse our followers and, secondarily, to link them to the serious and informative PCWorld.com articles that inspired our comments. But at PCW Plugged In, we leave the seriousness to others.

  • News: Improve Your Productivity With the Web

    Deadlines abound, and it's easy to get exasperated if you don't have a solid game plan for tackling your tasks effectively and efficiently. And who doesn't want to get things done?

  • News: HTC Investigates Reports of Vulnerability in Android Phones

    Revelations by researchers over the weekend that several HTC Android phone models contain a "massive security vulnerability" are being examined by the mobile handset maker.

  • News: Facebook joins forces with Websense to scan URLs

    Facebook has revealed it will protect social networkers from malicious links by checking URLs before a user clicks on them.

  • News: Iran threatens US and UK with cyber-retaliation

    Iran has threatened cyber-retaliation against its three most-cited enemies, the US, the UK and Israel, according to Iranian news agency, Ahlul Bayt.

  • News: Firebox.com joins Google in London's Tech City

    Gadget retailer Firebox.com has revealed it will be joining Google in London's Tech City.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 predictions, new Kindles, malware

    Amazon’s long-rumored tablet was finally revealed, while Apple’s long-rumored iPhone update is just one Tuesday event away from happening. It was a busy week in the world of tech, but don’t worry if you couldn’t keep up with all of it—The Weekly Wrap is here to help you keep your Kindle Fires separate from your iPhones-to-be.

  • News: Crackdown on Online Peddlers Nets $6.3 Million in Drugs

    You may be seeing less spam in your inbox hawking black market prescription drugs after online sellers of the meds were targeted this week in a global law enforcement crackdown on their trade.

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