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  • News: Zoho Meeting gains Mac support

    Zoho, maker of a wide variety of Web-based productivity apps similar to Google Docs, has increased the market for Mac-friendly online meeting services by one.

  • News: Smartphone Spying Reality Check

    It sounds like a B-grade movie plot: Millions of smartphone owners are being tracked by their phones. Their mobile apps are eavesdropping on them, too. And information about their whereabouts is being sold to third parties.

  • News: Hardware Tips: USB-to-IDE/SATA Adapter, Laptop Parts on eBay

    The battery on my Asus U6S laptop is just over three years old. Unsurprisingly, it can barely hold a charge anymore, in part because the person who used it most (I'm looking at you, Mrs. Hassle-Free PC) kept it plugged in all the time. As I've mentioned in the past, that's a surefire way to reduce a battery's longevity and capacity.

  • News: Apple refreshes iMac line-up with Sandy Bridge processors

    Apple has updated its iMac range of desktop computers, with upgrades to processing, graphics and connectivity. The new 21.5in and 27in iMacs use quad-core Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs and include the Apple-exclusive Thunderbolt connectivity standard -- updates that were rumoured last week. The Apple Magic Trackpad can also now be selected as one of the bundled peripherals with an iMac at no cost, where it was previously a $99 extra.

  • News: Report: FBI needs more skills for national security cases

    The multi-agency task force responsible for investigating attacks of national significance falls short, according to a government report.

  • News: How to capture audio with Soundflower

    Your Mac is capable of producing sound as well as playing sound channeled from outside sources—devices plugged into the Mac’s USB- and sound input ports as well as audio streamed from the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great if you could captures some of those sounds for later listening? You can. And you can for free with Soundflower. Here’s how it works.

  • News: Microsoft-RIM Alliance Is No Easy Boost for BlackBerry Brand

    In a move to secure fraying market share against their bourgeoning competitors, RIM and Microsoft are partnering. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise keynote earlier Tuesday at the Blackberry World expo in Orlando, Fla. Microsoft will integrate its Bing search and map application at the device operating system level, he said. "We're going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform."

  • News: Osama bin Laden's Death a Boon for Online Crooks

    Intense public interest in the death of Osama bin Laden has created fertile ground for scammers looking to exploit the world's most wanted terrorist's death. Bogus images and videos of bin Laden's corps serve as bait for malware peddlers on Facebook and in e-mail inboxes. Major security companies and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation say gullible victims that click on links risk infection by Trojan software applications designed to infect your PC and monitor your online banking activity.

  • News: X Factor contestants warned after 250,000 data breach

    Would-be contestants of Simon Cowell's US X Factor might have got more public exposure than they bargained for with the news that the details of 250,000 of them have been lost after an attack on the TV show's database.

  • News: Microsoft issues first Windows Phone security update

    Microsoft has released the first security update for Windows Phone 7, replicating for smartphone users a patch the company gave Windows desktop users six weeks ago.

  • News: Business, IT collaboration drives new BI system at Toyota

    A business intelligence project at Toyota Motors challenges a growing perception that IT organizations are no longer able to keep up with the BI demands of their business units.

  • News: Spotify gets iPod, iPhone and Android syncing

    Swedish music streaming service Spotify is hoping to rival Apple by giving all of its users the ability to manage the tracks stored on their iPods, iPhones and Google Android handsets.

  • News: Fake bin Laden video is a virus

    The FBI has warned computer users that messages claiming to include photos and videos of Osama bin Laden's death actually contain a virus that could steal personal information

  • News: Syncsort offers Hadoop data sort alternative

    Users can swap out default Hadoop data sort for higher-performing solutions

  • News: Windows Thin PC shipping this quarter

    Microsoft has issued a release candidate of Windows Thin PC, a stripped-down version of Windows 7 for thin clients, and will make the software widely available by the end of this quarter.

  • News: Fortune 1000 firms shun public cloud storage

    Few Fortune 1000 corporations have plans to adopt public cloud storage -- even for their lowest tier of data, a new storage survey shows.

  • News: Symantec unveils SaaS storage products

    At its users conference this week, Symantec released a slew of upgrades to its midrange backup, enterprise archive and data management products and said it will begin offering a SaaS model.

  • News: Microsoft, Juniper urged to patch dangerous IPv6 DoS hole

    Security experts are urging Microsoft and Juniper to patch a year-old IPv6 vulnerability so dangerous it can freeze any Windows machine on a LAN in a matter of minutes.

  • News: Google upgrades Web toolkit, Eclipse plug-in

    GWT 2.3 adds more HTML5 capability, while Google Plugin for Eclipse features integration with Google services

  • News: Experts: Bin Laden death shouldn't impact travel plans

    Despite stepped up police presence around many U.S. cities and a U.S State Department advisory warning Americans about what it called "enhanced potential for anti-American violence" following the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, corporate security experts say they are not advising clients to greatly modify or cancel business travel and operations.



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