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  • News: Fearing damage, Microsoft moved data after Japan earthquake

    Microsoft undertook a sizable data migration project following Japan's earthquake in March, fearing that one of its data centers could become dysfunctional because of aftershocks.

  • News: Why the iPhone 3GS Is Apple's Secret Weapon

    Last week was a huge week for Apple. First the iPhone 4S was unveiled and met with criticism that it wasn't an iPhone 5. Then Steve Jobs passed away. Then Apple and its wireless providers shattered previous records by pre-selling a million of the "disappointing" iPhone 4Ss on Friday. One thing that didn't seem to get the attention it deserves is the iPhone 3GS.

  • News: FTC: P-to-P software shared personal info from smartphones

    Peer-to-peer software developer Frostwire has agreed to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that its software would likely cause users to unknowingly share sensitive personal files, including pictures, from their Android devices, the FTC said Tuesday.

  • News: AT&T to sell Atrix 2 Sunday for $100; four other Androids due soon

    AT&T announced five new Android smartphones on Tuesday, including the Motorola Atrix 2 with a powerful processor that goes on sale Sunday for just $99.99 with a two-year service agreement.

  • News: SlingPlayer for Honeycomb Tablets Lands in Android Market

    Watching your home TV remotely on a Honeycomb Android tablet is now a bit easier with the release of Sling Media's SlingPlayer for Android Tablets. The new app allows Honeycomb tablet users to connect their Android slates to a Slingbox Solo or Pro-HD place-shifting set-top box to watch home television while on the go. The app is available in the Android Market for $30 and requires a tablet running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later.

  • News: German officials admit to deploying intercept software

    Officials in a number of German state governments have owned up to using the Quellen-TKÜ Trojan Horse software in criminal investigations to intercept encrypted telecommunications on PCs. At least one state said it has suspended use of the software, after the Chaos Computer Club discovered that it could be controlled by anyone, not just law enforcement officers.

  • News: Father of SSL says despite attacks, the security linchpin has lots of life left

    SSL/TLS, the protocol that protects security of e-commerce, has taken a beating lately, with news items ranging from the violation of certificate authorities to the discovery of an exploit that beats the protocol itself.

  • News: Microsoft releases service packs galore

    In the past few weeks, Microsoft has released a slew of service packs for SQL Server 2008, as well as SP2 for its firewall, Forefront Threat Management Gateway. It also promised the third-and-final service pack for its Office 2007 wares.

  • News: Steve Jobs being honored by Apple employees Oct. 19

    Apple will formally honor co-founder Steve Jobs at an employee event at the company's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Oct. 19.

  • News: Canon's Winning Customer Support: How They Do It

    In our annual Reliability and Service survey, where we ask PCWorld readers to assess their experience with the tech products and tech support they've used in the previous year, Canon always earns high ratings for customer service in its product categories (specifically, printers and cameras, though last year we couldn't rate the company's camera service and support because we received too few responses on those measures). After reading some of the glowing praise that Canon customers have volunteered on behalf of the company's help system, I was curious to see the place that handles its tech support.

  • News: Toshiba doubles capacity, adds encryption to enterprise hard drive

    Toshiba will begin shipping its highest-capacity 2.5-in. enterprise-class hard drive early next year. The drive comes with native encryption for data security.

  • News: Criminals Find New Uses for 3D Printing

    3D printers--desktop devices that can print out objects as easily as your home inkjet prints out documents--are getting less expensive and more common every day, and they promise to revolutionize manufacturing in the same way that desktop printing revolutionized publishing.

  • News: UK government website total slashed to 'only' 444

    The number of websites run by the UK government has dropped to 444, under a quarter of the peak total under the Labour administration’s web boom, a Central Government websites report has said.

  • News: iPad Rules Tablet Web Traffic

    The Apple iPad is by far the most popular tablet device used to browse the Web, according to the latest figures from comScore. Android tablets are nowhere to be seen, as the research found iPads deliver more than 97 percent of all U.S. tablet traffic, totaling a higher share of Internet use than iPhones.

  • News: Hands-On With Facebook's New iPad App

    Facebook has finally released its first official iPad app Monday. The free app is currently available for download in the iTunes store, and isn't so much an iPad app as it is a universal version of Facebook's original iPhone app.

  • News: Net-connected TVs to become a focus for Opera

    Internet-connected TVs are the next major focus, for browser developer Opera, at least.

  • News: Roku releases $50 LT model, adds HBO Go channel

    On Tuesday, Roku introduced a new entry-level model to its streaming video player lineup, and announced the imminent addition of an HBO Go channel for all Roku devices.

  • News: Adobe Shows Off Prototype Blur-Fixing Feature

    Adobe Photoshop could soon help salvage all those photographs you keep thinking would be "perfect if they weren't so blurry." Adobe recently demoed an early prototype for a one-click "deblurring" feature, tentatively called "restore sharp image," that turns a blurry image into a clearer and more usable photograph.

  • News: Stonesoft identifies new ways to evade intrusion detection systems

    Finnish security firm Stonesoft claims to have developed 163 new attack methods that can evade network intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) over multiple communication protocols including IPv4, IPv6, TCP and HTTP.

  • News: Anonymous may have slowed down NYSE site

    The website of the New York Stock Exchange slowed down significantly twice on Monday afternoon, the day when the hacker group Anonymous was scheduled to launch a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack on the website, according to an Internet and mobile cloud monitoring company.



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