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  • News: Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 to patch location bugs

    Underpromise and overdeliver—always a good strategy. Apple said it would take a few weeks to issue an iOS update to fix a handful of bugs related to the storage of location data, but it’s taken just seven days between that announcement and the appearance of iOS 4.3.3.

  • News: EMC's Iomega launches NAS storage line for smaller businesses

    Iomega launched a new series of desktop and rack mountable NAS devices aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses and remote offices, with a price tag for the arrays of less than $4,000.

  • News: Sony Accuses Anonymous

    A file planted on the hacked Sony Online Entertainment servers suggests that hacktivist group Anonymous may be involved.

  • News: Congress Hearing on PSN

    The US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade today held a hearing on the threat of data theft to American consumers.

  • News: Isis wireless carriers back off separate mobile payment network

    Isis, a consortium of three major U.S. wireless carriers, has reportedly decided to back off plans for a separate mobile payment network and will instead work within traditional systems that include major credit card processors such as Visa and MasterCard for mobile transactions.

  • News: Windows Thin PC Extends Value of Legacy Hardware

    Microsoft announced this week that the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is now available, and that it expects that WinTPC will be officially released sometime this quarter. WinTPC is no substitute for Windows 7, but it will enable Microsoft customers to continue using older hardware in new ways.

  • News: Apple's OS X server strategy: Data centres for everyone

    Recently, Apple previewed more features that will be available in its upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.7, "Lion." We first got a glimpse of Lion at Apple's Back to the Mac event in October, when CEO Steve Jobs said that several technologies developed in Apple's iOS mobile operating system would be brought back into Mac OS X as part of Lion. Since iOS evolved from earlier versions of Mac OS X, the "back to the Mac" moniker made sense.

  • News: New Wi-Fi gear aims to wipe out Ethernet edge switches

    Meru's new Wi-Fi gear combines a trio of powerful 802.11n radios with a battery of new software that together will let enterprises replace wired Ethernet at the network's edge, the company says.

  • News: Apple to Retain App Throne, Despite Huge Google Growth

    Apple and its App Store will remain king when it comes to mobile app revenues for years, according to new research that expects the overall paid app market to double by 2014.

  • News: DVD Death Watch: Sales Drop 20 Percent

    DVDs are one step closer to extinction if recent numbers from a Hollywood trade group are any measure. DVD sales in the United States dropped by 20 percent during the first three months of 2011 compared with the same time last year, according to a report by the Digital Entertainment Group. The group blamed the drop on the timing of Easter and a dearth of blockbuster DVD releases in early 2011 compared to four major DVD debuts in early 2010.

  • News: Google Chrome TV Ads Tug at the Heartstrings

    Google Chrome has gone primetime, with a pair of 90-second television ads to promote the Web browser.

  • News: PlayBook security: How RIM aims to keep work and play separate

    One of Research in Motion's biggest challenges in a world of the iPhone and Android has been how to keep its products fun and fresh while maintaining the high level of security its corporate users have come to rely on.

  • 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.



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