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  • News: Cellphone subscriptions outnumber people in U.S.

    The CTIA has released survey data that shows the number of wireless subscriber connections now outnumbers the U.S. population, adding up to a wireless penetration rate of 103.9%.

  • News: IBM buying cluster company Platform Computing

    Extending its expertise in the field of high performance computing (HPC), IBM is acquiring cluster computing software vendor Platform Computing, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • News: Government website count whittled down to 444

    Some 376 government websites have been closed in the last 12 months, the Cabinet Office has revealed.

  • News: Apple to Hold Memorial Service for Steve Jobs

    Apple will hold a memorial service for Steve Jobs on Oct. 19 in an amphitheater at the company’s corporate headquarters, CEO Tim Cook told employees in a company-wide e-mail.

  • News: Bristol gears up for fantastic open source project

    Bristol City Council is set to begin work on a major open source project, following a meeting called by the Cabinet Office.

  • 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.



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